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Image Analysis with
Agenda • Introduction to ENVI • Introduction to ENVI EX • ENVI – ArcGIS Integration • ENVI for ArcGIS® Server • Industry Examples • Summary Esri Australia
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Carbon County, Montana
When Carbon County, MT initially implemented a new addressing system, it was met by confusion among first responders and the public. To implement E-911 services that would shorten emergency response times and save lives, the county needed an accurate, centralized database of new addresses easily accessible by public safety personnel and citizens.

Carbon County, MT has produced a TerraGo GeoPDF digital atlas to improve emergency response times for non-GIS trained public safety personnel and first responders in support of an E-911 services implementation
TerraGo Technologies
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XTools Pro 10.1
XTools Pro is one of the most popular and full-featured 3d party extensions for ArcGIS Desktop end users providing many various tools and functions for vector spatial analysis, shape conversion and table management. The latest XTools Pro 6.x versions introduce new advanced tools and features aimed to increasing ArcGIS productivity, usability and efficiency. Data East, LLC
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A Case Study of the Trinity
The first decade of the twenty-first century has led or forced many in the surveying profession to adapt to and embrace the technological applications of geographic information systems (GIS). The progress that has been made in the areas of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) has allowed surveyors to accurately collect more topographic shots than ever before. GIS, in this instance ArcMap, allows surveyors to visually see and compare their datasets as features change over time, either by natural causes such as erosion or by man-made causes like construction. Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers
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Arc2Earth Community Edition
Need to use Arc2Earth on a small project? Try the Free Community Edition Please fill in the following information to obtain your free serial number. A valid email address is required for verification and to receive your number. It can only be used on a single computer. The Community Edition contains most of Arc2Earth’s functionality except it has lower limits KML Export/Import – 250 features All map tiles are watermarked Can read and write any Arc2Earth Cloud Layer! See all limits Arc2Earth LLC
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GIS ObjectLand 2.7.6
GIS ObjectLand is a universal Geographic Information System for Windows. Free noncommercial version. GIS ObjectLand
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Data Integration and
Agenda •Seamless integration between GIS and CAD •CAD Support in ArcGIS •Using GIS Data in CAD •Editing GIS Data in CAD Esri Australia
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Multiservice Telco Improves
NetWORKS is an ESRI GIS enabled software suite of Outside Plant, Provisioning and Asset Management solutions for Telecommunications operators deploying next generation services on Fiber (FTTx), Copper, and Coax (HFC) network platforms. NetWORKS has been deployed globally in Telecommunications Service Providers, Utility Telecommunications Service Providers, Cities, Municipalities and Departments of Transportation that need to manage fiber, copper and coax networks. Enghouse
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CarryMap 3.1 for ArcGIS
CarryMap is a unique solution for reproducing your ArcGIS maps as self sufficient distributable electronic map applications for desktop computers, Windows mobile and Apple iOS devices (CarryMap application for iOS devices is available at AppStore).

With CarryMap you get the professional production tool for making spatially enabled guides, exploration plans, field work maps, recreation and attraction plans for navigation and information support purposes. All that you can easily supply to any non GIS user having neither specific GIS software nor professional GIS skills and experience.
Data East, LLC
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GIS & REMOTE SENSING
CADASTRAL MAPPING OBJECTIVES * Computerization of land records * Digitsation of cadastral maps * Web hosting SGS Infotech
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Streamlining the Data
Esri's Production Mapping provides a solution for organizations to standardize and optimize their data production; manage workflows; and produce high-quality, database-driven cartographic products based on authoritative data. An extension to ArcGIS desktop, the solution can be configured so that output products adhere to any particular industry- or organization-specific requirements. Production Mapping can benefit organizations around the world by providing 10 top capabilities. Esri
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GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS
GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS provides ArcGIS users a suite of tools for processing and analyzing imagery in the GIS. PCI Geomatics
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Building a Business Case
Overview • What is ArcGIS Server? • What are the advantages of ArcGIS Server? • Business Case preparation and writing • Building the ArcGIS components into the Business Case • Summary Esri Australia
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Web Based GIS in Water
By empowering its workforce with a new web-based GIS, Northern Ireland Water is seeing significant potential for improvements in business processes and in the quality of its Geospatial Data. Innogistic
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Bushfire Simulation with
Project Overview 1. Federal funded grant by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) under the Digital Regions Initiative. 2. Project timeframe – May 2010 – June 2013 Esri Australia
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Demographics and the
Business decision makers are looking ahead to the next two to five years to see what drivers will give them the best return on investment. The current economic dilemma is certainly affecting the growth of the economy as a whole in the United States. Despite the national trend, the complex diversity of this dynamic country means there are regions experiencing greater positive and negative growth. Nielsen
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Using ArcGIS to develop
Featured Paper by Brian Bradshaw

A paper-based Map Book used by the San Diego Fire Dept was replaced with a digital-based Map Book developed using ArcGIS. Recreating hand drawn features using digital data presented numerous technical challenges that were solved using advanced map production techniques including the Map Book Developer's Sample, Advanced Symbology, VBA, Maplex, and Feature Linked Annotation.
Esri Users Group Conference
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PDF Printing Explained
As PDF printing continues to gain popularity, it is important for AEC professionals to understand how to best use the software and identify problems or issues before documents are printed and distributed. Oce has outlined top considerations to help take the mystery out of wide format PDF printing in the AEC industry and improve their business operations. Océ
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Incorporating Stereoscopic
OUTLINE • The SEPP 14 Wetland Mapping Improvement Project - inherent problems with mapping wetlands • Concepts: 2D, 3D modelling, and Stereo Visualisation • Our Approach • The Future of 3D GIS Stereo Imagery and the Spatial Planner Esri Australia
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An Integrated ArcGIS
Target Audience •Defence (Navy) •Customs/Border Protection •Search and Rescue •Climate researchers •Operational forecasters •Maritime industry (shipping, fishing) •Recreational maritime users (yachting, fishing) •Commercial ‘value-add’ service providers Esri Australia
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Lessons leading the fusion
Scope -Setting the scene -BIM – What it is and where it is at -What does it mean for GIS and geospatial professionals -Some lessons or observations -One view of the future Esri Australia
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A GIS Powered Smart Utility
Delivery of energy, water and sewerage services to 80,000 customers (pop. 230,000) across 1.3 million square kilometres of central desert and tropical north at the top end of Australia. Esri Australia
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SpacEyes3D Viewer
SpacEyes3D Viewer is a free software dedicated to the interactive visualization of 3D models created with SpacEyes3D Builder. SpacEyes3D Viewer provides advanced features extracted from SpacEyes3D Builder to analyse and visalize DTM: - 3D construction feature to build quickly a 3D base from any DTM and georeferenced image, - Processing features to compute thematic maps from DTM (shaded relief, slope map, aspect map, colored relief, contour lines) All common raster DTM formats (regular grid) are supported (bil/hdr, asc, GeoTiff...). All common image formats are supported (ECW, GeoTiff, MrSID, Jpeg2000...). The software is optimized to read big datasets without preprocessing. SpacEyes3D Viewer also supports remote imagery servers (WMS, WCS, ECW...). Multi-language user interface (English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian). http://www.spaceyes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=15&Itemid=148 SpacEyes
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Tree Mapping: Cluster
Rapidly expanding application of Feature Extraction, Image Processing and Computer Vision to populate the Geospatial Information Repositories – i.e. Roads, Trees, Buildings, Water, Signs (ground-based), Cars, People, Electricity Transmission Lines, Pools, Driveways, etc Esri Australia
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Implementation of Workflows
LinkWater is responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of potable bulk water pipelines and related infrastructure throughout South East Queensland. Esri Australia
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What’s New in ArcGIS
Installing ArcGIS Server 10.1 • No install dependencies • Faster setup time - Cut time in half • Must be 64 bit operating system • Setup launches Software Authorization Wizard • ArcGIS Server Manager is opened after software authorization completes Esri Australia
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Profile of Need and Community
Featured Paper by Andrea Adams

