Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Traisr Makes Asset Management Simple, Safe and Secure

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Todd Danielson interviews John DePalma, Principal, and Brian Berdel, Chief Information Officer, McMahon Associates Inc., at the 2014 Esri User Conference in San Diego. They discuss the company's new product, Traisr, which integrates with multiple platforms to monitor fixed and mobile assets as well as deliver consumer Web portals.

Arctic Death Spiral and the Methane Time Bomb

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White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day

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The White House hosts an event bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, and members of the disaster response community to showcase tools that will make a tangible impact in the lives of survivors of large-scale emergencies.

8_11 Water Resources Broadcast (Massive Groundwater Loss, Algal Blooms and More)

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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses a NASA study on massive groundwater loss in the Colorado River Basin; remote sensing to study algal blooms in Lake Erie; the USGS National Map Corps' latest addition; an Esri Story Map on the Football Hall of Fame; industry news from Pelydryn, Airborne Hydrography, Leica Geosystems, Geographic Technologies Group, URISA and Lockheed Martin; river pollution; and more.

Satellite Imagery to Catch Environmental Changes

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How governments are using high-resolution satellite imagery to catch environmental issues before they become health hazards - and EPA fines.

8_14 Remote-Sensing Broadcast (WorldView-3 Launch, NASA Satellites and More)

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This remote-sensing themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the launch of DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite and its implications; NASA's carbon dioxide- and weather-monitoring satellites; an award for NGA Director Letitia Long; industry news from Esri and CartoDB; the Center for Satellite-Based Crisis Information; and more.

TechDemoSat-1 in Orbit Video

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Video taken in-orbit on 8 July 2014 using an inspection camera on-board the TechDemoSat-1 satellite starting about 30 seconds after separation from the launcher. At 6 seconds the Sun appears at the top of the frame as a very bright white flare, before the rotation of the satellite reveals a view of Earth below, of the Pacific Ocean south of French Polynesia.

URISA Ready for Upcoming GIS-Pro Event in New Orleans

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Todd Danielson interviews Amy Esnard, Conference Chair for URISA's GIS-Pro event being held Sept. 8-11, 2014, in New Orleans. They discuss URISA's goals for the event, the benefits of hosting the event in New Orleans, the conference theme of "Community Resilience," and some expected program and social highlights.

LiDAR – Introduction to Light Detection and Ranging

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This video presents LiDAR of light detection and ranging, an active remote sensing system that uses laser energy, to measure the heights of objects like trees and buildings and even the ground. This video was developed by the National Ecological Observatory Network (

8_21 Climate Change Broadcast (New NASA Instruments, Ice Sheets and More)

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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the latest news on climate change, including new NASA monitoring instruments for the International Space Station and ESA's CryoSat mission to measure ice-sheet loss; a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers call for infrastructure improvements in the Mississippi River Watershed; and its new Field Trip Library educational series; industry news from American Sentinel University, Nokia HERE and Apple; a LiDAR video from the National Ecological Observatory Network on monitoring trees; and more.