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Monday, March 11th, 2013

The Exelis Cloud Offering Provides a Leap Forward for Imagery Exploitation

Exelis Visual Information Solutions (VIS) just launched the ENVI Services Engine (ESE), an offering that takes desktop functionality and extends that to either a cloud or enterprise framework. Sensors & Systems (S&S) editor Matt Ball spoke with Beau Legeer, VP of Product Marketing at Exelis VIS, about the background on the development, the functionality and

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Smart Cities, Network Effects, and the Next Generation of Planning

Michael Batty, a professor of planning at the University College London, Fellow of the British Academy, and founder and chairman of the board of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), has had a distinguished career as a professor of geography and planning and as an author and researcher. Most recently, Batty has been exploring

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Intergraph Makes Big Strides on Integrated Product Suite

Intergraph has solidly returned to a software platform model under Hexagon. The past year’s worth of development has now been revealed, with the release of the Intergraph Geospatial 2013 portfolio. Sensors & Systems (S&S) editor Matt Ball recently spoke with Mladen Stojic, vice president – Geospatial at Intergraph, about the product vision, the highlights of this release,

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Creating the World of Tomorrow

Jennifer Sheldon is an ecologist, writer, and program manager specializing in terrestrial ecology and wild dog ecology. Her research emphasis includes development of spatial models of carnivore competitive interactions, as well as the demography of coyotes during gray wolf restoration in Yellowstone National Park. Her expertise includes working with multi-disciplinary and stakeholder teams on research

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Painting a Geographical Picture of Complex Emergencies

GIS has long been used to get a handle on complex emergency situations as maps provide a means for a common understanding across diverse disaster response teams. Esri has been working to aid and support local teams as well as the general public through online tools that map and integrate with social media. Sensors &

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Trimble Continues to Innovate to Meet Growing Agriculture Demands

The application of GNSS sensors and machine control to agriculture, with a prescriptive approach that matches maps of the field nutrients and soil condition, has had a dramatic  impact on increased yields and cost savings for farmers. As more extremes in weather occur, this variable technology is helping ensure productivity with fewer inputs. Sensors &

Monday, December 10th, 2012

PLANETiQ Offers a New Service Model for Earth Monitoring

The recent impact of Hurricane Sandy speaks to a need for greater weather monitoring, particularly in light of an aging constellation of satellites. This coupled with the budgetary constraints on federal agencies provides an opening for private industry to fill in the gaps. PLANETiQ is a new, privately funded start-up company that plans to launch

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Making the Case for Environmental Information

During the debates of the recent presidential race, both candidates avoided the polarizing issue of climate change, although there was certainly some mention during both campaigns. Now that the Obama administration will continue, many are asking what steps will be taken, particularly in light of the historic east coast storms. Sensors & Systems (S&S) editor

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Landsat Poised to Meet Scientific Mission

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission, a joint project between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, is poised to deliver better data to monitor global land-use change with the planned launch of Landsat 8 early next year. Sensors & Systems (S&S) special correspondent Matteo Luccio spoke with Jenn Sabers, Remote Sensing Branch Chief, Earth Resources Observations

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Analytics and Monitoring Drive DigitalGlobe Growth

DigitalGlobe has had amazing stock performance of greater than 22 percent growth over the past five years and nearly 30 percent growth over the past year. Sensors & Systems (S&S) special correspondent Matteo Luccio spoke with Dr. Walter Scott, founder and CTO of DigitalGlobe, about the path the company has taken to achieve this growth

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