Intriguing Image of the Week

California Is the “Golden-Brown” State

Now in its third year, the drought in California grows worse each month. A pair of before-and-after change-detection images, captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reveals a striking view of the situation.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS

A Rash of Fires Invades Canada and the Pacific Northwest A Rash of Fires Invades Canada and the Pacific Northwest
On July 17, 2014, 102 uncontrolled fires were burning in British Columbia, along with 13 more in Alberta. Across the border, 33 uncontrolled fires were active in Washington and Oregon. Read more »
Washington State to Use Drones Against Wildfires Washington State to Use Drones Against Wildfires
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources plans to test the use of a ScanEagle drone built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, to monitor wildfires this summer. Read more »
Live Earth Observation Streams from the Space Station? Live Earth Observation Streams from the Space Station?
An expanded Earth observation data stream, due to new state-of-the-art sensors aboard NASA’s segment of the International Space Station, may lead to a live stream of Earth.
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ESA Extends SMOS Mission to 2017 ESA Extends SMOS Mission to 2017
The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite delivers key scientific information on soil moisture and ocean salinity, plus its data are used for a growing number of practical applications. Read more »

INDUSTRY SNAPSHOTS

BUSINESS

AgustaWestland Successfully Completes Unmanned/Optionally Piloted Helicopter Demonstration for the Italian Ministry of Defence
Airbus Defense and Space and Esri Take Satellite Imagery Services to a Premium Level
L-3 WESCAM Experiences Strong Demand for Electro-Optical and Infrared Sensors in Airborne Law Enforcement Market
MAPPS Commends Congressional Action on Legislation to Inventory Federal Land
SAP and Esri Help Customers Map Their Way to a Better Bottom Line
Surrey Satellite US Announces US Air Force Hosted Payload Contract Award
Trimble Acquires The Omega Group to Expand its Public Safety Solutions
Colorado’s Mesa County Obtains Authorization to Operate Trimble’s Unmanned Aircraft System
Unite Private Networks Signs ELA with Esri to Expand GIS Use
U.S. Air Force Selects UTC Aerospace Systems to Upgrade SYERS-2 Imaging Sensor Fleet
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