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January 24, 2012

Taking Operation IceBridge to the Next Level

NASA’s annual Antarctic mission yields record results as researchers dig deeper into a host of factors that impact global warming. By Holli Riebeek, NASA Earth Observatory (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov), Greenbelt, Md. Additional IceBridge information is  available at www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/index.html. NASA’s flying science laboratory recently returned home to its base in Palmdale, Calif., after completing the Antarctic 2011 Operation

January 24, 2012

Understanding the Benefits of LiDAR Data

How can utilities maximize 3-D modeling? Electrical utilities worldwide are faced with aging and overloaded transmission lines. But with the challenges of acquiring permits and approvals to construct new lines, many utilities concentrate on rating and up-rating existing ones. LiDAR data have become invaluable for this type of task. By L. J. Chaput, business manager,

January 24, 2012

LiDAR Supports Advanced Geospatial Analysis

Fusing LiDAR’s 3-D feature and elevation data with geospatialimagery creates powerful and accurate mapping applications. By Cherie Darnel, senior technical solutions engineer, Exelis Visual Information Solutions (www.exelisvis.com), Boulder, Colo. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology is a growing source of detailed 3-D elevation data that can provide meaningful context about geographic areas. By adding LiDAR

January 17, 2012

State of the Industry Report

What Are the Most Significant Forces Shaping the Remote Sensing Industry? How would you respond to this question? Perhaps even more important, what are the key industry challenges and their possible solutions? Earth Imaging Journal’s staff solicited the professional views of our Editorial Advisory Board members on these questions for our annual State of the

December 2, 2011

Intriguing Images of 2011

  Earth imagery is elevating our understanding of today’s interconnected world by providing unparalleled insights and transparency. The images on the following pages highlight just a few of the many ways remote sensing helped chronicle some of 2011’s noteworthy events.   Satellite Imagery Shows Libyan Refugee Crisis During the first days of the Libyan uprising,

December 2, 2011

After the Deluge

Fast Image Delivery Helps Nashville Respond to Historic Flooding By Kevin Corbley, Corbley Communications (www.CorbleyCommunications.com), Castle Rock, Colo.   On more than two days in May 2010, the city of Nashville and much of western Tennessee was pounded by 17 inches of rain—more than twice the rainfall ever recorded for a similar period in that

December 2, 2011

GeoPDF Maps Accelerate Japan Disaster Damage Assessment

By Rick Cobb, CEO, TerraGo Technologies (www.terragotech.com), Atlanta. GeoPDF maps, which can compress geospatial data by more than 20:1, are easy to distribute to the field where users can readily view, update and share information.   When a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan onMarch 11, 2011, it was the worst in the country’s history

December 2, 2011

Intriguing Images of 2011

Earth imagery is elevating our understanding of today’s interconnected world by providing unparalleled insights and transparency. The images on the following pages highlight just a few of the many ways remote sensing helped chronicle some of 2011’s noteworthy events.   Antarctic Mosaic Comprises More Than 3,000 RADARSAT-2 Images MDAInformation Systems Group’s new image of Antarctica,

December 2, 2011

Solutions from the Point Cloud

The third and final stage of our mobile mapping road trip reveals some of the benefits of the collected data. By Joshua I. France, Riegl USA (www.rieglusa.com), Orlando, Fla., and Craig Glennie, University of Houston (www.uh.edu), Houston, Texas.   Our mobile mapping journey began with data acquisition along Interstate 95 in central Florida. We entered

December 2, 2011

2012 Remote Sensing Market Guide

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