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February 12, 2015

New Lockheed Martin Instrument Gives ‘Big Picture’ Of Earth’s Evolving Climate

Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015—A new Lockheed Martin instrument is about to make a world of difference for climate scientists. Launched successfully today aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft, the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) will provide imaging of the entire sunlit side of Earth in one view, something that

February 12, 2015

The Paper Map Revolution

Feb. 12, 2015—In the past ten years Ordnance Survey paper map sales have fallen, in line with the rest of the publishing industry. Yet in 2014, Britain's mapping agency reversed this trend with sales in 2014 up by 3%, with figures for the financial year (2014-15) showing an even more impressive 7% increase. OS makes over

February 12, 2015

US Senator Introduces New UAS Legislature

Feb., 12, 2015—Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., recently introduced the Safe Skies for Unmanned Aircraft Act of 2015, to support research and the development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at facilities similar to Grand Forks, North Dakota’s UAS Test Site. Heitkamp’s bill, which was introduced with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., encourages

February 12, 2015

Earthstar Geographics Releases Arctic Ocean 15-Meter Satellite Imagery Mosaic

Feb. 12, 2015—In response to the rapidly increasing demand for high quality geodata of the Arctic Ocean, Earthstar Geographics LLC (San Diego, CA, USA) has compiled a detailed satellite imagery mosaic of the entire region and released it in map projections optimized for visualizing the northern polar areas. TerraColor satellite imagery, long used by organizations

February 12, 2015

Xactware Introduces Remote Sensing Lab

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 12, 2015 — Today, at its sixth annual user conference, Xactware announced the Xactware Remote Sensing Lab, a collaborative industry group dedicated to developing remote sensing technologies specifically for the property industry. Xactware is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. Noting that Xactware and its customers have a long history of collaborating on

February 11, 2015

FAA Grants ND UAS Test Site Broader Air Access

Feb. 11, 2015—The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fly in a wide area of North Dakota, a move that will give industry more opportunities for research that could help the agency integrate UAS into the nation’s airspace. Two Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) awarded to the Northern Plains UAS

February 11, 2015

Book Provides Progress Report on Creating Spatial Data Infrastructures in Europe

Redlands, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015—The third edition of Building European Spatial Data Infrastructures presents an update on the efforts of the European Union (EU) to create a system for spatial data sharing among the 28 EU member nations. Building a spatial data infrastructure (SDI)—a common framework or language for sharing geographic information—will make providing geographic information and developing

February 11, 2015

New Maps for Nevada Include Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Nevada now feature selected trails. The data for the trails is provided to the USGS through a nation-wide “crowdsourcing” project managed by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Several of the 1,785 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display public trails along with other improved data layers

February 11, 2015

OGC Announces Unified Geo Data Reference Model For Law Enforcement and Public Safety – an OGC Best Practice

Feb. 11, 2015—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has adopted the OGC Unified Geo Data Reference Model For Law Enforcement and Public Safety as an OGC Best Practice. This OGC Best Practice provides guidance for law enforcement, civil security and public safety organizations developing applications from mobile to enterprise systems that require communication

February 11, 2015

Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 11, 2015—The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) announces the release of its Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) that depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s geospatial “infrastructure” which includes surveyed, mapped and remotely-sensed information. The NSDI Report Card is in the familiar form of a school

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