TAG: first responders

Airbus and U.S. Air Force commemorate 25 years of Eagle Vision program

June 7, 2018By

Airbus Defence and Space is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Eagle Vision, its lightweight deployable imagery downlink ground station designed to process and distribute commercial satellite imagery in near-real time to support U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard missions in homeland security, combat and disaster relief. Eagle Vision allows downloading and processing of unclassified commercial satellite imagery directly in... read more

Predictive analytics: A helping hand for first responders

May 5, 2016By

From bioterrorism to natural disaster emergency management, predictive analytics used with geospatial tools and Big Data is proving to be a powerful new intelligence tool that may help counter global threats. read more

First responder UAS video: Affordable geolocation and spatial indexing

February 4, 2016By
Media: Remote GeoSystems

Many of us have been searching for fast, easy and cheap ways to collect oblique imagery and video, and build 3D models. Remote GeoSystems has developed a system that may address some of those needs at a reasonable price. read more

OpenSensorHub: Tackling a modern geospatial ‘Tower of Babel’

January 7, 2016By

The SWE standards, now in version 2.0, have been adopted worldwide supporting scientists, emergency responders and the military. Although SWE opened the door to geospatial integration, much work still remains to clear the path for use of geospatial-capable devices via the Internet. read more

what3words: The geospatial advancement of the year?

December 3, 2015By

Early this year, I wrote a short column about what3words, one of the exhibitors at the Esri Federal GIS Conference. Since then, I’ve run into a fair number of geospatial professionals who hadn’t heard about what3words. This month,  I’m doing a deeper dive on it because I believe it will become part of our daily lives in just a few short years. What is what3words?... read more

GeoQ: Robust homeland security tools for first responders

November 5, 2015By

When I was the GIS manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission, the most rewarding and important work we did was geospatial support for our first responders. The culmination of this effort was creation of a portable GIS that we could set up in the field on short notice anywhere in the region to provide situational awareness for first responders. The... read more