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USGS releases new national seismic maps

Seismic Hazard Map of the US released in 2014 by USGS

On 17 July 2014, USGS released several Updated National Seismic Hazard Maps, accompanied w

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Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:01
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40.5591
longitude: 
-105.083

USGS announces forthcoming 3D Elevation Programme

High-resolution lidar image of Mount St. Helens, Washington

A new 3D Elevation Programme (3DEP), is the outcome of a partnership between USGS and other federal, state, local

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Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:52
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40.5591
longitude: 
-105.083

ICIMOD receives GIS Award at Esri International User Conference

Image from the SERVIR-Himalaya node at ICIMOD in Nepal.

On 16 July 2014, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, ICIMOD, received a "Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award" at the ESRI International User Conference (Esri UC) in San D

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Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:07
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27.7
longitude: 
85.3333

NASA satellites captures wildfires in USA and Canada

The image captured by MODIS shows dozens of wildfires in Canada

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dozens of wildfires in Canada and the northwestern United States.

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:29
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50.014
longitude: 
-118.892

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

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:44
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40.791
longitude: 
-73.5206

Using remotely sensed thermal images for extreme heat events

Different spatial resolution of MODIS compared to Landsat.

Researchers from the Institute for Research on Social Issues and the Center for Urban Health of Indiana and Purdue University at Indianapolis recently published a study showing major advantages in

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Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:48
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40.4237
longitude: 
-86.9212

New Urban Data Map to be unveiled at Esri User Conference

The Urban Observatory has mapped 50 cities to better understand city dynamics

A new Urban Data map will be unveiled at the Esri User Conference July 2014 and introduced in February 2015 at the newly renovated Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C. by the Urban Observatory.

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:59
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38.8913
longitude: 
-77.0261

Gravity data could predict flooding months ahead

Land Saturation data from GRACE

According to new findings from the University of California Irvine the use of satellite data could be used to greatly improve the overflow predictions of a river months before the event occurs whic

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:20
latitude: 
33.6405
longitude: 
-117.844

NASA announces successful Launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory

OCO-2

On Wednesday 2 July 2014, NASA reported the successful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:48
latitude: 
34.7582
longitude: 
-120.516

NASA: Launch of the new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility launch MACRI on 9 June 2014

On 9 June 2014 NASA launched their new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute (MACRI) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

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Tue, 10/06/2014 - 12:25
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37.9403
longitude: 
-75.4664