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July 8, 2011

Civil UAS Market Still at Grassroots Level

By Jeff Specht, publisher, Earth Imaging Journal (www.eijournal.com), Greeley, Colo. The market for unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) outside of the military is extremely small at the moment, but one of considerable industry interest. The long-term issue is whether the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) might blossom in the civil aviation market, matching or exceeding the scope

July 8, 2011

UAV Market Set for 10 Years of Growth

By Steve Zaloga and David Rockwell, Teal Group Corp. (www.tealgroup.com), Fairfax, Va.  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) make up the aerospace industry’s most dynamic growth sector. UAV spending is on pace to double during the next decade from current worldwide expenditures of $5.9 billion annually to $11.3 billion, totaling just more than $94 billion, as detailed

June 2, 2011

Unmanned aircraft systems are DoD’s deadly darlings, but how soon will friendly ones penetrate the civil market?

By Jeff Specht, Publisher, Earth Imaging Journal The mere words "Predator armed with Hellfire missiles" are enough to strike fear in the heart of any terrorist seeking refuge in the Afghanistan or Pakistan countryside. Stealthy and surgically precise, the Predator unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with advanced targeting capabilities is among the most feared weapons in

May 18, 2011

Stay in Control!

Accurate and precise ground control is essential to successful mapping projects. By Jeff Specht, publisher, Earth Imaging Journal (http://www.eijournal.com/), Greeley, Colo. Imagine you’re about to spend $2,000 on a new Armani wool suit. Wouldn’t you expect an experienced tailor to make an assortment of accurate measurements and then perform the alterations precisely? A similar concept

May 18, 2011

Modeling the World

Image processing innovations are creating value for decision makers. By Robert Schowengerdt, professor emeritus, University of Arizona (http://www.arizona.edu/),  Tucson, Ariz. He is the author of Remote Sensing—Models and Methods for Image Processing (2006), which is now in its third edition and available at http://www.elsevier.com/. Remote sensing science and technology have evolved dramatically in the nearly

May 6, 2011

Air Combat Command’s GeoBase Mission

Advanced raster management speeds disaster response and other mission-critical data to U.S. Air Force operations worldwide. By Mike Cannon, Dave Williams and Matt Moore, AECOM (http://www.aecom.com/), Virginia Beach, Va. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is divided into Major Commands that focus on specific geographic and functional areas. For example, the primary mission of the Air

May 6, 2011

Immediate Awareness Immediate Response

New Web-based platforms for delivering satellite imagery and other critical geospatial information to first responders are revolutionizing disaster management. By Tara Byrnes, director, North American channel, GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com/), Herndon, Va. Sometimes we know of an event or situation about to unfold, but often we’re caught off guard by natural and man-made disasters. First responders, the

May 6, 2011

Disaster Response in JAPAN

Geospatial Community to the Rescue Following the devastating March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, a host of geospatial companies provided pivotal disaster response information and services. Many of the same companies and more will contribute to cleanup and rebuilding efforts. The disaster has been described as Japan’s worst crisis since World War

April 8, 2011

Sensor Fusion Benefits Complex Coastal Mapping

By Molly Reif, Lauren Dunkin, Jennifer Wozencraft and Christopher Macon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (www.jalbtcx.org), Kiln, Miss. Sensor fusion advancements are being used to develop and enhance innovative coastal applications at the Joint Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). Established in 1998 through a partnership

April 8, 2011

Transforming the Geospatial Landscape: Creating a Common Level of Understanding with Technology, Policy and Programs

      Practically overnight, access to terabytes of geographical information, much of it in three dimensions, has changed the way people work, live and play. Now is the time to create a common level of understanding related to geospatial technology, policy and pro-grams that exist in the public and private sector. By the National

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