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Friday, July 4th, 2014

Alaska Geospatial Council to Begin Coordinating State Geospatial Efforts

Governor Sean Parnell has signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC) and charging it with coordinating efforts involving geospatial data collection and mapping by government agencies. The council will include representatives from government agencies, the University of Alaska, and Alaska Native corporations, and will work to improve communication, coordination and collaboration

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Satellite Remote Sensing Can Help Improve Various Socioeconomic Sectors

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said use of space technology is of utmost importance for socio-economic development of the country. He said satellite remote sensing and GIS applications can help improve various sectors. He said SUPARCO has made tremendous progress in satellite engineering and space technology applications during the last few years and application

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Environment Group Offers $9M for Pacific Biodiversity Projects

An environmental group is offering $US9 million in grants to help non-government organisations fund projects in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. The International Union for Conservation of Nature says it wants to fund work that will protect biodiversity in the region. The IUCN’s Luisa Tagicakibau says there are countless habitats that need protecting

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

‘The Satellite’ Is A Science Project To Bring You A Live Portrait Of Earth

The Satellite is a project created by two New York University instructors who are attempting to create a live-view, photorealistic portrait of Earth with real-time imagery and remote sensing data from hundreds of satellites. By gathering live data from satellites, the team hopes to create a live representation of Earth that is close to what it

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Unarmed Drones Aid U.N. Peacekeeping Missions in Africa

In an age of ubiquitous surveillance, even rebels in the bush can expect to be tracked, as United Nations troops cautiously deploy a tool familiar to most modern militaries around the world: the drone. The United Nations insists on calling the aircraft unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles, the term drone having acquired a bad reputation because

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Trove of Maps and Aerial Images Rescued from a Defunct Museum in Bristol

A collection of 1.5 million photographs, maps and other materials relating to the Commonwealth have been rescued from a defunct museum in Bristol. The images were taken for the Directorate of Overseas Surveys (DOS) from the 1940s until the 1990s, and show communities and landscapes in 55 countries. Now in Edinburgh, the photographs are being

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Conservation Groups Monitoring Oregon Coast for Signs of Fukushima Radiation

There is currently no federal organization monitoring the radiation levels from Fukushima. The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, an organization dedicated to the conservation of estuaries and watersheds in western Oregon, has started collecting water sampled from the Pacific. Read More

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Rate of Deforestation in Indonesia Overtakes Brazil

Indonesia has greatly under-reported how much primary rainforest it is cutting down, according to the government’s former head of forestry data gathering. UN and official government figures have maintained that the country with the third biggest stretch of tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo was losing 310,00 hectares of all its forest a year

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

RIICE Uses Satellite Technology to Help Rice Farmers

Rice farmers around the world face a variety of challenges, with smallholder farms being particularly vulnerable to the risks of drought, flooding, and pests. The world has grown accustomed to hearing about calls for donations after natural catastrophes strike crops, but donor-based funds can be slow to arrive in times of crisis, are not necessarily

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Map Of Native American Tribes You’ve Never Seen Before

Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans. Read More

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