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Thursday, August 28th 2014
by Dr. JoAnne Castagna

When rescue and recovery crews make their way through communities devastated by hurricanes, tornados and wildfires, what they need are maps to help them get around safely. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ writer Dr. JoAnne Castagna is looking forward to an uneventful hurricane season, but in case it’s not, USACE is prepared!

Wednesday, August 27th 2014
by DARPA

The Global Positioning System (GPS) provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data for countless military and civilian uses. But it has limitations. How is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency addressing them? With new technology, of course!

Monday, August 25th 2014
by Bill McNeil

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are in the news almost daily. This article by contributing writer Bill McNeill provides a basic overview of the technology and the exploding market potential for UAVs.

Sunday, August 24th 2014
by Directions Staff

Here is a glossary of terms for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Sunday, August 24th 2014
by Joe Francica, Kevin Pomfret

Because of the overwhelming interest by readers in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and how associated technology, legal guidelines and platforms will affect the collection of geospatial data, we have gathered some resources that will help you to find more information.

Thursday, August 21st 2014
by Laura Rocchio

The Landsat fleet of satellites can tell responders what damage disasters have done, providing timely insight into flood extents, fire boundaries, lava flow directions, road conditions, and oil slick movements. The images from these birds support response to earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, fires, landslides, oil spills, and hurricanes worldwide.

Wednesday, August 20th 2014
by Directions Staff

Alteryx announced its new release earlier this year.  Directions Magazine interviewed Paul Ross, vice president for product and industry marketing, to discuss how the more user-centric design of the 9.0 version allows for decision making closer to line-of-business managers, accomplishes fuller data blending, and allows direct integration of social media data feeds.

Wednesday, August 20th 2014
by Catherine Burton

In this interview, contributing columnist Catherine Burton shares a discussion she had with Vince Deno, president of Millennium Space Systems, on the “small sat” phenomenon and the explosion of companies now entering the commercial remote sensing business.

Monday, August 18th 2014
by Directions Staff

Earlier this year Miguel Arias joined CartoDB as its new COO. Directions Magazine quizzed him about the company and its plans for growth.

Monday, August 18th 2014
by Barbaree Ash Duke

The National Council on Geographic Education’s (NCGE) annual meeting provides a forum for leaders in geography education to exchange information, enhance their skills and explore new teaching methods with the thought leaders in education. Directions Magazine’s executive webinar producer, Barbaree Duke, attended the event and provided this recap.

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