Best of the Blogs 14 October 2014

By on 14 October, 2014
Galileo satellite

Source: ESA.

 

The latest word on the incorrect placement of the Galileo satellites is that it was caused by bad plumbing, and not a software error as previously assumed, according to IEEE Spectrum.

 

Mashable has a story on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tracking of the approximate locations of mobile phone users in West Africa who dial emergency call centres in an effort to predict the onset and spread of Ebola outbreaks.

 

The BBC has the latest news on the search for MH370, with two Fugro survey vessels now having arrived in the area.

 

GIS Lounge asked its community “is GIS splitting?” and has reported back on the reports, as well as a few insights.

 

The Guardian has an article that poses the question: “is it possible to run a drone business with an ethical base?

 

Talking about Drones, LiDAR News has news of a free e-book entitled “The Definitive Guide to Unmanned Aerial Systems & Remote-Sensing.

 

The New York times has a fascinating piece on automated vehicles, and provides an insight into what variants on the tech will be used by Joe Commuter in the next 5 years.

 

Geospatial World has news on the US and India’s agreement to collaborate on future Mars missions.

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