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Friday, March 13th, 2015

Trimble Introduces New CenterPoint RTX Correction Service Across Western and Central Europe for Agriculture Operations

SUNNYVALE, Calif. March 13, 2015 —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new version of its CenterPoint® RTX correction service that delivers convergence to 4 centimeter horizontal accuracy in less than 5 minutes. The service is ideal for a variety of precision agriculture operations and is available for use with the Trimble® CFX-750™ display.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Sharp-eyed Proba-V Works Around the Clock

More than 5000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus a quick peek at the Olympics: in its first two months of work, the vegetation-monitoring Proba-V minisatellite has yielded a valuable harvest for around a hundred scientific teams around the globe.

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Cosmonauts Complete Six-hour Spacewalk with Partial Urthecast Success

Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy closed the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment at 3:08 p.m. EST signaling the end of their six-hour, eight minute spacewalk. The cosmonauts finished up work that could not be completed during their last spacewalk on Dec. 27.

Monday, November 25th, 2013

DigitalGlobe Eyes Geospatial Data Market; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

  DigitalGlobe is planning to enter the estimated $40 billion geospatial big data market in an effort to expand its business, the Denver Post reported Thursday. Kristen Leigh Painter writes DigitalGlobe executives told investors Wednesday at a Denver conference that the company plans to grow beyond being a satellite imagery provider. Read More

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

NASA’s Terra Satellite Captures Evidence of Haiyan Destruction

  When Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, it pounded the island of Leyte with winds near 315 kilometers (195 miles) per hour and a tremendous storm surge. In Tacloban, winds blew a wall of water ashore that may have been as much as 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) high. Much of

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Lockheed Martin Links Ground Sensor Network and UAS for Protection, Surveillance

The Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN), a wireless ground sensor system from Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Md., will soon be able to connect with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) to provide pervasive coverage and persistent surveillance of designated areas.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation Implements ArcGIS Online for Rail Asset Management and Emergency Response

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Rail Section recently implemented ArcGIS Online to manage state-owned rail assets and improve emergency response. In addition, the agency uses the Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS apps for field data collection and oversight of Vermont’s rail network.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

How Global Change Will Impact Mercury around the World

Rising global temperatures and changing human actions will significantly affect the behavior and distribution of mercury worldwide, according to a recent article by the U.S. Geological Survey and Harvard University.

Monday, September 16th, 2013

On the Map Author Discusses the Book’s Reception

You write a book and you think you’re done. But it’s only the beginning. When On the Map appeared in hardback last year I embarked on the traditional round of book festivals and pre-Christmas signings, almost all of them highly enjoyable. It’s always (okay, almost always) a pleasure meeting readers. But the problem with meeting your

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: Now a National Effort

The mapping crowd-sourcing program, known as The National Map Corps (TNMCorps), encourages citizens to collect structures data by adding new features, removing obsolete points, and correcting existing data for The National Map database. Structures being mapped in the project include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations and other important public buildings.

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