Simon Buckley

Simon Buckley leads activities combining geomatics and geoscience in UniResearch AS, and is adjunct professor of applied geomatics at the University of Bergen, Norway. His research interests cover new  applications of 3D modelling, multi-sensor data fusion and visualisation, primarily in geoscience applications. In 2016, the group organised the 2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference in Bergen. (read more)
2017-10-25 04:56:02

Space Collaboration between Australia and US

  On 18 June 2015 in Canberra, Australia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Geoscience Australia signed a comprehensive partnership to maximise land remote sensing operations and data that can help to address issues of national and international significance. The partnership builds on a long history of collaboration between the USGS and Geoscience Australia and creates an opportunity for the organisations to pool resources. According to Dr Frank Kelly, USGS space policy advisor and director of the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, USGS and Geoscience Australia are to implement a shared vision for continental-scale monitoring of land surface... (read more)
2015-06-18 04:03:20

Australia Tests Improved National Positioning

According to Geoscience Australia, technology companies GMV, Inmarsat and Lockheed Martin have joined Australia's two-year national positioning project. The project is trialling a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) to improve the accuracy of Australia's positioning. The testing of SBAS technology in Australia offers a number of potential safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits to many local industries, including transport, agriculture, construction and resources. The SBAS test-bed is Australia's first exploratory step to joining countries such as the United States, Europe, China, Russia, India and Japan, which are already using the technology on a daily basis. Research has shown that the... (read more)
2017-02-14 10:36:36

Adelaide Hills Fires Image Captured by Landsat 8

Fires continue to burn across parts of South Australia as the heatwave emanating from central Australia raises temperatures in the region. This satellite image of the Adelaide Hills fires, taken at 11:30 a.m. on 4 January 2015 by the United States Geological Survey Landsat 8 satellite, shows the active fire front to the top right of the picture (red with white smoke plumes). Burnt areas appear as dark brown below the fire front. Light-brown areas are dry grass, while green indicates crops, forests and irrigated areas. Several large reservoirs appear as black. Geoscience Australia also uses satellites to map 'hotspots'... (read more)
2015-01-09 10:22:34

Demand for AUSPOS Processing System Continues after US Shutdown

During the US shutdown, around half of the more than 5,500 GPS datasets processed with the aid of Geoscience Australia‚Äôs AUSPOS global positioning system were from institutions and individuals based in the United States. Since that time, almost one third of the 3,200 processing requests have come from North America. AUSPOS is a service that allows users to submit logged GPS data to Geoscience Australia’s website where it is processed with respect to a global GPS tracking network providing coordinates with centimetre-level or better accuracy. AUSPOS is used extensively by the Australian geospatial, mining and construction industries to establish precise... (read more)
2013-11-14 10:16:35

New Open-source Software Strengthens Satellite Geodesy Capability

Scientists from Geoscience Australia have released new software that will improve the ability to process large, remotely sensed satellite datasets. The new PyRate software is open-source Python software for collating and analysing Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) displacement time-series data. InSAR is a non-invasive geodetic method that detects changes in the height of the Earth's surface using remotely sensed satellite imagery. This is a highly accurate satellite monitoring technique that uses two or more Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of an area to identify patterns of surface movement over time. By monitoring movements of the Earth's surface, scientists can improve... (read more)
2017-06-14 09:27:43

Facelift for U.S. National Geologic Map Database

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) have collaborated to launch a redesigned database of standardised geoscience information called the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB). Together with the inaugural, multi-agency Geologic Map Day, the USGS and AASG are pleased to release a significantly updated infrastructure and a new look to the NGMDB. For example, the MapView features a visually compelling new interface that uses the latest technology to portray the Nation’s geologic maps published by the USGS, the state geological surveys, and many others. These maps, available from the NGMDB in several popular and easy-to-use... (read more)
2012-10-22 09:53:17

Andrey Pirogov

Andrey Pirogov is an expert in geospatial-related marketing management, GIS education for business, and geoscience-related research and project management. He is the head of marketing at Racurs, a Russia-based company that is known worldwide for its innovative digital mapping software. (read more)
2018-12-20 12:10:38

Geomatica Helps MAP:GAC with Disaster Planning

PCI Geomatics' Geomatica software and training services are helping the Multinational Andean Project: Geoscience for Andean Communities (MAP:GAC) with disaster planning and prediction. The MAP:GAC project was established to provide people in the Andes with updated and integrated geospatial information on natural hazards like earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes. Geomatica software will be an integral part of this process. Training services provided by PCI Geomatics include automatic DEM extraction, terrain analysis, pansharpening, and orthorectification of air photos and satellite data including, ASTER, QuickBird, and EROS. Training also allows users to monitor and analyse a larger area of land than would otherwise... (read more)
2005-05-04 12:00:00

Encom Discover 7.0, Integrated GIS for the Geosciences

Encom Technology Pty Ltd (Australia) has released Encom Discover 7.0, which replaces Discover 6.11 as a geoscience application for MapInfo Professional GIS. Discover 7.0 includes two new modules. The new Geochemistry module provides statistical analysis, visualisation and manipulation tools for working with geochemical data. A new Images module provides a number of useful image editing and manipulation tools including the ability to perform image rectification (rubber sheeting) and enhancement. Discover 7.0 also includes extensive enhancements and additions to the existing range of data, object and map manipulation functions. Encom Discover is the desktop GIS designed especially for the geosciences, providing... (read more)
2005-07-12 12:00:00
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