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Data application of the month: Precipitation

GPM precipitation measurements of cyclone Pam departing Vanuatu on 17 March 2015. (Credit: NASA)

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Data application of the month: Precipitation
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Data application of the month: Drought monitoring

Agricultural Stress Index (FAO)

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Data application of the month: Drought
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European Data Relay System services for Copernicus

Sentinel-2A's Laser Terminal (Image: ESA)

The European Union Copernicus programme will be supported by services of the European Data Relay System (EDRS) according to a recent press release. ESA and Airbus DS have signed a service level agreement on 20 February 2015 to provide high-speed communications to the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and -2 dedicated missions, starting in 2015 until 2021, with an option for extension until 2028.

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Data application of the month: Vegetation indices

MODIS-based 8-day NDVI product for Australia from 1-9 January 2014

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Data application of the month: Vegetation
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MapReduce Geo application unveiled to simplify raster data processing

In order to simplify and economize the storage and processing of large-scale raster data, the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency recently made available the new MapReduce Geo (MrGeo) application.

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Data application of the month: Digital elevation models

Digital elevation model TandemX. Credit: DLR

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Data application of the month: Elevation
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Mongolia National Data Center (NDC)

The Mongolia National Data Center (NDC) has the capacity to store and share all databases of all the government departments.

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UN establishes Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an Independent Expert Advisory Group

The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 29 August 2014 the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. He expects the group to provide him with inputs to shape “an ambitious and achievable vision” for a future development agenda beyond 2015 to succeed the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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GeoCommunity

The GeoCommunity™ for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry is part of the MindSites Group, the leading owner and operator of e-commerce websites supporting technical professionals.

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