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Spatial.ly is a Source of Big and Open Map Databases

My son turned me on to the Spatial.ly website as a result of some research he is doing for his masters degree at the University of New Hampshire.One of the examples is a spinning globe using only open source R … Continue reading

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Year Up – A Program to Address the Opportunity Divide

I spent five plus hours in my car today. I heard two attention grabbing reports. The first involved an in-depth study on the potential effects of climate change (too political and scary) and the second an inside look at Year … Continue reading

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Studying Drought Using Lidar in the Amazon Rain Forest

Most people would not expect the Amazon rain forest to be associated with studying drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because of climate change. The question at hand is how these droughts are … Continue reading

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Geospatial Career Seminar – Your Organization Can Sponsor

To proactively support Younger Geospatial Professionals in your geographic region and encourage them to join professional organizations you might consider hosting a Geospatial Career Seminar or webinar. I was speaking with Jon Murphy the founder of GoGeomatics Canada today about … Continue reading

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GoGeomatics 2019 Conference Being Planned for Ottawa

GoGeomatics is a website that supports the geomatics community across Canada and beyond. At the Ottawa GoGeomatics Meetup this past November, founder and CEO Jonathan Murphy led a discussion on what will be the first-ever GoGeomatics Conference in 2019. This … Continue reading

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Phoenix Lidar Proves Whether it Snows on Mars

At minus 100 degrees Celsius, it is certainly cold enough for ice to form in the Mars atmosphere, but these scientists relied on NASA’s Phoenix lidar to finally answer the question. From an article in Discover by Tom Yulsman. First, … Continue reading

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Skyward Has Enterprise Scale UAV Solutions

Skyward offers software solutions for managing fleets of UAVs in multiple countries around the world. Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT (Internet of Things) services in high-growth markets, Verizon purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, … Continue reading

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Intel Capital Invests in Delair to Accelerate Software Platform

Intel Capital is one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms. If you recall from the Olympics (see below) they have a keen interest in UAVs, making Delair an ideal investment partner. For the past year, Delair and Intel … Continue reading

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MAPPS 2018 Summer Meeting Recap

The 2018 MAPPS Annual Summer Meeting recently ended with an engaging panel discussion and a “call to action” for members to continue their involvement in the legislative process. Members must remain diligent by actively participating in events that promote and … Continue reading

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Transportation and GIS – The Debate Continues

This was one of the key side discussions on the final day of the very successful TRB AFB80 summer meeting. The expected increase in autonomous and connected (the vehicle is connected to the infrastructure via dedicated radio signal) vehicle use, … Continue reading

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