Geospatial


Exploring the seas, via IP

<i>Okeanos Explorer</i> uses a satellite link to provide scientists with ocean-going data.

NASA patents to be auctioned

Auction is part of program to help commercialize NASA-funded technology.

The DARPA of geospatial

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's University Research Initiatives awards grants to investigate topics related to geospatial intelligence, some of which seem, at first, to be pretty far afield.

An innovative maritime system

The Global Maritime Domain Awareness Program won a Harvard Kennedy School Innovations in American Government Award.

NOAA sets up hurricane-resistant sentinel in the Gulf

NOAA last week dedicated the first of four massive hurricane-hardened stations to measure storm tides off the Gulf coast of Mississippi.

One vision of unified communications

Inglewood, Calif., looks to bridge the gaps among emergency teams.

OGC adopts CityGML virtualization model

The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. has adopted OpenGIS CityGML as an encoding standard.

This GIS package layers open source, versatility

MapInfo Professional 9.5 offers powerful geographic information system capabilities with open source panache.

This GIS package layers many data sources, versatility

MapInfo Professional 9.5 offers powerful geographic information system capabilities.

Frankfort, Ky., signs GIS deal

Frankfort, Ky., signed an agreement with ESRI so that all city employees could access ArcGIS software for mapping and geospatial applications.

Also in the news: GPS hits the road for trash collection

Cities in South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia are applying GPS technology to garbage collection to improve efficiency and save fuel.

Better management through GIS

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley put geospatial information systems to work for endangered species management and municipal governance, respectively.

Virtual Earth and ArcGIS

Microsoft Corp. has announced that its Virtual Earth program is being integrated into ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server programs.

NASCIO issues brief on GIS resources

Issue brief calls for proper management and coordination to meet growing demand for GIS in every aspect of government decision making.

Erdas tools for satellite data

Erdas adds support for WorldView-1 satellite products to its geospatial and photogrammetric tools.