Monthly Archives: May 2013

Minnesota National Guard UAV Public Safety Use in 2015 & Beyond

Camp Ripley, a Minnesota National Guard base has been flying UAVs since 2004 for training. Right now drones have to stay on base. The plan is to use UAVs for public safety applications after FAA approval in 2015. Applications are … Continue reading

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Upcoming GIS In Transportation Webinar

The Federal Highway Administration is (FHWA) has a upcoming GIS in Transportation Webinar: The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) presents on: “Crash Location Tool: Recording and analyzing crash information” Thursday, May 30th 2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) Background: Sharon Hawkins … Continue reading

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UCAR’s 2013 MPEX Experiment

The University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is conducting their Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX) from May 15-June 15, 2013 over the central high plains of the US.  The thesis is to try to find if additional sub-synoptic observations via radiosondes and … Continue reading

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NSSL/SPC Spring Experiment 2013

The National Severe Storms Laboratory and the Storm Prediction Center are in their Spring Experiment 2013 as part of NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed.  They are working on high-resolution modeling of convective weather.  Their first week was rough.  They posted their … Continue reading

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Open Source Remote Sensing Programs

There are a few good open source Remote Sensing programs out there.  One is Spring, out of Brazil.  It integrates GIS and Remote Sensing.  It is available in four languages, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.  It comes with full documentation … Continue reading

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Webinar on Canada’s Spatial Data Infrastructure

I posted on a webinar on India’s spatial data infrastructure, now it is time to do one on Canada’s Spatial Data Infrastructure and Geospatial Operational Policies. It is going to be on Tuesday May 21, 2013 from 12:30p-2pm CDT.  The … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Legislature Considering Anti-UAV Bill

Wisconsin’s legislature today introduced a anti-UAV drone bill.  It is aimed at law enforcement but the last paragraph has a big loophole for future interpretation.  The actual bill is not up on Wisconsin’s legislative site yet (next day or two) … Continue reading

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