Friday, March 7th 2014
The FAA has appealed the decision which stays the decision. That means legally, things stay the same as before the decision until the National Technology Safety Board makes a decision..
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National Transportation Safety Board Administrative Law Judge Patrick...
Wednesday, March 5th 2014
The White House today released its fiscal 2015 budget and called specifically for research and development which will impact the geospatial technology market. Here are some excerpts from the budget allocations:
$925 million for R&D at the Department of the Interior, including work relating...
Monday, March 3rd 2014
Last week the Federal Aviation Administration put out what it hoped was a document to clarify the laws regarding the use of UASs in the United States.
It seems, per Eric Gakstatter writing in Geospatial Solutions that no one cares. His recent article describes many UAS users who are simply...
Thursday, February 27th 2014
DigitalGlobe's stock (NYSE: DGI) was slammed yesterday by investors upon hearing the news that they missed Wall Street's consensus estimate and took a 27% price hit. The stock has rebounded in early trading today.
Reason's given by stock analysts include not only the missed expectations to...
Wednesday, February 26th 2014
The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Midyear is one of two meetings a year for the state GIS coordinators and key players in their space such as representatives of federal agencies, vendors, and related professional groups. Below are the important ideas I learned in my two...
Thursday, February 20th 2014
Skybox Imaging, the developer of small, remote sensing satellites ("small sats") has signed an agreement with Orbital Sciences to carry six of Skybox's satellites into orbit aboard an Orbital Minotaur-C rocket scheduled for launch in late 2015 from Vandenberg AFB, according to SkyBox. Through the...
Tuesday, February 18th 2014
At the International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver, Bruce Dell, Euclideon Pty Ltd president, demonstrated technology for extremely fast processing and visualization of LiDAR point cloud data. Euclideon's technology, called "unlimited detail" professes to "remove all limits surrounding the amount...
Tuesday, February 18th 2014
During one of the plenary sessions of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, the discussion turned to the question of how soon or "if" the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would give approval for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to become integrated with the National...
Monday, February 17th 2014
The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) kicked off this morning with a session specifically created to discuss "hot topics" from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Lewis Graham, president of GeoCue moderated the session that included:
Dr. Michael Hauck,...
Friday, February 7th 2014
European Space Imaging has released images of the Sochi Olympic venues taken on February 6, 2014 by the WorldView-2 satellite:
Sochi Stadiums (Click to download high resolution image)
Krasnaja Skiing Venues (Click to download high resolution image)