Celebrating 15 years

October 26, 2015 — The International Charter Space and Major Disasters celebrates 15 years of free access to the best-available satellite images. Founded in 2000 by the European, French and Canadian Space agencies, the International Charter Space and Major Disasters...

Beware”Map Projections Do Matter

By Robert Simmon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (www.nasa.gov/goddard), Greenbelt, Md. hen it comes to misinterpreting a satellite image or map, there are many ways the media and other organizations can get it wrong. For example, consider this recent headline and...

Modeling the World

Image processing innovations are creating value for decision makers. By Robert Schowengerdt, professor emeritus, University of Arizona (http://www.arizona.edu/),  Tucson, Ariz. He is the author of Remote Sensing—Models and Methods for Image Processing (2006), which...

Data Fusion Expands Intelligence Options

By James. S. Blundell, vice president, Geospatial Products and Solutions, Overwatch Systems (http://www.overwatch.com/), Sterling, Va. Remote sensing, in all its varied forms and functions, has continually evolved, from the Civil War-era fixed balloons with spotters...

Keeping an Eye on Asia

Following the March 11, 2011, tsunami that ravaged Japan’s coastline, the geospatial community has rallied around the country, providing disaster response tools on the ground and an array of geospatially based information resources via the Internet. Japan continues...

Air Combat Command's GeoBase Mission

Advanced raster management speeds disaster response and other mission-critical data to U.S. Air Force operations worldwide. By Mike Cannon, Dave Williams and Matt Moore, AECOM (http://www.aecom.com/), Virginia Beach, Va. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is divided into Major...

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