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Recommended Practices on Flood Mapping.

When using Space technologies for disaster risk management and emergency response, it is not only important to have access to the right data and software, it is also crucial to be aware of methods

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Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:35

USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), composed on current and accurate three-dimensional m

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Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11
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East View Geospatial (EVG)

 

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GeoCommunity

The GeoCommunity™ for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry is part of the MindSites Group

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NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level.

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:24
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Forecasting wildfire behaviour with WIFIRE

A map showing locations that experienced wildfires greater than 250 acres, from

A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.

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Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:17
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ISS-RapidScat Mission set to begin in fall 2014

ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument

NASA’s International Space Station ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument platform is scheduled to be launched during the fall of 2014.

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:22
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WorldView-3 Satellite launched by DigitalGlobe

Digital Globe's WorldView-3 satellite can collect 650,000 sq km of imagery a day

On 13 August 2014, DigitalGlobe successfully launched its WorldView-3 commercial high resolution, multispectral Earth observation satellite from Vandenber

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Fri, 15/08/2014 - 08:27
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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.

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Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:30
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Using space technologies to study algal bloom

Algal bloom in the west end of Lake Erie captured by MODIS

Using a remote sensing technology that was originally developed for Mars exploration, NASA researchers are taking a closer look at algal bloom in Lake Erie in Northern America.

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:40
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