TAG: Eric Gakstatter

The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 — GIS-style

August 17, 2017By
Figure 1- 1979 total eclipse path through the US. Source: NASA

The media is buzzing about the Great American Solar Eclipse that takes place Monday, Aug. 21.  It’s a historic event that last occurred 99 years ago. To be clear, 99 years ago is when the last total solar eclipse traversed the entire continental United States (lower 48 states). To put that timeline in perspective, only one of the following inventions... read more

UAVs, high-accuracy GNSS: Red-hot, right-now tech

June 22, 2017By
Figure 5- Site topo with projected UAV launch point

High-accuracy GNSS technology and UAV technology are hot trends — red hot. Geospatial Solutions Editor Eric Gakstatter offers a rundown on the latest GNSS, GIS and UAV technology. read more

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FAA makes progress accommodating commercial UAS operations

April 22, 2016By
The sensefly eXom UAV in flight.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took a major step forward in expanding commercial UAS/UAV operations in the U.S. airspace. It’s chief said April 19 that the FAA is preparing to take another major step forward in further opening up commercial UAS/UAV operations by eliminating the need for a 333 Exemption for operating small UAS/UAV. On March 29, the FAA announced it was doubling... read more

2015 Field Technology Conference Registration Opens

October 15, 2015By

The Western Forestry and Conservation Association (WFCA) has announced that registration for the Fifth Annual Field Technology Conference (FTC) is open. FTC 2015 is hosted by WFCA, Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) and StreamNet. The conference will be held Nov. 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Portland, Ore. The Field Technology Conference offers attendees an insightful look at... read more

Esri UC Plenary Explores Democratization of Geography

July 30, 2015By
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Last week, Esri held its 36th International User Conference in San Diego. Founder Jack Dangermond leads the plenary and presents his vision for the year, and years, to come. For the past few years, he’s spoken quite a bit about the democratization of geography by making GIS capability available to an audience other than the GIS professional by expanding its impact across an organization at many levels. read more