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TAG: remote sensing

UgCS software updated for drone-based lidar missions

July 26, 2021By
Image: SPH Engineering

SPH Engineering has updated its UgCS software with a lidar toolset for UAVs. The toolset is designed to unlock the full potential of lidar sensors, making remote sensing more effective without human errors. Key features include precision calibration, flight patterns for route planning, anti-shake turns, and constant line spacing and buffer. The UgCS lidar toolset allows users to optimize time... read more

RS Fire 2020

November 2, 2020By

The Pacific Southwest Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry (PSWASPRS) and Remote Sensing will be hosting its first annual Symposium on Remote Sensing and Wildland Fire (RS Fire 2020). This virtual four-date symposium series will take place Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23. According to PSWASPRS, each date of the series includes three industry-leading speakers during... read more

Atlantic purchases first Phase One large-format camera

July 20, 2020By
Photo: Phase One Industrial

Atlantic — a remote sensing, surveying and consulting business — has purchased a Phase One Industrial 280MP large-format aerial solution to better serve its clients. The upgrade substantially increases Atlantic’s ability to efficiently capture a large area with extreme accuracy and quality, the company said. The massive Phase One Industrial 280MP aerial solution is a large-format camera system that easily integrates... read more

The evolution of remote sensing platforms

May 17, 2018By

Drones and robots complement traditional platforms, delivering insights in unique use cases. Guest column by Mike Fuller Geographic surveys have changed in the last 150 years. What started with early film cameras strapped to hot air balloons, kites and homing pigeons has advanced — both in terms of sensors and the platforms on which they’re deployed. These innovations — which include... read more

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

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

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