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Friday, June 15th, 2012

Satellites and Piracy on the High Seas

Piracy may be a topic of schoolboy adventure stories, but it’s still a dangerous and costly problem for merchant shipping and tourism in some parts of the world. In the pirate-ridden waters of the Indian Ocean, satellites show that environmental conditions have limited recent pirate activity.

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Learn How GIS Technology Helps the Future of Health Care

Health care is big business. Plunkett Research estimates that total U.S. health care expenditures are projected to reach $3.6 trillion in 2016 and hospitals are spending billions to improve their operations. A recent report released by In-Stat predicts that the U.S. health care industry will spend more than $4.5 billion on wireless data by 2014

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Leica Geosystems and GeoCue to Develop Innovative Workflow Solutions Together

Leica Geosystems, the world’s leading manufacturer of airborne mapping solutions, together with GeoCue, a leader in geospatial workplace integration, announced today a strategic collaboration to create integrated geospatial workflow solutions for the professional mapping market.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Citizen Scientists Map the Transit of Venus

Working with Astronomers Without Borders, GIS software company Esri has built a Transit of Venus web map application that instantaneously displays data from amateur astronomers. Using a free smartphone application, these citizen scientists from around the world will capture their observations of the transit of Venus in early June and have their timing measurements immediately

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 –

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

SuperGeo to Launch Upgraded SuperGIS Data Management Tools

SuperGeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, introduces the newest SuperGIS Data Management tools including SuperGIS DataManager 3.1, SuperGIS DataConvertor 3.1, and SuperGIS DataRectifier 3.1. These enhanced SuperGIS Data management tools will be built in SuperGIS Desktop 3.1.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A Clearer Picture of Tropical Carbon

Tropical forests, alongside boreal forests and wetlands, are prime ecosystems for storing carbon. Now, researchers have created a new high-resolution map of carbon storage in tropical forests that could play an important role in effective forest management. Read More

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Beijing Maps South China Sea

n the thick of maritime disputes with several of its neighbours, China on Tuesday said it was mapping South China Sea (SCS) with an aim to step up exploration for oil and gas and to reinforce its territorial claims. China may step up its exploration of South China Sea to reinforce its territorial claims following announcement

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Major New Website to Assist With Climate Change Adaptation in Europe

Climate change is already evident in Europe. Across the continent, policy makers are starting to respond to current and future impacts and risks associated with rising temperatures, changing precipitation, melting glaciers, ice and snow, rising sea levels, and more frequent and intense floods and droughts. Read More

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