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Eco Counters Track Park Patrons

by Matt Ball on April 2, 2012

The French company ECO Counter has created and deployed sensor networks to count pedestrians and cyclists in urban and natural environments. The system is made up of three parts that include a sensor to detect pedestrians or cyclists, a data logger that saves detection data, and software to analyze and share the data. The system […]

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Researchers at Harvard University have discovered a new means to detect ancient settlements using both hyperspectral imagery from NASA’s Terra satellite along with SRTM digital terrain models. Ancient soils called anthrosols are lighter than surrounding soil, and much richer in organic matter, which shows up in hyperspectral imagery. The digital terrain model helps measure that […]

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Mapping Your Water Footprint

by Matt Ball on March 15, 2012

Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design have compiled an online map that takes a look at the “water footprint” of countries around the world. The data visualization compiles data on water consumption as well as the hidden water content in consumer goods in order to determine the differing amount of water consumed per […]

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The Hexagon year-end report for 2011 just came out, and there is a recorded webinar with slides and an overview from Ola Rollen, president and CEO, that is available online. Rollen’s commentary highlighted many different areas of performance and business change, including: The blended Intergraph (software) and Hexagon (hardware) business has a favorable effect on […]

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A detailed map of block-by-block energy use has been created by the Columbia University Engineering School with data from the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. The interactive map demonstrates the energy used to heat and cool buildings, which accounts for two-thirds of the energy used in the city. The research built a statistical […]

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Modeling Wildlife Habitat with Lidar

by Matt Ball on January 24, 2012

Today at the ILMF event in Denver, Wesley Newton from the U.S. Geological Survey discussed the use of lidar for wildlife habitat modeling. The USGS works to assess the quality of habitat, population demographics, species survival, and why wildlife are found in specific habitats. The group works to model and explain the mix of wildlife […]

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The UK-based risk analysis and mapping company Maplecroft has just released their fourth Climate Change Vulnerability Index that takes a look at climate impacts and a country’s ability to adapt. There are 193 countries profiles in the study, with a look at population concentration, development, natural resources, agricultural productivity, and conflict. There are 30 countries […]

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EarthCube is an ongoing effort to frame the research benefits of an integrated cyberinfrastructure to house data and information across the geosciences. The group has just released a white paper under the auspices of the Open Geospatial Consortium to outline seven data-intensive and cross-disciplinary science scenarios that would benefit from such a robust and adaptable […]

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A repeated theme in many sessions at the GeoInt 2011 Seminar in San Antonio this week has been the need to understand local social, tribal, religious and cultural context both in today’s conflicts and in those to come. What the people think and do has been central to current nation-building mission, and there is much […]

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NGA Addresses Technology and Social Disruption

by Matt Ball on October 16, 2011

Dr. Greg Smith, deputy director of Innovision and chief scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), gave the keynote at this morning’s Pre-Symposium Science and Technology Forum as a pre-cursor to the GeoInt Symposium in San Antonio. He began by highlighting the 15th anniversary of NGA that was celebrated last month with the opening of […]

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