Intriguing Image of the Week

Sharing a Sandy Saharan Scene

Satellites provide the perfect way to capture images of the Sahara as well as to observe and monitor such barren and hostile landscapes, where the heat and lack of water make them unwelcome to other means of measurement.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS

FCC Clears Planet Labs to Proliferate FCC Clears Planet Labs to Proliferate
The Federal Communications Commission recently cleared Planet Labs’ request to launch and operate nongeostationary orbit Earth Exploration Satellite Service satellites.
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New Map Shows Frequency and Distribution of Small Asteroid Impacts on Earth New Map Shows Frequency and Distribution of Small Asteroid Impacts on Earth
NASA’s Near Earth Object Program recently released a map that shows the frequency, size and location of small asteroids that enter and disintegrate in Earth’s atmosphere.
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New Partnership Uses Satellites to Track Illegal Fishing on a Global Scale New Partnership Uses Satellites to Track Illegal Fishing on a Global Scale
Global Fishing Watch provides a global view of commercial fishing. The new platform was born from a partnership among Oceana, Skytruth and Google. Read more »
Climate Explorer Maps Stressors and Impacts Climate Explorer Maps Stressors and Impacts
A new online visualization tool provides maps of climate stressors and impacts as well as interactive graphs that show daily and long-term observations from thousands of weather stations across the United States. Read more »

INDUSTRY SNAPSHOTS

BUSINESS

Britain’s Greenest Cities and Counties Mapped from the Air by Bluesky
CACI Awarded $32 Million Contract to Provide Digital Mapping Services to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Unmanned Aircraft Fall within FAA Control According to NTSB Ruling
GEO-Apps Unleash the Power of Earth Observations
The OGC Adopts GML in JPEG 2000 (“GMLJP2”) Encoding Standard Version 2
Leidos Awarded Prime Contract by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Microsoft Offers One-stop Shopping for Pre-Owned UltraCam Cameras
Norwegian Armed Forces Selects Intergraph for Cartographic Production
Australia’s Department of Defence Signs $16.5 Million Landmark Geospatial Technology Deal
OGC Seeks Public Comment on Earth Observation Metadata Profile
Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services Launched
Airborne Hydrography Awarded Best Optics and Photonics Company
1Spatial Cloud Pivotal to Data Quality for Large European Data Project
DLR and ESA Sign Collaborative Ground Segment Cooperation for Sentinel Data
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