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Nighttime Observations Offer Urban Insight

Recently, the European Space Agency designed and developed, along with with Dutch company Cosine, a motorized tripod called NightPod to take nighttime images of the Earth from the International Space Station. Prior to this device, the speed of the space station made picture taking difficult due to the speed of the Space Station and the low shutter speeds required to capture light at night. With this capability, we’re reminded of the utility of nighttime images to inform about human settlement, and mapping land cover.
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Calling on Crowds to Participate, Collect and Map

There is a growing upswell of interest in harnessing real-time data feeds from individuals to understand public sentiment and trends. Given the impact social media has had on society, this data source has had great validation, and the number of tools and the utility of this information will continue to increase.
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GIS, Google Earth Help NGO Map Sangli Slum Dwellings

The Seoul Metropolitan Geoinformaiton Portal is an integrated, map-based web server system that provides citizens with a high level of detail about facilities and places in the City of Seoul, South Korea. The multi.lingual site includes data for transit, schools, banks and other city amenities and services, including government operations.
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Japan Experts Warn of Future Risk of 34-meter-high Tsunami

Revised estimates of the potential impact from an earthquake off Japan’s southern coast show much of the country’s Pacific shore could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high.
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Spectra Precision Introduces ProFlex 800 GNSS for Positioning Applications

Spectra Precision introduced today the new ProFlex™ 800, a powerful GNSS solution with revolutionary Z-Blade™ GNSS-centric technology. The ProFlex 800 delivers fast and reliable RTK positioning, even in environments where GNSS signals may be difficult to acquire.
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Mapping Digital Media: Japan

Japan may be the world’s most advanced country in the development and application of digital technology. Despite two decades of economic stagnation, digitization has proceeded rapidly.
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Satellites Map Fine Aerosol Pollution Over China

Small pollutants, which come mostly from burning fossil fuels and biomass, can lodge deep in the lungs, where they exacerbate a variety of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
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Experts to Discuss Earth Observation for Geo-hazards

Revised estimates of the potential impact from an earthquake off Japan’s southern coast show much of the country’s Pacific shore could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high.
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Optech Announces Teledyne Majority Ownership

Optech, a leading manufacturer of lidar and camera survey instruments, announced that Teledyne DALSA, Inc., a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has acquired a majority interest.

Autodesk Connects Desktop to Mobile and Cloud with Design and Creation Suites 2013

Autodesk, Inc. launched the company’s 2013 portfolio of design, engineering and entertainment software. The suites provide expanded toolsets and workflows for building, entertainment, engineering, construction, infrastructure, product, plant and factory design

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 3.5 for Adobe Photoshop

Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and PDF Maps for Apple iOS, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager 3.5 for Adobe Photoshop.

Australian Cities Fall Short of Mark on Planning

A review of capital city planning strategies has delivered a scathing report into national infrastructure, finding none of Australia’s cities fully meet the targets.

Helix S.R.L. Presented SuperWebGIS in the GOES Project at the OPEN DAYS

SuperGeo Technologies announced that Helix S.r.l., SuperGeo’s exclusive reseller in Italy, presented the GOES project at the OPEN DAYS.

CSR Debuts an Indoor Location and Navigation Breakthrough

Using a smartphone containing the first implementation of the SiRFstarV architecture, CSR showed how this breakthrough self-learning SiRFusion platform “fuses” location information for reliable and accurate indoor location and navigation.

Safe Software Commences International Tour to Introduce Latest Version of FME

Safe Software, the global pioneer and leader in spatial data transformation, kicks off its FME 2012 World Tour on April 4th in Paris, France, and continues on to 30+ cities worldwide.

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