Industry Insights: Enabling Cloud-Based Augmented Reality Networks

Industry Insights: Enabling Cloud-Based Augmented Reality Networks

The concept of cloud-based augmented reality (AR) is on the precipice of fundamentally changing organizational decision making for all types of industries. However, with any new technological frontier, there are many innovative startups vying to take the lead in the practical, commercial application of AR. And this is exactly what's happening today, with the geospatial sector being on the forefront of this technology frontier.

NGA Director Cardillo Declares GEOINT on the Rise

NGA Director Cardillo Declares GEOINT on the Rise

The agency I'm privileged to lead celebrates a major anniversary this fall. It's been a remarkable 20 years”from NIMA stand-up to NGA transition to the GEOINT Revolution. And I can proudly”and confidently”say that GEOINT is on the rise, more relevant than ever to our customers today and poised for a tomorrow that's filled with possibility.

Imagery Fully 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.

Imagery Fully Integrated

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.

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