The September issue of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" Newsletter is now available on the Charter's website. This issue features articles on the introduction of Universal Access, the Charter's latest member EUMETSAT, five years of TerraSAR-X and SPOT 5: 10 years and still going strong.
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International Symposium and Exhibition on Geoinformation is the premier educational event for professionals involved in geoinformation technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), GPS, remote sensing, automated mapping/facilities management (AM/FM), underground utility mapping, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and related geospatial technologies.
Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall on 28 August 2012, a satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above the storm used a radar instrument to map its inner structure. The instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) observed two extremely tall complexes of thunderheads called hot towers in the eyewall, a sign that the storm was strengthening.
GMES, the European Earth Monitoring programme, has published a user guide to its new, free of charge emergency mapping service, the GMES Initial Operations Emergency Management Service (GIO EMS-Mapping). The guide will be made available on the GIO Portal.
The National Military Geographic Institute of Ecuador is a Technical Institution within the Ecuadoran military. It was created to develop the national mapping and the geographic and cartographic files of the country. It also develops services in the scientific field of astronomy and earth sciences to support military operations and defend the national sovereignty and development.
The geological Surveys are national organizations which guarantee an updated geological and environmental knowledge on the national territory of the Dominican Republic. They are responsible for executing national geological mapping on an appropriate scale, evaluating geological resources (mining, water, energy) and their integration into geo-referenced databases.
Esri has announced the launch of a new website, MapSAR that provides GIS tools for personnel search and rescue (SAR). "The launch of the MapSAR website is the result of a community of search and rescue personnel linked together by their use of GIS," says Russ Johnson, global director of