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Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31
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36.2048
longitude: 
138.253

New GPS IIF Satellite successfully launched

Delta IV Rocket Launch

On 16 May, 2014 at 20:03 EDT the U.S.

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 15:30
latitude: 
28.5729
longitude: 
-80.649

Free Airline Tracking Service announced by Inmarsat

Inmarsat Global Tracking Satellite

In response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 the London-based UK satellite operator Inmarsat announced the firm is ready to offer a free basic service tracking commercial airl

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Wed, 14/05/2014 - 17:23
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51.5085
longitude: 
-0.125487

The Philippines: New disaster operations centre launched

Satellite image of typhoon hitting the Philippines

The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with the technology provider IBM launched the Intelligent Operations Cen

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Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:47
latitude: 
14.676
longitude: 
121.044

Mapping and Application of GPS: CATHALAC trains professionals

Participants of the course “Mapping and Application of GPS” offered by CATHALAC

On 23 February 2014, CATHALAC finished its training course “Mapping and Application of GPS” which offered professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean a deeper understanding of using Global Pos

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Mon, 24/03/2014 - 11:02
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8.99427
longitude: 
-79.5188

GPS: New technique to improve weather models

hurricane Sandy from Space

A new technique for using GPS data developed by a team of researchers led by geophysicist Jennifer Haase from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego could enhance hurricanes and st

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 10:31
latitude: 
32.7153
longitude: 
-117.157

Indonesia: Indigenous groups use community GPS mapping

NASA's MODIS on Terra satellite shows changes in coastal line of Sumatra Island

In line with Indonesia's One Map Initiative (OMI) launched in 2012, indigenou

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Fri, 10/01/2014 - 13:03
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-0.589724
longitude: 
101.343

China: Expansion of Beidou satellite navigation system until 2020

Satellite image of Beijing, China

China is planning to expand its homegrown Beidou navigation system by 2020 and make it accurate to within centimeters.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:18
latitude: 
35.8617
longitude: 
104.195

NASA is developing GPS-based Natural Hazard Warning Systems

GPSstation used by NASA to develop early warning system technology for disasters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA, is trying to upgrade GPS technologies to use them for early warning systems for hazar

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:52
latitude: 
34.1478
longitude: 
-118.145

GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of hurricanes.

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02
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37.0299
longitude: 
-76.3452