Recent Developments and Promotion of Remote Sensing by ISPRS

ISPRS Technical Commission III on Remote Sensing (2016-2020) has this year once again been working to actively promote and support developments in the remote sensing field. With ten working groups and six inter-commission working groups, 22 workshops had been organized in eight countries/regions by the end of July 2019, with Annals and Archives published reflecting the latest research results in the fields of each working group. With support from ISPRS Scientific Initiatives, WG III/1 conducted international benchmarking of terrestrial laser scanning approaches for forest inventories, while WG III/4 established a website to provide reliable and high-quality hyperspectral datasets and initiated... (read more)
2019-08-22 11:49:11

User-friendly Remote Sensing Data Infrastructure in France

New Services Will Stimulate Market Growth
Over the past decade, Geosud has contributed to successfully mitigating the various obstacles to the operational use of satellite imagery for environmental management and territorial development. Geosud’s role in the project will soon come to an end but the services will continue, embedded in an even better infrastructure: Dinamis. As of next year, Dinamis will provide satellite images of land, sea, air or underground, and even online image processing, for organizations related to the public sector in France. As you approach the Maison de la Télédétection in Montpellier, France, the first sight that greets you is a 5.5m-tall receiving station... (read more)
2019-07-11 10:41:00

Bluesky Remote Sensing Data Improves Efficiency for Smart Consultancy

WSP, a global provider of management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment, is using a range of remotely sensed data from Bluesky to aid existing analysis and develop new techniques. Using the Bluesky data, including laser-mapped 3D models, UK National Tree Map data, near-infrared imagery and aerial photography, WSP has improved the efficiency of environmental surveys and reduced the need for site visits. The Bluesky data has already been used for a number of projects, including an award-nominated environmental assessment for a district heating feasibility project. WSP currently uses Bluesky Lidar data to create high resolution terrain... (read more)
2018-01-25 11:27:26

ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and SIS

  The first volume of the ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and SIS. The ISPRS 2012 Congress and General Assembly held in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 August to 1 September had the honour of being the very first ISPRS scientific event to witness the publication of the first volume of the ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and SIS. I personally suggested the ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and SIS as a solution for differentiating between the traditional proceedings papers review process, by abstracts only, and those papers that are evaluated by a double-blind peer review. It was... (read more)
2012-08-24 04:36:14

Global Alliance to Improve Farming Through Remote Sensing

Tetracam and Pix4D have jointly announced a global alliance that combines the technological strengths of both companies to improve farming by means of airborne remote sensing. The alliance is only the latest in a series of strategic partnerships and fast-paced product releases that typify companies producing systems for the rapidly-evolving unmanned aircraft system marketplace. Tetracam, based in California, USA, manufactures multi-spectral imaging systems that monitor visible and near-infrared radiation reflected from agricultural crops and forestlands to spot threats to vegetation from disease, insects, weeds, water shortages, or poor crop management. Most recently, the company introduced cameras that simultaneously look up... (read more)
2014-08-22 09:25:47

Remote Sensing to Identify New Mineral Targets in Nevada

Tungsten, an exploration-stage company focused on the evaluation, acquisition and development of domestic tungsten mining opportunities, has announced that it has successfully implemented spectral mapping to significantly advance the initial study of mineralisation at its flagship Nevada property, USA. During recent field work, the company elected to engage Colorado-based Spectral International to undertake a spectral analysis aimed at identifying new tungsten-prospective targets throughout the Cherry Creek mining property, located approximately 140 kilometres south of the town of Wells, in White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Reflectance spectroscopy has been successfully used by exploration companies for many years as a remote... (read more)
2013-06-03 09:45:40

Remote Sensing Experts Train Tomorrow's Earth Observation Scientists

World-renowned remote sensing experts gathered in Valencia, Spain, in early September to train the next generation of Earth observation scientists in the exploitation of satellite data for land applications. As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions programme, ESA organises the Advanced Land Training Course each year. The aim is for students to learn the theoretical principles of land remote sensing and how to exploit satellite Earth observation data with scientific toolboxes for research in domains such as agriculture, forests, hazards and water availability. For this fifth edition, more than 70 PhD students from 36 countries gathered at Spain’s... (read more)
2014-09-18 08:56:52

Oman Agriculture to Benefit from Remote Sensing and GIS

Widening the use of remote sensing facilities will be a boon for the Sultanate's agriculture sector, Khalifa Al Kindi, a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) educator and remote sensing researcher in the Sultanate, said in the Times of Oman. The data can be used as a mapping tool to classify crops and examine their health and viability, to monitor farming practices and to measure soil moisture across a wide area instead of at discrete point locations that are inherent to ground measurement.     Based on these spatial differences, variable rate application of inputs such as fertilisers or pesticides can be... (read more)
2011-12-29 10:50:47
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