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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

New USGS Maps Identify Potential Ground-Shaking Hazards in 2017

New U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards in 2017 from human-induced and natural earthquakes in the central and eastern United States (CEUS). This is the second consecutive year both types of hazards are forecasted, as previous USGS maps only identified hazards from natural earthquakes. This research recently was published in Seismological Research

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

London Mapped in Original OS Style

Today Ordnance Survey (OS) is mining data used daily at all levels of national and local government, by the emergency services and large and small businesses. That data is also set to provide the foundation on which Great Britain will build its Smart future. Yet to celebrate its 225th anniversary, OS has returned to its roots and

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Bluesky Upgrades and Updates National Tree Map of 280 Million Trees

Leicestershire, UK, 17 May 2016 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky is completing an extensive update of the National Tree Map which uniquely identifies the location, height and canopy cover of more than 280 million trees nationwide. The update, which covers more than 40,000 square kilometres – an area equivalent to twice the size of Wales,

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Cold Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge

A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change. The

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Great Britain Gains a Foot in Height

The latest calculations from Great Britain’s mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, reveal that Ben Nevis is taller than originally thought. Britain’s highest point will now officially appear on all new OS digital and paper maps as 1,345m and not 1,344m. The official increase, which is not the result of a geological movement, was discovered following the restoration of

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Bluesky’s Aerial Laser Maps Drive Creative Golf Course Design

Leicestershire, 10 March 2016 — High resolution aerial photography and 3D terrain maps created from airborne laser surveys are being used to design new golf courses. Creative Golf Design, an award winning firm of golf course architects, regularly downloads the highly detailed images from Bluesky’s online MapShop to provide a map-accurate base onto which course design

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Redmap Engages Citizens to Monitor Australia’s Marine Life

A new citizen science project will be launched next month to help researchers assess how our marine ecosystems are changing in response to ocean warming. Currently each year over three million Australian’s go fishing, diving and boating and scientists want to enlist their help to collect valuable data for the RangeExtension Database and Mapping Project. Redmap invites

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Learn to Use Esri’s ArcGIS to Share and Edit Map Features on the Web

More government agencies and nongovernmental organizations want citizens to contribute volunteered geographic information (VGI), such as reports of potholes in their communities or georeferenced photographs of flooding, earthquake damage, or fires, to a web map. Other organizations only give certain employees permission to edit geographic data.

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

New UK National Land Use Map Produced by GeoInformation Group

The GeoInformation Group announces the first release of its land use reference database for the United Kingdom. This unique and comprehensive National Land Use Map identifies the location and the extent of 26 different land use categories throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is the only current map of its kind enabling planners

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Nigerian VP Speaks to Geographical Mapping for Disaster

The Vice President, Arc. Muhammad Namadi Sambo, yesterday said the federal government would do everything possible to map its geographical landscape to address disaster management in the country. For this purpose, the vice president said, the office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation has been positioned for the task. Read More

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