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WeoGeo is a marketplace service that allows users to discover, transform and download geospatial data. WeoGeo launched at the 2007 Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose, CA. WeoGeo and Safe Software announced a partnership in 2008 to bring FME Server to the cloud on Amazon Web Services.WeoGeo was co-founded by W. Paul Bissett and Dave Kohler. Wikipedia.

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Hill V.J.,Old Dominion University | Zimmerman R.C.,Old Dominion University | Bissett W.P.,University of Florida | Bissett W.P.,WeoGeo | And 3 more authors.
Estuaries and Coasts | Year: 2014

Seagrasses provide a number of critical ecosystem services, including habitat for numerous species, sediment stabilization, and shoreline protection. Ariel photography is a useful tool to estimate the areal extent of seagrasses, but recent innovations in radiometrically calibrated sensors and algorithm development have allowed identification of benthic types and retrieval of absolute density. This study demonstrates the quantitative ability of a high spatial resolution (1 m) airborne hyperspectral sensor (3.2 nm bandwidth) in the complex coastal waters of Saint Joseph’s Bay (SJB). Several benthic types were distinguished, including submerged and floating aquatic vegetation, benthic red algae, bare sand, and optically deep water. A total of 23.6 km2 of benthic vegetation was detected, indicating no dramatic change in vegetation area over the past 30 years. SJB supported high seagrass density at depths shallower than 2 m with an average leaf area index of 2.0 ± 0.6 m2 m−2. Annual seagrass production in the bay was 13,570 t C year−1 and represented 41 % of total marine primary production. The effects of coarser spatial resolution were investigated and found to reduce biomass retrievals, underestimate productivity, and alter patch size statistics. Although data requirements for this approach are considerable, water column optical modeling may reduce the in situ requirements and facilitate the transition of this technique to routine monitoring efforts. The ability to quantify not just areal extent but also productivity of a seagrass meadow in optically complex coastal waters can provide information on the capacity of these environments to support marine food webs. © 2014, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation.

Hill V.,Old Dominion University | Zimmerman R.,Old Dominion University | Bissett P.,Florida Environmental Research Institute | Kohler D.,WeoGeo
34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring | Year: 2011

Utility of the Worldview2 (WV2) sensor was examined for mapping and quantifying submerged aquatic habitats along the Florida Gulf Coast. Benthic types ranged from bare sand to dense seagrass. Satellite imagery was atmospherically calibrated using coincident ground based measurements of R rs. Sand and seagrass were distinguished by brightness in the green (510 to 580 nm) band. Bottom reflectance (R b) for each sand and seagrass pixel was retrieved using a radiative transfer approach that removed the filtering effects of the overlying water column. Seagrass abundance was then calculated using an empirical relationship between R b in the green and LAI. Characteristics of the sensor requires independent knowledge of water depth and benthic optical properties in order to quantify these benthic habitats, however once these properties are known successive images can be processed without the need for further in situ collections.

Pryor A.J.E.,University of Cambridge | Steele M.,WeoGeo | Jones M.K.,University of Cambridge | Svoboda J.,Masaryk University | And 2 more authors.
Antiquity | Year: 2013

The classic image of Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers in Europe envisages them hunting large mammals in largely treeless landscapes. That is partly due to the nature of the surviving archaeological evidence, and the poor preservation of plant remains at such ancient sites. As this study illustrates, however, the potential of Upper Palaeolithic sites to yield macrofossil remains of plants gathered and processed by human groups has been underestimated. Large scale flotation of charred deposits from hearths such as that reported here at Dolní Věstonice II not only provides insight into the variety of flora that may have been locally available, but also suggests that some of it was being processed and consumed as food. The ability to exploit plant foods may have been a vital component in the successful colonisation of these cold European habitats. © Antiquity Publications Ltd.

News Article | June 21, 2013
Site: www.pobonline.com

Portland, Ore. - WeoGeo, known for its geodata all-in-one storage Library Appliance server and internet-based WeoGeo Market service, released a subscription-based geodata storage, retrieval, and customization service for professionals in the engineering, architecture, and geographic analysis fields. This offering will make it easier than ever before for organizations to manage, access, and deliver their spatial data and for costs significantly lower than entities spend today.Based on the successful Library Appliance, the new WeoGeo Library internet-based service gives customers a viable geo-content management solution: where local data hosting has otherwise been technically challenging, ineffective, or costly. The service provides a geo-centric file repository, browser-based search and retrieve functionality, and various data-manipulation capabilities. All these computing functions are supplied in a scalable, cloud-computing environment where a customer’s IT load is greatly reduced, reliability and access are vastly increased, and high performance, instant scalability is enabled. It simply allows users to better organize and quickly access their data.Library provides users a quick upload of their maps, surveys, building plans, reconnaissance photos, utility plans, exploration analyses, and more, into a private internet-based storehouse. Once loaded, authorized organization-wide access to the data is available via an easy-to-use, geo-centric web application. Users can rapidly search and discover files based on their location, or other key parameters. Files can then be instantly retrieved or customized in Library, allowing a download of just what is needed. Library saves the organization from expensive, hard-to-use in-house systems. Alternatively, it offers a solution in situations where there is no current organized content storage. In today’s economic climate, saving money on critical functions is paramount. Library allows customers to avoid maintaining or adding in-house hardware, software, and staff for these content management functions.Library is available in a number of affordable monthly levels, giving the customer the choice of selecting their subscription based on the desired data volume and users. A free evaluation period is included. WeoGeo has an existing Market service where buyers have an easy-to-execute shopping experience for seller-posted professional geo-content. All Library Service customers automatically have the ability to post their content on Market for free, opening up a global exchange opportunity to other professionals seeking mapping and CAD data, and giving the Library customer a new revenue generating capability. In cases where customers already sell geodata, content posted to Market via a Library account can save time and money over the typical laborious and costly search, copy, and mail approach to vending.“This is another example of our commitment to providing leading-edge solutions that enable the mapping industry to access data no matter how it’s structured or where it’s located,” says Paul Bissett, President of WeoGeo. “By moving our Library Appliance into a scalable, flexible internet-based service, we will enable more organizations to take advantage of the cloud’s infrastructure to distribute usable data to those who need it.”To learn more about this announcement and see Library in action, visit WeoGeo’s booth #814 at ASPRS in Baltimore, Maryland, March 11-13. You can also learn more by visiting www.WeoGeo.com

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