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December 2, 2011

IceBridge: Building a Record of
 Earth’s Changing Ice, One Flight at a Time

By Holli Riebeek, NASA Earth Observatory (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov), Greenbelt, Md.   “Because understanding of some important effects driving sea level rise is too limited, this report does not assess the likelihood, nor provide a best estimate or an upper bound for sea level rise. The projections do not include … the full effects of changes in

December 2, 2011

Intriguing Images Spawned By an Intriguing Industry

We wind down 2011 with our annual look at notable events as seen through the eyes of Earth observation sensors, beginning on page 12. With new sensors and systems being introduced all over the globe, observing the planet is becoming more thorough each year.   In addition to traditional aerial imaging and cutting-edge satellite platforms,

October 12, 2011

Defining a Military Strategy for the New Space Environment

By William J. Lynn, III, U.S. deputy secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. As disaster struck Japan and revolution swept the Middle East, Americans again watched global events unfold in real time through a network of satellites in space that has revolutionized both information dissemination and how we live. For decades, we have taken this network

October 12, 2011

Modern Warfare’s Battle Cry: “I, Robot”

The quest for geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) began with the first skirmishes between rival tribes centuries ago. Today’s warfighter seeks the same edge by having better GEOINT about the enemy than the enemy has about him or her—that hasn’t changed. But the way the modern warfighter collects and uses GEOINT is changing faster than at any

July 10, 2011

Who Uses Landsat Satellite Imagery?

Who Uses Landsat Satellite Imagery? By John R. Hughes, editorial director, Earth Imaging Journal (http://www.eijournal.com/), Greeley, Colo. Exactly who uses Landsat satellite imagery and what value do they derive from the information? In the first study of its kind, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) investigators at the Fort Collins (Colo.) Science Center surveyed a broad cross

July 10, 2011

Industry Overview

Military Takes Cues from Consumers Call it technology transfer in reverse. The phenomenal growth in the number of smart phones, along with a host of mobile applications and social media’s skyrocketing success, have become too much for the Pentagon to ignore in its quest to deliver the best information to the warfighter as rapidly as possible. The U.S. Army’s

July 9, 2011

Who Uses Landsat Satellite Imagery?

Industry Insights By John R. Hughes, editorial director, Earth Imaging Journal (www.eijournal.com), Greeley, Colo. Exactly who uses Landsat satellite imagery and what value do they derive from the information? In the first study of its kind, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) investigators at the Fort Collins (Colo.) Science Center surveyed a broad cross section of Landsat

July 9, 2011

Persistics: A Revoltion in Motion Imagery Processing

By Roger Gant, a contract employee supporting the InnoVision communication team for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Bethesda, Md.   As technology continues to steadily multiply the amount of information available from current and future intelligence sensors, how can analysts expect to keep up? More importantly, how can they make the leap from analyzing discrete

May 19, 2011

Beware—Map Projections Do Matter

By Robert Simmon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (www.nasa.gov/goddard), Greenbelt, Md. hen it comes to misinterpreting a satellite image or map, there are many ways the media and other organizations can get it wrong. For example, consider this recent headline and image from the U.K.’s Daily Mail Online: World of two halves! Map shows most

May 18, 2011

Data Fusion Expands Intelligence Options

By James. S. Blundell, vice president, Geospatial Products and Solutions, Overwatch Systems (http://www.overwatch.com/), Sterling, Va. Remote sensing, in all its varied forms and functions, has continually evolved, from the Civil War-era fixed balloons with spotters to modern unmanned aircraft systems that provide real-time situational awareness to warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. In today’s world the

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