Profile of Need and Community Health Scoring
Esri Users Group Conference
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Streamline Your Cartographic
Overview • Utilise ArcGIS 10 for smarter cartographic production • Create consistent, repeatable workflows • Increase distribution and reduce workload Esri Australia
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Water Metering Project
It has been suggested that there are 26 quantifiable variables associated with the installation of water meters in a residential setting in Tasmania catering for surface conditions, depth of meter, accessibility, whether the location of the stop tap is known, type of property usage. Esri Australia
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The Geography of your
Tools for Working with Big Data •Enterprise Data Warehouse •Business Intelligence Reporting Tools •GIS Esri Australia
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DELIVERING DECISION SUPPORT
Role of Navy METOC - Manage Navy collected METOC data - Acquire other sources of METOC data Esri Australia
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ArRiyadh Geospatial Urban
Featured Paper by Abdulrahman Qhtani

ArRiyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, It has become a remarkable capital in the region, due to its geographical location, strong political, administrative and financial status. Being the hub of all political, cultural and commercial activities, the city has been facing a very rapid urbanization process. Timely, accurate and detailed information on urbanization phenomena is of great importance for urban planners and decision makers.
Esri Users Group Conference
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Social Media & Maps
Overview •What do we mean by Social Media? •How’s it being used? •Where’s the where? •Roll your own Social Media map Esri Australia
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Geomarketing for Public
Featured Paper by Bram Piot

Geomarketing for Public Health Impact
Esri Users Group Conference
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Connecting with Government
Overview • Overview of data.gov.au • Guide to data.gov.au • Contributing data • Metadata • Data formats • Data location • Licensing • Updating and maintaining data • Finding data • Interrogating data • Providing feedback • Using data demo • The road ahead Esri Australia
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Dekho in a Broad Organisational
Office of Environment and Heritage *Approximately 4500 staff *Approximately 1200 ArcGIS users *Spread across NSW *Broad skill range *Varying IT infrastructure Esri Australia
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GIS plus ISM equals SMART GRID
Featured Paper by Albert Saenz Esri Users Group Conference
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Building Great Apps using
Why use ArcPad Apps? •Quick launch of ArcPad projects •Easy field data collection •Create task-driven ArcPad projects •Organise multiple ArcPad projects Esri Australia
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Optimising the Geodatabase
Overview •Design & Creation Part A •Design & Creation Part B •Production Esri Australia
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ArcGIS Online
Overview • ArcGIS for Amazon EC2 • ArcGIS Online • ArcGIS Online Plans Esri Australia
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IP-S2 Case Study - Rapid
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Principals:
  • Nick Nolan (left)
  • Brad Chambers (right)
  • Experienced in construction surveying and management
Specialties:
  • Surveying
  • GIS
  • Civil Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Infrastructure management
Considered building a mobile mapping system from components

Discovered Topcon’s IP-S2 – complete solution for mobile mapping

Purchased first system in Jan. 2010 from Topcon dealer Position Partners
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
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Using Data Interoperability
Featured Paper by Larry Phillips

The lifeblood of any organization is data. Accuracy of that data is vitally important. Small improvements in the quality and relevance of data can often lead to substantial benefits. This presentation will discuss how San Antonio Water System (SAWS) improved data accuracy by using the ArcGIS Data Interoperability Extension to convert and integrate multiple databases and formats with varying schemas into a single Geodatabase.
Esri Users Group Conference
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Government Group Uses
Agriculture has always played an important role in sustaining the health of rural economies across Europe. North Rhine- Westphalia, the westernmost and largest Federal State of Germany, is no exception.

More than 50 years ago, the European Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development created the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to help meet the needs of local farmers. Initially, the program was designed to encourage agricultural productivity, ensure a stable supply of affordable food, and bolster Europe’s agricultural sector following World War II.

Today, CAP has evolved to promote a healthy, competitive agricultural industry across Europe. To receive subsidy payments, farmers must meet certain standards concerning public health, animal and plant health, the environment, and animal welfare, and they must keep their land in good
Trimble Navigation
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A Mobile Enterprise
Overview •ArcGIS Mobile & your enterprise system •Mobile Workflow •Enterprise considerations •Wrap Up Esri Australia
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An Enterprise Solution
Department of Health, portfolios: • Public Health • Mental Health • Aged Care Esri Australia
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Leveraging on Technology
About Geoscience Australia • A prescribed agency within the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio • 750 staff across 3 business divisions and support areas • Custodian of national geographic and geoscientific information • Operational science and technical advice Esri Australia
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ArcSquirrel
Hold your ArcView data in SQL Server with ArcSquirrel. ArcSquirrel turns ArcGIS/ArcMap into a full editing/visualisation interface for SQL Server spatial data (2008 or 2000/5 include free Express editions), without middleware or higher licensing levels. ArcSquirrel includes simple tools for importing data to SQL, managing layers, multi-user editing, and automatic metadata updates. ArcSquirrel layers can be based on tables or SQL views. exeGesIS Spatial Data Management
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What's New in Desktop
Overview • Share your tradecraft • Streamline your mapping and visualisation processes • Manage your data more effectively Esri Australia
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Addresses and Spatial
GNIS is “Highly” customized GIS system, working in the ESRI ArcGIS/Eview/Dekho and Telvent ArcFM environments. Esri Australia
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Lighting up LiDAR
Overview • Tools for assessing LIDAR data • Methods for Storing and managing lidar • Seamless DEM & DSM creation • What’s coming at 10.1 Esri Australia
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Unearthing Convict History
GIS APPLICATION •Cadastral parcel mapping •Compare 1800’s street alignment •Reference of historical plans / maps •View/ reference false colour NIR imagery •Cemetery Mapping / Burial database Esri Australia
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Transcending Organisational
Overview •Transcending organisational boundaries •Some facts..... •GeoEnablement - The GIS becomes part of mainstream IT plumbing •Demo – BPM & ArcGIS •Wrap up Esri Australia
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Global Mapper v11.00 Demo
Global Mapper v11.00 is now available for download. This release is our largest ever and includes GeoPDF import and export support, DWG export, a native 64-bit version, and much more! Download a trial today and see what everyone is talking about. Global Mapper Software
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Quality Data Delivers
NAVTEQ - working in many areas with Esri • Esri ELA with NAVTEQ • Among top 10 Esri ELAs • Hundreds of ArcGIS, ArcPad and other licenses Esri Australia
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Polyline Vertices to Points
Convert polylines to points without an ArcInfo product license. The Eagle Generic Tools toolbox contains the Polyline Vertices to Points script tool. This script tool converts polyline feature vertices to point features; it requires only an ArcView license. Eagle Information Mapping
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Comprehensive Collection
Geospatial data content provider undertakes ambitious project, armed with advanced mobile mapping system: inventorying rural utility assets throughout U.S. Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
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American Red Cross Uses
PROJECT: Disaster relief with Trimble Nomad Handhelds and Global Relief Technologies’ Rapid Data Management System (RDMS)

