UrtheCast is a company created to provide the first live high-definition video feed of Earth from space. Working jointly with Russian aerospace giant RSC Energia, the company is building, launching, installing, and operating two cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station. Starting next year, video data of the Earth collected by these cameras will be down-linked to ground stations and then displayed in near-real time on UrtheCast’s Web site or distributed directly to the company’s partners and customers. Special correspondent Matteo Luccio spoke with Wade Larson, co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) and Dr. George Tyc, chief technology advisor, UrtheCast about the company's technology, business model and applications.
Now that we’ve achieved near global digital spatial data coverage, with a number of online tools to explore the world, it’s time to add to that data with further understanding. One tool to take on this challenge is MapStory, a new data commons to store and explore details about our world that adds a time component through the breadth of geologic time. Matt Ball spoke recently with Chris Tucker, chairman and CEO of the non-profit MapStory Foundation, about the vision, goals and benefits of this open, open, open platform.
Recently the University of British Columbia unveiled a decision theatre, an interactive and immersive computer visualization lab for collaborative advancement of landscape planning. Special correspondent Matteo Luccio spoke with Stephen R.J. Sheppard, the project lead and professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Sheppard is also the author of Visualizing Climate Change: A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions, which was just published by Routledge at the end of March. In this interview, Luccio delves into the details about the Decision Theatre, including both the technology and the approach.
Over the past year, there has been a great deal of work on the integration of ERDAS and Intergraph software offerings to make a more complete geospatial platform. Matt Ball recently spoke with Mladen Stojic, Vice President – Geospatial at Intergraph, about this ongoing work and the long-term vision. As you’ll read, the focus is on a future generation that demands more rapid answers, and that intuitively streamlines complex geospatial technology stacks into optimized workflows.
Energy is a key issue around the globe to today and Geoff Zeiss of Autodesk is no stranger to utilities and infrastructure. He has been writing extensively about energy related matters on his excellent blog ‘Between the Poles’, presenting many pieces in the global energy puzzle. Through his work at Autodesk, Geoff also has global experience, knowledge and understanding about spatial design, data management, modelling and analysis tools involving energy utilities and infrastructure operations. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston discussed energy with him from a wide number of perspectives in this interview.
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Italy - INSPIRE 2013: The Green Renaissance
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Italy - International Workshop at the Crossroad of Earth Information, Technology and Social Sciences
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Austria - RIEGL LIDAR 2013 International User Conference
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Canada - MultiTemp 2013
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Portugal - 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition
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Austria - GI_Forum