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Landsat 8 being used to monitor Water Quality

Landsat 8 mission

Satellites can greatly aid researchers to identify and study potential problem areas in the water from space like algae blooms and polluted runoff.  However, the study of water with space-based technology is challenging as water absorbs and scatters light often causing lakes and oceans to appear dark or lack detail in satellite images.

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Mon, 25/08/2014 - 15:45

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Mon, 08/25/2014

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UN-GGIM endorses Global Geodetic Reference Frame

Logo of the UN-GGIM

From 6 to 8 August 2014 the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) met in New York. A draft resolution on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) was endorsed by the Committee and will now pass to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with the intent of referring the Resolution to the General Assembly later this year.

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Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:30

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Tue, 08/12/2014

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In session: UN Committee of Geo-spatial Information Management Experts

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Ministers and senior leaders from UN Member states and international organizations are meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 6 to 8 August 2014 for the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

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Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:15

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Humanitarian Open Street Map Team launches Tasking Manager V2

A map of Cameroon with the new version of Tasking Manager

In mid-July 2014, the Humanitarian Open Street Map team (HOT) launched a new Version 2 update to their Tasking Manager. This tool makes it even easier for people to contribute to the maps, giving them access to project descriptions on recent humanitarian mapping work, and to join in with the mapping by taking a task.

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:44

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Open data: New York makes available public datasets online

On 7 March 2013, hundreds of new datasets were made available on NYC Open Data, a portal containing all of the New York's online data.

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Wed, 13/03/2013 - 09:40

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