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Latin America GeoSpatial Forum (LAGF 2015)

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19

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-99

Date: 

10/11/2015 to 12/11/2015

Venue City: 

Mexico City

Venue: 

Hotel Hilton Reforma

Venue Country: 

  • Mexico

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Ground instability in Mexico City showed by satellite radar images

Radar satellites images showing Mexico City subsidence

Five radar scans from ESA's Sentinel-1A have been been combined to create an image showing ground deformation in Mexico City. The image demonstrates that some areas of the city are subsiding at up to 2.5 cm/month.

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Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:14

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19

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Thu, 12/18/2014

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India and Mexico cooperate on remote sensing

2014-10-23T09:54

On 22 October 2014, India and Mexico formally agreed on a cooperation in areas related to the peaceful use of the outer space, such as remote sensing and satellite communication. The pact was signed in New Delhi during the Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) presided by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena of India and Mexico, respectively.

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Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:54

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29

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77
Thu, 10/23/2014

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New NASA instrument for rapid hurricane response and marine forecasting

New NASA's mission to examine oceans winds

The International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScatt) was installed on 1 October 2014 as a means to improve the global monitoring of ocean winds.

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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:12

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35

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-117
Fri, 10/10/2014

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0

GOES-East captured the movement of dissipating System 90L

Developing System 90L which will never turn into tropical cyclone

The low pressure area System 90L located by NASA’s AIRs in the southern Bay of Campeche on 5 June 2014 fizzled out by 9  June and did not develop into a tropical cyclone. It still dropped heavy rainfall causing flash floods, accompanied by stormy winds on eastern and south-eastern Mexico before the end of its lifetime.

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Thu, 12/06/2014 - 11:24

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24

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-103
Thu, 06/12/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

Mexico: Coral reef protection with satellite technology

MODIS image a smoke cloud over Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The Mexican National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Bioiversity (CONABIO) contracted a provider of satellite

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Wed, 15/01/2014 - 11:29

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20

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-87
Wed, 01/15/2014

Moclic: Monitoring Climate Change with geo-referenced Data

Moclic uses geo-referenced climate data

Researchers from the Center of Environmental Geography Research (CIGA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico designed a software to organize, store and operate geo-referenced data from climate elements: Moclic. The software can calculate bio and agroclimatic indicators, such as humidity, aridity, rain erosion and rainfall concentration thus allowing users to relate them to local crops production figures or disasters.

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Fri, 03/01/2014 - 10:29

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19

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-99
Fri, 01/03/2014

Mexico - Regional Training course

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As a way to strengthen the knowledge and skills of professionals working in government agencies in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador on the use of radar imagery in case of floods, UN-SPIDER and CRECTEALC conducted a training course in the facilities of CRECTEALC in Puebla, Mexico. The instructors provided participants with a theoretical background regarding radar imagery and practical exercises.

Date: 

24/10/2011 to 28/10/2011

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Title of Training: 

Use of radar Imagery in case of floods

Trainers: 

Experts from the Argentinean Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics and from CATHALAC

Target Group: 

12 participants from 10 government agencies from these four Mesoamerican countries representing civil protection agencies, ministries of Environment and Natural Resources; national commissions on forestry and water resources; geographic Institutes and national planning agencies

Training Profile: 

The instructors focused on the characteristics of radar images, on the peculiarities concerning their acquisition by specific satellites with such capabilities (orbital trajectory of acquisition, type of band, polarization mode), and on the features displayed in the images emerging from specific characteristics of microwaves; scatterers on the ground including forests, crops, and pastures; and specific conditions of the ground including roughness and permanent or intermittent presence of water (water bodies, swamps, marshes and wetlands). The course was complemented with practical exercises on the use of specific software packages such as NEST, ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS and MapReady to pre-process and then to process radar imagery to detect floods in various types of environments.

In addition, instructors made special emphasis on the detection of water using a variety of post-processing algorithms including speckle filtering, change detection using several images, and multi-temporal analysis. As data from optical sensors can also be used for detection of floods, the processing of radar imagery was also complemented with techniques to process optical imagery, including the generation of indices and other methods for determining extents of inundated areas. Participants also focused on detection of changes using imagery for their respective countries.

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19

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-98

Mexico to launch first state-funded satellite

The Bicentenario satellite, the state-run Mexsat system's first launch into space, is ready for lift-off next month and will begin operating in orbit in late January 2013, the Mexican government announced.

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Publishing Date: 

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:56

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Thu, 11/15/2012

3-D Map Study Shows Before-After of 2010 Mexico Quake

Geologists have a new tool to study how earthquakes change the landscape, and it's giving them insight into how earthquake faults behave. In the Feb.

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Mon, 13/02/2012 - 15:43

latitude: 

33

longitude: 

-115
Mon, 02/13/2012

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