USGS map locates lava flows before an eruption

December 1, 2017By

New U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps show areas that could be affected by Mauna Loa lava flows — information critical for response planning. Each zone identifies a segment of the volcano that could erupt lava and send flows downslope. The volcano has erupted 33 times since 1843. Typically, eruptions began in the summit caldera, with a curtain of fire (a... read more

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Remote Geosystems geoDVR deployed for search and rescue

November 27, 2017By
NSR and Talon team operate the geoDVR and FLIR during ground training in October 2017.

Remote GeoSystem, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters have successfully deployed a geoDVR Gen2 with a FLIR daylight EO/IR gyro-stabilized video camera on an Airbus TwinStar (AS355) for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions. The geoDVR Gen2 is an advanced mil-spec DVR for recording multiple channels of HD & Standard-Definition geospatial full motion video in airborne and rugged vehicle environments. The geoDVR’s ability to reliably... read more

Active digital map for French armed forces will provide decisive mission advantage

November 27, 2017By

La Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French Defence Procurement Agency, has entrusted the firm tranche of the 10-year SYSENV contract to Airbus Defence and Space and its four partners, for the production of the SI GEODE4D information system for the French Armed Forces. This system is an essential component of the GEODE4D programme (geography, hydrography, oceanography and meteorology for... read more

USGS tool allows users to explore mountains worldwide

October 24, 2017By
The Global Mountain Explorer. (USGS)

A new tool that gives users a detailed view of the world’s mountains is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Global Mountain Explorer can help users ranging from hikers to scientists, resource managers and policy makers seeking information on these prominent yet often understudied landscapes. Mountains occupy from 12 to 31 percent of the land surface of the Earth,... read more

Orbital Witness wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

October 23, 2017By

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its Global Earth Observation Challenge. Orbital Witness will receive a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages startups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. The winning British startup Orbital Witness proposes to... read more

Esri tracks wildfires with interactive map

October 12, 2017By

Using live data from USGS and Waze, a new Esri interactive map visualizes active wildfire locations and traffic alerts for Northern California. The map incorporates a new mapping technique to group traffic alerts at locations where there is a high density of alerts. This method enables faster and more effective visual analysis in areas where there are many alerts that would... read more

Research project reveals Old Faithful secrets

October 12, 2017By

University of Utah scientists have mapped the near-surface geology around Old Faithful. read more

Hexagon presents solutions for geospatial, construction industries at Intergeo

September 27, 2017By

Hexagon AB is showcasing its geospatial and construction portfolio at Intergeo 2017 in Berlin. Hexagon’s sensor portfolio combined with a range of software creates solutions that support the geospatial and construction industries. At Intergeo, visitors will be able to explore these solutions including mobile mapping; asset collection and management for geographic information systems (GIS); 3D laser scanning; photogrammetry; remote sensing;... read more

Hurricane Irma prep gets boost from Esri resource catalog

September 8, 2017By
Waze alerts light up Florida highways as people evacuate. (Image: Esri)

Esri has published a Hurricane Irma Resource Catalog in advance of the category 4 hurricane cutting through the Caribbean islands on its path toward Florida. The catalog features read-to-use applications compiled by the Esri Disaster Response Program (EDRP). EDRP is an around-the-clock service that helps with monitoring events online, discovering useful content, augmenting software and obtaining assistance from Esri experts. To see... read more

Hurricane barrels toward Texas, maps show impact

August 25, 2017By

Hurricane Harvey is hitting Texas with wind speeds of at least 111 mph. Widespread flooding is a risk for Texas and neighboring states as public safety groups and communities prepare. Esri has created a new Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones Story Map that identifies the potential impact of the storm through a variety maps, including: Public Information Map — identifies the current and... read more