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May 31, 2013

Remote Sensing Delivers Value to Local Governments

A growing number of local governments are discovering the value of remote sensing for fueling innovative applications and procuring grant funding. By Sudha Maheshwari, general manager, Sanborn (www.sanborn.com), Colorado Springs, Colo. Geographic information system (GIS) programs long have used vector data for a range of local government applications, ranging from creating and updating parcel data,

May 31, 2013

NASA Partnerships Deliver Disaster Management Resources

The following guide highlights the broad range of Earth imagery and related geospatial products available from NASA and its mission partners to increase response efficiency and effectiveness. By Jennifer Brennan, NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) outreach lead, ADNET Systems, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (www.nasa.gov/goddard), Greenbelt, Md.; Dr. Francis Lindsay, Disasters

May 31, 2013

Empowering Broad-Area Disaster Management

SAR complements LiDAR data to enable effective national-scale coverage for disaster planning and mitigation. By James Antifaev, MDA Geospatial Services (www.mdacorporation.com), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Changes in weather patterns around the globe are increasing the number and severity of natural disasters. For example, flood events have increased steadily, from approximately 50 per year during the

May 31, 2013

Maximizing Geospatial Workflows for Critical Applications

When it comes to humanitarian aid and disaster relief, effective collaboration and data integration can make the difference between life and death. By Rob Mott, vice president of Geospatial Solutions, and Andy Pursch, technical staff consultant, Intergraph Government Solutions (www.intergraphgovsolutions.com), Madison, Ala. Each year, natural disasters and civil unrest affect millions of people and destroy

May 31, 2013

DHS Embraces Remote Sensing

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is implementing a dynamic environment to integrate and share Earth imagery. By Ron Langhelm, HLS GeoCONOPS Project lead, Booz Allen Hamilton (www.boozallen.com), Seattle. The homeland security community comprises a diverse set of stakeholders, crossing all levels of government. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established to coordinate

May 30, 2013

Industry Overview

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March 19, 2013

Industry Overview

Budget Woes Could Affect Technology Transfer As a result of the $85 billion broad-brush sequester, which officially kicked in  March 1, 2013, NASA’s share of the federal cuts for fiscal year 2013 is nearly $900 million, a budget reduction from $17.8 billion to $16.9 billion. The commercial crew program, partnering NASA with commercial aerospace companies

March 19, 2013

Does U.S. Policy Promote a Leadership Role in the Remote Sensing Satellite Industry?

Does U.S. Policy Promote a Leadership Role in the Remote Sensing Satellite Industry? By J. Christian Kessler, NorthRaven Consulting, Seattle. For decades, the United States led the world in building and operating remote sensing satellite systems. On cue with U.S. policy to maintain its leadership position, other nations turned to the United States for remotely

March 19, 2013

Harnessing Data to Streamline GEOINT Analysis

By Rosemary Heiss, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Springfield, Va.   More than 90 percent of the stored data in the world has been created in the last two years, according to a recent Financial Times article on big data. About 2.5 exabytes—1 billion gigabytes—of data are created every day, which is

February 6, 2013

Emerging Markets Driving Long-Term Earth Observation Growth

Emerging Markets Driving Long-Term  Earth Observation Growth  By Adam Keith, director, Space, Euroconsult (www.euroconsult-ec.com), Montreal. Growth can be seen at each level of the global Earth observation (EO) value chain, from manufacturing, launch and data to services, despite strong budget pressures—particularly in North America and Europe. The number of EO satellites launched continues to grow. Excluding meteorology

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