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January 9, 2012

Civil UAV Rule Revisions Could Benefit Cops

Expected rule revisions by the Federal Aviation Administration for civilian unmanned aircraft flying below 400 feet above ground level could be good news for law enforcement agencies.

January 9, 2012

GeoEye Inks Deal to Map World’s Largest Country

GeoEye is working with its Russian partner, ScanEx Research and Development Center, to provide millions of square kilometers of high-resolution satellite imagery of Russia.

January 9, 2012

Water Resource Specialists Trained to Use Satellite Imagery

More than 200 water resource management specialists from across Africa received satellite data training last month to help make the best use of the continent’s limited water resources.

January 9, 2012

China’s Ambitious Space Plans Include Earth Observation

The Asian powerhouse laid out its five-year plan for space exploration last week, outlining ambitious plans that include increased Earth observation capabilities and a trip to the moon.

January 9, 2012

How Many Kinds of Antarctic Ice Are There?

December’s end marks the beginning of summer along the East Antarctic coast. The sun shines almost constantly, yet ice still dominates the land and sea—the ice, however, is far from uniform.

January 9, 2012

Energy Firms Eye Drones for Pipeline Management

Using helicopters to survey oil and gas pipelines can cost around $300 an hour, while renting a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can cost as little as $20 an hour.

January 3, 2012

Oregon Researchers Manage Habitat with LiDAR

The Oregon Office of the Bureau of Land Management is coordinating a major research effort that is investigating the use of LiDAR for natural resource mapping.

January 3, 2012

Philippines Beefs up Disaster Mitigation Plan

The Philippines government has authorized new spending for its DREAM disaster planning and response program, including state-of-the-art LiDAR and InSAR technology.

January 3, 2012

Drone Has Mythical Earth Observation Powers

A dozen trucks leave a site under observation and speed off in different directions—which one do you track? Like the 100-eyed Argus of Greek mythology, this drone can watch them all at once!

January 3, 2012

ESA Site Offers “Live Earth” Imagery

Images just hours old of fires, floods, volcanic eruptions and more as seen by ENVISAT’s MERIS sensor are available on the European Space Agency’s MIRAVI Web site.