Intriguing Image of the Week

Measuring Soil Moisture Via Satellite

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission monitors the amount of water held in soil surface layers and the concentration of salt in seawater’s top layer.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS

Drones Help Killer Whales in Trouble Drones Help Killer Whales in Trouble
Researchers at the Vancouver Aquarium and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are using a hexacopter unmanned aircraft system to monitor the health of killer whales in Canada’s Johnstone Strait. Read more »
Rifle Scope’s Adaptive Lens Holds Promise for Other Applications Rifle Scope’s Adaptive Lens Holds Promise for Other Applications
Optical engineers at Sandia National Laboratories designed and developed a new adaptive electronic rifle scope that can quickly focus on new targets with the push of a button.
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Drones Monitor Malaria Outbreak Drones Monitor Malaria Outbreak
Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have been testing unmanned aircraft system technology to help track the spread of malaria in Southeast Asia. Read more »
Monitoring the Ebola Outbreak from Space Monitoring the Ebola Outbreak from Space
The global scare over increased infections of the Ebola virus has healthcare workers and epidemiologists actively working to understand and contain the disease. Read more »

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BUSINESS

Malaysia’s National ICT R&D Agency to Boost National Security with Location Analytics
DigitalGlobe Unveils 30 cm Imagery from WorldView-3
swinglet CAM Used to Map Lava Flow in Hawai’i
Leica Geosystems Airborne Imaging Capabilities Enhanced with Headwall’s Hyperspec Sensors
SimActive Outperforms Competition During ASPRS UAS Demonstrations
Getmapping Imagery Added to Grant Thornton’s Flagship Mapping Application
Antares Rocket Explodes on its Third Resupply Mission to the International Space Station
MDA Expands RADARSAT Business in China
OGC Seeks Comment on New Working Group Focused on Representing Time Series Spatial Observation Data
NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission
Leica Geosystems Launches Company Blog
Global Air Quality Under Scrutiny
Velodyne LiDAR to Provide HDL-32E Sensor for Bing Maps Imagery
Copernicus Operations Secured through 2021
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