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ERDAS Imagine 9.3 Webinar

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I try not to talk about our adverts in posts, but the most recent ERDAS ad is for an upcoming webinar titled ERDAS IMAGINE 9.3…IMAGINE What’s Next! (Webinar) which grabbed my interest. The teaser blurb on the registration page talks about better vector support and, what I have been hankering for, OGC web service access. […]

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Remote Sensing at ESRI UC

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The latest mass email from ESRI regarding the International User Conference had a small blurb on a new Remote Sensing GIS Summit that has been added to the event on Sunday August 3 from 8:30 to 5:30. The preliminary agenda includes keynote and case study presentations as well as the expected technical presentations. If you […]

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INFOMAR – Mapping Ireland’s Seabed

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Just as countries are spending increasing amounts of money and resources to map their territories using high-resolution technologies such as LIDAR, some, like Ireland, are devoting significant effort to map their undersea territory (and potential resources) as well. Beginning in 2006, the INFOMAR (INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s MArine Resource) project has […]

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India getting into the lunar mapping game

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At a press conference on Monday, officials from India’s ISRO announced that they are planning to launch the Chandrayaan-I satellite that will orbit the Moon for two years on a terrain mapping mission. This will be part of India’s long-range efforts toward a planned manned lunar mission within the next decade. I think it’s really […]

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Landsat Archive to be Made Available at No Charge

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Our readers Michelle and Ed both gave me a heads-up on the USGS’ plans and timeline for making the entire Landsat archive of imagery (with less than 20% cloud cover) available for download at no charge. The Landsat program has been an amazing success story, and its archives are really an incredible resource for research […]

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A Remote Tribe Goes High Tech With Google

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The Surui people, who have been so remote in the Brazilian forests that they were only ‘discovered’ in 1969, have turned to the high tech tools of Google Earth to help them protect their existence. Initial contacts with outsiders led them to fight, but bows and arrows proved rather useless compared to modern weapons. Since […]

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Carbon Footprint Map of the US

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The Vulcan project is an interesting project out of Purdue University. They seek to “quantify North American fossil fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at space and time scales much finer than has been achieved in the past.” They’ve just released a new carbon footprint map detailing fossil fuel based CO2 emissions from around the US. […]

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LGGI becomes ERDAS…again

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I have to admit that I JUST started calling Imagine and other Leica Geosystems Geospatial Inc products “Leica Imagine”. Now I have to unlearn this behavior as they have rebranded as ERDAS, Inc. 1) In my opinion this is a great marketing move, at least for those of us who have used the software for […]

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Extrasolar discovery of organic molecule

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It’s a baby step, but an important one. NASA reported yesterday that they found the first evidence of an organic molecule in the atmosphere of a planet outside of the solar system. Methane was discovered in the atmosphere of planet HD 189733b (let’s call it planet ‘Moo-cow’ for simplicity) by the Hubble telescope. Plenty of […]

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New EROS director

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February has definitely been a month for me to play catch-up. I just came across an article from early Feb in the Argus Leader about the new EROS director Eric Clemmons. Apparently he is moving to South Dakota from a position at NOAA where he was involved in their remote sensing group. With Landsat 8 […]