11_20 Earth Imaging Broadcast (Carbon Dioxide Modeling, GIS Day and More)

Hello, and welcome to this Earth Imaging themed GeoSpatial Stream. I’m your host, Todd Danielson, and today’s Lead Sponsor is Exelis Visual Information Solutions.

Today’s Top Story is Carbon Dioxide. I don’t have a specific angle or viewpoint, but I found a video on this topic that I really love and wanted to share. I found it beautiful, mesmerizing and frightening at the same time. I’ll post the entire video on GeoSpatial Stream.

That was today’s Top Story. I’ll be back with more news after this brief message.

The U.S. Geological Survey presented its 2014 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing to the government and industry team that built and now operates the Landsat 8 satellite.

You may have already seen this spectacular video of an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket that exploded on its third resupply mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, there were no injuries from the disaster, but NASA has warned people to stay away from the debris. Just a reminder that launching things into space isn’t easy and can be quite dangerous.

And here’s a clip from Nicolaus Hanowski, the European Space Agency’s Head of Ground Segments and Operations, discussing Big Data from an Earth-monitoring perspective:

In industry headlines, remote-sensing company VineView SAI partnered with UAS creator SkySquirrel Technologies to create the Aqweo agricultural drone for vineyards and other high-value crops.

And DigitalGlobe released the first 30-centimeter-resolution images from its new WorldView-3 satellite. To help see the difference, the right image in the slider is at 70-centimeter resolution.

For today’s Final Thought, I wanted to say “happy belated GIS Day,” which was held on November 19th. Now in its 15th year, this grassroots celebration provides a forum to show how geospatial intelligence sustains the planet.
I hope you were able to spend at least a few moments appreciating what you do, all the great things geospatial technology has created and done, and maybe, just maybe, received some form of gratitude from those who know how important your work is. If not, I’m doing it now: I, Todd Danielson, heartily thank all of you out there who have made such an important and beneficial impact on our world. I hope you had a great GIS Day.

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I’m Todd Danielson, and this … was your GeoSpatial Stream.