Renee Brandt

Renee Brandt
I work at Esri in the product marketing department. My focus areas are imagery, alliances, and IT marketing. I'm passionate about my family /grandkids; urban chickens and non-GMO food; and all types of technology and its usage. I'm an avid reader, love to ski and travel. My background is in electrical engineering and I also have a masters in business. I love to talk to people in all types of industries about the problems they are trying to solve (that is my engineering side). I'm friendly, fun and personable...so if you see me at a conference, feel free to come up and chat. My colleagues have nicknamed me the 'bean bag blogger'.

Recent Posts

Earth Imagery at Work MOOC — sign up now!

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This brand new, online 6 week free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Imagery starts on September 7th.  If you’ve ever wanted more real world experience working with imagery, this MOOC is for you.  Learn practical applications of imagery through hands … Continue reading

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Managing Imagery Data? Start Here!

Enterprise Image Management white paper

When people think about managing data, I can’t imagine anything as intimidating to an IT person as imagery data.  Why you may ask?  Because the file size is large, very large, the formats can be unfamiliar, and after you’ve acquired … Continue reading

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Highlights to Esri UC 2015 Imagery Activities

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It doesn’t seem like Esri UC 2015 took place over a month ago already.  Time has gone by so fast.  Looking back at the pictures reminds me of some of the best experiences I had this year.  I hope you … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Imagery and Remote Sensing Update

Imagery & Remote Sensing web site

This has been a very busy month for the ArcGIS Imagery and Remote Sensing team at Esri.  If you’ve been a fan of Esri imagery technology for a while, you’ll realize we’ve modified the name.  Yes, we have renamed our team … Continue reading

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Special Weather Presentation at Esri UC 2015

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Weather is a factor that can seriously impact your business, and having accurate information in a timely manner can help you make better decisions.  We have a special presentation, AccuWeather: Weather, GIS and Big Data, planned this year at Esri … Continue reading

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Incredible Antarctica and the Larsen B Ice Shelf

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Antarctica…one of the last wilderness frontiers.  With all the talk in the news these days about the Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica breaking apart, I thought I’d see what information I could find out about it from an imagery … Continue reading

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Visualizing Barcelona Spain using Imagery

Newer part of town with courtyards, parks and octagon shaped buildings.

Sometimes it’s fun to take a virtual vacation using imagery to explore new places from the comfort of your home, a Viewcation.  With the availability of high resolution imagery, fast computers and better performing internet networks this is possible for … Continue reading

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Want Landsat? Access all the Band Combinations Online

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One of the advantages to working at Esri is the access to so many people resources to help answer questions.  The other day, I was writing a blog about the new Landsat 8 imagery available through ArcGIS Online.  I wanted … Continue reading

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Maps and Imagery of the Nepal Earthquake

Compare pre- and post-event imagery to explore damage caused by the Nepal Earthquake.  *After earthquake imagery provided by Airbus Defense and Space.

The Esri Disaster Response team has assembled a collection of maps and imagery of the Nepal Earthquake (Himalayan earthquake) and the response effort.  These are available for you to use at no cost.  The collection includes a swipe map that compares imagery … Continue reading

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Landsat 8 Enthusiasts! Which Band Combination do you Use?

Natural Color with DRA (Dynamic Range Adjustment applied to maximize the contrast) Landsat 8 Bands 4,3,2.  This band combination provides an image that looks the way we think the earth and water should look from above.

What does Landsat 8 have to do with Earth Day?  Well for one thing, the latest Landsat 8 satellite imagery is some of the coolest imagery you can access, with remarkable images and information about the Earth being updated daily. … Continue reading

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