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China Launches Gaofen-2 Earth Imaging Satellite

ByXinhua |
19 August 2014 | 151

A Long March-4B carrier rocket carrying the Gaofen-2 satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the...

Canada Invests in Innovative Mapping System for Gl...

ByCanadian Space Agency |
18 August 2014 | 360

Canada, through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), is investing in Canadian innovation that will play ...

BlackBridge and MDA Launch Joint Persistent Change...

ByBlackBridge |
13 August 2014 | 193

BlackBridge announces a strategic partnership with the U.S. company, MDA Information Systems LLC (MD...

Researchers Detect Explosives and Biological Agent...

ByTexas A&M |
12 August 2014 | 280

Antiterrorism efforts could receive a major boost from technology developed at Texas A M University ...

NASA Carbon Counter Reaches Final Orbit, Returns D...

ByNASA |
12 August 2014 | 241

Just over a month after launch, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) -- NASA's first spacecraft...

Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of ...

ByUN GGIM |
09 August 2014 | 311

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management set to clear the...

Canadian Space Agency Invests in Improved Radar Ea...

ByCanadian Space Agency |
08 August 2014 | 363

Industry Minister James Moore announced support for the development of new Earth Observation (EO) pr...

NASA Sends Remote Sensing Technology to Assess Lak...

ByNASA |
05 August 2014 | 438

Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are using NASA Glenn remote sensing technolog...

New Raspberry Pi Development Kit for Spectral Sens...

ByOcean Optics |
04 August 2014 | 601

Ocean Optics has introduced a new set of spectral sensing tools for developers and others who want t...

Drones Play a Role for Environmental Sustainabilit...

By3DR |
01 August 2014 | 520

This month, 3DR’s Senior R D Engineer Brandon Basso spoke about the critical role drone technology w...

DigitalGlobe Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

ByDigitalGlobe |
01 August 2014 | 341

DigitalGlobe , Inc., a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and a...

Open Access to Geoscience Australia's Data

ByGeoscience Australia |
01 August 2014 | 335

Geoscience Australia is a leader in the provision of open spatial data, enabling clients to discover...

DigitalGlobe Announces Second 30-Centimeter Satell...

ByDigitalGlobe |
31 July 2014 | 487

DigitalGlobe (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalglobe.com%2...

Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi) Announces $25 Million...

BySpire |
30 July 2014 | 435

Spire, a satellite-powered data company, announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A ...

FACT SHEET: Empowering America’s Agricultural Sect...

ByThe White House |
29 July 2014 | 391

In March 2014, the Obama Administration unveiled the Climate Data Initiative—a key deliverable of th...

Perspectives

What does real-time computing add to geospatial analysis and system performance?

19 August 2014 | 412

One of the more amazing things to come out recently in the geospatial sphere is the coupling of GIS functionality...

Will there be backlash to free open location data when more for-profit providers pounce?

05 August 2014 | 504

The justification behind free and open municipal data largely centers around improved transparency between government and citizens, and the means...

Is mapmaking becoming as easy as PhotoShop for the planet?

22 July 2014 | 1027

At the rate that earth observation platforms are advancing, daily and even more frequent images of our world are becoming...

What are the top ten promises of wearables for greater geospatial awareness?

14 July 2014 | 1050

The wearables are certainly coming. We’ve seen the future in Google Glass (https://glass.google.com/getglass/shop/glass), and the Android wear (http://www.android.com/wear/) watches that...

Can we afford to ignore the importance of Earth observation for carbon and climate accounting?

01 July 2014 | 730

We’re on the eve of the launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory - 2, a direct copy of a satellite...

Features

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 Imaging Satellite Pioneers Global Sensing

China's Beidou System Gets a Commercial Partner in Alibaba

Improving Global Carbon Estimates with LiDAR

Interviews

Surrey Satellite US is Poised to Start Manufacturing Satellites Amidst Growing Demand

Surrey Satellite US is Poised to Start Manufacturing Satellites Amidst Growing Demand

18 August 2014 | 252

The small satellite market has been heating up over the past few years, with many new companies looking to launch...

Hexagon Geospatial Re-packages to Hit Producers, Providers and those that Extend the Platform

Hexagon Geospatial Re-packages to Hit Producers, Providers and those that Extend the Platform

08 August 2014 | 417

The geospatial technologies of Intergraph are now part of Hexagon Geospatial, providing a unified approach that aims to meet industry...

Azavea Marks a Mission Toward Better Mapping for Municipalities

Azavea Marks a Mission Toward Better Mapping for Municipalities

23 July 2014 | 467

Azavea has been doing interesting municipal work for more than a decade, with visualization and modeling software solutions that drive...

Columns

The World at Their Fingertips: Engaging Students to Do Real-World Geographic Investigations

The World at Their Fingertips: Engaging Students to Do Real-World Geographic Investigations

ByJoseph Kerski |
19 August 2014 | 620

For the past 20 years, numerous enterprising primary and secondary educators have used GIS to engage their students in real-world...

Preparing For an Exploding Technology

Preparing For an Exploding Technology

ByBruce Joffe |
22 July 2014 | 761

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), already popular with hobbyists, are gaining the interest of map-making professionals. Perhaps you've played with a...

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

ByCarl Reed |
21 April 2014 | 1954

Since 1994, I have participated in, facilitated, and lead a variety of standards activities. I have helped develop standards in...