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Friday, January 18th, 2013

Google Provides Map Resources for Jakarta Flood

On Thursday, 17 January 2013, torrential rain has caused massive flooding in the Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia, virtually shutting down the city. Google will continue to update this page with maps, links, and other useful resources. Read More

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

GeoEye and DigitalGlobe Receive Antitrust Clearance in Connection with Pending Combination

GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight,  announced that it has received antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with its pending combination with DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI). 

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Keri Brennan Welcomed as URISA’s Education Manager

URISA is pleased to announce that Keri Brennan, GISP has joined the URISA Headquarters’ staff as Education Manager.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Europe Presses Google to Change Privacy Policy

What does Google know about its users and how does it know it? European privacy regulators on Tuesday warned the company to clarify those issues — or risk fines or other penalties by early next year. In a letter to Larry Page, the chief executive of Google, 27 European data-protection agencies asked the company to modify its global

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt’s Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Fans Howl After Weather Site Buys Out Rival

The announcement on Monday that the Weather Channel Companies, owners of television’s Weather Channel and, would buy one of its rivals, Weather Underground, set off howls of displeasure on social media platforms and around water coolers across the nation. The purchase price was not disclosed. Read More

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Europe Forges Ahead in Space

For the European Space Agency, 2012 has been a year that opened with great success with the maiden flight of its all-new light launcher Vega, and has moved into a phase of preparation for an ambitious programme of science and exploration, along with the exploitation of space assets. Four key areas of activity are in

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Global Change Observation Mission Gains Water “Shizuku” Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that the Global Change Observation Mission 1st – Water “SHIZUKU” (GCOM-W1) was inserted into a planned position on the A-Train orbit as a result of orbit control performed on June 29, 2012. The SHIZUKU is flying in front of the Aqua satellite, thus it takes the most front

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

New Geologic Map of Vermont Unveiled

A new bedrock geologic map of the state was unveiled in a ceremony at the Vermont State House today, bringing a critical tool to land managers involved in natural resource planning and environmental assessment.  The event, hosted by Gov. Peter Shumlin, included the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources Deb Markowitz; Peter Lyttle of

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Satellite Observes Rapid Ice Shelf Disintegration in Antarctic

As ESA’s Envisat satellite marks ten years in orbit, it continues to observe the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica’s ice shelves due to climate warming. One of the satellite’s first observations following its launch on 1 March 2002 was of break-up of a main section of the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica –

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