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Monday, August 5th, 2013

Applying Spatial and Temporal Intelligence to Marine Spatial Planning

There’s an ongoing need to apply spatial and temporal intelligence to make sense of change. The Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association (PacMARA) is an organization that is applying decision support tools for ecosystem-based decision making for marine spatial planning. Sensors & Systems (S&S) special correspondent Matteo Luccio spoke with Henry Kucera, director of the

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Surrey Opens Manufacturing in the US as Small Satellite Market Expands

Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) has had operations in the United States for the past five years but just recently expanded their operations and ambitions, with plans to manufacture small satellites from their new office in Colorado, along with providing applications and services. Sensors & Systems (S&S) editor Matt Ball toured the new facility and spoke

Friday, June 28th, 2013

ArcGIS Online Extends the Utility of GIS to More and New Users

While ArcGIS Online has been in development for some time, it has only been a year since the launch where it took center stage at the Esri International User Conference. At the coming out of this capacity for organizations, the cloud extension provides a meaningful change for how organizations extended the power of the tools

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

OpenGeo Breaks Out with Private Investment

OpenGeo has been at the forefront of open source web-based geospatial technology development for some time, first as part of OpenPlans, a non-profit technology advocacy group, and now they’ve launched as an independent organization. The company has both a suite of enabling open source technologies as well as solutions aimed at government, transit and commercial

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Intergraph to Combine Sensors and Software for Solution Advantage

Intergraph has placed a greater importance on software platform development under the leadership of Hexagon, and this software from Intergraph with sensors from Leica Geosystems have successfully been combined and marketed as solutions under the Hexagon name. One such solution, the Hexagon Hydrology Overall (H2O) solution was on prominent display at the recent HxGN Live

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The Group on Earth Observations Transitions to Greater Outreach

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is working to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) by coordinating collaborative capacity across Member nations. Sensors & Systems (S&S) editor Matt Ball spoke with Barbara J. Ryan, GEO secretariat director, at the recent Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam. The conversation covered the mission and outlook

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Spectral Calibration Unlocks Untold Knowledge

In order to make use of multispectral remote sensing, fieldwork called ground truthing is required to calibrate the spectral returns and match them to a library of known profiles in order to understand and classify the materials. ASD Inc., recently acquired by PANalytical, is a Boulder-based company that has a line of field spectrometers and

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Spreading the Inspiration of Earth Observation

Research scientists continue to add to our understanding of Earth systems, thanks to the global earth observation capacity. Waleed Abdalati, associate professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, director of the Earth Science & Observation Center, a Fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and former NASA Chief Scientist, has

Monday, March 25th, 2013

TerraGo Rebrands and Raises Funds with a Focus on Location Intelligence Innovation

TerraGo has long offered one of the more interesting portable means of capturing map data through their GeoPDF offering. The company continues to innovate and expand that technology with mobile and enterprise offerings that leverage an increasing amount of data sources. Sensors & Systems (S&S) editor Matt Ball spoke recently with Richard (Rick) Cobb, president

Monday, March 11th, 2013

exactEarth Provides Unique Insight Into Global Ocean Traffic

exactEarth has successfully launched an earth observation satellite constellation to track Automated Identification System (AIS) data from the world’s shipping traffic. There are a variety of applications for this technology, including safety, supply chain tracking, and military operations, as well as environmental monitoring. Sensors & Systems (S&S) special correspondent Matteo Luccio spoke with Graham Stickler,

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