A prelaunch news conference featuring NASA and USGS scientists is held on Feb. 8 at the Vandenberg AFB in California, where the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, LDCM, is scheduled for Feb 11. LDCM is a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will extend global land observations critical in many areas, such as energy and water management, forest monitoring, human and environmental health, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture.
There has been discussion about how GIS will impact industry applications for years. But what technologies might impact GIS users and vendors? How are GIS companies being "disrupted" by other technologies?