Gadgets

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Covering The Basics

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), the preferred industry term by the UAS Association for what the public sometimes refer to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or unmanned drones, are clever works of aircraft in geospatial technology. Generally, the devices are used to collect aerial data, but can serve multiple purposes. They are being used to perform a broad spectrum of duties such as boundary and topographic surveys, route planning, volume determination, and disaster analysis. Generally, the devices are used to collect aerial data. (more…)

Education

USGIF 2015 Scholarship Applications Due by April 20th

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The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, USGIF Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students in fields related to geospatial science. The deadline for submissions is April 20th.

VerySpatial interviewed the USGIF Director of Academic Programs, R. Maxwell Baber, PH.D. about the scholarships in 2009.

 

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GIS_Software

Soft AI (artificial intelligence) and Spatial Technologies

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As the Wall Street Journal has stated yesterday, “‘Soft’ Artificial Intelligence is Suddenly Everywhere”  Also called weak or narrow AI, soft artificial intelligence is the ability of a computer or other machine to perform complex activities that are “inspired by but don’t mimic, the human brian”.   The media coverage of soft AI, like coverage of many new technologies, focuses on computer science and engineering, but many of the technologies they use as examples, from satellites, cars, wearable technologies, to encompassing city systems and space travel, are in fact geospatial technologies.  openshaw_ai (more…)

Cool Stuff

Other podcasts…

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A couple of podcasts that I just came across on SoundCloud

A new podcast series is just around the corner entitled Placing Culture by Shaun Huston of Western Oregon University, here is the “teaser”.

At the same time, here is an older interview with Anne Kelly Knowles from a year ago on the Geography:Digital Humanities connection.