April 12, 2018
In years past, adding new capabilities to extend defense and intelligence platforms has seemed like a monolithic quest to rebuild the platform itself—as if with every new requirement came the need to reinvent the wheel. Compounded by slow-moving federal procurement systems, adaptability of critical platforms moved at a glacial pace, especially as the platform’s popularity and operational value grew.
April 11, 2018
Broader smart city functions could come later, but the clever, cost-saving LED lights will at first stick closer to illumination purposes.Broader smart city functions could come later, but the clever, cost-saving LED lights will at first stick closer to illumination purposes.
In another reminder that there's “smart” and then there's “really smart,” the large town of Richmond Hill, Ontario, has replaced conventional street lights with smart, Internet-connected LED luminaires that have slashed energy and maintenance costs, but where the really smart stuff is yet to come.
December 21, 2017
The hurricane season has never been as devastating and widespread, with storm-driven power outages challenging utilities in ways difficult to imagine before Harvey struck Texas, Irma hit the Caribbean and Florida, and Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, leaving all of its 3.4 million residents without power.
November 1, 2017
The sea service needs to develop a sustainable solution rather than relying on the NGA.
The U.S. Navy has outsourced geospatial intelligence at sea, delaying its investment in a solution to this core intelligence competency for the afloat commander. The service needs to train its analysts to produce geospatial intelligence and acquire software and hardware for them. A cost-effective systems solution exists, but the lack of commitment to geospatial intelligence holds the Navy back.
August 28, 2017
Ever since the first GPS satellite went aloft–and especially since the first smartphones and tablets provided GPS positioning–government, industry and academia have been in a never-ending search for new ways to use location-based data. Environmental organizations conduct wetland delineation surveys. Transportation companies track trucks and trains. Public-service officials seek law-enforcement and emergency preparedness solutions. Utilities seek efficiencies for maintaining power and pipeline infrastructure, and on it goes.
July 28, 2017
The numbers that define the burgeoning demand for mobile applications are both startling and revealing. While the latest rapid app development tools have enabled some leading IT shops to increase productivity at an astounding 30 percent, the growing demand for mobile apps still outstrips IT capacity 5-to-1.
July 20, 2017
The foundation of today’s geospatial intelligence efforts comes down to accessing and sharing mapping, imagery and spatial data to enhance decision-making. Whether it’s for military, agriculture, city planning, environmental planning, or disaster management, the use of geospatial solutions is nearly limitless.
As a result, there are a number of companies that play a critical role in providing the software, hardware, satellites, drones, and data management systems that turn spatial information into actionable intelligence.
June 20, 2017
TerraGo has entered into a new partnership with Seiler Instrument, a leading provider of surveying software and instruments.
June 19, 2017
At GEOINT 2017, Scott Lee, Director of Federal Sales for TerraGo, spoke with GIS Café about how TerraGo is focused on supporting complex GEOINT mission requirements by providing next-generation mobile application development solutions for sharing field-related geospatial content.
June 1, 2017
The latest mobile GPS apps and innovations are transforming the nature and quality of field data collection, saving time and money while shedding limitations of legacy devices.