Monday, December 2nd 2013
The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) at the University of Minnesota has produced high-resolution imagery and maps of the Antarctic and Arctic in unprecedented detail. Now the National Science Foundation-funded center has created a series of web-based mapping applications for viewing high-resolution, commercial satellite imagery mosaics of the polar regions.
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Sunday, November 24th 2013
DigitalGlobe held its investor day on November 20th at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Editor in chief Joe Francica provides a report on what investors were told about how the company plans to grow beyond the core imagery business.
Sunday, November 17th 2013
On Thursday Nov. 14th Heidelberg University organized a Mapathon to support crisis mapping in OpenStreetMap after Typhoon Haiyan. Here's a recap of the days events and contributions to the cause.
Sunday, November 17th 2013
Today [Nov 12, 2013], the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) took an important next step to maximize the value of the enormous amount of data collected every day about the Earth and its many environments: a call for public input to inform the development of a blueprint for future Federal investments in this increasingly important domain.
Wednesday, October 30th 2013
Thursday, October 24th 2013
The first edition of Geospatial Conference (GeCo) of the West, held in late September in Laramie, Wyoming, served to reboot 25 years of southwest GIS user gatherings. Cathy Raney, GeCo West chairperson provides all the details.
Thursday, October 17th 2013
Attendees at September’s meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Committee Meeting tackled geospatial standards issues related to all kinds of everyday concerns including air travel, health data, oil spill response, space and time searches and more. Carl Reed, OGC’s chief technology officer, reports.
Wednesday, October 16th 2013
The government of Nova Scotia announced an ambitious plan in early August to protect 245,000 hectares of forest and park land, establishing the Canadian province as a conservation leader in one of the world’s most heavily forested nations. Roughly 14 percent of all land in Nova Scotia will now be legally protected from development, making it the province with the second-highest percentage of land devoted to protected areas in Canada, after British Columbia. This news is significant for conservationists and for the vast number of Canadians who depend on these forests for clean air, water, and a bounty of other resources. It also illustrates a powerful truth: precise, science-based maps are an essential component of good forest management and planning.
Monday, October 14th 2013
The art and science of photogrammetry has been around for decades but it is only in recent years that this technology has found prominence in the geospatial industry. In this article, Fabrice Marr of AEROmetrex discusses the growing demand to provide complete 3D models and survey-grade 3D data for civil engineering and infrastructure projects.