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April 8, 2011

Homeland Security Challenges Create Geospatial Opportunities

By Michael F. Goodchild, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (www.geog.ucsb.edu). Although traditional geospatial applications often have proceeded at a fairly leisurely pace, applications in emergency management almost always stress the need for speed. Responders use the term “golden hour” to denote the first 60 minutes following an event—the window during which there’s

April 7, 2011

Homeland Security Starts at Sea

By Guy Thomas, science and technology advisor, U.S. Coast Guard (www.uscg.mil), Washington, D.C. If oil is the world’s lifeblood, then oceanic commerce is its backbone. Since the 9/11 attack on the United States, many national and international organizations have addressed how to protect their maritime assets individually and collectively. Recent events, such as the sea-borne

March 14, 2011

Transportation Management: LiDAR, Satellite Imagery Expedite Infrastructure Planning

By Waheed Uddin, professor of civil engineering and director, Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology (www.olemiss.edu/projects/cait), University of Mississippi, University, Miss. For years, transportation projects have benefitted from aerial photography and ground surveys for land parcel management, route location, topographic surveys, digital terrain modeling and contour generation. Today’s infrastructure planners are fortunate to have a much

February 23, 2011

EARTH OBSERVING-1 Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation

By Holli Riebeek, NASA’s Earth Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center (www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard), Greenbelt, Md. Scheduled to fly for a year and designed to last a year and a half, NASA’s Earth-Observing-1 satellite (EO-1) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 21, 2010. During its decade in space, the satellite has accomplished far more than anyone dreamed. According

February 23, 2011

Earth Observation: Emerging Markets, Partnerships Set to Fuel Global Growth

By Adam Keith Euroconsult (www.euroconsult-ec.com), Montreal Office The number of civil and commercial Earth observation (EO) satellites expected to launch between 2010 and 2019 will more than double during the next decade, expanding to 280 from 135, creating a surge in the supply of EO data in response to increasing demand from a growing user

January 16, 2011

DEVELOP: Localizing the Effects of Climate Change

GIS and remote sensing play a dual role in shaping education and NASA development. By Anup Myneni, NASA Applied Sciences DEVELOP National Program (http://develop.larc.nasa.gov), NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. Educating future technological leaders and quantifying the negative effects of climate change have emerged as two important issues facing the science and engineering communities in

January 13, 2011

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January 13, 2011

Enabling the Full Motion Video Analyst

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January 13, 2011

How Might We Better Observe, Analyze and Visualize a Changing World?

By the Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade, National Research Council of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org/nrc), Washington, D.C. Increasing consumption, a grow

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