Opportunities Abound in Commercial GEOINT

In the last half-decade, the field of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) has matured beyond its national security upbringing and surged into the commercial marketplace offering unique competitive advantages. Now, GEOINT represents a new and underused way for companies of all kinds …

MCC Launch – 4/21/18

We had planned to have a flight for MCC physics and UNL Society of Physics (SPS) students last weekend (4/14/18), but the weather had other ideas. With severe winds and rain turning to snow, for the first time in 70 …

TyRik Thompson: Connecting to the World

USGIF GEOINT Certificate candidate TyRik Thompson isn’t afraid to dream big. The geography student’s goals are simple and noble—to make a difference in the lives of those around him and to “help change the world for the better.” Now, his …

NGA’s Next Generation

For decades, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) served as the nation’s hub of location data and geographic technology. Now that geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) has emerged widely in the commercial marketplace, the role of the agency is evolving.

To …

Nebraska Star Party Launch – 8/7/18

The Nebraska Star Party, which takes place at Merritt Reservoir near Valentine, NE, was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The theme incorporated the relationship of astronomy and NASA so we felt it would be advantageous to have the NASA-Nebraska …

Space Crafts #5 – Near Space Ukulele

I found a DIY ukulele kit on sale and thought it would be a fun project. Originally, I was thinking of painting it with galaxies, but decided to use our images from high altitude ballooning to decorate it.

I used …

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DigitalGlobe Completes Continent-Wide Mapping Mission for Australia

Maxar’s DigitalGlobe announced the completion of Geoscape, a dataset created for PSMA Australia to map the built environment of Australia. The project used AI, machine learning, and crowdsourcing to identify 15 million …