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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. Harmful toxic algal blooms can have a very negative impact on the environment, human health or the economy.

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:40

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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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US launches its seventh GPS 2F satellite

Artist's concept of the GPS-2F satellite

On 1 August 2014, the U.S. Air Force launched the seventh of its GPS 2F series of positioning, navigation and timing satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

This new GPS 2F satellites, which will be one of 31 active satellites in the constellation, provide better accuracy and resistance to jamming than the previous generation of GPS satellites, most of which are still in operation. The launch helps bolster a GPS fleet whose satellites are beginning to show their age, Air Force officials say.

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Wed, 06/08/2014 - 11:50

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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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