AllSource Analysis, a company focused on the extraction and interpretation of information from satellite imagery, is concentrating on the commercial markets of energy and finance. But as CEO Stephen Wood points out, the volume of satellite information available is going to explode in the coming years and all businesses will need to better understand the opportunities provided by these new space-borne sensors.
Gregory Elmes, professor of geography at West Virginia University, co-edited Forensic GIS: The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence, a book of case studies written for researchers, practitioners and students. Directions Magazine quizzed him about the history and current use of location technology in preventing and fighting crime and convicting offenders.
At the GEO-Energy Summit today held in Huntsville, Alabama, the keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Robert Cardillo, newly appointed director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He chose the Summit to deliver his first public remarks since becoming director to an audience of more than 300 attendees. His prepared remarks appear here.
GIS applications can be utilized in aviation to present geographic data and simulations so that safety is reinforced and hazards are more easily identified and mitigated before a flight ever leaves the ground. In this article, Bosh Waugh, an aviation industry professional with ExpressJet Airlines, discusses the software applications that are most useful to pilots.
In part two of a series on QGIS Boundless' Gretchen Peterson is impressed by the software's capabilities in cartography and "found it was easy and straightforward to create maps."