Geospatial trends in 2019

Time to get up to speed again. In January, this article appeared in Geospatialworld. Review of terms:

  • EO = Earth Observation
  • LIDAR = Light Detection and Ranging (also, remote sensing)
  • AWS Ground Station = An Amazon service – “a fully managed service that lets you control satellite communications, downlink and process satellite data, and scale your satellite operations quickly, easily and cost-effectively without having to worry about building or managing your own ground station infrastructure.”
  • Geospatial (Geo) AI = Processing Big Geo Data – Machine learning with spatial component
  • BIM = Building Information Modeling
  • Smart Cities
  • Drones!