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Satellite Constellations for Environmental Monitoring

Satellite Constellations for Environmental Monitoring

6/26/2012

The Disaster Monitoring Constellation The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) consists of several similar satellites orbiting in a configuration that enables a daily revisit for most points on the Earth’s surface. If a historical record going back farther than 2002 is important, DMC has it covered: the DMC spatial resolution... Read More >

How Imagery Can Be Used to Assess Fire Damage: The High Park Fire

How Imagery Can Be Used to Assess Fire Damage: The High Park Fire

6/19/2012

The High Park Fire, just west of Fort Collins, Colorado, was sparked by lightening on Saturday, June 9th. At the time of this writing, the fire had burned over 58,000 acres and due to dry, hot weather, high wind conditions, and the steep topography surrounding the fire, it is only 45% contained. According to the Boulder Daily Camera there are... Read More >

Making a Unity launcher icon for the IDL Workbench

Making a Unity launcher icon for the IDL Workbench

6/14/2012

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu Linux distribution from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS. Although I’ve used GNOME for the last decade+, I’m adjusting fairly quickly to the Unity desktop environment. However, one thing that wasn't apparent is how to add an icon for the IDL Workbench to the launcher. This is easy to do in GNOME, and, as it... Read More >

What makes a PED, a PED?

What makes a PED, a PED?

6/5/2012

The people who work in the Defense and Intelligence Community will attest to the large number of three letter acronyms they encounter daily. It’s not only the organizations (DoD, NGA, DIA, CIA, NSA, etc) but the technical terms too (NTM, HSI, ATR, OGC, CDP). One TLA, or three letter acronym, that keeps coming up in my world is PED or... Read More >

Native OPeNDAP support in IDL

Native OPeNDAP support in IDL

5/31/2012

OPeNDAP is an acronym for "Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol." From the OPeNDAP website: “OPeNDAP provides software which makes local data accessible to remote locations regardless of local storage format.” Through Unidata’s netCDF-4 library, IDL 8.2 includes native support for OPeNDAP, though... Read More >

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