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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

As Sea Level Rises, Hudson River Wetlands May Expand

In the face of climate change impact and inevitable sea level rise, Cornell and Scenic Hudson scientists studying New York’s Hudson River estuary have forecast new intertidal wetlands, comprising perhaps 33 percent more wetland area by the year 2100. “In other parts of the world, sea level rise has led to net losses of tidal

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Climate Study Finds Human Fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere Greening

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 29, 2016—A multinational team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute has found the first positive correlation between human activity and enhanced vegetation growth. The research team, led by Jiafu Mao of the Ecosystem Simulation Science group in the Environmental Sciences Division, used new

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Climate Change Has Reshuffled UK Wildlife Calendar

Climate change is already affecting the UK’s wildlife calendar, and it’s likely this will continue into the future, according to new research published in the journal Nature. The results suggest that seasonal events – such as the timing of flowering in plants and bird breeding behaviour – are generally more sensitive to temperature change, than

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Esri Partner Quorum to Demonstrate Legislative GIS at User Conference

Redlands, Calif.—At the 2016 Esri User Conference (UC), new startup and Esri partner Quorum will show how geospatial technology integrates with its self-titled legislative platform. Quorum will exhibit in the Startup Zone of the Esri Showcase Expo and also be featured in Esri’s public policy team envisioning center presentation in the National Government Pavilion in

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Dewberry Completes National Hydrography Study for U.S. Geological Survey

Dewberry has completed the National Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study (HRBS) for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The firm conducted the study—sponsored by USGS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service—to establish a baseline understanding of national business uses, needs, and associated benefits for national hydrography data; and to inform the design

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Innovators, Scholars, and Storytellers Celebrated at the Esri Awards

Redlands, Calif., June 30, 2016—Innovation and excellence in the application of geographic information system (GIS) technology were recognized with assorted geospatial awards as GIS provider Esri acknowledged recipients from across globe at their annual User Conference in San Diego, California on June 29th. Honors presented included the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award, the Storytelling with Maps Award, and the

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Pacific Island Leaders Call for Action to Save Coral Reefs

Honolulu, June 28, 2016—Pacific Island leaders have sent a clear message to the international community: coral reefs are rapidly declining, and humanity must act now to protect what remains in order to perpetuate the numerous benefits to the people and cultures who depend on them. Last week, the Presidents of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In natural or man-made disasters, the ability to process massive amounts of visual electronic data quickly and efficiently could mean the difference between life and death for survivors. Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Solar-Powered UAS for Mapping Launched at Esri User Conference

Flightline Geographics has announced the first solar-powered UAS specifically designed for professional mapping applications at the Esri International User Conference Imaging and Mapping Forum. By integrating solar panels within the wings, flight times have doubled and that allows much larger areas to be mapped in a single flight. The Hawkeye Systems GS-1000 is the fourth

Monday, June 27th, 2016

DigitalGlobe and Esri Announce New Long-Term Partnership to Expand World Imagery Map

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Jun. 27, 2016—DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced an agreement to make more current satellite imagery of the entire world available to users of Esri’s ArcGIS product family. The new long-term partnership with Esri will enhance the World Imagery Map and

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