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How geospatial technology could change the way Huntsville handles emergencies

[Huntsvielle, AL] Mayor Tommy Battle says questions as simple as where to set up food services were difficult to answer [after storms]. Which gas stations had power? Which grocery stores were open? Which roads were blocked? All of these were things he and his team needed to know and with power down across the county and cell phone towers overloaded, the...

     

DigitalGlobe Foundation: Fostering the Vision of “Seeing a Better World”

The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.

     

Skybox Imaging HD Video of Burj Khalifa on April 9, 2014 (1080p)

"...This is high-definition satellite video of the Burj Khalifa—which is, at more than half-a-mile high, the world’s tallest building. It was taken by a satellite owned and operated by Skybox Imaging, a Silicon Valley startup that hopes to fill low-Earth orbit with dozens of small satellites that can take HD video like this." - The Atlantic...

     

State of Surveillance: Police, Privacy and Technology

  State of Surveillance" examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools.  Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime. But privacy advocates warn that expanded databases could become dragnets...

     

The Odyssey of the Topographical Survey in India

In the mid-1990s, geospatial technology developers, solution providers and vendors came together in India to provide a much needed impetus to the geospatial industry. But a similar initiative for topographical surveying and mapping is needed. Surveying and mapping forms the basis of all geospatial analysis and it is important to convene a forum on the most current tools and technology....

     

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