TAG: remote sensing

Ground system ready for Joint Polar Satellite launch

November 9, 2017By
The northernmost Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System station in Svalbard, Norway. (Photo: Raytheon)

Newest version of Raytheon’s Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System is now operational Raytheon’s next-generation Common Ground System for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS CGS 2.0) is now operational, supporting 11 polar-orbiting satellites and delivering observations to NOAA’s National Weather Service almost 50 percent faster than before. Svalbard, Norway, is the location of the northernmost Joint Polar Satellite... read more

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Phase One innovates four-band aerial imaging

September 6, 2016By
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Phase One Industrial has introduced its Phase One 4-Band Solution, which incorporates an innovative batch-processing tool that automates and simplifies the four-band aerial image generation process. Adding a fourth band of near infrared (NIR) image data to three-band color (RGB) image data yields multispectral information useful in vegetation studies — in applications ranging from crop metrics for optimization, to vegetation health, environmental... read more

New ArcGIS Full Motion Video release gives faster access

July 5, 2016By

Esri’s latest version of ArcGIS Full Motion Video (FMV) presents new capabilities to improve the way analysts and managers interact with videos. ArcGIS FMV allows users to view, organize and analyze video from drones and other collection platforms. The new release includes a performance boost in playback and panning, and in zooming the video during playback. It offers full support for JP2,... read more

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USGIF Partners with the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy

October 13, 2015By

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy have entered into a memorandum of agreement under which USGIF and the Centre will educate the geospatial community on the unique legal and policy issues that impact the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. Under the agreement, USGIF and the Centre have created a... read more

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ENVI Analytics Symposium

August 26, 2015By

The first annual ENVI Analytics Symposium (EAS) will bring together experts in remote sensing science to discuss the next generation of advanced geospatial analytics and technology trends (see the full agenda here). According to symposium organizers, “Geospatial analytics play a crucial role in a variety of research fields including environmental and natural resource monitoring, global food production, security, urbanization, and more. These... read more

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Night-Time Satellite Images Show ISIS-Controlled Regions

August 13, 2015By
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A new paper published in the academic journal International Journal of Remote Sensing analyzed city night lights in Northern Iraq during 2014, suggesting a major loss of electrical power supply within the Iraqi cities seized by ISIS. The territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has grown rapidly since the start of the Syrian Civil War, and... read more

ENVI Analytics Symposium Focused on Remote Sensing

July 6, 2015By

The ENVI Analytics Symposium (EAS), scheduled for Aug. 25-26 in Boulder, Colo., will bring together experts in remote sensing science to discuss technology trends and the next generation of solutions for advanced analytics. Geospatial analytics are important because they can be applied to a diverse range of needs in environmental and natural resource monitoring, global food production, security, urbanization, and other... read more

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Trimble Provides Software Enhancements for GIS, Remote Sensing

May 5, 2015By

Trimble has announced a series of new software enhancements that enable photogrammetry, GIS, geospatial and remote sensing professionals to streamline workflows, achieve faster results and gain increased value from highly accurate geospatial data. Enhancements include the Trimble Inpho version 6.1 photogrammetric suite, UASMaster version 6.1 and UASMaster Lite for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) applications, and eCognition  version 9.1 and eCognition Essentials version... read more

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Report Examines Geospatial Analysis for Defense, Security

April 7, 2015By

A new report by Visiongain examines geospatial data analysis for defense and homeland security — a world market worth $9.7 billion in 2014. The report, “Governmental Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Solutions Market 2014-2024: Digital Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cloud-Based Geo-Analytics & Geo-Data Exploitation for Defence & Homeland Security” is being offered by Reportbuyer.com. Advances in technologies such as cloud and 3D modeling — together with increased... read more

ASPRS Releases New Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data

March 2, 2015By

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has released new Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data. The PDF is available here. The new ASPRS accuracy standards fill a critical need for map users and map makers alike. For centuries, map scale and contour interval have been used as an indication of map accuracy. Users want to know how accurately... read more