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Operating UAVs in US Airspace-The Legal Implications

Friday, August 29th 2014

The introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or "drones,” into the U.S National Airspace System for commercial use raises a number of complex legal and policy issues. Understanding what is currently permitted is made more challenging by...

Recommendations And Report Of The Stimson Task Force On US Drone Policy

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

Few recent national security developments have been as controversial as the increased US reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more colloquially known as “drones.” While UAVs have multiple peaceful and commercial applications, heated...

TechDemoSat-1 in orbit

Monday, August 18th 2014

Video taken in-orbit on 8 July 2014 using an inspection camera on-board the TechDemoSat-1 satellite starting about 30 seconds after separation from the launcher. At 6 seconds the Sun appears at the top of the frame as a very bright white flare,...

GEO Global initiatives develop tools to address post 2015 agenda key themes

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Addressing post 2015 global agenda: The Group on Earth Observation, GEO, tackles global initiatives to develop tools to address key themes of the post 2015 global agenda (water management, food security, energy, disasters risk reduction).

NASA | Landsat’s Global Perspective on its 42 Anniversary

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

On July 23rd, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft launched into orbit. At the time, it was called "Earth Resources Technology Satellite," or ERTS, and was the first satellite to use a scanning spectrophotometer. Previous satellites relied on film...

Real-time Raster Processing with GeoTrellis - LocationTech Summit 2014

Thursday, June 5th 2014

GeoTrellis is a high performance geoprocessing engine and programming toolkit. The goal of the project is to transform user interaction with geospatial data by bringing the power of geospatial analysis to real time, interactive web applications....

Remote Sensing 101 - Earth from Space: Desert bullseye

Monday, May 19th 2014

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Discover a giant geological wonder in the Sahara Desert in the one-hundred-third edition. See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Imag... to download...

GEOINT 2013* Keynote Presentation by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Watch the keynote address from the Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper at the GEOINT 2013* Symposium in Tampa, Florida on April 15, 2014 Video courtesy of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

EasyJet Develops Drones to Inspect Planes

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Forget a bird's eye view - this is a drone's eye view. This might be the way low-cost airline easyJet inspects its planes in future. It's developing drones which can be programmed to scan and assess any damage on the outside of aircraft, caused by...

Remote Sensing 101 - Earth from Space: Sentinel-1 Radar Image

Monday, May 12th 2014

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the one-hundred-fourth edition, see how Sentinel-1's radar signal reacts to the surface of the largest salt flat in the world. See also ...

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