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Monday, January 4th, 2016

Millions of California Trees in Danger from Drought

California’s forests are home to the planet’s oldest, tallest and most-massive trees. New research from Carnegie’s Greg Asner and his team reveals that up to 58 million large trees in California experienced severe canopy water loss between 2011 and today due to the state’s historic drought. Their results are published in Proceedings of the National

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Global Oceans Commission Welcomes UN General Assembly Decision to Hold UN Conference on Oceans and Seas

The Global Ocean Commission welcomed today’s decision by the UN General Assembly to convene in June 2017 the high-level UN Conference on Oceans and Seas, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development. The conference will be held in Fiji from

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Major Disruptor: Smartphones Turning (Have Turned?) All-In-One GPS Devices Obsolete

Everywhere they turn these days, manufacturers of all-in-one GPS devices run into bad news. Early in August 2015, Trimble stock reached $19.01 per share, down 44.8 percent from a year earlier. Sales of Garmin personal navigation and auto devices fell 11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, a decline consistent with those of recent

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

e-GEOS (ASI/Telespazio) Wins Tender of the European Commission to Provide Satellite Maps for Emergency Management

Rome, Feb.24, 2015 — e-GEOS, a company established by Telespazio (80%) and the Italian Space Agency (20%), has been awarded a contract from the European Commission worth 12 million euros, to provide satellite maps for emergency management. The contract, identified as Copernicus Emergency Management Service – Rapid Mapping, will be active in the period 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Ball Aerospace’s QuickBird Retired from DigitalGlobe Remote Sensing Constellation

Feb.24, 2015 — The QuickBird satellite designed and built by Ball Aerospace for DigitalGlobe de-orbited successfully last month after making 70,000 trips around the Earth during its more than 13 years on orbit.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Sentinel-2A: New Eyes of Copernicus Ready for Space

Friedrichshafen/Ottobrunn, Feb.24, 2015 — After six months of intensive testing, the first Sentinel-2 satellite developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA) is getting ready for its mission in space.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

New Indoor Navigation Technologies Herald New Era of Human Mobility and Consumer Insights

Manchester, Feb.24, 2015 —  A range of new technologies for indoor positioning and navigation have been unveiled at the International Navigation Conference, run by the Royal Institute of Navigation, in Manchester today.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

GeoTerra Orders New Advanced Optech Galaxy Airborne Lidar for Mountain Surveys

Feb. 23, 2015 — Optech is pleased to announce that it will deliver an Optech Galaxy airborne lidar to GeoTerra (formerly 3Di and Bergman Photographic Services), based in Eugene, Oregon. Optech Galaxy’s PulseTRAK™ technology will be particularly useful for GeoTerra’s upcoming western projects, bringing new efficiency to surveys with challenging elevation changes ‎or restrictive flying

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Britain Leads the Way as Ordnance Survey Helps to Drive Economic Growth and Digital Innovation Through Open Data

Feb.23, 2015—To coincide with International Open Data Day, when countries across the globe will show their support for open data policies, Ordnance Survey (OS) announce plans to launch a world-leading digital map as open data and the creation of an engagement hub in London.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Former Governor Geringer Leads Panel Calling on Congress and Governors to Make National Spatial Data Infrastructure a High Priority

Washington, DC, Feb.23, 2015—At a news briefing on Monday, former Wyoming Governor James Geringer will highlight the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations’ (COGO) Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) released on February 6, 2015. The Report Card describes the condition of the nation’s information about roads, water, land, air, bridges, dams, topography, and

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