Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS): The Peoples’ Technology

Varied Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) user communities are forming at a rapid pace. Many UAS users and prospects are bound by their geographies of responsibilities, geographies of interest (see Figure 1) or geographies of observation. UAS, as a Peoples’ technology, provides user communities with an emancipating opportunity to control and apply geospatial collection technology without third party dependencies and in ways never before available. We’re now free to roam in our personal…

As UAS Technology Evolves, MrSID Playing a Key Role

In case you’ve somehow missed the news, the mapping business is undergoing one of its biggest disruptions since Landsat thanks to the proliferation of those little unmanned airplanes and helicopters that are probably flying over your house right now. Depending on who you ask, there are literally hundreds of legitimate commercial companies building and selling those products around the world. The mapping sector of the geospatial industry isn’t the only…

Texas, We’ll Miss You

In late October, we headed to Texas to find out if everything really is bigger (it is). First, we traveled to Austin for the annual TNRIS Conference, where we also hosted a user group meeting, titled “What MrSID Can Do For You.” We exhibited at the conference with one of our resellers, Razor-Tek, and enjoyed meeting up with many of our partners, customers and other exhibitors. We attended some outstanding presentation tracks, and…