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February 14, 2014

Is LiDAR Disruptive Technology?

By Patrick Cunningham, president, Blue Marble Geographics (, Hallowell, Maine. The use of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data has taken center stage in geospatial technology during the last few years. LiDAR data collection hardware vendors and service providers, who historically supplied imagery or survey services, have teamed to offer numerous options for collecting and

December 18, 2013

Moving from Traditional GIS to Web GIS

By Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri (, Redlands, Calif. Today, our world is facing serious challenges on many fronts. It’s becoming clear we need to collectively work to create a better future. This means leveraging our best design talent, as well as our best technology and science, to create a more sustainable future.

December 18, 2013

Striking a Passionate Chord for Nature

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.                                                                                             —Dr. Seuss Can you guess what Conservation International (CI), Pearl Jam and Ecuador have in common? Through a partnership with CI, the award-winning rock band was able to offset the carbon footprint from its 2006 concert tour

December 18, 2013

NGA Responds to Colorado Floods

By Tim Little, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (, Bethesda, Md. When floods devastated parts of Colorado in September 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the lead federal agency for Colorado flood response, called the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for help. In response, NGA deployed two analysts to Boulder and Loveland, Colo.,

October 17, 2013

Discovering and Derailing Asymmetric Threats

The Earth Imaging Journal staff has watched geospatial technology evolve for nearly two decades, and we long have recognized the important contributions the industry has made across a host of critical disciplines. But never before has the power of “where” been more vital to the intelligence community and our nation’s security in terms of addressing

October 17, 2013

Making Discoveries in Virtual Worlds Via the Cloud

By Frank Pabian, senior geospatial information analyst, Los Alamos National Laboratory (, Los Alamos, N.M. Socrates expressed the sentiment more than 2,400 years ago to “rise above the Earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond” to capture a full understanding of our world. However, it wasn’t until the turn of this millennium that

October 17, 2013

Crowdsourcing Leverages Free Talent, Knowledge

By Tim Little, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (, Bethesda, Md. Despite the usefulness of technology, the human element remains vital to intelligence gathering, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is exploring methods to tap into a broader knowledge pool. Crowdsourcing could be the answer to capturing knowledge and expertise not organic to

June 26, 2013

Industry Overview

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June 26, 2013

Examining the Potential of CIVIL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

UASs are valuable for a variety of civil and humanitarian uses By David Yoel, founder and CEO, American Aerospace Advisors (, Radnor, Pa. Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) have proved to be valuable assets for the warfighter. Today, they’re emerging as new and potentially useful tools for civil and humanitarian applications. UASs range in size from

June 26, 2013

Surveying Uncharted Territory

Digital map publishers are breaking new ground in a mobile world. By Ted Florence, president, Avenza Systems (, Toronto. During the last few thousand years, mapmaking moved from drawings on the ground to cave wall etchings and then to parchment and paper. In a digital age, maps are continuing to evolve in how they’re published,

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