Since 1881, the American Red Cross has been the United State's premier emergency response organization. In addition to offering neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also distinguishes itself by aiding victims of devastating natural disasters, from floods to earthquakes to hurricanes. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through over 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes
Trimble Navigation
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“Keeping it Tight”
Common Business Benefits •High-value insight for both operational and strategic decision making •Improved internal and external customer service •Extensive power to leverage spatial data with your reporting analytical capabilities Esri Australia
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GeoConcept Multiviewer
Install our map viewer GeoConcept Multiviewer. It is for a single-user use. It is an example of application developed with the GeoConcept Development Kit and the Professional GeoConcept eXplorer. GeoConcept SA
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Integrating ESRI Web
Overview • Background • RFS Spatial Technology • Problem • Options • Solution • Challenges • Results and Benefits • Live Demo Esri Australia
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GPS Toolkit
The Eye4Software GPS Toolkit allows software developers to add GPS functionality to their programs or scripts. This GPS SDK (Software Developers Kit) offers the following functionality: Retrieve position information from a GPS receiver, perform coordinate conversions between different coordinate systems and more. Eye4Software B.V.
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PHOTOMOD 5.0
New features: • Pan-sharpening while adding satellite images to PHOTOMOD project • ALOS 1B2 support • Correct multiband rasters processing • Precise block layout by using DEM • Contour lines of cartographic quality • Many user-interface improvements • Bug fixes Racurs
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Understanding and Drafting
An overview of the process users go through to enter a metes and bounds description into a GIS system; regaurdless of software, many elements are consistenet. TractBuilder, LLC
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Rural Planning: The identification
Poultry Farms – Ground • Hatcheries • Meat Chicken Farms • Egg Production Farms Esri Australia
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PHOTOGRAMMETRY & LiDAR
AERIALTRIANGULATION OBJECTIVES * Accurate Adjustment of the Imagery to the Earth DATA RECIEVED * GCP * Camera calibration report(CCR) * Aerial photographs SGS Infotech
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GIS on the Move – Getting
Overview • What is mobile GIS? • What mobile solutions are there? • What’s the right mobile solution for you? Esri Australia
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Replication in the Real World
Mondi Ltd, an international vertically integrated forestry, pulp and paper company, needed to replace their 10 year old customised GIS platform. In doing this, they needed to maintain a centralised corporate database but edit spatial data locally, despite a very poor ICT network. The answer was found in applying an ArcGIS 10.0 replicated geodatabase solution, using a 2-way replication configuration. In addition, the solution had to be integrated with a third party Forest Management database such that the two systems remained synchronised.This was achieved using multi-versioned views. This presentation will highlight the database design issues, and system limitations that were encountered and the solutions found that resulted in a successful implementation of an Enterprise level Replicated Geodatabase in spite of very poor network connectivity.Critical elements were careful database design,rigid workflow procedures and thorough user training. These results will hopefully assist other users in similar circumstance achieve success in their environments. Mondi Ltd
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Coastal Wetland Data
SpecTIR is offering free VNIR/SWIR hyperspectral data samples for download from www.spectir.com. They were collected with the ProSpecTIR airborne sensor over the past two years and cover a variety of scenes including Cuprite, Reno, oil at the Deepwater Horizone well head, coastal wetlands just prior to the oil spill and coral reefs. SpecTIR, LLC
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ScanEx Image Processor®
ScanEx Image Processor® is intended for extended analysis and in-depth thematic processing of optical and radar imagery data and is an efficient tool to resolve a wide range of applied tasks. The application has modular structure and consists of Base Module and six add-on modules: - “ThematicPro Module” – innovative system for image classification, segmentation and interpretation; - “3D Module” allows to create 3D landscapes based on satellite images; - “DEM Module” allows to generate digital elevation models from stereo pairs or from vector maps; - “SAR Module” allows to do SAR data filtration, segmentation, has in-built oil spill detection and ship detection algorithms and many more; - “Modelling Module” allows to calculate Solar radiation balance, to simulate flooding, overflow and many more; - “SDK Module” allows to create own scripts and GUI for scripts option. ScanEx
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LiDAR Mapping: High Accuracy,
The project clock is running. Schedule, quality and prices are among the driving factors that are top of mind. You need accurate, cost-effective geospatial information for planning, design, development and operations, delivered on schedule and preferably, under budget. Eagle Mapping Ltd.
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Tools for loading APDM
The APDM / PODS ESRI Spatial Tools toolbox contains script tools for loading an APDM 5.0 or PODS ESRI Spatial 5.0 geodatabase using other available data sources, such a a simple polyline feature class of pipelines. This toolbox is for use with ArcGIS 10 or higher. Eagle Information Mapping
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Not Just a Pretty Picture
Overview •Image Management •Image Processing •Exploration •Dissemination Esri Australia
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Online GIS Education
Online GIS Education Courses Questionnaire GISCafe.Com
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GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS®
Enables automated, high accuracy image corrections to be applied to satellite imagery directly in ArcGIS. GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS provides you with: Support of virtually all popular commercial satellites and most aerial sensors Automatic block bundle adjustment Automatic Ground Control Point & Tie Point collection increases accuracy and saves time Automatic orthorectification using either georeferenced imagery or vector data ArcGIS 10 interface to minimizes learning curve Easy to use software for the non photogrammetrist PCI Geomatics
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Cadastre Information System
Cadastre Information System (FBSIC) is a new tool to work with very unique and distinctive features for the purposes it serves. Among others: -Brings together a multitude of cases that occur every day in pre-defined formats and streamlined immediately to the user; -Integrates standardized and normalized information produced by third parties (Courts, Registries, Financial Services, Postcode, etc.). -Focuses on the user's perspective; -Allows corporate sector and uses integrated and multidisciplinary; -Adds accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness of action; -Ensures the traceability of changes; -Exports to other information technology platforms, including SAP; -Provides a platform for information and knowledge is a valuable asset in itself; -Adds immediate value in a trend that grows exponentially over time, as the database is being enriched. FBSIC is supported by a scalable architecture, standards-based information technology and communication, and interoperability, ensuring a high sustainability of long-term application. Allows viewing and editing of geographic, alphanumeric and documental information.  Has a modular character (seven modules) comprising: •Data Migration (geographic and alphanumeric), with some features for element validation; •Field (supporting the activities of gathering information); •Information Processing (import and validation of field data); •Central (which provides tools that enable: load and edit information on a geographical, alphanumeric and document basis, monitor the quality of the project phases and their transitions (workflow); print maps and formal documents, among other features); •Backoffice (to support the system administrator); •Approval (enables to perform a cycle of approval of the design data before sending to DUP); •Domain Management (enables to perform the management cycle of land parcels till their acquisition by the national authorities). Ferbritas, S. A.
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Spatial Business Intelligence
"Typical BI systems handle the who, what and when, but the where is vastly under exploited .... Tools like Map Intelligence from Integeo Pty Ltd foster this integration for BI applications, transforming data into human understanding and actionable insight" Integeo
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MapMart On-Demand ArcMap
This free toolbar for ArcMap 9 eliminates any need to leave your project when you find you need data. With this installed, the data you need is only a few clicks away, without leaving ArcMap! Download the latest version of the MapMart Toolbar for ArcMap today! MapMart
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Urban Renewal Design Template
Urban Renewal Design Template The Urban Renewal Design Template provides a staged development plan in the renewal of a historic, platted community in need of assistance with the following: an expanded road network, Section 8 housing, employment, recreation, and education facilities, for a better connection to community businesses, county facilities, and housing improvements. The Template addresses the problem of an urban area enclave; when a community lacks a connection to the outside world, both geographically, psychologically, an inability to offer a sustainable environment occurs. Transportation improvements will connect many dead end roads with the connector roads shown; housing, phased in with the proposed road construction and other improvements, will define the renewal project in stages. In addition, an inventory of area businesses and facilities offers some opportunities for the development of a local labor source. Close proximity to employment and the required training for a stable force can occur within walking distance to employment facilities; a great feature for employment training and opportunities within the community, and in line with the Enterprise Zone program. Hernando County Florida Planning Department
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XTools Pro 8.1
XTools Pro is one of the most popular extensions for ArcGIS Desktop Originally developed as a set of useful vector spatial analysis, shape conversion and table management tools for ArcView GIS 3.x. XTools extension was then converted by Data East to ESRI ArcGIS environment and now is re-designed, enhanced and extended as XTools Pro to get to the newer level of functionality and performance. Student
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ArcGIS Explorer Desktop
ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. ArcGIS Explorer adds value to any GIS because it helps you deliver your authoritative data to a broad audience. Esri
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Geo-Spatial Technologies
Authors: Adepoju M. O, Halilu S. A, S.O. Mohammed, Ozigis S. M, Idris I, Blessing A, Adeluyi O. A

