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Mapping an Asteroid with Lasers

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The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) will provide a three-dimensional map of asteroid Bennu’s shape, which will allow scientists to understand the context of the asteroid’s geography and the sample location. OLA is provided by the Canadian Space Agency in exchange for Canadian ownership of a portion of the returned asteroid sample. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space flight Center/Katrina Jackson

GEOINT Keynote: Parag Khanna, Author on Mapping

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The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) recorded the keynote speech of Parag Khanna, author, “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization," at the 2016 GEOINT Symposium on May 16, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.

Patrick Collins Interview

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Matt Ball interviews Patrick Collins, Technical Solutions Engineer, Exelis Visual Information Solutions. They discuss the increasing size of LiDAR data and the tools to handle such volume as well as the variety of ways image data can be analyzed, including automated feature extraction.

Nick Palatiello Interview

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Matt Ball interviews Nick Palatiello, Assistant Executive Director for External Affairs, MAPPS. They discuss the lobbying organization's history, agenda and how it works with government officials to advocate for the geospatial profession.