First Images Japan's Earth Remote Sensing Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images from the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM) payload on their Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS). This sensor can acquire high-resolution three directional 3-D data. Goodrich Corporation's (NC, USA) Electro-Optical Systems team developed the high precision optical systems in the three PRISM payload telescopes that provide the three-dimensional images. Each telescope has an optical configuration allowing it to capture large areas on the ground. The mirrors for each of these lightweight systems are 0.6- metres in maximum dimension and are polished to a surface precision better than 10... (read more)
2006-03-10 12:00:00

Chris Markel Leads DCNR Remote Sensing Workshop

Chris Markel is coordinating and leading the annual DCNR Remote Sensing Workshop, held on Monday 18th May 2009, prior to the Pennsylvania GIS Conference.     The workshop will focus on use and application of LiDAR and imagery sources. Information on the workshop can be found on the PA GIS Conference Web site.     (read more)
2009-05-14 02:11:48

First Russian Private Earth Remote Sensing Satellite

ISC Kosmotras successfully launched a cluster of small spacecraft by the RS-20 rocket (Dnepr) on 20 June 2014. The first Russian private Earth remote sensing satellite from the company Sputnix, named TabletSat-Aurora, also was sent into its target orbit. The data from the microsatellite will be received by a ScanEx UniScan ground network for use in commercial, scientific, educational and environmental projects. Alexander Serkin, CEO of ISC Kosmotras, called the launch an important event. For 20 years they have been working with globally renowned companies and spacecraft developers, the majority of which are private ones. And they are now proud to... (read more)
2014-07-08 08:56:25

Remote Sensing Study of Georgia Rangelands

Environment Systems has won a contract to carry out a study of the condition of the Georgia Rangelands using satellite imagery and its own established <a href="http://www.gim-international.com/news/id5419-HSE_Monitoring_Using_Remote_Sensing.html">remote sensing</a> expertise. The study is being undertaken under the Alliances Programme run by Mercy Corps and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The programme is focused on improving the beef, sheep and dairy sectors in the Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia.   It will provide a baseline from which to inform and guide program policy and future interventions surrounding access to pasture and improved nutrition for small scale livestock producers.... (read more)
2011-10-14 12:00:00

United Remote Sensing Technology Microsoft Reseller

United Remote Sensing Technology (United RST, China) has been selected by Imagemaps, Microsoft partner for Asia Pacific and the Indian subcontinent, as a reseller for UltraCam photogrammetric products in the Chinese market. United RST is part of a large family of companies, including CATIC Siwei, China Siwei, AVIC International Holding (HK) and China Aerospace and Science Corporation (CASC), all involved in aerospace, surveying and mapping throughout China.     The decision to transfer the responsibility for the sales territory to United RST is driven by plans to reach a higher level of business development and to expand market reach. Future... (read more)
2011-11-25 12:00:00

Standardizing Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

During a disastrous event such as a major hurricane, wildfire, catastrophic flooding or a destructive earthquake, first responders must quickly understand the magnitude and the nature of the event and its impacts upon citizens and communities. Remotely sensed data can be crucial for preliminary awareness about the scope of such a disaster. That is why the USA’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has implemented a tool called the Area of Interest (AOI) Tasker to automatically identify and prioritize areas that require collection of satellite and aerial imagery. It was used for the first time during the 2018 hurricane and wildfire... (read more)
2019-02-14 11:14:08

Fourth Edition of Manuel of Remote Sensing

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has initiated development of the fourth edition of the Manual of Remote Sensing (MRS) under the leadership of Stan Morain as editor-in-chief, Mike Renslow as associate and technical editor, and Amelia Budge as associate and design editor. This project, planned for completion in 2015, will be designed and executed as an enhanced e-book and will focus on three Parts: Systems, Data Management, and Applications. Part I: Systems focuses on the physical and chemical laws of nature that allow the “unseeable” to be sensed, mapped and analysed; describes system designs that collect... (read more)
2013-05-29 09:58:27

Remote Sensing Adds Value to Mining Industry

LOOKNorth has released an overview of Northern Canada’s mining industry. The overview is intended to provide a context for assessing the utility of remote sensing technologies for mining applications, as well as insight into potential commercial opportunities in Northern mining for the remote sensing technology sector. LOOKNorth is an initiative to help the natural resource sector to accomplish their project goals in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. The overview is titled Mining in the Canadian North. In the context of increasing global demand and declining reserves, industry is turning to the untapped resource potential of increasingly remote and... (read more)
2013-01-22 05:14:03

IDS GeoRadar Introduces Remote Sensing Monitoring System

IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of interferometric technology solutions and multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) worldwide, has launched HYDRA-G, a radar-based technology solution specifically developed to support construction companies and geotechnical engineers in monitoring civil structures and cut-slopes. HYDRA-G is a compact, remote sensing monitoring system able to provide real time monitoring of sub-millimetric deformations in buildings, dams, tunnels, and cut-slopes, and trigger early-warning alerts in case of impending collapses to evacuate people and machinery at risk. C&H has been among the first companies to invest in the technology for civil structure and cut-slope monitoring. Since the very first phases... (read more)
2017-10-18 08:43:07
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