Abuja is one of the fastest growing cities in the sub-Sahara Africa. The city lacks the modern management techniques for an effective crime mapping, monitoring and management to meet the attainment of liveable environment despite its aesthetically pleasing outlook of a modern city. The cities of the developed world are managed with the intelligence provided by Geo-spatial technologies. The advances in space technologies have made the onerous task of managing crime possible. However, the availability of these technologies has not been exploited, utilised nor domesticated by various institutions charged with the responsibility of city planning and management to attain secure and safe environment in Nigerian urban and rural communities. Geographic information systems, remote sensing and allied technologies have manifested in various forms in the last four decades particularly since the launch of LANDSAT earth observatory satellites these has provided baseline information for intelligence gathering. The very high resolution images provided by the new generation of satellites have made the integration of GIS/RS for urban crime mapping not only possible but also effective for day-to-day running and management of many aspects of city life. The NigeriaSat-2 and Ortho-rectified Quick-Bird images, basemap, master plan and questionnaires were used to generate the crime dataset which was later aggregated to show the crime hotspots and Coldspots areas within the residential districts of Abuja Federal Capital City, Phase 1. A proximity analysis was later carried out to ascertain the relationship between crime hotspots and Coldspots and police divisional stations, slum settlement as well the various parks and gardens in the study area. The result showed significant correlation between parks and gardens and crime as well as positive correlation between slum settlement and crime in the study area.
National Space Research and Development Agency
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United Water Adopts Innovative
United Water and ID Modeling standardize water model building and analysis using Bentley’s water software Bentley Systems
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ArcGIS, DVR (Digital
ArcGIS, DVR (Digital Video Recorder) CCTV, Video Cameras, and DSL, Monitoring System Rapidly advancing digital hard drive technology, falling camera prices with enhanced capabilities, and high-speed Internet saturation, have all combined to deliver an extremely efficient, highly affordable way to improve security, productivity, and public satisfaction. DVR CCTV technology is affordable and available for many collateral uses such as observation of coastal areas from an operations center for a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard Emergency Management program. The Hernando County Office of Emergency Management Application The decision to provide the Office of Emergency Management and Hernando County with real time video of the selected Coastal sites and facilities as shown in the original Hernando County UC 2004 Map Gallery entry required Hernando County resources and interest across the organization. The interoperability of ESRI GIS on the Windows platform with DVR CCTV technology inspired the Hernando County Government Offices and peaked the interest of Technology Services, Community Services, the Hernando County Government Broadcasting, and the Sheriff’s Office. This 24/7 surveillance system protects citizens and improves public safety and awareness at all County facilities. The selected Coastal Zone camera sites are a subset of the entire network to eventually include all County facilities. The system provides 'hot links' from desktop GIS to live video cameras via a DSL Internet connection. The surveillance system has added value during storms and events as a cost effective, interactive tool. With high-speed DSL Internet and ArcGIS ‘hot links’ the Office of Emergency Management has a real time advantage at any strategic locations in service for a better focus during emergency events, all in one system! How It Works Most DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) can be set-up to record on a schedule, when an alarm is tripped, or when there is motion in the camera's view, as detected by the DVR. The user can block out constant motion quadrants such as passing traffic. Most pre-existing surveillance cameras are already compatible. Users don't need to purchase new cameras; any existing cameras take a separate power cable and (BNC) video output connection. If the user purchased an observation system with din plugs or telephone jack cables, upgrade the cameras to normal professional grade surveillance cameras, perhaps with zoom and night-vision features. Popular DVR units are equipped with upgradeable and portable hard drives. DVR units can store from two days to two weeks of camera footage, depending upon the adjustable recording frame rate, and the amount of activity in the view of the camera. Personally set every unit at maximum resolution, and at the fastest selectable recording frame rate. When the hard drive memory is full, the system will begin writing over the existing camera footage. The user has the ability to ‘go back in time’ to any event, zoom in for details, or burn high-resolution camera footage onto CDRWs or DVDs whenever a need for visual evidence as for a record occurs. In an event, transfer the digital information before the DVR has over-written. It's that easy. Otherwise, let the system re-write and forget about changing and replacing the media until necessary. Kenneth Sutherland III, GIS Technician, Hernando County Planning Department, 20 N. Main St., Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: 352-754-4057 Fax: 352-754-4420 email: kens@HernandoCounty.us Visit us at http://www.HernandoCounty.us/plan/ Hernando County, FL Planning Department
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Effects of Climate Change
Abstract Whether or not you believe in human-caused Climate Change it is clear by common consensus that the world's climate is changing and that burning carbon-based fuels cannot help and might even accelerate changes in the climate. Any mitigation efforts to stave off the worst effects of Climate Change (sea level flooding, droughtdriven starvation etc.) will involve substantial investments across the globe and without question will cause increased energy costs. IIC Technologies, Inc.
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7 Tips for Developing
This whitepaper offers several tips on how to successfully spatially enable your application without it being a mission impossible. It also highlights common mapping pitfalls so you can strategically avoid them. Digital Map Products
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ROAD EXTRACTION FROM
Featured Paper by

Yue Zuo and Lindi J. Quackenbush

Since roads play an important role in many application areas, up-to-date road databases are critical. Automated road extraction using many different types of remote sensing data has been explored. Recently, lidar data has proven advantageous for road extraction and researchers have extracted roads from lidar data alone as well as fused with passive imagery.
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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progeCAD 2010 Professional
progeCAD IntelliCAD uses AutoCAD DWG files, no need for conversion. Windows 7 32,Windows 7 64, No learning curve for AutoCAD users. AutoLISP, VBA, ADS programming, import from PDF, Advanced Rendering, 3D ACIS Solid Modeling included. For architects, building kitchen and bath designers, civil, electrical, AEC, MEP and structural engineers, road, site and town planning etc. 2D and 3D CAD drawing using common AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT commands. Import and edit your Raster Images, including Raster to Vector. Comes with near 11,000 standard symbols and blocks. AutoCAD DWG File 2.5 - 2010, Open and Save Compatible with AutoCAD menus, scripts, fonts, etc. A Library of Blocks Symbols for Electrical, Mechanical, Architectural, Civil Survey, Hybrid DWG Raster Image Editing. Vertical applications for many industries. Google Earth export, Quick Dimensioning, updated spell checker, DIESEL expression support, over 1000 new CAD symbols, right-mouse click context menus, improved speed and reliability, Advanced Data Extraction wizard, one-click text editing, an interactive purge command dialog, and one-click entity grouping, layout print area visualization. eTransmit, PDF, ECW, O2C, JPG, SVG XML image file support, Express Tools, easy-to-use attribute editing, DWG redlining, and Find and Replace text and attribute search, Network NLM, USB mobile, and corporate licensing options, over 300 new hatch patterns. progeCAD Professional IntelliCAD is an easy replacement for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT! progeCAD USA
32350
HIGH RESOLUTION STEREO
Featured Paper by

Gerry Mitchell, Gerry Mitchell

The availability of over 45,000 accurately surveyed ground points covering an area of 1,000 km2 in central Eritrea has enabled comprehensive accuracy assessments of elevation mapping from IKONOS, GeoEye-1, WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 stereo satellite photos. The ground survey points were acquired for a base metal mining exploration gravity survey. All of the ground points were surveyed with Real Time Kinematic GPS instruments and are accurate to 2 cm. The IKONOS, GeoEye-1 and WorldView-1 stereo photos were each registered to a single ground control point, and the WorldView-2 stereo photos were registered to two ground control points. Each of the stereo pairs covers a slightly different ground area.
PhotoSat Information Ltd.
28064
MapInXL
MAPINXL ADVANCED MAPPING TOOL EMPOWERS EXCEL USERS With MapInXL a wide range of cartographic and thematic mapping functions allow users to convert Excel spreadsheet data into incredible maps, adding a whole new dimension to SALES reports MARKETING plans, PLANNING and budget documents and so much more. With endless uses, easy activation and affordable pricing this could be the best MAPPING TOOL on the market! FREE trial available : MapInXL
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Mobile GIS for Coastal
This case study provides an application of Mobile GIS in the Brazilian city of Macaé, state of Rio de Janeiro. Several points using the Leica CS25 GNSS equipment were collected, which will later be used to create a digital terrain model, as well as assist in creating a diagnostic of the physical environment and contribute to the organization of land management measures mappings. This has the objective of minimizing the occurrence of environmental impacts by analyzing how was the process of occupation and level of vulnerability of these areas. Leica Geosystems Inc.
32098
LAND USE/LAND COVER MAPPING
Featured Paper by

Bernard Kumi-Boateng, C. B. Boye and Issaka Yakubu

Spatial information from remotely sensed data provides an effective solution to land use/land cover change detection. The study was carried out to detect land use/land cover change from 1990 to 2007 in the Tarkwa Municipality. Remote sensing technique was used for this change detection and to assess its implications for the management of future urban development. The data used for the assessment included temporal Landsat satellite images of a 20 km radius of Tarkwa for the years 1990, 2000 and 2007 as well as 162 ground reference points.
University of Mines and Technology
44049
Geospatial Data Quality:
Authors: John W. Strebeck, Emery T. Wilson, Thomas F. Creel, Walter L. Lister, and Paul X. Callahan

NGA is building a Content Maturity Model (CMM) to rate geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) products, services and data. The CMM concept enables consumers of content to understand its quality and suitability for their mission, and also to have a conduit by which to provide feedback to NGA. The consumer rating capability will improve the feedback mechanism between consumers and producers of content, enabling NGA to provide rapid quality improvements and, subsequently, consumer application corrections. This initiative supports the NGA Strategic Objective on Content by creating and proliferating GEOINT content which is imperative to consumer requirements. CMM data quality components will be searchable, discoverable and provide indicators for consumers which informs them whether or not they are in possession of the best data available. The CMM also supports the Agency’s transformation from a product-focused model to a data-focused provisioning solution. In this new data-centric environment, consumers will be serving or linking to many sources of GEOINT and a mechanism to receive and provide quality feedback will be critical. Consumers require indicators of data quality. The CMM is the means to benchmark geospatial data quality for consumer analysis as well as the data’s own evolution.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Copan for Mobile
Copan for Mobile 6 is a very functional and easy-to-use geomatics engineering tool for computing and managing plane land survey coordinates.

