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

John Allan

John Allan is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GeoSLAM. An experienced Sales and Marketing professional, John has successfully built S&M infrastructures and channels for both established and start-up companies across the world. John has extensive global contacts in the GIS, Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry and Maritime industries. (read more)
2017-08-07 11:27:46

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

German Armed Forces Renews Contract for Hexagon Geospatial Products

At the HxGN LOCAL Defence Summit, a conference dedicated to defence and security in Western Europe, Hexagon Geospatial announced that the Bundeswehr Geoinformation Centre (BGIC) recently renewed a large software maintenance contract for Hexagon Geospatial products. The two-year renewal is for more than 100 licenses, mainly within the GeoMedia and ImageStation product families. The contract also includes consulting for workflow optimization. The contract was issued to Geosystems, a Hexagon Geospatial Premium Partner, which will work closely with the local subsidiary of Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure in Bonn and Munich to support BGIC. Mladen Stojic, Hexagon Geospatial President, explained that the... (read more)
2017-10-19 03:25:07

Belgorod and Bryansk Regional Maps on Bank of Spatial Data Updated

On the geoportal Bank of Spatial Data, the maps of the Belgorod and Bryansk regions, created using OpenStreetMap data, were updated. Source data obtained from the GIS-Lab website are complemented by objects from maps of scale 1: 1,000,000. There are added the objects of hydrography, vegetation, road network. For work with the received map it is possible to use the GIS Panorama Mini application or other software products of KB Panorama. Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial... (read more)
2017-08-08 12:48:51

Bluesky Tree Map Helps Identify Diseases in UK Trees

Bluesky, creator of the National Tree Map, is working with researchers at the University of Leicester, UK, to investigate the use of airborne mapping systems to identify diseases in trees. The health of UK forestry has been in the news for many years with Sudden Oak Death, Dutch Elm and more recently Ash Die Back and Red Band Needle Drop all generating headlines. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and supported by Forest Research, the study will investigate the use of aerial photography, thermal imaging and airborne laser mapping systems to improve the identification of diseases, determine the... (read more)
2014-07-22 08:50:01
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