Choosing the Right Mapping Solution

The use of location data was once exclusive to mapping companies. In today’s mobile world, “where” is relevant in nearly every industry. How businesses generate, process, consume and disseminate this valuable intelligence is unique to each use case. There are many great ready-made mapping options that have grown out of…

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Open Data For Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Eruption

Last Sunday, May 3, 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, killing 69 people in nearby villages. As the eruption weakened, the ash cloud collapsed under its own weight and cascaded down the side of the volcano as a pyroclastic flow. These pyroclastic flows contain a high-density mix of hot lava blocks,…

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Navigating Beyond the Horizon

For many of us, the most dangerous part of our day is our commute—driving a car or bicycle, riding as a passenger, or even walking on a sidewalk. Globally, more than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, and as many as 50 million are injured. Sadly, automobile…

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Success in Commercial Remote Sensing

“I know several thousand things that won’t work.”  -Thomas Edison Last month I participated in a panel at GEOINT 2018 about the future of commercial remote sensing. Moderator of the panel and former DigitalGlobe CEO Jeff Tarr opened the dialogue with a thoughtful question: “What does it take to be…

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