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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, 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

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Earth Eye Makes Inroads in Sensor Fusion

Earth Eye is a relatively new company that has been focused on LiDAR data capture, and the fusion of LiDAR with other sensor information from both an aerial and mobile mapping platform. Their aircraft has three different sensors on it: a LiDAR, a color electro-optical (EO) imager, and a hyperspectral imager. Their vans have 360

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Microsoft Continues Investment in Eye on Earth Network

The Eye on Earth (EOE) network has garnered a great deal of praise for providing European environmental data openly and transparently, including kudos around the Rio+20 event in Rio this Spring. EOE started out as a joint project of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and Microsoft. Two individuals formulated the idea: Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A Global Perspective of Energy – Through Spatial Understanding

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

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Procedural Modeling for 3D – GIS City Modeling

The use of 3D in urban planning, digital cities and 3D city model development is growing rapidly. Planners are interested to connect databases with city information to these 3D visualizations. Esri has been developing the CityEngine software that provides a 3D visualization connection to these databases. 3D Visualization World editor Jeff Thurston recently interviewed Gert

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Nexteq Navigation Advances Global Precise Point Positioning

Nexteq Navigation is a leading developer of Precise Point Positioning (PPP) technology. This GNSS approach aims to provide high-accuracy positioning through the use of a single receiver involving satellite derived global corrections. The company’s ‘Freedom’ technology provides improved results, with a 50% increase in accuracy – using internet communicated corrections in real-time. Vector1 Media editor

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

C-NAV Delivers Precise GNSS Performance

C-NAV is an international surveying and mapping firm that aims to provide high-accuracy GNSS positioning solutions to the offshore and hydrographic surveying community. The company is involved in seismic exploration, land surveying and flood mapping, geotechnical engineering and a host of other applications. Asian Surveying and Mapping editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Ed Danson of C&C Technologies’ C-Nav Division

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Survey Performance From Robotic Total Stations to GNSS

There are few suppliers today that provide a full range of surveying technology ranging from robotic total stations through to GNSS for surveying instruments – GeoMax is one of them. The company aims to deliver a price-to-performance advantage. Asian Surveying and Mapping editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Alois Geierlehner, business director at GeoMax to learn more about

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