The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is considering moving its National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) from a free aerial imagery service to a licensing model starting the 2019 fiscal year.
Aerial imagery has evolved into a more complex and sophisticated enterprise with most aerial imagery today being captured by aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Justin Lee and Oliver Yeh, two MIT students made the news in 2009 when, for $150, they launched a balloon into near-space to take pictures of […]
What’s old is new again. Remotely acquired imagery has come a long way from its early days of balloon and kite platforms. Raster data, such as aerial imagery has become an integral GIS dataset. While most GIS professionals and cartographers obtain commercial or government-based imagery, there is a rising popularity […]
Here’s an interesting and probably effective use of aerial imagery to sell a product. The floor of the marketing suite of Bellway Homes’ Equinox development in London, England has been covered in aerial imagery from British firm Bluesky to help sell apartments. In addition to being a stunning visual display, […]
GIS is a multi-faceted discipline built that incorporates a variety of technologies and concepts. To really understand the capabilities of GIS, it is important to learn cartography, spatial and statistical analysis, database management, and programming. Looking to get started in GIS? This GIS 101 page is the launch page for […]
Aerial photographs play an important role in GIS data acquisition and visualization. First, they help provide a solid visual effect. Many people are more able to put spatial concepts into perspective when seeing photos. In addition, the secondary and perhaps more vital role is to provide a basis for gathering […]