Monthly Archives: February 2015

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CHASING A COMET – The Rosetta Mission

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Among the most fascinating projects in the exploration of the Universe is the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, launched in 2004 to investigate the comet 67P/Churyumov--Gerasimenko. For the first time, a spacec...

2_19 Infrastructure Broadcast (NSDI, Sustainable Cities and More)

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This Infrastructure-themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Report Card; a Center for Environmental Health map concerning lead-contaminated fuel near airports; industry news from Hexagon, Trimble, Viametris, Apple and Bentley Systems; a video concerning the 2015 ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index; and more.

Placemeter Building Real-Time Dynamic Data Layer

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Placemeter collects and serves up-to-the-minute information such as how crowded a place is, how long the wait is, and whether it will get more or less crowded in the next hour. On behalf of V1 Media, Informed Infrastructure and GeoSpatial Stream, Todd Danielson interviewed Jason Novack, solutions architect at Placemeter, at the Geodesign Summit 2015 in Redlands, Calif.

How DARPA Is Planning Fast, Cheap Satellite Launches

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Called the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access or ALASA program, it would be able to send satellites weighing 100 pounds or less into low-Earth orbit within 24 hours for less than $1 million per launch.

Earthquake Monitoring with Radar Satellites

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Radar satellite missions can measure millimetre-scale changes in Earth’s surface following an earthquake. On 24 August 2014, an earthquake struck California’s Napa Valley. By processing two images from the Sentinel-1A radar satellite, which were acquired on 7 August and 31 August 2014 over this wine-producing region, an 'interferogram' was generated showing ground deformation.

Geodesign Leader Discusses Concepts from “Earthship” Home

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Shannon McElvaney, Esri's Community Development Manager, spoke with Matt Ball, V1 Media's founder and editorial director, from his "Earthship" home in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 2., 2015, just weeks before the Geodesign Summit 2015. McElvaney is instrumental in holding the annual summit, and he discusses his thoughts on geodesign and connected construction.

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