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Ocean-mapping satellite launched into orbit

  Last Friday saw the launch of NASA's Aquarius instrument, which will be used to measure the saltiness of Earth's oceans in order to advance our understanding of the global water cycle and improve climate forecasts.   A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory for NASA and the Space Agency of […]

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ISRSE34 is underway

  The 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment is happening this week in Sydney.   The theme of the symposium is The GEOSS era: towards operational environmental monitoring, and contains five parallel streams: Earth observation supporting disaster management and situational awareness; Briefings from space agencies; GEO forest carbon; Space policies; A panel on climate and […]

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GPS workshops for farmers

  Over one hundred Central Queensland farmers have received satellite imagery of their properties, showing the extent of the recent 2010-11 floods.   Regional development agency, Agforce, is to run a series of GPS and GIS technology workshops next week at Duaringa, Banana and Mount Larcom to help producers and farmers easily and accurately design, […]

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Earth-observation satellite launch fails

  A rocket carrying a NASA Earth-observation satellite plummeted into the Pacific Ocean, after a failed launch attempt last week.   NASA’s $424 m Glory satellite failed to make orbit when a protective cover failed to eject, making the device too slow to make it into orbit.   A weather satellite launched by NASA two […]

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Best of the Blogs Christmas Edition

  GIS User says Foursquare now has photo support. Geospatial world tells us about hyper-local media… …and that NASA is creating a topographical map of the moon. NASA has also created a map to tell you where to be to watch the lunar eclipse. And Off the map takes a look at some analytics tools. […]

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Best of the Blogs 14th December 2010

  All Things Spatial has a look at some practical map apps for Australia. AnyGEO says Navteq has beefed up its crowd-sourcing technology South Africa is to establish a satellite sensor centre, says Geospatial World. Mapperz reports on the mapping of the Google zeitgeist. Strange Maps considers the location of global capitals. And the Map […]

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New weather tool to help scientists

  Climate change scientists and organisations responding to natural disasters have a new tool to help them visualise weather and geography across Asia. A web-based geospatial information platform called Servir has established a new centre in Nepal to gather satellite images and other data. NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden launched the service at a function […]

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Australian early warning systems reliant on foreign satellites

  Australia is heavily reliant on space-based international systems for early warnings of impending natural disasters, according to evidence given to a UN committee last week. The committee is examining the importance of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. David Windsor, acting deputy permanent representative to the UN, said Australia was reliant […]

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Best of the Blogs 30th September

  All Things Spatial tells us about an RTA project to map New South Wales traffic conditions in real-time. NASA and the US geological survey have launched the stunning Earth-as-Art site. GIS Development News reports China has drawn the world’s first land cover map of Antarctica. And…that a project has been announced to launch three […]

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Carbon uptake watched from space

Satellite data has been used to show that Earth's plants now absorb 606 million tonnes less carbon than they did ten years ago, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Science, used data from a NASA satellite that orbits Earth every 15 days to build up a global map of changing […]

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