Articles

  • The Future of GPS

    By on October 2, 2017

    More than half a century after a study by The Aerospace Corporation first laid out the design options for…

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  • Moving Data at the Speed of Light

    By on October 1, 2017

    The amount of data being collected from satellites is extremely high and continually increasing, putting severe pressure on downlink…

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  • Open Source GEOSPATIAL SOFTWARE

    By on October 1, 2017

    Open source geospatial software—spatial data management, GIS, and related developer tools and end-user applications delivered with an open source…

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  • A Killer App for Sats

    By on October 1, 2017

    Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa) is a satellite imagery analytics company whose focus is on commodities and the financial markets….

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  • Extreme Weather’s Tie to Climate

    By on September 30, 2017

    Flows in the Earth’s Life-Support System (ELSS) were the subject of my last column. This column is about language…

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  • Aeospatial Developments in Open Source, GPS, and Data Downlink Capabilities

    By on September 30, 2017

    As I Look Back on the half of this year, I am struck with the increasing speed of exciting…

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  • Global Ocean Shoreline

    By on June 10, 2017

    Cartography of the world’s ocean shorelines goes back to the voyages of the first great explorers, when mapping was…

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  • The Story of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai Island in the Kingdom of Tonga

    By on June 9, 2017

    Acknowledgements

    This work was supported by NASA Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science (RRNES) grant number RRNES-20 (NASA…

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  • Changing the Story:

    By on June 9, 2017

    It surprises me again and again how much we know, or could know, and how much we choose not…

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  • An Economy for HUMANITY

    By on June 6, 2017

    HUMANITY AND THE EARTH’S LIFE-SUPPORT SYSTEM
    The notion of our planet being a life-support system for all life plays a…

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