06 Feb 2012
Monday Morning News Kick Off: LiDAR to Help Halt Deadly Helicopter Crashes; Iran Launches New Satellite; and Breaking Down “Data Silos”
Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? With the Super Bowl behind us, now is the time to get back into the world of productivity that always awaits us every Monday morning. And, unfortunately, the Super Bowl is not a national holiday, so not matter how exciting last night’s game was, we always have to dive back into work on Monday. So, if you want to be like Eli Manning and Giants, it’s all about preparation and having your head in the game. As such, we have been kind enough to pull together our weekly news round up post that aims to do just that. So, as we always say, fire up the second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!
Special Forces Seek Help to Halt Deadly Helicopter Crashes
The U.S. military is looking to equip its elite warriors’ helicopters with LiDAR solutions capable of seeing through fog and dust to find safe landing zones.
Iran Reports Launch of Small Satellite into Orbit
Iran successfully launched a new small satellite into orbit last week, the latest in the country’s ambitious space program that has raised concerns of its possible military applications.
Federal Planning Agency Approves Design of Future Spy Complex in Montgomery County
A federal planning agency has approved the design of a future spy complex at the former home of the NGA.
SSTL-OHB System Consortium to Build a Further Eight Galileo FOC Satellites
A consortium led by OHB System AG and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) will build eight satellites for the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation program under the supervision of the European Space Agency.
GNSS Manufacturer Trimble Reports Strong Growth in 2011, Predicts More in 2012
Trimble’s year-on-year revenues grew 35 percent to $435.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Breaking Down “Data Silos” for More Effective Geospatial Collaboration
Latest GIS Cafe post from Mladen Stojic, Vice President, Geospatial at Intergraph SG&I, on enhanced geospatial collaboration.
New USDA Map May Mean Earlier Planting In North
A new map from the USDA has some northern gardeners hoping to grow plants that used to be considered too fragile for cold weather zones.
The Washington College GIS Program Provides Mapping and Data Services to Maryland Health Resource Centers
The Washington College GIS Program is providing in-depth mapping services and data analysis to federally qualified health centers and other health care providers in the state of Maryland,
Google Earth Update Erases Undersea ‘Atlantis’ Error
A Google Earth map that raised rumors of the lost city of Atlantis has gotten a much-needed update, ridding the seafloor of a gridlike pattern that some vigilant users suspected were sunken streets from the mythological underwater city.