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April 28, 2011

Saharan Dust Hangs Off Portugal

A low-pressure system with strong winds drove this thick cloud of dust from North Africa’s Saharan Desert all the way to Portugal.

April 21, 2011

Technology Will Drive Tomorrow’s Homeland Security

By André Doumitt, CEO of Geosemble Technologies (http://www.geosemble.com/), El Segundo, Calif. The Department of Homeland Security's  all-encompassing mission is "to prevent and deter terrorist attacks,    protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the nation, and    secure our national borders".  Such scope makes it clear that technology  must play a central role in meeting that challenge. New sensing,    monitoring,

April 20, 2011

Industry Updates – April

  Satellite Sentinel Project Aims to Deter War in Sudan DigitalGlobe collaborated with the Satellite Sentinel Project, the brainchild of actor George Clooney, to deliver the first images and analysis of the evolving situation in Sudan, following the country’s historic vote on independence in January 2011. According to DigitalGlobe Vice President Stephen Wood, the company’s

April 15, 2011

Sensor-Knowledge System Protects Critical Infrastructure

Threat Detection and Assessment A development team led by TerraEchos and its sister company, GCS Research, both of Missoula, Mont., have introduced a commercial sensor-knowledge system capable of detecting, locating and classifying threats to remote high-risk facilities. The Adelos® S4 system integrates acoustic fiber-optic sensors, multistream information processing and geospatial situational awareness technologies. System Specifics

April 15, 2011

Earth-Mapping Shuttle Mission Marks 10th Anniversary

The data benefit scientists, engineers, government agencies and the public with applications that range from land-use planning to virtual Earth exploration. NASA is currently using Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data to create an even better global topographic map by combining it with the more complete Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer global digital elevation

April 15, 2011

Protecting the Nation and the Warfighter with Location-Based Intelligence

Geographic Search and Referencing It’s not a lack of information that hinders today’s homeland security and military defense
operations; it’s a lack of information convergence necessary to deliver relevant information about threats in a timely and efficient manner to law enforcement personnel and the warfighter. Many federal agencies are now leveraging a fast and efficient solution

April 9, 2011

Full-Motion Video Architecture Delivers Homeland Security Benefits

Law Enforcement Using the same commercial broadcast technologies that have been proven in demanding television networks around the world, Harris offers the latest architecture of FAME™ — the full-motion video asset management engine — now optimized for federal law enforcement and public safety applications. The latest evolution of the FAME solution expands upon previous versions

April 9, 2011

Satellite Images Reveal Earthquake/Tsunami Damage in Japan

Satellite imagery provided dramatic before-and-after perspectives after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s coast on March 11, 2011. The imagery provided an assessment of the damage seen at the two Fukushima nuclear power plants (Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini) and in Sendai, a port city in northeastern Japan. The imagery reveals widespread destruction,

April 9, 2011

Rapid Mapping Bolsters Security and Disaster Response

High-Resolution Airborne Imagery Security and disaster mapping specialists have an insatiable  appetite for imagery; fortunately, there’s an ever-expanding menu of sensors to meet the demand. From large-format digital aerial photos to sub-meter-resolution satellite imagery, imagery products of all kinds are at planners’ fingertips.But when it comes to planning for and monitoring changes in dynamic environments,

March 31, 2011

Tassili n’Ajjer National Park

Tassili n’Ajjer National Park covers 72,000 square kilometers (27,800 square miles) in southeastern Algeria. Part of the Sahara Desert, the park has a bone-dry climate with scant rainfall, yet does not blend in with Saharan dunes. Instead, the rocky plateau rises above the surrounding sand seas. Rich in geologic and human history, Tassili n’Ajjer is

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