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July 30, 2013

URISA Announces 2013 Election Results

July 23, 2013, Des Plaines, Ill.—URISA, The Association for GIS Professionals, is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 Board of Directors’ Election. Carl Anderson will become President-Elect of the association and Jochen Albrecht, Amy Esnard and Ashley Hitt will begin their terms as members of the Board of Directors, at the close of

July 30, 2013

MAPPS Establishes Aviation Legal Plan, Retains Legal Counsel for Aerial Acquisition Issues

July 24, 2013, Reston, Va.—MAPPS, the national association for private sector geospatial firms, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Aviation Law Firm, based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, to provide legal services for the purpose of addressing legal issues related to aerial acquisition activities affecting the association and its membership.

July 30, 2013

Oklahoma Tornadoes Underscore Importance of GIS in Disaster Recovery Efforts

AURORA, Colo., July 29, 2013—The massive damage from a record-breaking tornado, which swept across Moore, Okla. on May 20, is a stark reminder of how deadly and capricious nature can be. But those who learn geographic information systems (GIS) can take a little solace in one thought: the ways they use technology can greatly help

July 30, 2013

$790,000 Grant Funds HRI Research of Sea Level Rise Threatening Upper Texas Coast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 25, 2013—The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received a $790,000 grant from the Houston Endowment for a ground-breaking project to map and evaluate the effects of sea level rise on the Upper Texas Coast and develop tools to address this critical

July 30, 2013

Drought Devastates New Mexico Reservoir

NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite shows Elephant Butte Reservoir at its lowest level in 40 years. By late July 2013, despite the arrival of monsoon rains, the reservoir remained virtually empty.

July 30, 2013

Earth Observation Sensor Adapted to Hunt Explosives

A team of U.K. scientists has adapted satellite imaging technology intended for Earth observation to create an instrument that can recognize explosives remotely.

July 30, 2013

Cheap Observation Drones Are New Storm Chasers

New drones made from disposable materials offer an inexpensive option for collecting data in high-risk environments, like measuring the speed of a wildfire or the temperature of a volcano.

July 30, 2013

Landsat 8 Details Indonesian Fires

A Landsat 8 satellite image of Riau—the Sumatran province closest to Singapore and site of recent fires—reveals the cause of the fires: land use.

July 24, 2013

FAA: Don’t Shoot Down Drones!

The Federal Aviation Administration quickly responded to an ordinance under consideration in Deer Trail, Colo., a small community that would encourage hunters to shoot down drones.

July 24, 2013

Satellite Monitoring of Wetlands Gains Momentum

Following promising results from Earth observation efforts in the Mediterranean, the European Space Agency is working with African partners to expand its GlobWetland project even further.