Geography for All

This blog is to serve those interested in the "Art and Science" of:

-Geographic Inforamtion Systems
-Remote Sensing
-Internet Mapping
-Earth System Science
-The Environment

Please check out past posts and archives for other interesting posts, books and other references. Comments, suggestions, and web/programming tricks are greatly appreciated.



Is that a Space Imag Orb in your GeoEye?

The largest remote sensing firm in the world is now....

GeoEye....a conglomerate of OrbImage and Space Imaging. OrbImage recently acquired Space Imaging to become this mega company of remotely sensed data acquistion, distribution, and digital image products.

Check out the respective links.

Vexcel becomes Microsoft's latest acquisition

Microsoft has done it. Bough Vexcel, a highly respectable remote sensing and photogrammetry compnay.

See details of the acquisition here:



Take a Trip to Jennings Planet

Since my blog has grown over the past year, I am working on building a website to host a variety of things. Much of this blog will end up in some form or fashion on the website(s).

For now the only content available is basically my resume, work experience, skillset, some some of these related links. I will transfer more of this content to the website as I have time, which is very limited. Until then, this will be the parking spot for Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, programming and all the related hullabalu.

So, if you want to take a joy ride to a new dimension, take a peek, want me to do some consulting...leave me comments here on anything related to the site. It is a work in constant development.



XY Project and National Grid

Something I heard on a Sunday morning NPR radio bit a month or 2 ago. It is called the National Grid (USNG) and a project that is promoting its use as a "flat" alpha numeric reference system for, at a minimum, the United States. It is called the XY Project. Being in government as well as part of an Emergency Operation Unit such a system may provide some valuable benefit, especially if local, state, and federal government need to cooperate (and they often do in any major disaster).

The National Grid is based on the UTM coordinate system and is similar to the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), both of which are available on many kinds of GPS units, GIS, and mapping systems. This system has the ability to provide location information down to a meter and can be applied on a world-wide scale.

Check out the links above and on the right for more information.


National Map Corps

Do you want to be one of the many?
Do you have acess to a GPS unit?
Do you have a desire to build better spatial data for the nation?

Then apply to join the National Map Corps.
Info: The National Map Corps

The National Map Corps
MS 925
U.S. Geological Survey
1400 Independence Road
Rolla, MO 65401
Toll free 800-254-8040
Missouri 573-308-3863


Visual Basic Garmin

This is a VB App for downloading/uploading GPS data from a Garmin Unit. Provided by the CA Fish and Game.

VB Garmin