It's difficult to believe there was a time with parallel worlds of GIS and imagery. Now they're tightly tied and getting more tightly integrated.
NGA Continues Work to Remove Friction
Even before the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) renaming transformed the agency from the more-static-sounding National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), the organization was hard at work to speed and ease the workflow of turning raw images into insight. The organization has been at the technological forefront of exploiting imagery and continues to provide valuable information in a timely manner that impacts missions and lives.
Compounding Collection Capacity
I recently had the distinct pleasure of addressing the U.S. Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Geospatial Training Workshop at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepardstown, West Virginia. The talk was an overview of how far we've come as well as where we're headed in terms of remote-sensing inputs and geospatial understanding.
Disruptive Combinations Forge the Future
Everywhere we turn these days, there's yet another disruptive technology seemingly set to take the world by storm with increased automation and reduced cost.
Industry Overview: Pursuing Three Pillars of Practice
The Earth-observation (EO) market enjoys a strong diversity of civil and commercial applications. And use cases will continue to increase, as the capacity for satellite-based observations is projected to explode this coming decade, with the launch of 80 percent more...
Industry Overview: Moving from Measurement to Management
Ambitious statewide use of LiDAR is a natural progression for the technology, as the realism of such data dramatically improves human understanding.
Industry Overview: Are You Poised for Opportunity?
When looking at all the coming changes to the geospatial technology tools and inputs that are emerging and immediately over the horizon, there's a mixed feeling of excitement and trepidation. How will all of these new data-collection platforms, workflows and analytics impact the world of today's practitioners as well as the vendor community?
Industry Overview: Geospatial Datasets Are Going ¨from Big to HUGE!
Thereâ€™s no doubt that geospatial datasets are a prime example of â€œbig data.â€ Clearly, when the goal of the geospatial industry is to record Earthâ€™s changes through mapping and geospatial products and services, a planet-sized dataset canâ€™t be small. The fact...
Industry Overview: Engaging Earth Observation Practitioners with Renewed Vigor
With the purchase of Earth Imaging Journal this past quarter, our V1 Media team has been enjoying the spark of energy that comes from a new endeavor. We hope youâ€™ve enjoyed a subtle fresh spin on the coverage and have had a chance to explore some of the new ways you...
Industry Overview: Coming to Terms with a Brave New Geospatial Industry
As observers of the geospatial industry for nearly 20 years, our team has seen many technological changes. Weâ€™ve witnessed the rise of the enterprise database, the evolution of mobile field mapping tools giving way to capable mobile consumer devices, central servers...