Featured News

Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi) Announces $25 Million...

BySpire |
30 July 2014 | 83

Spire, a satellite-powered data company, announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A ...

FACT SHEET: Empowering America’s Agricultural Sect...

ByThe White House |
29 July 2014 | 95

In March 2014, the Obama Administration unveiled the Climate Data Initiative—a key deliverable of th...

Society of Satellite Professionals International L...

BySSPI |
29 July 2014 | 119

The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today launched How Satellites Make a Bet...

Report: Earth Observation Priorities 2014

ByAlliance for Earth Observations |
28 July 2014 | 162

Within the borders of the world’s third largest country resides the most dynamic and technologically...

New Ordnance Survey Mapping Service Launched for U...

ByOrdnance Survey |
28 July 2014 | 104

Resilience Direct was initially launched in April 2014, providing a secure platform for multi-agency...

DoD, Partners Share Mapping Technology for Disaste...

ByDOD News |
25 July 2014 | 208

The Defense Department is using geospatial, or mapping, technology in a tool that will soon be avail...

Mapping Disaster: A Global Community Helps from Sp...

ByUSGS |
24 July 2014 | 478

Year after year, somewhere on Earth, natural or manmade disasters cause loss of life and widespread ...

High-Resolution Satellites Help Monitor and Respon...

ByWorld Resources Institute |
24 July 2014 | 354

One of the most devastating threats to the environment, economy, and human health in Indonesia comes...

Observing Earth Today and Tomorrow: A National Pla...

ByUSGS |
23 July 2014 | 410

Humans have been observing Earth for a very long time simply because the conditions of the Earth are...

Harnessing Observations and Data About our Earth

ByThe White House |
22 July 2014 | 348

The White House Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP) released a National Plan for Civil Eart...

Phoenix Aerial Systems Proudly Announces a New Cla...

ByPhoenix Aerial Systems |
20 July 2014 | 287

Phoenix Aerial Systems, a leading manufacturer of LiDAR mobile mapping systems, announced today the ...

UrtheCast and NanoRacks To Install Earth Observati...

ByUrtheCast |
18 July 2014 | 293

UrtheCast Corp. announced that pursuant to its agreement with NanoRacks, LLC it plans to dramaticall...

Unmanned Systems and Emerging Markets to be Buzz o...

ByMAPPS |
18 July 2014 | 380

The buzz in the geospatial profession on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will draw the attention of MA...

Bringing Google Earth Images to Business

ByGoogle |
17 July 2014 | 418

Since launching Google Earth in 2005, imagery has become a powerful tool to virtually visit almost a...

World Vision Joins Ground Breaking Alliance to Sup...

ByWorld Vision |
14 July 2014 | 352

Child focused development organisation World Vision has joined an African Union partnership – ...

Perspectives

Is mapmaking becoming as easy as PhotoShop for the planet?

22 July 2014 | 542

At the rate that earth observation platforms are advancing, daily and even more frequent images of our world are becoming...

What are the top ten promises of wearables for greater geospatial awareness?

14 July 2014 | 674

The wearables are certainly coming. We’ve seen the future in Google Glass (https://glass.google.com/getglass/shop/glass), and the Android wear (http://www.android.com/wear/) watches that...

Can we afford to ignore the importance of Earth observation for carbon and climate accounting?

01 July 2014 | 520

We’re on the eve of the launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory - 2, a direct copy of a satellite...

What’s the significance of Google’s purchase of Skybox, and the removal of imagery restrictions?

16 June 2014 | 1621

Last week was a remarkable one for earth observation announcements. First was the news that Google would purchase Skybox Imaging...

How might NGA’s immersive mission impact mainstream geospatial technology?

03 June 2014 | 764

At the recent International Space Symposium, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Letitia Long, set forth (http://geospatialstream.com/?p=644) the mapping...

Features

China's Beidou System Gets a Commercial Partner in Alibaba

Improving Global Carbon Estimates with LiDAR

UAS for Agriculture, Ready for Take-off

Interviews

Azavea Marks a Mission Toward Better Mapping for Municipalities

Azavea Marks a Mission Toward Better Mapping for Municipalities

23 July 2014 | 198

Azavea has been doing interesting municipal work for more than a decade, with visualization and modeling software solutions that drive...

Esri Invests in the Long Term, Increasing the Value of GIS

Esri Invests in the Long Term, Increasing the Value of GIS

07 July 2014 | 1224

Esri has made significant inroads in terms of GIS functionality and the provisioning of their cloud-based GIS, ArcGIS Online, with...

Going Beyond Global Forest Change Modeling Toward Big Earth-system Sustainability

Going Beyond Global Forest Change Modeling Toward Big Earth-system Sustainability

01 July 2014 | 502

One of the more impressive earth observation achievements in recent years was the collaboration between Google and the University of...

Columns

Preparing For an Exploding Technology

Preparing For an Exploding Technology

ByBruce Joffe |
22 July 2014 | 450

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), already popular with hobbyists, are gaining the interest of map-making professionals. Perhaps you've played with a...

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

ByCarl Reed |
21 April 2014 | 1714

Since 1994, I have participated in, facilitated, and lead a variety of standards activities. I have helped develop standards in...

Technology Intersection – Geospatial Strategies for Insight from Big Data

Technology Intersection – Geospatial Strategies for Insight from Big Data

ByMarco Ruocco |
14 April 2014 | 2305

Sensing technologies are producing unprecedented amounts of data about the environment and the digital world. The current question is: how...