News and Analysis
Wednesday, December 4th 2013
A seminar hosted by Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, [NY] focused on the need to replace scientists nearing reaching retirement age and on new jobs in the expanding field of geospatial science.
“The jobs are very plentiful and the students are in great, great demand,” William Destler,...
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,...
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
The BBC Click podcast interviews Patrick Meier who is on his way to The Philippines about the crowdsourced response to the typhoon.
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
A powerful Web-based system enabling people worldwide to better predict such things as damaging floods and potential effects of climate change is the goal of a $4.5 million, four-year project begun by Purdue University researchers.
Monday, November 25th 2013
Eighteen person Paracosm has 15 employees in Gainesville, FL and three in Silicon Valley. The company, founded last January, plays in the 3D space.
Paracosm processes data from 3-D scanners, such as the PrimeSense camera and Xbox Kinect, to create 3-D models that can be viewed on...
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.
Friday, November 22nd 2013
SkySat-1 from Skybox Imaging, "an emerging provider of timely high-resolution satellite imagery and full motion video" launched successfully yesterday from a Russian launch site. According to the report:
After much anticipation, Skybox Imaging (NSG: SKYB) of Mountain View, California today...
Thursday, November 21st 2013
And, yes, he won a Bold Award! He was one of seven winners from the 19 finalists. As reported:
Joshua Campbell, a State Department geographer, won for building a process to create and share free geographical data.
And a shout out to the NOAA team, who also used geospatial:
Wednesday, November 20th 2013
The Los Angeles Regional Imagery Acquisition Consortium or LARIAC, now 10 years old, is an “internationally recognized model of regional cooperation.” The group is planning for its fourth and most ambitious product for next year: a $4 million project. The group includes 20 county departments, 26...
Tuesday, November 19th 2013
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Project GeoAnalytics, for which a Request for Information was posted late last week, would be a data-rich map that combines the physical location and characteristics of a place with supporting information about its people, weather, political leanings...