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  • 10.23.13

    Geology, Exploration and WorldView-3 SWIR

    Mineral exploration for both ore deposits and hydrocarbons (oil/gas) depends on finding patterns that point to a profitable deposit. The actual material of interest, whether it is gold, oil, or something else, is not detectable by imagery and optical remote sensing. Instead, the exploration geologist must understand models that describe how these economic deposits form. Using these models, the geologist seeks clues in the environment that point to a deeply buried mother lode. Optical remote sensing, particularly in the shortwave infrared (SWIR), can reveal very specific clues that the geologist needs for successful mineral exploration. WorldView-3 (WV3) data will fill a previously unoccupied niche for mineral exploration because of its 8 SWIR bands and high spatial resolution. A NASA satellite, called ASTER, had SWIR bands similar to those on WV3. It was widely used by exploration geologists, and likely all known areas of interest in the world were collected by ASTER before the failure of its SWIR sensor a few years ago. Compared to ASTER's 30 meter pixels, however, WV3 (3.7 meter SWIR) has dramatically better spatial resolution. This webinar focuses on optical remote sensing methods for seeking environmental clues that can lead to finding economic mineral deposits. Spectral matching verses indices.
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    By: Bill Baugh
  • 10.23.13

    How SIRADEL Helps Cities to be Smarter

    Planning, renovating or building the city of tomorrow is a complex issue. Globally, ever increasing numbers of people live in urban areas and, by 2050, city dwellers are expected to make up to 70% of the Earth's total population. This rapid urbanization is creating challenges in areas as diverse as healthcare, transportation, energy consumption, communication, and sustainability. To tackle those challenges and improve the life of the millions living in dense urban environments, cities have to become smarter. SIRADEL, a top-tier editor of high-resolution 3D map data and an expert in propagation simulation for radio network planning is helping cities with solutions for smarter city planning.
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    By: Emmanuel Baverel
  • 09.25.13

    Indexes and Thematic Maps for Urban Planning and Soil Loss Evaluation

    Urban planning processes need updated information as well as support tools and systems to monitor plan impact. Using remotely-sensed data, including data from WorldView-2, Planetek Italia has developed standardized geospatial products to help support urban planning processes.
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    By: Claudio La Mantia
  • 09.04.13

    WorldView-2 Imagery and Derived Elevation for Mineral Exploration

    CGG NPA Satellite Mapping Ltd undertakes mineral exploration & mining industry activities across a wide range of deposit styles and across the lifecycle of mining activities from reconnaissance exploration to mine remediation. NPA presents the results of a shear-zone hosted Au-deposit from the Archean Greenstone belt in West Africa, one in which the client already had an established mine and where they wanted to better understand any further mineral potential of the license. This webinar covers DEM extraction and associated issues in this particular region as well as 1:10,000 scale geological interpretation integrated, for context, with supplementary datasets. Similar procedures can be applied to other locations across the world with or without supplementary geophysical/field data.
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    By: Charlotte Bishop
  • 08.22.13

    Satellite Derived Bathymetry: Methods and Results

    DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 is the first high-resolution multispectral satellite to provide eight spectral sensors at 2-meter resolution, enabling it to see further into the water and support bathymetric studies around the globe. Remote sensing of the shallow ocean floor has become much clearer as a result of the additional spectral bands, including Coastal Blue. This webinar demonstrates satellite-based technology, developed at DigitalGlobe to determine water depth in shallow coastal environment. The webinar highlights capability and limitation learned from numerous validation results, where we compare depths derived from WorldView-2 imagery with LIDAR and acoustic data. The comparison was performed across representative sites in the Bahamas and Caribbean, covering diverse benthic habitat ranging from bright sand to dark algae, in clear and turbid waters.
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    By: Gregory Miecznik
  • 06.26.13

    ComputaMaps: Planning the Next Generation of Wireless Networks

    Geodata is based on information digitized from maps and photos. The resolution of a data set is the pixel size of its raster elements. Geodata can be output at virtually any resolution but, unless the source imagery and related mapping data is at equal or higher resolution, accuracy is limited.
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    By: Colin Urwin
  • 06.19.13

    The Importance of Surface Reflectance for the Analysis of Optical Very High Spatial Resolution Images

    The analysis of very high spatial resolution imagery is too often limited to the sole use of pixel digital numbers which do not accurately describe the observed targets between various collections due to the effects of changing illumination, viewing geometries, and atmospheric conditions. This webinar illustrates, both qualitatively and quantitatively, that not only is surface reflectance necessary to consistently and efficiently analyze satellite imagery, but also that the angular information of the acquisitions should not be neglected as it can provide unique features on the scenes being analyzed.
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    By: Fabio Pacifici, PhD
  • 06.12.13

    ABACO: A Land Knowledge Management System for Agriculture and Cadastre

    Abaco's agriculture and territory platform is one of the most established systems used across Municipalities and Paying Agencies in Europe and is rapidly being adopted throughout the rest of the world. Abaco's technology leverages a decade's worth of DigitalGlobe imagery, in addition to its efficient Cloud computing technologies, to provide affordable, all-in-one, management solutions to hundreds of central and local public administrations as well as municipalities, farming cooperatives and taxing authorities.
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    By: Brooke Tapsall
  • 05.08.13

    Proteus: Satellite Derived Seabed Mapping Products

    Satellite Derived Bathymetry Seabed Classification is not a new concept. Since the first remote sensing satellites orbited the earth, various techniques have been applied to try to accurately map sea and lakebeds - with little success. In the past few years, the consortium of Proteus, EOMAP and DigitalGlobe has successfully worked together to create satellite derived water-mapping products that are affordable, fast and accurate. The focus of this webinar is to share information on the process and results to date from live projects carried out around the world.
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    By: David Critchley
  • 04.29.13

    Vricon and DigitalGlobe Provide Military Personnel with 3D Globe

    The Vricon system is unique in its ability to rapidly and automatically produce high-resolution geospatial 3D data for large areas of interest based on aerial imagery from manned aircraft, UAVs or satellites. The scalable and automatic system produces data of exceptional photorealism and accuracy. Vricon is built for integration and provides geospatial exploitation capabilities to existing systems.
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    By: Manne Anliot