Open and Machine-readable Data Fuel the Group on Earth Observations

November 25, 2014 by  
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A report from the recent plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations by Timothy Stryker, the director of the U.S. Group on Earth Observations Program, emphasized the importance of open and machine-readable data.

Orbital Insight Makes Inroads with the Investor Set

November 25, 2014 by  
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A stealthy startup company that analyzes satellite imagery came into the open recently with a high-profile article in The Wall Street Journal.

Missing Maps Fill in Urban Gaps

November 25, 2014 by  
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Maximizing the value of Earth observations collected by U.S. federal agencies involves making remote sensing data accessible to users worldwide.

NOAA Considers a Commercial Big Data Partner

November 25, 2014 by  
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering private-sector partners to help solve its big data dilemma.

FCC Clears Planet Labs to Proliferate

November 18, 2014 by  
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The Federal Communications Commission recently cleared Planet Labs’ request to launch and operate nongeostationary orbit Earth Exploration Satellite Service satellites.

New Map Shows Frequency and Distribution of Small Asteroid Impacts on Earth

November 18, 2014 by  
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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.

New Partnership Uses Satellites to Track Illegal Fishing on a Global Scale

November 18, 2014 by  
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Global Fishing Watch provides a global view of commercial fishing. The new platform was born from a partnership among Oceana, Skytruth and Google.

Climate Explorer Maps Stressors and Impacts

November 18, 2014 by  
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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.

Five Japanese Earth Observation Satellites Launch Aboard a Soviet-era Missile

November 11, 2014 by  
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A Dnepr rocket carried five Japanese Earth observing satellites into orbit Nov. 6, 2014, from the Dombrovsky military base in southern Russia.

India to Use Remote Sensing to Guide the Economy

November 11, 2014 by  
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s success using geospatial technology in his prior post is leading to an increased stature for the technology in India.

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