Tag Archives: remote sensing

Batch Geonews: Centimeters GNSS Accuracy from Smartphones, Google Maps + StreetView in Legos, Google Earth in VR, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode. From the open source / open data front: Popular nowadays, Considering a Hybrid Proprietary/Open-Source Architecture Here’s a followup regarding the Open Letter for LiDAR standards, for which Esri’s Jack Dangermond himself provided feedback With the open source GeoMesa that is almost ready for release, Google & GeoServer Support Geospatial Big Data in the ...

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New stable release: GRASS GIS 7.0.0

The GRASS GIS Development team has announced the release of the new major version GRASS GIS 7.0.0. This version provides many new functionalities including spatio-temporal database support, image segmentation, estimation of evapotranspiration and emissivity from satellite imagery, automatic line vertex densification during reprojection, more LIDAR support and a strongly improved graphical user interface experience. GRASS GIS 7.0.0 also offers significantly ...

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Batch Geonews: Halloween Street View, Cesium 3D Terrains, India’s GNSS, Open Source Dronecode, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode. On the open source / open data front: This is a must see, full instructions to Creating 3D terrains with Cesium Via O’Reilly, I became aware of Google’s open Material Design Icons on GitHub that can certainly be used for maps, reminiscent of the Maki and WorldWeatherSymbols amongst a few New lab, University ...

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Batch Geonews: WorldView-3 Launched, UK to Allow Autonomous Cars, ArcGIS Pro, MapBox GL, and much more

This is an unusually long edition of the geonews in batch mode, covering all of our Summer break. On the Esri front: A nice summary, Twelve Things Worth Knowing from Esri User Conference Q&A More options is good, Introducing Esri’s World Elevation Services It’s not ‘beta’ anymore, ArcGIS Open Data production APB discuss the upcoming 64-bits friendly ArcGIS Pro ...

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Chinese Democracy Supported by Geospatial Technologies

Since the 1997 Handover from United Kingdom to China, Hong Kong 1 July March has been the largest civil movement in HK. As the activity became more like a protest, instead of the celebration of “Return”, in recent years, the number of attendees is concerned. However, the counting varies from different sources. Which is accurate? To have a more reliable ...

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Remote Sensing Summer School: new era of research for students.

For its third edition, the Remote Sensing Summer School (RSSS) has put in Quebec City (Canada) together ten world-class lectures with 40+ curious students from all continents. This Summer School has been initiated recently each time before the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) supported by the GeoScience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). This event organized by INRS-ETE ...

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Batch Geonews: Amazon Fire 3D Phone, Esri’s GeoPlanner, New MOOCs, 60-80% of all data is geo, 40cm Imagery, and much more

Completing the catching up of all the geonews for June. From the Esri front: Esri is Introducing GeoPlanner for ArcGIS “a new premium web app focused on meeting the needs of planning and design professionals across a wide range of industries” GeoAwesomeness discusses ESRI’s new GIS MOOC: Going Places with Spatial Analysis There’s New Landscape layers on ArcGIS Online and ...

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What are Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Jobs?

Earth Observation Directory (EOD) provides worldwide job positions related to Earth Observation and Remote Sensing since more than a year and it recently announced an detailed analysis of all their job opportunities.

In which country you can find the most of opportunities? Which skills are the most commonly required? And, what about salary expectations? These are some of the questions, which they wanted to answer. As a result, they set up an interesting profile of the Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist. For example, it shows that most of opportunities are provided by governmental institutions like universities and research laboratories. Moreover, it highlights that besides usual GIS software abilities, language programming is more and more required.

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FOSS4G-Europe Welcoming Contributions

Independent software developers, scientists, industry experts, and agency representatives will come to meet at the FOSS4-Europe conference held in Bremen, Germany from July 15 to 17. Contributions can now be submitted on the conference website until April 15.

Under this year’s motto “Independent Innovation for INSPIRE, Big Data and citizen participation” the conference series FOSS4G-Europe (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial - Europe) is uniting the GIS community from a broad spectrum of fields like geodesy, geo information, land management, and remote sensing. Industry and public authorities are expressly invited as they increasingly realize value and economic potential of free and open source products.

Several additional events make the FOSS4G-Europe in Bremen a unique event. A public viewing of the soccer World Championship final will kick off a week packed with events. The week will open with a workshop “Big Geo Data & INSPIRE” especially targeted at public authorities. INSPIRE Annex II and III will be discussed in relation to the pertaining standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium. Canadian Jeff McKenna, President of the OSGEO Foundation, will open the event with his keynote talk. As a charter member McKenna has got involved with spreading and usage of open-source software for geo information systems for many years. In a plenary, the winners of the international academic NASA World Wind Challenge Europe programming contest will be announced and honored at the conference.

Being in the tradition of the worldwide FOSS4G conference series, this event will bring together open-source experts and enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond creating a unique, visionary atmosphere.

Conference Dates:

General presentations and workshops:

  • Abstract submission: apr-15
  • Review notification: apr-30
  • Conference: jul-13

Scientific Track:

  • Abstract submission: apr-15
  • Full paper submission: apr-22
  • Review notification: may-15
  • Camera ready version: jun-15
  • Conference: jul-13

Early bird registration deadline: may-22


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HD Video of Earth From Space Brings Maps to Life

We knew this was coming, and now it's here. Wired shares an article named Incredible HD Video of Earth From Space Brings Maps to Life. We enter in a new era of space-based remote sensing. You can also learn more directly from Skybox's HD video website. What isn't clear to me at this point is the current delay they can offer between capture of the video and the delivery to customer - this delay will certainly shorten over time.

From the Wired article: "The video above was taken by a satellite, from space. It has enough resolution to watch individual cars move down the road and identify specific planes at the Beijing airport. The footage is from Skybox Imaging, a company that has just started offering customers 90-second video of any point on Earth from its SkySat-1 satellite, upping the ability to monitor what’s going on down here on Earth from space. [...] “What’s exciting now is being able to put the video directly on a map,” said Mapbox CEO Eric Gunderson. “They’re an awesome data source, and we have an awesome API that can digest that data.” [...] “What’s exciting now is being able to put the video directly on a map,” said Mapbox CEO Eric Gunderson. “They’re an awesome data source, and we have an awesome API that can digest that data.”"

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