It does numerous coordinate geometry (COGO) calculations, processes and adjusts raw field survey data, computes and adjusts map traverse data, performs map checks, calculates curves, areas and perimeters, performs coordinate transformations, imports/exports Ascii files, and has GPS positioning and navigation functions.

It supports quadrant bearings as well as azimuths, and gons (grads) as well as degrees. Its coordinate files may be copied to the Pocket PC's memory card or to a removeable memory card and used directly by the Windows desktop version of Copan.

Designed for land surveyors, geomatics engineers, professionals and students, CopanMobile for Pocket PC is available for download, free of charge.

Note: A valid email address is required for a password and for news of updates. http://www.underhill.ca/Software/Copan/PocketPC/CopanPPCKey.php

Underhill Geomatics Ltd.
44056
Point Cloud Analysis
Authors: Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Eiji Nakamura, Masayuki Okugawa, Tomohito Asaka, and Keishi Iwashita

Mobile Mapping Systems (MMSs) have attracted considerable attention from the viewpoint of application to road management and maintenance. MMSs can help evaluate the condition of asphalt pavements. In a road space, it is essential to keep the road surface in good condition, without surface damage such as cracks and patches. Human inspection is still widely used for road management to detect such damage. However, manual surveys are time-consuming and not very effective. Therefore, the successful automation of surface damage surveys will help reduce the cost of detecting damage and provide more objective and standardized results for road management. Our previous study attempted to visualize surface normals for point clouds of asphalt pavements in both good and poor conditions. However, our visualization was unable to help us clearly discriminate between good and bad surface pavement conditions. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine and test a method that uses MMS to evaluate road conditions effectively. We try to evaluate surface conditions through colored point clouds assigned values of 8-bit RGB color components that map the values of the surface normal and the curvature in a point cloud. An experiment shows that our method generates point clouds that successfully enable us to distinguish between good and bad road surface conditions. Our result also indicates the importance of selecting optimal values for the radius of the point cloud in calculating curvature.
Aichi Institute of Technology Japan
28084
Satellite-Based Crop
The importance of agriculture in Indian society can hardly be over-emphasized, as it has a fundamental role in the country's economy, employment, food security, national self-reliance, and general well-being. One of the most important issues in agricultural development economics is supply response, since the responsiveness of farmers to economic incentives determines agriculture's contribution to the economy. RMSI
44051
Photogrammetric Image
Authors: Ioakeim Tellidis and Eugene Levin

In recent years the developments of small electronics prototyping platforms such as Arduinos and Raspberry Pi’s, created a new whole market from electronic equipment and Ideas for various sizes projects. It didn’t pass too much time for developers to combine all these sensors and platforms and to create complete and more sophisticated navigation systems and find their way inside small remote controlled airplanes. The next step, the installation of a small digital camera it was pretty much expected due to human curiosity. The results were significantly changed the geospatial community. It was very obvious since the beginning of this technology that we had definitely find a cheap and reliable solution for aerial imaging. The necessary steps for designing and executing an aerial image acquisition mission are far from being well defined. If we isolate the involved products one by one, we would see impressive specifications: High resolution DSLR or compact cameras, navigation systems with fast CPUs, reliable GPS units and radio receivers. But when all these stuff we are combining into a UAV (Unmanned Aerial System) fuselage and you are exposing it to aerodynamic forces on an environment full of uncertain parameters like weather and atmospheric conditions then, the UAV as an imaging sensor, needs to be studied further. The overall of our research is to establish the necessary steps for preparing and executing photogrammetric aerial image acquisition. The final products should be vertical or near vertical well defined images with known exterior orientation, high resolution with small GSD and with adequate sidelap and endlap for supporting stereo vision.
Michigan Technological University, Houghton
32349
A GEOPHYSICAL STEREO
Featured Paper by

Gerry Mitchell, Michael Ehling

A significant technological advance has been achieved by applying concepts and software developed for oil and gas exploration seismic data processing to produce detailed elevation maps from the new generation of high resolution satellite photos. We call this a geophysical processing system since the system is developed by geophysicists, using geophysical processing tools, including a 3D seismic workstation, and the processors never view the photos in stereo. PhotoSat has recast the stereo satellite elevation mapping problem so that it closely resembles oil and gas exploration seismic processing.
PhotoSat Information Ltd.
32467
DETECTION AND ROBUST
Featured Paper by

Yun-Ting Su and James Bethel

The objective of this work is to develop new methods for efficient automatic 3D modeling of existing industrial installations from point cloud data. Traditionally, cylinder feature extraction algorithms utilize 5D Hough transforms, resulting in impractically high computational complexity. A more efficient approach uses a 2D Hough transform to estimate orientation followed by a 3D Hough transform to detect position, but still has extensive runtimes and lacks robustness in dense point cloud data.
Purdue University
36027
Detecting Oil spill in
On April 20, 2010, an unexpected explosion occurred on the semi-submersible offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 rig workers and injuring 17 others. It will soon trigger one of the most massive ecological crises ever documented in this part of the world. In order to handle the situation, BP was required to start a rapid response operation. In the established cleanup operation, designated to estimate the proportions of the damage and plan the cleanup efforts, led the company to allocate and deploy instant monitoring tools, which would provide an actionable product containing useful information within 3 hours from acquisition. These tools were crucial in order to utilize the operating cleanup vessels in an effective and swift response. Icaros Inc
33680
SpecTIR Releases Free
SpecTIR has made available a number of airborne hyperspectral imagery data sets for research, training, and educational purposes. They will be available from the SpecTIR website and cover a wide variety of subjects which include: • Gulf of Mexico coastal National Wildlife Refuge wetlands prior to oil landing onshore • A sample of oil on the water at the Deep Water Horizon well head on June 6, 2010 • Agricultural crops and vegetation • Geologic samples from Cuprite and Virginia City NV • Coral Reefs from the Red Sea • Wetland and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation from the Sacramento River Delta and • Urban and urban vegetation imagery from Reno, NV. The data was collected with the ProSpecTIR VNIR/SWIR hyperspectral sensors, which are typically used to collect spectral and spatial information for applications such as long-term environmental monitoring. The samples include the radiance and reflectance files, which are calibrated and navigated, so that they can be used as a GIS layer. These samples are significant because they demonstrate the practical uses of spectral imagery. The sensors are operated from small aircraft, and can be at any location in the world in a matter of hours or days. Once onsite they can capture information that makes it possible to detect and monitor minute changes to the environment, water, or vegetation. Over time, this becomes a very powerful mapping tool that can be used to manage responses to both man-made and natural disasters. Mark Landers, SpecTIR’s president states “A clear cut example of the use of this technology is the images that we collected from the coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico as the oil was heading for the shore in June of 2010. We were able to establish a baseline, prior to the oil, that can be used initially in the wetland vegetation damage assessment work, and in the long term will help to measure and guide the recovery efforts of the Gulf States.” About SpecTIR LLC SpecTIR LLC is a Small Business with offices in Virginia, Maryland, California, and Nevada. SpecTIR has its foundation in the specialized design and construction of advanced hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging systems. Over the past decade, SpecTIR has focused on the collection of hyperspectral data, the generation of imagery products from multiple data sources, and industrial solutions for manufacturing processes. Globally, SpecTIR offers a full line of remote sensing services which include imagery acquisition with analysis, geospatial data base design, and advanced GIS services. In addition, SpecTIR is a distributor of Specim AISA hyperspectral systems worldwide. For More Information Contact Bill Bernard 410 820 5591 and visit http://www.spectir.com/download.html for free data samples SpecTIR, LLC
35346
New Concepts in Bathymetric
Citrix virtual desktop technology works by sending only the screen data from the central server to remote workstations. The server can host a number of “virtual machines”. In effect, the remote machine is a thin client and and sees the screen of the virtual computer to be controlled sees the screen of the virtual computer to be controlled. IIC Technologies, Inc.
32062
PROPOSAL OF 3D GIS FOR
Featured Paper by

