Featured News

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

ByUSGS |
23 July 2014 | 85

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 | 119

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 | 176

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 | 182

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 | 262

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 | 290

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 | 242

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

NASA Satellite Data Give Early Clues to Flood Dang...

ByNASA |
13 July 2014 | 512

Every year, river flooding takes a heavy toll of lives and property damage in the United States. A n...

Planet Labs Set to Launch 28 More Satellites on Sa...

ByPlanet Labs |
11 July 2014 | 468

On Saturday (July 12th) at 10:14am Pacific / 1:14pm Eastern, Antares (http://www.orbital.com/NewsInf...

Esri Releases First Native App for Apple OS X

ByEsri |
10 July 2014 | 264

Esri today released Explorer for ArcGIS (http://www.esri.com/software/explorer-for-arcgis) on the Ma...

First Images Posted for SkySat-2 from Skybox

BySkybox |
10 July 2014 | 521

Skybox Imaging is pleased to showcase the first images from SkySat-2. These images of Bangor, Maine ...

Barbara J. Ryan Re-appointed as GEO Secretariat Di...

ByGroup on Earth Observations |
10 July 2014 | 329

Barbara J. Ryan has been re-appointed, without competition, to a second, three year term as the Secr...

Icaros to Unveil Oblique Image Viewer and Measurin...

ByIcaros |
09 July 2014 | 361

Icaros Inc. (Icaros), a leading provider of advanced aerial remote sensing and 3D visualization solu...

Surrey Satellite US Announces Payload Manifest for...

BySST-US |
09 July 2014 | 270

Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced that its Orbital Test Bed...

New Open Source Mapping and Storytelling Tool Laun...

ByCartoDB |
08 July 2014 | 353

CartoDB today announced the Beta release of Odyssey.js, an open source library that content creators...

Perspectives

Is mapmaking becoming as easy as PhotoShop for the planet?

22 July 2014 | 251

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 | 557

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 | 417

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 | 1539

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 | 702

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 | 61

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 | 1032

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 | 424

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 | 191

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 | 1641

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 | 2190

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