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ASPRS Workshops – An Important Learning Opportunity

The Geo Week event in Denver, CO January 28 – 30, 2019 will include a number of valuable ASPRS workshops that provide intensive training from hands-on industry experts. It is not easy to stay informed of the latest advancements in … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Will Carry Photon-Counting Lidar

NASA launched the ICESat-2 satellite with the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System – ATLAS in September of this year. The mission is to assess the impact of global warming on the polar ice caps and lidar is the main technology. … Continue reading

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Geo Week 2019 Includes ILMF, ASPRS and MAPPS

There is big news in the winter geospatial conference schedule for attendees of ILMF, ASPRS and MAPPS. You will just need to attend one conference during Geo Week 2019 in Denver, CO. Great news!        

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TRB AFB 80 Summer Meeting

The Transportation Research Board’s AFB 80 Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction Standing Committee is holding its summer meeting July 22 – 25, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. The event will be held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Advance … Continue reading

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ICEYE Gets $34 Million for SAR Microsatellites

From an article by Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz): ICEYE is a high tech start-up based in Finland that just secured another $34 million in financing for what they promise will be the world’s largest Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite constellation. The … Continue reading

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Industry Engages with NGS to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System

As part of a Webinar Series the NGS is hosting “Industry Engagement to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System on June 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT.” This webinar will review a May 2018, NGS – hosted  workshop with commercial … Continue reading

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Geospatial Reference Videos

We can’t always assume that the earth is flat for all of our geospatial surveys. The use of GNSS certainly does not assume this to be the case. So I have been doing some research this week on geodesy and … Continue reading

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The Red Atlas

Ever wonder what the Soviet Union was doing about mapping during the Cold War? Well think about what they were doing in sports and by comparison you will start to get an idea of the level of sophistication and investment … Continue reading

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May the Forests Be With You

NASA is playing up the Star Wars theme with the coming launch of GEDI, a lidar sensor package that will be mounted on the International Space Station this fall with the primary mission being the 3D mapping of the world’s … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit

The newest Virgin company is Virgin Orbit. As you can see from the photo (look close under the wing), Richard Branson is making another major investment, this time its building rockets and going into space to help launch the smallsat … Continue reading

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