Chokri Koussa and Mathieu Koehl

Nowadays, sharing and querying spatial data through Internet has been become ubiquitous and easier in term of visualization and analysis. Thus, GIS (Geographic Information System) is no more an isolated application used by a limited number of users, but essentially a worldwide shared set of complex geo-applications. Any more, many concepts combining both GIS and Internet have been occurred, i.e. WebGIS, Internet-Based GIS, GIS Web mapping, etc. Nowadays, the application of the 3rd dimension in Internet-based GIS, with rare exceptions, is restricted and limited to research work. Thus, this paper proposes a contribution in 3D GIS deployment over Internet.
TRIO/INSA de Strasbourg
32572
EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL
Featured Paper by

Yeosang Yoon, Michael Durand and Carolyn J. Merry

This paper presents the methods for estimating river depths to evaluate the potential for characterizing river depth from the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite observations. The SWOT mission is a swath mapping radar altimeter that will measure inland water surface elevation (WSE). Since the SWOT satellite will be launched during the 2013-2016 time frame, we generated synthetic SWOT WSE measurements for the entire Ohio River Basin.
The Ohio State University
32440
AUTOMATIC GEOREFERENCING
Featured Paper by

Jaehong Oh, Charles K. Toth and Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska

For airborne surveys, direct georeferencing has become the primary source for EOPs (Exterior Orientation Parameters) determination since integrated GPS/INS (Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System) systems were introduced. However, there is still need for alternative indirect georeferencing since there are remote, inaccessible areas that lack a geodetic infrastructure and thus GPS/INS-based georeferencing is not feasible.
The Ohio State University
32470
REMOTE SENSING & GIS
Featured Paper by

Harendra S. Teotia and Djail Santos

The present study was conducted from remotely sensed data and GIS technology for resources management of Sume area in Semi-Arid region of Paraiba State. A variety of supervised classification methods has been applied for resources management and land development in the study area. Under this study the SPOT data of the year of 2003 were processed with ERDAS 7.5 & ERDAS imagine Software in the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and GIS, operating on a high performance micro-computer.
University of Paraiba
32477
DSM AND TRUE ORTHO GENERATION
Featured Paper by

Alexander Wiechert and Michael Gruber

Dense Matching is used to match a huge number of pixels automatically to generate a surface model from a set of overlapping digital images. Once a DSM has been processed, it then can be used to generate a so called true-ortho image. Such a true-ortho image has significant advantages over a standard ortho image.
Vexcel Imaging Austria
31133
Location Intelligence
MapInfo's Location Intelligence integration component for BI provides decision makers with a convenient geographic interface. For more information, users can select map regions to drill down into details of smaller market geographies. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
34156
Water Resources Conjuncture
GIS Desktop and Web. ANA (National Water Agency in Brazil) has a new tool for evaluating water resources in Brazil. Geoambiente Sensoriamento Remoto
33984
Esri Distributors Around
BERKELEY, CA ― January 12, 2010 ― earthmine today announced three international distributors of Esri, the global-leader in GIS software, are partnering with earthmine to deliver 3D street level imagery in conjunction with Esri’s desktop, web and mobile solutions to customers in Greece, Korea and Singapore. These new earthmine partners join the growing ranks of customers and distributors who are utilizing the 3D street level imagery, software, and services offered by earthmine. earthmine, inc.
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GeoGenesisLITE
GeoGenesis® is an easy-to-use imagery processing and photogrammetric workstation giving you complete control over your data. Using GeoGenesis you can rapidly orthorectify UAV/aerial and satellite imagery and perform bundle adjustment on multiple images -- assisted by automated tie point selection. GeoGenesis also includes pan-sharpening , mosaicking capabilities to combine multiple images into a single orthomosaic, and radiometric balancing to eliminate any visible seams. GeoGenesisLITE geospatial data viewer for display of imagery, elevation, and vector data - all with an easy to use graphical user interface. IAVO Research & Scientific
29793
Enterprise Architect 7.5
Enterprise Architect provides full life cycle modeling for: * Business and IT systems * Software and Systems Engineering * Real-time and embedded development With built-in requirements management capabilities, Enterprise Architect helps you trace high-level specifications to analysis, design, implementation, test and maintenance models using UML, SysML, BPMN and other open standards for modeling. Enterprise Architect is a multi-user, graphical tool designed to help your teams build robust and maintainable systems. And using high quality, built-in reporting and documentation, you can deliver a truly shared vision easily and accurately! Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
36004
AUTOMATIC TIE-POINT EXTRACTION
This paper presents the MatchMe™ module by Icaros Inc. for the extraction of tie-points in a highly efficient, robust and precise manner under the most demanding scenarios. Experiments on various scenes, including very challenging configurations such as oblique imagery, will show the validity and high potential of the proposed approach Icaros Geosystems Inc
44055
Urban Mapping and Social Class
Author: Terra Wright

Does urban mapping allow city planners to structure cities based on social class? Many people believe that all communities offer the same types of business, such as grocery stores, specialty stores and restaurants no matter the income level in a city, the problem with this is, the statement is not true. In the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, what is available in one part of the city is not offered in another, why is this? There are two different reasons that could determine why and how this happens, one the business’s are geared to make profits and require a certain type of consumer, and the other is what the needs of the community are. If you look at a particular area in the city of Fayetteville you will see upscale stores, restaurants , if you drive a mere twenty minutes you lose the stores and now are left with convenience marts, that sell a variety of items at a higher price to the people in the area. Is the structure of city and the business’s that are encompassed in it based on social class, profit or both? If you look in what is known as the impoverished part of the city, there are no grocery stores, the people have to rely on these convenience marts , that do not even sell healthy choices, these stores, often in high crime areas; offer cheap alcoholic beverages, processed foods and basic supplies. The restaurants in this area are fast food; there is no fine dining, no specialty stores, which means the choices for the people in the particular area limited. If you go back on the other side of town there is grocery stores, specialty stores, and nice sit down restaurants’, if you look at the people in that area, they have very affluent jobs, the income level and education tends to be higher. The question is , How can urban mapping restructure the city without putting social class limits and bring well rounded business’s to all the people in the city?
Fayetteville State University
28090
Vehicle Routing Problems
Routing in its most basic form is a question of getting from A to B as fast as possible. Sometimes you want to go from A to B via C or you have to adhere to various restrictions (one-way, max-weight, etc.). But basically it is still the same shortest path problem. Routeware
32232
USING MOBILE LIDAR TO
Featured Paper by

Michael Leslar, Gordon Perry and Keith McNease

This paper discusses the deployment and results of a recent rail line survey for the purpose of conducting an asset inventory of rail side hardware and engineering design work. The study area involved the use of the Lynx Mobile Mapper to collect mobile terrestrial lidar data along a section of a commuter / freight rail in Austin, Texas. The section of rail in question is known locally as the “Red Line”.
Optech Incorporated
32573
EXTRACTION OF ROAD SURFACE
Featured Paper by

Hee Cheon Yun, Joon Kyu Park, Sung Soon Lee and Min Gyu Kim

Analysis of land-cover using remote sensing is utilized in many fields. In this study, spectral information is extracted using ASTER and IKONOS Images during the same period. And characteristics of the roads surface were grasped through analysis of Spectral Information Library of Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL). As a result, deterioration of road is grasped and it will be expected to utilize as the basic data for road management connected with statistic data such as traffic information and so on.
Chungnam National University
35595
Preserving our histor
In 1995, Terry Gibson, an archaeologist and senior manager at Western Heritage in St. Albert was called out to Bodo, a small hamlet south of Provost where an oil company had stumbled across something unusual. Western Heritage
43833
Modeling Our Environment:
Authors: Shunfu Hu and Teresa Kysor

Com bin i ng science, art, and technol ogy, cartography offers effecti ve ways to represen t (or model) and com mu nicate geographic i n formation. Cartographic models such as poi nts, lines, and polygons are often used to represent the spatial features on the earth surface. With the advancement of mapping techniques such as GIS and geovisualization tools, it is possible to model the earth environment into a photorealistic, virtual reality in which a point feature to represent a building can be replaced by a vi rtual building. This paper discusses an approach to developing a photorealistic , virtual village located in Glen Carbon, Illi nois. Cartographic maps of the village are first generated , including features such as buildings , roads, cars, a power substation , overhead electrical power lines, a water tower, underground water mai ns, water sewer li nes, lawns, manholes , hydrants, and trees . Those cartographic features are then transformed into J D symbols to develop the virtual vi llage in which the user can explore and visual ize not only the JD scenes above the ground (e.g., buildings, hydrants, power li nes, trees) but also the JD scenes under the ground (e.g., water mains, sewer l ines). J n conjunction with the geometric network modeli ng, the user can experience the geometric networking among water tower, water mains, hydrants, and buildings (i.e., water flow). For example, the user can tum on the water supply from the water tower to see how the water flows in the water mains and into each building ; the user can also disable a T-val ve to turn off the water supply to a particular building . It is anticipated that such an innovative approach provides a new insight how spatial information about our environment can be effectively perceived through the use of photorealistic model i ng technique .
University Edwardsville
31709
GIS-BASED WEB SERVICE
Featured Paper by

