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Monday, October 12th, 2015

Azercosmos Selects Dan Radu as Chief Commercial Officer

Azercosmos, the premier satellite operator in the Caucasus, has selected Dan Radu as its Chief Commercial Officer. Dan has extensive operational and sales experience acquired over the past more than twenty years with industry leaders such as Intelsat, EMC2 and Cisco. An accomplished satellite engineer as well, he has also implemented operational rollouts both major

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Speakers Commit to the Upcoming SmallSat Symposium

Oct. 12, 2015—Satnews Publishers is pleased to announce that over 57 speakers have agreed to talk in the upcoming SmallSat Symposium which will be held in Silicon Valley the 23rd and 24th of February, 2016.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

GIS Partnership to Aid Removal of Land Mines

Redlands, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015—Esri and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), strengthening a partnership to eliminate land mines and explosive remnants of war through the power of geography.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Nation’s Largest Gathering of Land Conservation Leaders Addresses Wildfires, Drought, Future of Land Trusts

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 6, 2015—The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America, will convene the nation’s largest gathering of land conservation leadersOct. 8 in Sacramento, Calif. Rally 2015: The National Land Conservation Conference continues through Oct. 10 at the Sacramento Convention Center Complex.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The First Commercial UAV Expo Reaches the Sky

Conference director Lisa Murray welcomed a crowd of more than 1,500 attendees to the inaugural Commercial UAV Expo, with the theme “The Sky’s the Limit.” She introduced Patrick Meier, the founder of the Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators), as one voice to dispel some of the negative press that UAVs have received in the press. Meier

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Is there increasing convergence between geospatial technologies and engineering applications?

Geospatial technologies have long been a critical input into built infrastructure design, construction and maintenance. While the tools to design (CAD and BIM) are still decidedly different than the software to map and manage assets (GIS), there are many inroads being made for more seamless data and workflow sharing and their functionalities complement one another

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Learn to Make Decisions Using Lidar Data and Geographic Information Systems

Redlands, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015—A new book published by Esri teaches how to use geographic information system (GIS) software to analyze and visualize lidar data. Lidar is an optical remote-sensing system that uses a laser to measure topography, vegetation, objects such as buildings, and the ocean floor at some depths. Data collected from lidar can be

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Topcon Announces Rotary-wing UAS

LIVERMORE, Calif. Oct. 5, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data collection solutions line.  The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

USGS Maps Anthropogenic Land Use Trends with Landsat, 1974–2012

Sep 15, 2015—You have likely heard phrases such as, “Welcome to the Anthropocene.” More and more we hear the term “anthropocene” used to describe the current epoch of our planet when humankind has had a profound impact on Earth. This month, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a Landsat-based report and dataset on anthropogenic land

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Many Atolls May be Uninhabitable Within Decades Due to Climate Change

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A new study shows that the combined effect of storm-induced wave-driven flooding and sea level rise on island atolls may be more severe and happen sooner than previous estimates of inundation predicted by passive “bathtub” modeling for low-lying atoll islands, and especially at higher sea levels forecasted for the future due

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