Tag Archives: NOAA

Radiant Earth

Connecting the global development community to Earth imagery and primary analytical tools. Nonprofits working on global development issues have had great difficulty acquiring and using a staple source of geospatial data in the form of Earth observation imagery collected by satellites. Anne Miglarese, the founder, and CEO of Radiant.Earth is working to change this. Miglarese...

Nicole Kinsman

Nicole Kinsman

Regional Advisor, National Geodetic Survey, NOAA/NOS Alaska, USA Alaska is a land of extremes, a land of both challenges and opportunities for the bold and adventurous. A combination of rapid plate tectonics, active volcanoes, glacial rebound, and remoteness makes mapping, surveying, and geodesy often extremely challenging. Nicole “Nic” Kinsman is the regional advisor for the...

Dealing with Vertical Datum, the Mariners’ Way

Before 3D GIS, we were able to measure miles below the sea and miles beyond our own atmosphere to a great level of accuracy, so how did we do it? There are a few methods for working between vertical coordinate systems, but the one I want to discuss is possibly the simplest, not always the...

Weekly Roundup: xyHt News Links: 3/31/17

Trimble Incorporates Galileo Support in New Version of its GNSS Infrastructure Management Software  Sokkia introduces new GCX3 integrated receiver A new release of ‘Spatial Manager’ supports AutoCAD 2018 NOAA seeks new members for hydrographic advisory panel NSPS Student Competition Results NSPS Installs New Officers for 2017 Tallysman Introduces Dual Band + L-band services GNSS antenna...

xyHt News Links: 3/17/17

Cadcorp SIS service release supports latest OS products Trimble and Ordnance Survey Collaborate to Aid Geospatial Industry Innovation Orbit GT and LiDARUSA upgrade Snoopy interoperability UK’s Bluesky Acquires U.S. Aerial Survey Company Col-East IMAGINiT Technologies Acquires PacifiCAD OriginGPS launches ultra-compact GNSS module Trump administration proposes slashing NOAA funding

Storm Surge in Brooklyn

High-res Hurricane Maps

It’s after sunset in Brooklyn, New York. As I open my apartment window, suddenly I sense a strong, ocean aroma. I look outside and am shocked to see a deep surge of seawater flowing up the street quickly from a nearby boat marina. The street lights flicker, and in the water flows large tree limbs,...