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April 14, 2015

Scientists Probe Methane Mystery in Four Corners Region

Researchers are working in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest to understand a mysterious methane concentration detected by a European methane-measuring satellite instrument that was operational between 2003 and 2009. The greenhouse gas measurements will be enhanced with a multipart scientific mission that includes ground, airborne and spaceborne measurements.

April 14, 2015

Scientists Declare Substantial Risk for Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed nearly 30 years of Landsat Earth observation data over 3,216 square miles of southwestern Wyoming to forecast sagebrush habitat to the year 2050. The exercise was precipitated by the consideration under way for listing the sage grouse as a threatened or endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

April 14, 2015

Jack and Laura Dangermond Receive 2015 Audubon Medal

Jack and Laura Dangermond, founders of Esri, were awarded the Audubon Medal at the National Audubon Society’s Gala Dinner at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 31, 2015. The two were recognized for their outstanding achievement in geographic information system technology and conservation innovation as well as their support for research institutions, schools and nonprofit organizations.

April 14, 2015

Robotics Researchers Devise Improved UAS Orientation System

Researchers with the University of Zurich’s Robotics and Perception Group have improved unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology’s position and location awareness, boosting safety and usability. Combined sensors from a single camera and acceleration sensors emulate the human visual system for a better sense of balance.

April 7, 2015

New NASA Map Provides Global View of Lightning Strikes

NASA compiled a new map of lightning flash frequency from around the world using satellite observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor on the agency’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite and the Optical Transient Detector on the OrbView-1 Microlab satellite.

April 7, 2015

Japan Launches New Optical Spy Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched a new optical spy satellite aboard a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA rocket. The satellite is a replacement for one of two optical satellites that have been in orbit since 2009.

April 7, 2015

South Africa Uses Satellite Imagery to Help Eradicate an Invasive Bush

The South African National Space Agency is using satellite imagery to detect and map the invasive Bankrupt bush. It is estimated that 11 million hectares of land are covered by the bush, which degrades the soil and negatively affects grazing capacity.

April 7, 2015

Digital Archaeology Firms Combine to Capitalize on Mapping Capacity

The Phoenix-based digital archaeological consulting firm PaleoWest Archaeology recently acquired Achaeo-Geophysical Associates, an archaeological remote sensing and 3D aerial mapping firm. The combined firm will exploit remote sensing for its archaeology operations and offer the services to a wide range of industries, including pipeline operators.

March 31, 2015

New Crowdsourced Forest Maps Offer Unique Insights

Austria’s International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) mapped global forest cover with its crowdsourcing Geo-Wiki team. The new maps show the location and extent of forests for ecology, climate change and economic modelling as well as provide insight to researchers looking for the best reference information to estimate deforestation and forest degradation.

March 31, 2015

Automated Satellite Imagery Analysis Aids Rural Development

Researchers at MIT recently teamed with a group of data scientists to automate the evaluation of satellite imagery to identify houses and types of houses, saving considerable time and funds on the field work that precedes rural development programs. The tool can be used to fill in the gaps of poorly mapped rural areas to determine the best place for pilot programs or villages suitable for solar power projects.

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