• 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…

  • SDGs

    By on February 8, 2017

    The global community is not making much progress towards sustainability and the current economic and environmental development is not…

  • Google Earth Enterprise Goes Open Source

    By on February 7, 2017

    Google is open-sourcing Google Earth Enterprise (GEE)! It is rare for a quarterly publication to be able to publish…

  • 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…

  • Report on 2016 UNCOPUOS Meeting

    By on October 6, 2016

    For people who care about space-based Earth observation, this is a good time to pay attention to the United…

  • Geospatial Solutions

    By on October 5, 2016

    This series began a year ago by examining alternatives to Google Earth Enterprise, which Google will stop supporting on…

  • Achieving the SDGs, and the XPRIZE

    By on October 5, 2016

    Dear Reader,

    Rarely do contests capture people’s imagination in the way that the XPRIZE does. I remember learning about the…