Asli Dogru, Gonul Toz and Haluk Ozener

The studies of recent crustal movements are based on analyses of repeated geodetic measurements, and their combination with results of geophysical and geological investigations. It is obvious that a single data producer cannot produce useful datasets and information without integrating data from others because one scientist’s results become another’s data. So, the problem to be solved naturally has an interdisciplinary character. However, earth scientists traditionally work on one aspect of the problem and they have a tradition of sharing of data but they are willing to share it if asked.
Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute Geodesy Department
32463
RULE INHERITANCE IN OBJECT-BASED
Featured Paper by

Ejaz Hussain and Jie Shan

Mapping land cover in urban areas helps understanding the complexity of the urban landscape and environments. High resolution image data effectively captures such urban complexities and offers great potential for mapping the urban features in detail. The land cover information derived from remote sensing data has proven its usefulness for a wide range of urban applications.
Purdue University
32574
LIDAR WAVEFORM CLASSIFICATION
Featured Paper by

Piroska Zaletnyik, Sandor Laky and Charles K. Toth

Most commercial LIDAR systems temporarily record the entire laser pulse echo signal, called full-waveform, as a function of time to extract the return pulses at data acquisition level in real-time; typically up to 4-5 returns. The new generation of airborne laser scanners, the full-waveform LiDAR systems, are not only able to digitize but can record the entire backscattered signal of each emitted pulse, which provides the possibility of further analyzing the waveform and, thus, obtaining additional information about the reflecting object and its geometric and physical characteristics.
The Ohio State University
33327
Hyperspectral VNIR/SWIR
SpecTIR has released a number of hyperspectral data samples for download from the website. They include Oil at the Deep Water Horizon site; Minerals form Cuprite and Virginia City; Urban Imagery from Reno, Coral Reefs from the Red Sea; Data from the Sacramento River Delta, CA, and Vegetaion and Crops from MD. The data was collected with the ProSpecTIR VNIR SWIR and SEBASS MWIR LWIR instruments. SpecTIR, LLC
28069
Testing data from the
Experts from Racurs Company have conducted a test of data from the GeoEye-1 satellite with PHOTOMOD digital photogrammetric workstation version 4.4.699. A stereopair of space images (PAN and RGB) for the area of Hobart city (Tasmania, Australia) shot Feb 17, 2009 was processed. Racurs
28804
Planning and Managing
Featured Paper by Steve Garfield

Understanding user workflow requirements and system architecture / infrastructure performance limitations are fundamental in managing GIS operations. ESRI provides a new Capacity Planning Tool that can be used to document system requirements and model enterprise system performance and scalability. The Capacity Planning Tool provides a framework for collecting performance metrics and understanding workflow requirements.
Esri Users Group Conference
31388
Understanding the challenges
IN-DEPTH: Vodafone Group Services Limited’s Stephen Deadman on privacy challenges

The introduction of mobile location services not only paved the way for potential benefits for the users but it also resulted in a number of additional issues, out of which privacy protection is termed as the most critical one.
TheWhereBusiness
32282
What the 2010 Census Will Show
As Census Bureau workers wrap up their massive decennial data collection effort, businesses are eager to know the results. Unfortunately, the numbers won’t be released until next year. State total populations, used for reapportioning the House of Representatives, must be reported to President Obama by December 31st this year. But detailed results about the demographic characteristics of America’s population and households will take years to fully tabulate. How has the Great Recession affected regional growth? Which cities are most impacted by immigration? As Baby Boomers turn “sixty-something,” how are their living arrangements changing? Answers to these questions require not only fresh census results but time-consuming, in-depth analysis. Pitney Bowes
32569
AN ALGORITHM PREDICTING
Featured Paper by

Young Yang and Carol J. Friedland

A new algorithm for predicting building rooftop displacements in individual aerial photos utilizing the lens location at the time of photographing and the 3D coordinates of rooftops is proposed in this paper. Based on camera calibration and mathematical relationships, the algorithm will be implemented through unprocessed 1 foot resolution aerial photographs and an approximated rooftop model.
Louisiana State University
31134
Transforming Location
Location, location, location. For many years, and across many industries, these three words have defined the critical foundation upon which businesses were built. Both companies and consumers understand the importance of location and its impact on business success. In fact, even best-in-class businesses considering merchandising, marketing or efficient operations find it difficult to succeed in a poor location. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
31638
AN INTELLIGENT GUIDE
Featured Paper by

Mattieu Bach and Sylvie Daniel

This paper proposes a new tool for close range photogrammetry survey. It has been designed to assist non-expert users when conducting 3D survey of infrastructures. Close range photogrammetry requires specific acquisition setup in order to build precise and accurate 3D model. While an expert user will know where to locate his camera stations and how to overcome terrain hindrance in order to still comply with his precision requirement, a non-expert user may be clueless. The proposed guide aims at informing the user about his current acquisition choices and their impacts on the resulting 3D model. The paper presents the solution we designed and the various components it includes. Some results are also provided.
Université Laval
31676
Using Orthorectification
The popular term “image fusion” often refers to combing two images to form a single image containing elements from both and hoped to somehow be of more value. While combining two images into one may have merit in certain applications, this paper will focus the combining of the information in two images of a common location taken from different sensors and/or different platforms and demonstrate the utility of correlation by simply overlaying one image on the other. Cardio Logic, Inc.
32462
DESIGNING A GIS TO MEET
Featured Paper by

Mohamed Shafee, Kevin Lim, Robert Ryerson, Ihsan Sadiq and Ahmed Rasheed

The Government of the Republic of Maldives has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Maldives Environmental Management Project, part of which was to develop a National Geographic Information System (NGIS) Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan. The development objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity for environmental management in the Maldives, by addressing some of the human resource constraints and informational impediments to improved environmental management.
Department of National Planning
32476
MAPPING THE SPECTRAL
Featured Paper by

Davina White and Megan Lewis

The Australian Great Artesian Basin mound springs are unique wetland ecosystems of great ecological, scientific, economic importance and culturally significant for indigenous Australians. In recent decades the ecological sustainability of the springs has become uncertain as demands for this precious water resource increase. Research methods are being developed using hyperspectral remote sensing for mapping and monitoring the sensitivity of spring vegetation to mining and pastoral water allocations and land use.
The University of Adelaide
32575
FROM WHERE TO WHAT: IMAGE
Featured Paper by

Bingcai Zhang and William Smith

It is a trivial task for a five-year-old child to recognize and name an object such as a car, house, or building. However, it is a challenging process to identify and label these same objects automatically in a digital image. In the last three decades, researchers have used radiometric properties to identify objects in digital imagery. The supervised image classification algorithm groups similar image pixels based on their values. This approach has proven to be successful, yet it is reaching its theoretical limitation. For example, it is impossible to identify a car based only on color. A five-year-old child uses color, 3-D geometric shape, and other properties such as doors and wheels to identify a car.
BAE Systems
35473
SHARING DATA ACROSS GOVERNMENT
Using GIS to help public sector agencies share information and resources, is a strategy very much on the current political agenda. This strategy has been taken up by a new initiative involving public service providers in Northamptonshire. Innogistic
36184
Fast Image Delivery Helps
Over two days in May 2010, the City of Nashville and much of Western Tennessee was pounded by 17 inches of rain, more than twice the rainfall ever recorded for a similar period in that area. The raging flood waters eventually left 11 residents dead and inflicted $2 billion in property damage. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging
31974
LIDAR SYSTEM CALIBRATION:
Featured Paper by

Sooyoung Kim

The availability of 3D surface data is crucial for several industrial, public, and military applications. Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is an active sensor system capable of collecting 3D information from an object surface using laser pulses. Accurate and dense LiDAR data can be utilized for georeferencing of photogrammetric data and segmentation of 3D buildings. LiDAR data contaminated by systematic errors cannot guarantee the achievement of the expected accuracy and discrepancies might occur between overlapping strips. This paper presents an alternative method for LiDAR system calibration.
University of Calgary,
32226
MONOLITHIC STITCHING:
Featured Paper by

