DigitalGlobe and Exelis Host Google Hangout
Interview with Esri founder Jack Dangermond, on the importance of geospatial awareness.
Via: Esri News
Capt. Jared Delaney, 19th Space Operations Squadron satellite vehicle operator, right, and Senior Airman Bryan Wynkoop, 19 SOPS satellite system operator, monitor telemetry during the GPS SVN-69 launch Oct. 29, 2014 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers).
The following story by Scott Prater appeared in the Schriever Sentinel, a weekly newspaper published by the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group. See http://www.schriever.af.mil/units/publicaffairs/ for further information.
By Scott Prater
11/19/2014 – SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — It’s been a busy year for members of the 19th Space Operations Squadron. As operators of the GPS launch
Via: GPS World
Esri has launched a “Share Your View!” crowd-sourcing initiative. You are invited to participate! The theme, “Share Your View!”, focuses on a seemingly local experience – the view from your window (or door). However, by placing these locations on the map, the application puts things in a broader perspective — presenting a tapestry of views from all over the world. Visit the live web map to submit your view and see entries that others have submitted.
What can you do with “Share Your View”? You can use it as a starting point
From custom beginnings to templatization: The evolution of a Story Map template
Story Maps can inform and inspire your audience. They combine interactive maps and multimedia content into elegant user experiences. One of the latest Story Maps—Geography Bee: A Global Gallery of Pollinators—uses the context of geography to present a spectacular collection of bee portraits by USGS scientist Sam Droege.
You can find many more of his compelling photos on his Flickr site USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.
The story map also showcases a prototype of a variation on the Story Map Tour,
Via: Esri Insider
ISPRS ICWG I/Vb on Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS): Sensors and Applications is inviting geomatics professionals to the 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Geomatics UAV-g 2015. This is the third event of the series of UAV-g Conferences following the very successful meetings in 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland and in 2013 in Rostock, Germany. UAV-g 2015 is hosted by the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University in Toronto, Canada.
Via: GIM International
Vehicle styling, speed and looks took the back seat while capabilities driven by GPS, sensors and data were up front at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo. Privacy and security, distractibility and safety, and human interfaces were all hot issues. The terms connected car and autonomous cars were being used interchangeably, as a continuum of an evolving set of capabilities. The least-asked question: If we build an autonomous vehicle, will it sell or become an expensive niche product? And how will the market respond to mechanical failures or accidents, even
Via: GPS World
Sterilization as Birth Control
The Washington Post looked at worldwide use of sterilization for woman and men after the recent deaths in India due to these procedures.
Via: All Points Blog
InfraRadar, a mobile ground penetrating radar infrastructure locator, developed and manufactured here by GT Frontline, recently switched to the Spectra Precision SP80 GNSS receiver. Company president, Dick van der Roest said this was done because you cannot do a good survey without a good position, and the SP80 performs significantly better than competing systems.
Via: GIM International
Avista Improves Regulatory Compliance using Esri’s ArcGIS for Mobile
OGC seeks comment on new working group focused on disseminating lightweight “datacubes”