We wanted to announce our Fly Your Flag Project. We are using the ArcGIS StoryMap format to create a crowd-sourced map of photos and locations where you are flying your flags. Too many people are protesting the Stars and Stripes and the National Anthem. This is our opportunity to fight back. As a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business VerticalGeo employs 7 veterans of the Armed Forces. We are a very patriotic company, and we are proud of our flag and our National Anthem. If you are proud of our flag and you fly your flag or you know of a flag you want to post to our map you can either send me your photos and addresses at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can post them for you or you can upload them yourselves at the Fly Your Flag App we built located here.
The end result, the crowd-sourced Fly Your Flag Map, can be viewed here. Keep checking back to see the locations on our map grow or to add your own flag photo.
Thanks to our friend Brittany K. L. Mabry for putting together a great article on the International Year of Light for LiDAR News. Expect to hear lots of information regarding the use of LiDAR and other light-based technology over the next year. Here is a link to the article:
In July VerticalGeo hosted the ASPRS Heartland Region‘s monthly Technical Presentation. Brittany Mabry, a graduate student from the University of Arkansas‘ Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), presented on “Using Terrestrial LiDAR for Cultural Heritage Documentation.” It was a fascinating presentation that highlighted how Brittany, and the CAST team has used, and taught others to use, Terrestrial LiDAR to digitally capture 3-D imagery of cultural heritage resources around the globe. This is wonderful technology that will allow us to capture and preserve in 3-D those historic places that define our world. Here is Brittany’s presentation: