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MDA BaseVue 2013 becomes part of the Living Atlas of the World and ArcGIS Online

BaseVue 2013 uses Landsat 8 scenes ranging from April 2013 to June 2014. This one was captured by Landsat 8 in March 2014 (Image: NASA)

The Esri Landscape Content has announced the integration of the BaseVue 2013 land cover data into the Living Atlas

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Tue, 21/04/2015 - 08:19

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FAO and Norway to help developing countries monitor their forest through Earth observation

Forest observed through satellite imagery (Image: NASA/GSFC)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has signed a partnership agreement with Norway in order to help developing countries assess their forest resources and changes.

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Copernicus Master competition now accepting submissions

Awesome prizes go to the Copernicus Masters winner 2015 (Image: ESA)

The European Space Agency ESA announced that the Copernicus Masters competition is now open again to accept submissions. Entrepreneurs can submit their ideas for services, business concepts and applications based on satellite

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Study to test smartphones as earthquake early warning

Smartphones can detect ground motion and warn others before strong shaking arrives (Image: NASA/Emiliano Rodriguez Nuesch)

A study led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has shown smartphones and other personal electronic devices could be used as early warning systems for large earthquakes.

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Wed, 15/04/2015 - 14:12

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55 years of satellite navigation

Launch of satellite Transit 1B, April 13 1960 (Image: US Navy)

13 April 2015 was the 55th anniversary of the first navigation system reaching the orbit. The Transit 1B satellite was launched by NASA on 13 April 1960.

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Tue, 14/04/2015 - 14:46

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Monitoring Typhoon Maysak from Space

Super cyclone Maysak captured from the International Space Station

In late March 2015, Typhoon Maysak, known locally as Chedeng, approached the norther Philippines. Typhoon Maysak strengthened into a super typhoon on March 31, reaching Category 5 hurricane status.

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NOAA: Interactive storm surge map for flood risks

Static example of the experimental potential storm surge inundation map (Image: NOAA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is preparing a new application to help people determine at a street-level where water could rise in a storm surge.

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Mon, 13/04/2015 - 16:51

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Website relaunch: Geospatial crop data for food policy

Geospatial crop data can help that local food production is optimised to meet demand (Image: FEMA Photo Library)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) improved and relaunched an interactive website that delivers essential components for ensuring adequate, sustainable food production and food security through satellite-based maps.

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Fri, 10/04/2015 - 13:35

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ICIMOD: Contribution to International Space Apps Challenge 2015

Eventflyer (Image: ICIMOD)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Nepal, together with YoungInnovations, is organising a Hackathon: The International Space Apps Challenge in Kathmandu. It will take place this weekend from 11 to 12 April. ICIMOD is organising this event through its SERVIR-Himalaya initiative. SERVIR connects space to villages by generating geospatial information, including

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European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015 launched

2014 Regional Winner Valencian Community (Spain) focused on a system for investigating the cause and origin of forest fires (Image: John McColgan)

The European Satellite Navigation Competition is awarding the best services, products, or business innovations using satellite navigation in everyday life.

The aim of the annual award is to provide support to entrepreneurs, start-ups, students, and all participants to get their business off the ground.

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