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General Assembly sets up new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

 General Assembly Hall

On 9 July 2013 the General Assembly established a new High-level Political Forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, to boost efforts to tackle global econ

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Wed, 10/07/2013 - 14:26
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USA: Satellites capture Colorado Wildfires

Aqua image of the fires in Colorado, USA collected at 1:40 p.m. MDT

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites with their Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors captured

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Fri, 14/06/2013 - 16:38
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Oklahoma Tornado: Satellites see Storm from Space

Tornado in Oklahoma, USA, captured from space by NASA's Aqua satellite

On May 20, 2013 central Oklahoma, USA, was hit by a supercell thunderstorm resulting in a destructive tornado passing over the state.

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Thu, 23/05/2013 - 14:04
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USGS topographic data now available on mobile devices

USGS TNM Topographic Data viewed on a mobile device

Users of Android and iPhone mobile devices can now access USGS digital topographic maps on the go. Using GPS, they can zoom in on their precise location allowing for precise navigation.

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Fri, 10/05/2013 - 07:24
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NOAA launches bi-annual newsletter "The Downlink"

First edition of NOAA's newsletter "The Downlink"

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a newsletter "The Downlink".

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Mon, 06/05/2013 - 11:11
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NASA satellites capture California wildfires

The red lines indicate areas where MODIS detected fires.

In early May 20103, dry Santa Ana winds started several wildfires in Southern California, USA.

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Mon, 06/05/2013 - 10:56
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OGC: Best Practices Document for Earth Observation Product, Service and Sensor

An official OGC Best Practice document entitled, "OGC EO Product Collection, Service and Sensor Discovery using the CS-WebRIM Catalogue" was adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium.

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Mon, 25/03/2013 - 11:37
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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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NASA launches new Landsat satellite

On 4 February 2013 NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) lifted off into space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Tue, 12/02/2013 - 11:27
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GPS Community to launch new Association

The GPS industry is forming a new trade association called the GPS Innovation Alliance, as InsideGNSS reported.

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Sun, 10/02/2013 - 10:55
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