Understanding... Wavelengths for Remote Sensing

At a time when satellite and aerial imagery is in abundance, it is important for GIS professionals to understand the science behind light and colour in much greater detail.
At a time when satellite imagery is in abundance, it is important for geospatialists to have a deeper understanding of the data which they are working with. In the following article, Niall Conway examines, in a light hearted manner, some of the important concepts behind light wavelengths, and how they relate to remote sensing activities. Writing about stuff like remote sensing, satellites, and real-time imagery is all great fun up to a point. It's when the experts of these fields start to discuss the more technical aspects that things can get uncomfortable - like colour bands, Normalised Difference Vegetation Index,... (read more)
2018-02-01 10:25:25

Merrick Releases Remote Sensing Software Suite

Merrick & Company, specialised in Lidar, digital orthophotography, hyperspectral imaging and geographic information systems (GIS) data integration, has launched Version 2017 of the Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software suite. The MARS software suite provides comprehensive support for Lidar point cloud visualisation, data management, automated data processing, Lidar quality control and geospatial data production. The newest version of MARS provides many software enhancements and new features, which improve LAS 1.4 data throughput and application usability. This release focuses on significant improvements to the QC Module to include automated reporting for the USGS NGP Lidar Base Specification Version 1.2, including a very... (read more)
2017-04-19 04:44:48

Bluesky Remote Sensing Data Improves Efficiency for WSP Smart Consulting

WSP, the global company providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment, is using a range of remotely sensed data from Bluesky to aid existing analysis and develop new techniques. Using the data, including laser mapped 3D models, UK National Tree Map data, near infrared imagery and aerial photography, WSP has improved the efficiencies of environmental surveys and reduced the need for site visits. The data has already been used for a number of projects, including an award nominated environmental assessment for a district heating feasibility project. “Application of the Bluesky LiDAR data within our analysis has... (read more)
2018-01-29 12:34:25

NASA Pushes to Drive Commercial Data Use

NASA has launched a drive for commercial applications of its data and analysis tools with the launch of its remote sensing toolkit. Since 2013, NASA has developed and maintained an agency-wide plan, policy and framework of activities aimed at increasing public access to scientific data and publications, especially those that are outputs of NASA-funded research. These resources have been well understood and leveraged by other agencies, as well the scientific, not-for-profit and open source communities. NASA is now seeking to drive commercial use of its tools and data (petabytes per annum) with the launch of a new portal it calls... (read more)
2018-07-27 01:53:18

Gianni Cristian Iannelli

Gianni Cristian Iannelli is the CEO and co-founder of Ticinum Aerospace, an Italian Remote Sensing startup company which focuses on applying Earth Observation, GIS and machine learning technologies and data to meeting the needs of sectors such as insurance and agricultural. www.ticinumaerospace.com/ (read more)
2018-06-20 12:18:28

Todd Barr

Todd Barr is an adjunct instructor at Northeastern University and has over 20 years of experience in GIS/Data analysis and is currently focused on the field of Precision Agriculture/General Remote Sensing, working with both large agri-business as well as smaller independent farms. (read more)
2018-02-06 03:35:49

Gabriele Gernero

Gabriele Garnero is a professor of geomatics at the University of Turin and of planning sciences at the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. His research interests include applications of GNSS, photogrammetry and remote sensing, architectural surveys, digital cartography, GIS and cadastral applications. (read more)
2017-10-17 09:42:42

James Eddy

James Eddy has been technical director of Bluesky International Ltd for the past 11 years. He has been involved with airborne remote sensing since 1995 and has been involved with the creation of some of the UKs largest aerial photo datasets. (read more)
2018-08-17 02:11:35
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