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OGC seeks comment on new working group focused on disseminating lightweight “datacubes”

The OGC seeks comment on the charter for a new OGC Standards Working Group (SWG) being formed to develop an OGC standard for disseminating relatively small “tiles” of geospatial data to lightweight devices. This group will also define in detail how existing widely used OGC standards can be used to support data tiling functionality. Mobile...


Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time - TED Talk

Will Marshall, one of the founders of Planet Labs describes the benefits of "small sats" and the scalability of a new generation of earth observation systems.


Pitney Bowes MapInfo Pro 64 Bit Advances the Consumerization of Mapmaking

MapInfo Pro 64 bit cuts training time for users down by 70 percent, from two weeks to two days Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) announced today the release of MapInfo Pro 64 bit, which simplifies map production and enables businesses to quickly and easily create and analyze important geographic data. Built on MapInfo technology, the new release...


Image Intelligence for Business – AllSource Targets Energy, Financial Sectors for Growth

AllSource Analysis, a company focused on the extraction and interpretation of information from satellite imagery, is concentrating on the commercial markets of energy and finance. But as CEO Stephen Wood points out, the volume of satellite information available is going to explode in the coming years and all businesses will need to better understand the opportunities provided by these...


Using GIS to Investigate Crime and Provide Evidence in Court

Gregory Elmes, professor of geography at West Virginia University, co-edited Forensic GIS: The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence, a book of case studies written for researchers, practitioners and students. Directions Magazine quizzed him about the history and current use of location technology in preventing and fighting crime and convicting...


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