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New app connects local disaster response resources with open data

DAAD Application allows to share resources and request assistance.

The US company Appallicious released on 29 July 2014 the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD), a new cloud-based app that can organize real-time

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Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:47

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NASA: New robotic technology to fuel and fix orbiting satellites

The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test, or RROxiTT

NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, in partnership with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, wants to create a robotic gas station in space to service with fuel the thousands of satellites currently orbiting Earth.

This would increase life expectancy of many satellites by puting off costly launches and slowing the rate of needed material sent into space.

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:24

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Landsat 8: Increased acquisition rates with up to 700 scenes per day

Granite outcrops in Yosemite National Park captured by Landsat 8 on April 2014

The United States Earth Observation satellite Landsat 8 has recently seen a high increase in acquisition rates. On average, 700 scenes per day have been acquired (compared to 550 images per day before June 2014). 

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:01

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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 with a report for the 2014 Update of the United States National Seismic

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Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:01

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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 and private agencies in the United States, designed to respond to the growing needs for three-dimensional mapping data of the United States.

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Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:52

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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 Diego, California, honouring its innovative use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology for addressing mountain issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:07

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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. Actively burning areas, detected by the thermal bands on MODIS, are outlined in red. Forests appear dark green.

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:29

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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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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 using remote sensing assets for extreme heat vulnerability studies.

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Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:48

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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. The Urban Observatory is a collaboration aimed to serve as a big data telescope for urban planning by Esri and Richard Saul Wurman, founder of the Ted Conference series.

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:59

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