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April 8, 2011

Sensor Fusion Benefits Complex Coastal Mapping

By Molly Reif, Lauren Dunkin, Jennifer Wozencraft and Christopher Macon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (, Kiln, Miss. Sensor fusion advancements are being used to develop and enhance innovative coastal applications at the Joint Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). Established in 1998 through a partnership

April 8, 2011

Transforming the Geospatial Landscape: Creating a Common Level of Understanding with Technology, Policy and Programs

      Practically overnight, access to terabytes of geographical information, much of it in three dimensions, has changed the way people work, live and play. Now is the time to create a common level of understanding related to geospatial technology, policy and pro-grams that exist in the public and private sector. By the National

April 8, 2011

Homeland Security Challenges Create Geospatial Opportunities

By Michael F. Goodchild, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara ( Although traditional geospatial applications often have proceeded at a fairly leisurely pace, applications in emergency management almost always stress the need for speed. Responders use the term “golden hour” to denote the first 60 minutes following an event—the window during which there’s

April 7, 2011

Homeland Security Starts at Sea

By Guy Thomas, science and technology advisor, U.S. Coast Guard (, Washington, D.C. If oil is the world’s lifeblood, then oceanic commerce is its backbone. Since the 9/11 attack on the United States, many national and international organizations have addressed how to protect their maritime assets individually and collectively. Recent events, such as the sea-borne