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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.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Urban Labs Initiative Seeks Solutions for World’s Urban Challenges

March 10, 2015—The University of Chicago is creating a new network of five Urban Labs to address some of the world’s most daunting urban problems and help realize the promise of cities in an era of global urbanization.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

USC-STC Releases Report – Canadian Civil UAS 2014

Feb. 25, 2015—Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to release the report Canadian Civil UAS 2014. The report, developed with funding from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), provides insight into the growth and potential of the UAS sector in Canada.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Mapping Forest Structure from Space

Jan. 30, 2015—Over the last 10 years a new method using satellite radar data has been maturing to provide 3D views of Earth’s natural resources and urban environments. Scientists from around the world gathered recently to share the latest advances in the exciting technique of ‘POLinSAR’.

Monday, January 26th, 2015

More Global Topographic Data to Aid Climate Change Research

RESTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2015—Improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for most of Asia (India, China, southern Siberia, Japan, Indonesia), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), and western Pacific Islands. See diagram below for geographic coverage.   

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

2015 URISA Vanguard Cabinet Announced

Des Plaines, IL, Jan. 21, 2015—URISA is pleased to announce the 2015 members of its Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative (which debuted in 2011) to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community.  The VC is

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Aermatica Develops a Drone to Detect Asbestos

A drone aimed at detecting asbestos in the environment was presented last Sunday in Rome, by the Italian National Research Council (CNR), along with Aermatica, manufacturer of remotely piloted aircrafts (RPA).

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Bluesky Director Rachel Tidmarsh Crowned Business Executive of Year

Coalville, Leicestershire, 11 November 2014 – Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of aerial mapping company Bluesky, has been awarded two prestigious titles at an award ceremony in Leicester. The Leicester Mercury Business Executive of the Year Awards celebrate business excellence and local talent and are designed to recognise and encourage the best in Leicestershire. Rachel Tidmarsh was first

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

22 Million People Displaced by Disasters in 2013, with Trends on the Rise

Four decades of data show that twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970s. A new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, launched today at the UN in New York, reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations, particularly in vulnerable countries.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Drones May Provide a Big Lift to Agriculture when FAA Allows Their Use

The big boom in unmanned aircraft may come from what’s known as precision agriculture — using high-tech systems to help farmers increase yields and cut costs. In recent years, consumer-quality drones that are cheaper and easier to fly have become commonplace, but Federal Aviation Administration rules have restricted their civilian use to recreation and research

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