Neogeographers for Environmental Monitoring

April 26, 2012

There was a presentation today at the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam by Eduardo Dias, with the┬áSPIN spatial information laboratory also with Geodan, developers of tools to support crisis assessment, reconstruction and recovery. The company developed tools for Deforest Action, to incorporate satellite imagery, citizen sensors, collective intelligence and distributed computing to help keep track […]

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Eye on Earth Noise Watch App

April 26, 2012

An Eye on Earth mobile-based application from the European Environment Agency (EEA) gives individuals an opportunity to sense the noise level around them, and aggregates all the citizens as sensors to derive broader noise maps of specific geographies. This addition of noise to existing Water Watch and Air Watch, gives citizens a suite of pollution […]

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Maintaining the Responsibility of Land Ownership

April 25, 2012

Wubbo Ockels, former astronaut and professor of Aerospace for Sustainable Engineering and Technology at the Delft University, Netherlands spoke this morning at the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam. As a former astronaut for The Netherlands, he has a unique perspective regarding the responsibility that we have for our planet, having gone beyond the bounds of […]

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The Geospatial Industry Empowers a Billion+ People

April 24, 2012

Ingrid Vanden Berghen, administrator general, National Geographic, Institute of Belgium and President Eurogeographics, Belgium presided over a session on capacity building and the expansion of the global geospatial marketplace to a billion plus people. Leading off this session was an address by Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri. The fact that our world is […]

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Developing a World Geospatial Knowledge Platform

April 24, 2012

APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th president of the Republic of India, gave a keynote this morning at the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam. The address related a wide number of applications of the technology across all sectors of society, yet lamented that the technology still does not reach all citizens. With that goal in mind, […]

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Rapid Technology Change Means Geospatial Is Everywhere

April 24, 2012

Steve Berglund, CEO of Trimble, gave a morning address at the Geospatial World Forum today in Amsterdam. Contrary to a call for greater promotion of the industry, Berglund stated that geospatial is everywhere as a foundation for business now, embedded in everything we do as a society going forward. With an aside that perhaps this […]

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MineRP Aims to Improve Underground Tracking in 3D

April 23, 2012

MineRP has been working to enable underground tracking for use in mines with precise real-time position in three dimensions. The tracking solution uses wireless wi-fi and RFID tracking over wireless networks, with triangulation based on signal strength aiding the position fix. MineRP has been delivering new visual reporting functionality for mining through their SpatialDB database, […]

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Enhanced View Budget Cut Opposition Heats Up

April 20, 2012

There’s a feature in today’s New York Times that outlines the battle that is brewing in Congress to defend the use of commercial satellite imagery for intelligence gathering. The president’s budget as submitted reduces the Enhanced View program spending by more than half from $540 million to $250 million. The director of the National Reconnaissance […]

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App Helps Visualize Climate Change Impacts

April 19, 2012

Red Hill Studios has developed an iPad application called Painting with Time: Climate Change that lets you explore how the world is changing. Dragging your finger across the screen peels back the layers of time to reveal how our world is changing. Gary Braasch, creator and photographer of the World View of Global Warming , […]

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Micro Laser Developed for Mobile Phone-based Measurements

April 19, 2012

UK-based Measurement Devices Ltd. (MDL) has developed a tiny eye-safe micro laser for the mobile phone market that could revolutionize field data collection. The Micro Laser Module can make hundreds of measurement a second for objects within a 120-meter radius. Now that the hardware has been developed it is being marketed to original equipment manufacturers […]

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