Turning UAS Enthusiasm into Entrepreneurial Innovation

Turning UAS Enthusiasm into Entrepreneurial Innovation

Steve Huntley is something of a character in Paonia, Colo., my hometown. Lately, his UAS videos of local scenes and events have been making a splash. His recording of the controlled demolition of the Oxbow Mining Silo was a big, if controversial, hit”the silo's local landmark status and association with the coal industry made its destruction a flashpoint for the region's progressives and conservatives.

Remote-Sensing Renaissance Leads the GEOINT Revolution

Remote-Sensing Renaissance Leads the GEOINT Revolution

There's something incredibly powerful going on right now, something the USGIF refers to as the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Revolution. It represents the synergy of remarkable advances happening simultaneously across multiple technology areas. When combined, this cooperative interaction fundamentally changes our individual and collective ability to deal with our construct of spatial thinking and awareness, altering our ability to apply space over time to a range of tasks, missions and disciplines in a way we hadn't imagined.

Compounding Collection Capacity

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.

Defining ˜First Principles' of Geospatial Intelligence

Defining ˜First Principles' of Geospatial Intelligence

In 2015, I developed and taught a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and the Geospatial Revolution, to help broaden the discipline. When I began outlining the course, I asked several in the community, what should be the focus of the MOOC? The common reply was teach the principles.

Coastal-Erosion Modeling with LiDAR and UAS Technology

Coastal-Erosion Modeling with LiDAR and UAS Technology

Coastal erosion is a persistent problem along the California coast that can drastically affect local communities. In the last 20 years alone, erosion has taken a particularly high toll in Pacifica, Calif. Through wind, rain and wave action, the scenic bluffs that line the ocean in this beachside town have continued to retreat to a point where local homes have been evacuated and condemned for demolition.

NASA Adds GIS Features to Giovanni

NASA Adds GIS Features to Giovanni

Starting in 2004, the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) has provided an innovative and useful way to look at NASA Earth science data using the Web.

The UAS Wild West: Are Standards Needed?

UAS Growth: Fast, Cheap, Out of Control?

Those of us who have been following infrastructure for more than a couple of decades are astonished, and unimpressed, by the seemingly sudden emergence of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) as critical technology for infrastructure solutions of all sorts, particularly mapping and surveying.

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