Georeferencing Imagery in ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop Tutorial

We have had a lot of people lately ask us how to georeference imagery. So, as long as it is a hot topic, we just posted VerticalGeo’s new video tutorial on “Georeferencing Imagery in ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop” on our YouTube Channel. Here it is:

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Google’s Project Tango

Google’s Project Tango is a very interesting project that brings an entirely new focus to crowd sourced mapping data.

Blaise Agüera y Arcas: Augmented-Reality Maps

One more TED post from Blaise Aguera y Arcas on the Augmented Reality Maps work he did while with Microsoft Bing Maps. This application shows a great integration of imagery and mapping.

How Photsynth Can Connect the World’s Photos

Here’s a great TED talk from Blaise Aguera y Arcas that discusses the incredible capability of Photosynth,

Making Sense of Maps

Here’s a great TED talk by Aris Venetikidis on the difference between the cognitive maps we make in our mind and the physical maps we use in the world. Very similar to my dissertation concept of a cognitive landscape that an author uses as a setting for a novel.

How LiDAR is Revolutionizing Maps and Geospatial Data

LiDAR Bridge

LiDAR Bridge

Thanks to Art Borum of Kaskaskia College for pointing me to a great article by Patrick Marshall (no relation) titled How LiDAR is Revolutionizing Maps and Geospatial data. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), which uses laser beam pulses to measurement of elevation, truly is a transforming technology.

Wide Area Airborne LiDAR Scanner

Thanks to Gene Roe and LiDAR News for sharing the following video on the new state-of-the-art  Riegl LMS-Q1560.  This sensor will collect LiDAR, true color, and infrared at the same time.  Seems like we are well overdue for a sensor system that can collect all that we need on one pass instead of having to go back multiple times.  And, Riegl has integrated it into a new aircraft and is selling a turnkey system.  I like the camera, but I am not sold on the aircraft. The sensor system looks very promising: