News and Analysis
Wednesday, December 17th 2014
Small asteroids near Earth, with sizes of only about a meter, hit the atmosphere and disintegrate with surprising frequency - around every other week, new data show. Sensor data reveal that these small impact events are frequent and random. A map of these small impact events released by NASA...
Thursday, December 11th 2014
GIS Service Learning at Wesleyan
As part of the GIS Service Learning Laboratory course, Katy Hardt ’15 researched the wetlands, waterways and critical habitats of the northwest section of Middletown. Hardt and fellow group members John Murchison ’16 and Catherine Reilly ’15 presented their...
Wednesday, December 10th 2014
More than 18,000 maps have been distributed by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Customer Operations Directorate’s Mapping Customer Operations Division to support the effort to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.
Thursday, December 4th 2014
Why High Schools Don't Teach GIS
There aren’t many high schools that teach GIS as it’s a not obvious where the course belongs.
“It’s difficult to figure out where to put it because it’s so non-traditional,” [Hans] Bodenhamer [GIS instructor at Bigfork High and Middle School in...
Tuesday, November 25th 2014
Our look at the temporal aspects of spatial and location data raise some questions: How do we visualize them? Do we need quick turnaround high definition video from space or is it a solution in search of a problem? What is PlanetIQ's business model for its weather and climate data?
Monday, November 24th 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FAA will require commercial drone operators to have a pilot's license and restrict flight times to daylight hours. The new rules will also limit flights to the pilot's line of sight and altitude to 400-feet. The really bad news is that these rules won't...
Thursday, November 20th 2014
AllSource Analysis, a company focused on the extraction and interpretation of information from satellite imagery, is concentrating on the commercial markets of energy and finance. But as CEO Stephen Wood points out, the volume of satellite information available is going to explode in the coming...
Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Recall that back in 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker, an aerial photographer, $10,000 for operating his Ritewing Zephyr over the University of Virginia campus. An administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety Board heard an appeal and sided...
Thursday, November 13th 2014
Want to Host Your Startup on Campus?
Cayuga Community College announced Wednesday that it is approved to accept applications from businesses participating in Start-Up NY.
Available space in buildings on both of CCC's Auburn and Fulton campuses, in addition to...
Wednesday, November 12th 2014
At the GEO-Energy Summit today held in Huntsville, Alabama, the keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Robert Cardillo, newly appointed director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He chose the Summit to deliver his first public remarks since becoming director to an audience of...