Category Archives: Enviro/Ag

Mars Night Shift

Mars Need Surveyors, Part Two

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Pangaea(Sorry for the typo above: Mars Needs Surveyors! The URL is set in stone now, alas.) As the dream of Mars colonization comes to fruition, what would surveyors be tasked with? Habitat construction SpaceX’s Elon Musk’s vision is to build a city on Mars (appropriately...

Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.

Fluid Data

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.    Pairing GNSS with iPads opens seamless data flows for a water management district in Florida facing wetlands complexity. Lawrence Spencer first joined the South...

The Barrier Islands off the Gulf Coast are threatened by coastal land loss.

Crossing the Barrier

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: The Barrier Islands off the Gulf Coast are threatened by coastal land loss.  A Louisiana university overcame a barrier facing scientific research of coastal land loss—with a UAS. “We are losing an acre of coastline every 30 minutes,” says Dr. Gary...

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 15 of 12 in the series PangaeaFrom time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why...

An ICIMOD team manually validated the accuracy of the 2011 classification maps.

A Crowning Achievement

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Heights 2016An ICIMOD team manually validated the accuracy of the 2011 classification maps. Pairing satellite imagery with advanced object-based image analysis helps people in Nepal better manage vital resources. For decades, the high-mountain regions of Nepal have been caught in a perpetual catch-22. The small...

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Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40″ (or “40<40″): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...