Richard Ladstädter, Michael Gruber, Alexander Wiechert

Digital large forma aerial cameras typically use several cones and several sensors (CCDs) to achieve the large format. The sub images collected by the individual sensors are then stitched together to one large format image. The geometric accuracy of the final stitched image depends significantly on the quality of the stitching algorithm. This has been improved over the years and residuals of 20% of the CCD pixel size or better can be achieved under project conditions.
Microsoft Photogrammetry
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A SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
Featured Paper by

Kyoungjin Park and Alper Yilmaz

Depending on relations and transient properties, real world events or physical settings can be represented with different types of network structures. To realize this purpose, a social network topology becomes a complex and a scale free network. In this paper, we propose to use this topology to represent road networks. Generally speaking, road networks and their spatial relations reside on a plane, which generates a specific network structure termed as a planar network.
The Ohio State University
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GPU ACCELERATION FOR
Featured Paper by

David Piekny

PCI Geomatics, in response to needs in the airphoto production market, have developed a high-performance image processing system called the GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL), based on multi-core and Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) microchip advances. This system was used as a template for an ortho-mosaic extension to the UltraMap processing chain for UltraCam imagery.
PCI Geomatics
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DEVELOPING A NEW ARCGIS
Featured Paper by

Chandi Witharana, Thomas Meyer, Daniel L. Civco and Jeffrey Osleeb

A storm surge that accompanies a hurricane creates a major threat to humans and the near-shore built environment. Improving the analysis and identification of risk to vulnerable communities from storm-surge damage is crucial for risk-reduction policy making in coastal cities and towns. Storm surges can damage buildings’ structures and their contents; however, content-damage assessment methodologies are not well studied. This study developed and implemented a conceptual framework to estimate flood-damage vulnerability to building contents.
University of Connecticut
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Going Hyper-local with
Read this white paper to learn how to think about and construct a complete business case for using neighborhood-level data to improve the relevance and usability of your web site and mobile application. Get concrete ROI metrics, use cases, requirements, and implementation guidance. Maponics, LLC
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Electronic Charts and
If you don’t make [lower-resolution mapping data] publicly available, there will be people with their cars and GPS devices, driving around with their laptops .. They will be cataloguing every lane, and enjoying it, driving 4×4s behind your farm at the dead of night. There will, if necessary, be a grass-roots remapping. IIC Technologies, Inc.
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.Net Scripting Tool for ArcGIS

Use your .Net code in ArcMap just as easy as you were used to work with VBA scripts. With the ARIS .Net Scripting Tool you can create, edit and run DotNet code within an ArcMap session. A perfect solution to test parts of your code during application development or to switch from VBA to VB.Net.

VBA macro support is deprecated in ArcGIS 10 and will not be supported in releases after ArcGIS 10.2. Migration was only possible to Visual Studio or to Python, but now you can stick to scripting inside ArcGIS with the DotNet Scripting Tool (no Visual Studio license required).

Getting started
Once you have installed the ARIS .Net Scripting Tool and enabled the extension in ArcMap, just select .Net Scripting in the customize menu to start making your custom code. In the example below the VB.Net script adds an extra Map Frame to the Layout View in ArcMap.

Use .Net scripting
Replace VBA scripts with VB.Net scripts so you are prepared when VBA is not available anymore in ArcGIS. Test small parts of your .Net applications in ArcMap without making any major changes in your source code. Use .Net scripts to be able to use objects or methods (from ArcObjects) not available in Python.

Specifications
Some specifications of the .Net Scripting Tool:

  • Edit source code
  • Syntax highlighting
  • No need for binding ArcGIS license
  • Build the code to check for potential errors
  • Run the code in ArcMap
  • Output, Debug and Error window
  • Import or export source code from/to file
  • Save source code in the ArcMap Document (MXD)
  • Support for Visual Basic (VB.Net)
  • Future release: Support for C# (C#.Net)

See the User´s Manual for a detailed description.

Requirements
Required is one of the following ArcGIS 10.0, ArcGIS 10.1, ArcGIS 10.2 or ArcGIS 10.2.1 / 10.2.2 licenses:

  • ArcView / ArcGIS for Desktop Basic
  • ArcEditor / ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced
  • ArcInfo / ArcGIS for Desktop Enterprise

ArcObjects SDK for the Microsoft .Net Framework needs to be installed for necessary references. Visual Studio is not required for the ARIS .Net Scripting Tool.

Available as 5-day trial version.

ARIS B.V.
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Image Analyst
Oil and gas company of Saudi Arabia Would like to have hyperspectral sample data Saudi Aramco
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A SIMPLE AND ROBUST DESTRIPING
Featured Paper by

Marouan Bouali

Images provided by several imaging spectrometers are often contaminated with stripes. This artifact compromises the visual quality and radiometric integrity of measured data. Although a large number of destriping algorithms have been recently suggested, most of them provide results that display residual stripes if not strong distortion from the original signal. To overcome this issue, we introduce a robust methodology using a gradient-based iterative destriping algorithm (GBIDA). Statistical assumptions used in previous methods such as histogram matching are replaced with a more realistic geometrical consideration on the images spatial gradient. An iterative scheme is then used in order to isolate the striping effect from the original image prior to processing.
CNES
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Real Time Precision Location
Airborne sensors provide a valuable source of imagery by virtue of the location of the deployed platform. However, obtaining precise and rapid information from such imagery has been difficult due to the enormous amount of post processing required by existing software and hardware to extract the geo-location for targets of interest. Commercially available software packages running on high-level computer systems generally take several minutes and typically hours of human intervention to provide credible target location. Cardio Logic, Inc.
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ANALYSIS OF FOREST CHANGE
Featured Paper by

Joon Mook Kang, Joon Kyu Park and Min Gyu Kim

Although disaster prevention measures are very important, accurate investigation of damages and effective restoration are also crucial for understanding and dealing with forest fires. Collection of accurate information about forest fire damage is a difficult task because it usually occurs in far field mountainous regions and involves wide areas making field survey a very challenging task. Remote sensing by satellite image is used to get consecutive information about the range and ecological change of the damaged area.
Chungnam National University
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THEORETICAL GROUND ACCURACY
Featured Paper by

Mohamed Mostafa and Joe Hutton

Airborne Digital Frame Camera Systems have been used in the last few years in various mapping projects around the world. Although they have proved to be a viable replacement to the traditional film cameras, their theoretical accuracy estimates have not been published, except occasionally by camera vendors who have demonstrated system accuracy and practical capabilities under certain flying conditions.
APPLANIX Corporation
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AUTOMATED VIDEO GEOREGISTRATION
Featured Paper by

Charles Taylor, John T. Dolloff, Matt Bower and Scott B. Miller

Video metadata are often of lower absolute accuracy than desired for exploitation and tracking, and are often recorded at a lower rate than the video frame rate. In these circumstances it is beneficial to perform georegistration of the video to reference data in order to improve geopositioning accuracy or to assess the geopositioning accuracy. Manual georegistration is much slower than real-time, and previously existing automated techniques require specialized hardware.
BAE Systems
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Imperial Irrigation District
TC Technology
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Auto Hydro Break Line
Authors: George J. Toscano, Uday Kiran Gopalam, and Venkat Devarajan

In rural areas, hydro break lines are necessary to create LiDAR derivative products such as TINs, contours, DEMs etc. Water body detection and delineation are necessary to generate hydro break lines. Hydro flattening follows the detection and delineation of water bodies (lakes, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, streams etc.). Manual hydro break line generation is time consuming and expensive, especially when there are large number of lakes, rivers and their tributaries. Accuracy and processing time depend on the number of vertices marked for delineation of break lines. Automation with minimal human intervention is desired for this operation. In this paper, we proposed an advanced algorithm to detect water bodies automatically using both LiDAR elevation and intensity data. We used two distinguishing characteristics to detect water bodies. The first one is that the surface of water body is a flat area and the elevation of it is lower than that of the surrounding area. The second one is that spectral reflectance of water is very small in the near infra-red range compared with vegetation and other topographic features. Beyond these two broad strategies, we used additional techniques to fine tune the algorithm. After detecting water bodies, we generated 3D break lines. Finally, we performed a comparison of automatically generated break lines with their semi-automated/manual counterparts and we discussed the results.
University of Texas at Arlingt