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Revised West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia Maps Feature New Design

ByUSGS |
24 April 2014 | 122

US Topo maps (http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/index.html) now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off. Improvements to symbol definitions (color, line thickness, line symbols, area...

ARC-Boats Delivers Real Benefits for the Environment Agency

ByEuropean Environment Agency |
22 April 2014 | 122

International environmental hydraulics specialist HR Wallingford worked in partnership with the Environment Agency to develop the ARC-Boat, a remote controlled boat that is used to collect river, reservoir and estuarine data such as flow rates, depth and suspended sediment concentrations. The boat is in use internationally, and users include regulatory...

Surrey Satellite US Introduces Next-Generation Color Video-Imaging Small Satellite

BySurrey Satellite |
15 April 2014 | 375

Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today introduced the Surrey V1C color video-imaging satellite, a new compact design with high-quality imaging at sub-one-meter resolution. Priced at less than $20 million, the V1C design has significant space heritage and provides a 10-kilometer color video imaging swath.

Better Climate Predictions within Grasp thanks to Next-stage Funding of Satellite Mission

ByNational Physical Laboratory |
14 April 2014 | 237

A proposed satellite mission - that will improve our understanding of the consequences of climate change and could save the global economy up to $30 trillion - has received funding to develop a more detailed design of the technology and identify partners. It is hoped the satellite could be in...

DAT/EM Selected by Ordnance Survey, Great Britain

ByDAT/EM Systems |
11 April 2014 | 259

Ordnance Survey, Great Britain has selected DAT/EM Systems International® as their primary photogrammetric mapping software provider. The Summit Evolution™ software will be used for GIS and land base feature capture and editing for their mapping programs within Great Britain.

Perspectives

Why is mapping for climate action, resilience and adaptation a game changer for the geospatial industry?

22 April 2014 | 523

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released their latest report, warning that delaying action will raise risks and impact...

Is innovation of geospatial technology destined to always be driven by military budgets?

08 April 2014 | 640

Many of the roots of innovation in the geospatial toolbox come from military initiatives, including the Global Positioning System...

How does open data spur the economic benefits from sensor and system investments?

31 March 2014 | 559

Sensors and systems configurations are proliferating whether for satellites with ground-based analysis and service delivery or with the components...

What can be gleaned about today’s technology from the growing mystery of MH370?

18 March 2014 | 765

Geospatial technologies have been deployed at a grand scale to help track down the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that...

How will the need for geospatial skills change when there’s a search engine for the planet?

11 March 2014 | 1094

There is an explosion of readily accessible imagery and video for the globe that will soon be coming online,...

Features

UAS for Agriculture, Ready for Take-off

Geospatial Education Continues to Balance Principles, Tools and Job Skills

Democracy Depends Upon Access to Government Geodata

Interviews

BlackBridge Expands Niche in Broad Area Mapping and Change Detection

BlackBridge Expands Niche in Broad Area Mapping and Change Detection

27 March 2014 | 748

The purchase of the five-satellite RapidEye constellation by BlackBridge has linked earth observation capacity to a cloud-based system. Sensors...

GameSim Finds Fusion Capabilities in Demand

GameSim Finds Fusion Capabilities in Demand

24 March 2014 | 595

GameSim is a Florida-based company that continues to grow rapidly as a provider of software products and services, with a...

Skybox Looks to Innovate on Ease of Access

Skybox Looks to Innovate on Ease of Access

13 March 2014 | 1456

Sensors Systems (S S) editor Matt Ball spoke with Dirk Robinson, vice president of Image Systems at...

Columns

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

ByCarl Reed |
21 April 2014 | 346

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 | 632

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

Saving and Using the Geodetic Control Infrastructure

Saving and Using the Geodetic Control Infrastructure

ByBruce Joffe |
01 April 2014 | 630

GIS professionals familiar with the National Spatial Data Infrastructure's seven Framework Data Layers know that these are just the beginning...

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