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!
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this year Miguel Arias joined CartoDB as its new COO. Directions Magazine quizzed him about the company and its plans for growth.
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.
CSX Corporation operates trains over 23,000 route miles in 23 states. The company has implemented a new fleet management solution that is reducing carbon emissions, improving safety for its employees and evaluating the implications of operating trains in multiple tax jurisdictions. It’s a solution that has CSX barreling down the right track.