Monday, February 11th 2013
This article from NASA reviews a new Landsat imagery tool that detects a spruce budworm insect outbreak in Mt. Hood National Forest. Called LandTrendr, this computer program is able to find patterns previously buried within vast amounts of scientific data.
Tuesday, February 5th 2013
NASA, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, will launch the Nation’s next Earth-observing satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on February 11. Landsat 8 will extend the longest continuous and comprehensive record of the Earth’s land as viewed from space. This article looks at the mission ahead and the technical specifications of the imaging payload.
Monday, February 4th 2013
Many preserved lands require prescribed livestock grazing as a management tool to promote healthy habitats for protected species. This article by environmental analyts from WRA Inc. describes the Cowpacity model for a grazing capacity by using GIS modeling methods.
Monday, February 4th 2013
This is Part 2 of a series on the origins of civilian satellite imaging programs.
Thursday, January 31st 2013
The term sustainability is commonly used in the environmental field. In general, it is defined as the capacity to utilize resources and goods in perpetuity without adverse impacts to our environment, economy, or social settings. However in practice, sustainability has hundreds of definitions rendering it rather ambiguous. The U.S. EPA's Neftali Hernandez provides insights on that one, common factor that influences civilizations both past and present.
Thursday, January 24th 2013
The following article is excerpted from the first chapter from the book by Dr. Christoper Lavers, "Recent Developments in Remote Sensing for Human Disaster Management and Mitigation- Natural and Man-made 2013 - Spotlight on Africa." This particular chapter is entitled "The Origins of High Resolution Civilian Satellite Imaging" and will be presented in three parts.
Sunday, January 13th 2013
The following article is the introduction to a new book by Dr. Christoper Lavers of the Britannia Royal Naval College entitled "Recent Developments in Remote Sensing for Human Disaster Management and Mitigation- Natural and Man-made 2013 - Spotlight on Africa." Over the next several weeks, Directions Magazine will present excerpts from this book dealing with remote sensing applications for environmental analysis.
Thursday, January 10th 2013
NASA held a press briefing on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), the eighth satellite to be launched in the ongoing Landsat mission. Read the details on the mission's status.
Thursday, January 3rd 2013
In early December Editor in Chief Joe Francica got an exclusive first look at Intergraph's totally retooled and integrated software solutions for GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry and server-based options. This review of the geospatial product suite is based on extensive interviews with Intergraph's product managers and first-hand demonstrations granted exclusively to Directions Magazine.
Wednesday, January 2nd 2013
As we move into 2013, Directions Magazine will deliver many more options for readers who want choices in how they get their news. See what's coming!