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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

New Zealand Geothermal Station Operational

PR – Mighty River Power’s new Kawerau geothermal power station is now fully operational – ahead of time, under budget and capable of generating at a higher-than-expected capacity of 100 MW. The $300 million Kawerau project is the largest single geothermal development in New Zealand in more than 20 years. The station’s output significantly increases

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Shared Environmental Information System

PR  – Experiences of forest fires, floods and droughts show how much timely environmental information can make a difference during an emergency. Tackling today’s environmental challenges such as adapting to climate change, managing ecosystems and natural resources in a sustainable manner, protecting biodiversity, preventing and managing environmental crises such as floods, forest fires, and water

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Satellites to Map Mosquito-Breeding Areas

PR – After successfully using space technology to provide healthcare in rural areas, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now planning to embark upon a unique venture of mapping mosquito-breeding areas in the country with the help of remote sensing satellites. According to ISRO’s Director of Telemedicine L.S. Satyamurthy, the country’s space research agency will

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

National Remote Sensing Agency Becomes ISRO Centre

PR – The National Remote Sensing Agency, functioning as an autonomous society under Department of Space, has been converted into a full-fledged organisation –National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) from today, Indian Space Research Organisation announced.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Technology Overview of Tidal/Wave Power Generation

PATENTLANDSCAPE – The list forms a Techno-Market Domain, which help us grasp the state of business development in the domain. However, to elucidate what is really going on in the field requires an overview of the technologies, rather than the companies which own them. Read More

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

National Australia Coastal Website Released

PR – Geoscience Australia, the national custodian for coastal geoscientific data and information, launched the OzCoasts web-based database and information system in August. The website will contribute to improving natural resource management and the conservation of Australia’s coastal zone, estuaries and near-shore environments.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

New Gravity Anomaly Map of the Australian Region

PR – Geoscience Australia has recently released a new full-colour Gravity Anomaly Map of the Australian Region at a scale of 1:5 million. It is the third edition of the map and replaces the edition released in 1997. The new map will be a valuable tool for explorers providing new insights into Australia’s mineral and

Monday, September 1st, 2008

GeoEye Hopes for Clear Skies Ahead

Washington Post — On Thursday at 11:50 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, GeoEye chief executive Matthew O’Connell plans to be at Vandenberg Air Force Base, watching a Boeing Delta II rocket roar into the California sky, carrying GeoEye’s new imaging satellite — and the hopes of his company’s future. If all goes well, he’ll hand out

Monday, September 1st, 2008

GIS in the Rockies 2008 Announces Keynote Speakers

PR — Spatial information management is changing the way C-level executives grow their companies and manage their bottom lines. From location-based services to mapping business assets, these new advances are changing business in a fundamental way.

Monday, September 1st, 2008

ArcGIS Online Now Offers Quick Access to Premium Imagery Data

PR — ArcGIS users now have access to a new premium map service in ArcGIS Online. The USA Prime Imagery premium service includes i-cubed’s Nationwide Prime 1-meter or better resolution imagery for the continental United States. Included with this imagery are i-cubed’s 15-meter eSAT imagery at medium-to-large scales and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s