GeoAwesomeness has highlighted the 10 year journey of the Rosetta satellite, as it made its way to orbit the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, in order to snap some images, analyse some data, and eventually land on the surface. An incredible mission. Click through for a video of the satellite’s unusual orbit.
Google Maps Mania has highlighted a map created by the City of Melbourne that uses the CartoDB platform and shows the location of 70,000 trees in the city, colour-coded by life expectancy.
The All Points Blog has an interesting article that compares the business models of small-satellite companies vs UAVs, given the increasing – and constantly delayed – regulation of the latter.
Congratulations to the Map Guy(de), who won three awards at the recent GovHack awards ceremony held this last Sunday.
From the only-slightly-geospatial-but-entirely-cool dept. comes the news that SM Instruments has developed a ‘sound camera’ that shows the source of certain noises projected on top of a video feed, in real-time. Hyundai commissioned the camera, and will use it to detect and eliminate annoying noise in its cars. Very cool.
The SAFE Blog has compiled a list of the top ten FME tips OF ALL TIME. A hefty title, so pop on over to see if there are any that you’ve missed.
GIS Lounge asks (and answers) the question: “what is the difference between a heat map and a hot spot map?”