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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Quick and in 3D: High-resolution Aerial Photos for Disaster Response and Recovery

In my work supporting disaster response operations, I have often heard practitioners say, “Where can we quickly get detailed and up-to-date map from?” Chris Hepp, by profession a medical doctor, faced the same issue when deployed on humanitarian and peacekeeping missions with international organizations to Albania, the Kosovo, Rwanda and Haiti. He recognized the value

Monday, May 20th, 2013

The Geospatial World Forum Achieves Global Geospatial Objectives

The fifth Geospatial World Forum took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from May 13 through 16, 2013. This is the event’s second time in The Netherlands, with last year’s event taking place in Amsterdam, and the previous three in Hyderabad, India. With a growing international audience that reached 1,000 attendees this year, and an increasingly

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

DigitalGlobe Focused on Creating a Time Machine for the World #GWF2013

Stephen Wood, vice president, DigitalGlobe spoke this morning at the Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam about earth imagery being all about change, and the role of imagery to provide a time machine for the world. The daily change in activity is being monitored by DigitalGlobe, using tradecraft and people across the world.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Sensing the Forest for Fuel, Fire and Recovery

Every year, several hundred million hectares of forest, grasslands, and other types of vegetation burn throughout the world, and this amount is set to increase due to climate change. Wildfires pose a challenge for ecosystem management because they can be both harmful—threatening human life, property, economic activity and contributing to climate change—and beneficial—by regulating plant

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Using Geospatial Solutions for Effective Environmental Monitoring

Organizations responsible for environmental monitoring, especially when it comes to ‘smart development’ in environmentally sensitive areas, are increasingly using the right geospatial data, tools and processes to ensure minimal impact.

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Sensor Sensibility: Communications Design Considerations for Energy Efficiency

One of the key design constraints in the deployment of a sensor network is the optimization of power consumption and energy efficiency. A problem familiar to those working with embedded devices is the need to eke out every possible capability while working within a set of hard and fast constraints.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Report on GIS for District Planning and Administration Workshop

A workshop was recently organized to develop Geographic Information System (GIS) for one of the Lesser Himalayan districts of Uttarakhand State, the Rudraprayag, drained by glacial fed mighty rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. The workshop was jointly organized by the Center of Excellence for Natural Resources Data Management System (COE, NRDMS) in Uttarakhand, Department of Geography,

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

What and Where: The Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS

The sciences, technologies, and practices of remote sensing and of geographic information systems (GIS) arose separately, developed in parallel, intersected, and are now inextricably linked. Nearly all the features in most GIS are collected by means of satellite imagery or aerial photogrammetry, and GIS is the application where this imagery is most commonly visualized. “All

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Countdown to GEO-North Exhibition Commences

As final preparations commence for the inaugural GEO-North event on 07 March 2013 at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK, GEO-North the organisers have announced more headline grabbing seminar topics as well as  bumper list of sponsor organisations.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

ArcGIS and Fusion: Providing Powerful 3D Insight to Forest Resource Managers

Good management decisions require the availability of quality information. For forest resource managers, the combination of airborne Light Detection And Ranging (lidar) remote sensing data together with Esri’s ArcGIS and the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s own FUSION software have created a powerful 3D environment capable of modeling a forest’s canopy structure.

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