• 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…

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

    By on June 9, 2017


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

  • Global Food Security

    By on February 13, 2017

    For six years,UrtheCast has been an emerging leader in the democratization of Earth Observation (EO) data by fusing EO…

  • Building “DIGITAL EARTH”

    By on February 11, 2017

    Paper maps obsolesce rapidly from the moment they are printed, because the ink on the paper remains the same…

  • Climate Migrants

    By on February 10, 2017

    Climate change is already displacing thousands of people. There is little doubt that the coming decades will see a…

  • Lidar is Key to Autonomous Vehicles

    By on February 9, 2017

    Once Mass delayed, self-driving cars promise to reduce dramatically the number of traffic fatalities, because they will never be…

  • Supporting Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals

    By on October 11, 2016

    In October 2015, the United Nations’ Plenary agreed on Agenda 2030, the “Road to Dignity,” as the Secretary General…

  • Robots of the Deep

    By on October 8, 2016

    We have mapped the surface of the Moon at a resolution of 328 feet. We have mapped the surface…

  • From Selling Pixels to Selling Answers

    By on June 30, 2016

    This series of articles began in our Fall 2015 issue by focusing on the impact on vendors and users…

  • Freeing Slaves from the High Seas

    By on June 30, 2016

    In May 2015, former slave fisherman Myint Naing, 40, was reunited with his family after 22 years. He was…