Don’t know how I missed this one but Geogathering 2008 is scheduled to take place next week in Estes Park Colorado, June 2-3 (my local contact Rob from New Century has moved on so I didn’t get the oblogatory heads-up this year!) GeoGathering 2008 is a conference dedicated to providing oil and gas gathering system professionals a venue to share their experiences and best practices with geospatial information while learning about current industry regulations and GIS solutions. The event’s main sponsors are ESRI and New Century Software – see http://www.geogathering.com/
Archives for May 28, 2008
This out of the Nokia Press Bulletin Board… Snake, the most iconic mobile game franchise of all time, was the inspiration behind what could be arguably the world’s longest human snake. The streets of Lisbon, Portugal set the scene for the stop-motion film titled ‘Get out and play’ where more than one thousand volunteers took part in forming the famous snake.
DigitalGlobe was kind enough to share with me some of the imagery captured over Windsor on May 24, 2008, the day after the powerful F3 tornado went through the town, just 1.5 miles West of my office. Some details about the image… On May 22nd, a powerful EF-2 or EF-3 tornado struck the northern Colorado town of Windsor causing heavy damage to more than 250 homes, buildings and property. On May 24th, DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite collected a strip of 60-cm imagery along the east side of Interstate 25, including the town of Windsor, Colorado. The imagery clearly shows the extent of damage from the large tornado.
Of interest in the image below, More than 150 children were in the Windmill Child Enrichment
Center, on the east side of Windsor, when the tornado struck on May 22nd. Teachers at the day care center were able to safely protect all of the children within the building, while the tornado tore off part of the roof. As the QuickBird imagery reveals, virtually all of the surrounding
buildings next to the day care center suffered significant damage or were totally destroyed
by the tornado.
A reminder that GeoEye-1 is Gearing Up For Launch this summer – Save the date, on August 22. the GeoEye-1 Satellite Imaging Sensor is Scheduled to Launch From Vandenberg AFB, CA, perhaps you might be in the area over summer? GeoEye-1, developed and launched by GeoEye, will be capable of acquiring image data at 0.41 meter panchromatic (B&W) and 1.65 meter multispectral resolution. GeoEye-1 will also feature a revisit time of under three days, as well as the ability to locate an object within just three meters of its physical location. This newly developed sensor will also be optimized for large projects, as it will be able to collect over 350,000 square kilometers of pan-sharpened multispectral satellite imagery every day. See more details on the launch here. See also http://www.satimagingcorp.com/satellite-sensors/geoeye-1.html