Geospatial Distancing is a series of LIVE unscripted and informal video panel chats with experts and influencers in the remote sensing industry.
Hot Mess: Remote Sensing Applications for Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters
The impacts of a natural disaster are devastating, regardless of the form it takes. Technology has long been harnessed to create solutions to suppress, control or manage the impact of earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires and more. Each type of disaster presents unique circumstances and challenges, but remote sensing has emerged as a powerful tool that can be deployed with great effect during all phases of the disaster lifecycle from mitigation, to prevention, to response and recovery efforts.
In this episode of Geospatial Distancing we discussed catastrophic wildfires, which are occurring more frequently and at a larger scale than ever before. But the application of remote sensing technology to plan, address and recover from wildfire events can be similarly applied to other types of natural disasters. By discussing the research, and organizational and community efforts around wildfires, we sought to identify the common challenges in facing any type of natural disaster.
Watch this recorded episode for our discussion with Krista West (San Diego State University) and Amanda O’Connor (L3Harris Geospatial) about their research and experiences around the threat of wildfires and the potential remote sensing solutions that can be applied to wildfires and beyond.
Open the Geospatial Floodgates – The Metaverse has Arrived
The "metaverse" concept has quickly evolved from theory to reality within the last decade. Real and virtual worlds have fused together ushering in technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) and LiDAR sensors built into the latest iPhone. Our world is increasingly being shaped by location-based information, and knowledge that was once relegated to experts in the geospatial domain, is now accessible to consumers. Read more
GeoOps and the Changing Face of Geospatial
The industry definition of “geospatial” is transforming from a processing-focused business into a business focused on providing answers and enabling decisions. The rise of GeoOps has merged geospatial information with infrastructure to meet the evolving marketplace needs and it has propelled the shift from geospatial as a discipline, to geospatial as software and services. Read More
Geospatial Leadership in a World Gone Remote
As the world moves from COVID response to COVID recovery, what do changes look like from a leadership perspective in the geospatial industry? While the innovation of our technology has progressed over the last several decades, workplace standards have largely remained the same. Letting employees work remotely during COVID is just the beginning of a much greater shift in the way that we hire, manage and mentor employees. In this episode we speak with Richard Cooke (Esri) and Dan Gruidel (L3Harris Geospatial) about what these changes look like at an organizational level. Read More
Image Analysis Work in a Post-COVID World
How will image analysis get done in a post-COVID world? If remote work is the new reality, what are the challenges for an industry already drowning in big data? The previous pace of small and long-term incremental steps within the geospatial industry are no longer enough to keep up with the fast-tracked technological shifts happening right now on a global scale. Read more
Gamers and GIS Analysts Unite!
This was such a fun episode! This week we were joined by Stuart Blundell (Presagis), Megan Gallagher (L3Harris Geospatial), and Daniel Platt (L3Harris) to talk about video game engine technology (like Unity and Unreal Engine) and how it can (and is) being fused together with remote sensing data to create realistic 3D modeling and visual simulation environments. Read more
COVID Life of Drones
In this episode we delve into how drones are being used during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we discuss the possible innovations to drone technology that could emerge after this period of temporary lockdown. Read more
Hyperspectral Coral Reef Tracking
In this episode of Geospatial Distancing, we look at monitoring submerged coral reefs with remote sensing and its unique challenges. Then, we discuss the barriers and potential benefits of "going global" with remote sensing and transitioning from local coral reef studies to larger, global-scale applications. Read more
New Hyperspectral Sensors for Precision Ag
In this episode, Austin Coates nerds out with Callum Scougal about the 10-band sensor recently launched by MicaSense. They discuss the potential of using this new technology, and more specifically how it might be used for precision agriculture applications. Read more