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KMZmaps - global overlays for you to use

KMZmaps - global overlays for you to use | Geospatial | Scoop.it
We've seen global overlay files before on Google Earth, including items such as the popular blue marble overlay. The folks at KMZmaps.com have created a variety of very high-quality overlays for use in Google Earth.
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Mapping Somalia’s growing food prices

Mapping Somalia’s growing food prices | Geospatial | Scoop.it
To track the continuing crisis in the Horn of Africa, Development Seed, a tech company focused in international development, has created a series of maps that reflect the past year’s spike in Somalia’s food prices.
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Between the Poles: FOSS4G: Open source geospatial newcomer

Between the Poles: FOSS4G: Open source geospatial newcomer | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Yesterday at the FOSS4G conference in Denver, one of the workshops that was new this year was a newcomer event targetted on folks who were new to FOSS4G and new to open source geospatial.

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A Google Map of Desire in Austin

Mapping Desire was created as part of a collaboration by graduate and undergraduate students from the the University of Texas.
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Mapping global warming

The latest Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World shows the extent of the retreating ice in Greenland as well as the shrinking Aral Sea and Lake Chad.

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Crowdsourcing Aerial Image Mapping

Crowdsourcing Aerial Image Mapping | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Jeff Warren one of the developers behind GrassrootsMapping.org, a project of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS), gave a presentation today at FOSS4G.
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Swirling Ocean Currents Help Spread Sea Life

Swirling Ocean Currents Help Spread Sea Life | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Puzzling clusters of microscopic plants in the ocean are likely caused by giant, swirling circular currents, scientists now reveal, providing a new view of how life travels around the globe.

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Maps that offend the entire planet with a single image

Maps that offend the entire planet with a single image | Geospatial | Scoop.it
We had to wait until adulthood before we were able to blanket the entire globe in xenophobic stereotypes.
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Remote Sensing Technology and Desertification

Remote Sensing Technology and Desertification | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Desertification in the world today and China is the most serious environmental problems, one of its harmful natures and society has been deep into all aspects of the economy. This paper selects highlighted the problem of desertification in Mu Us Desert, as the study area, through the study area between the two 10-year deal with TM images, and the study area to classify the type of land, access to the desertification of the study area, the dynamic data. The results show that: remote sensing image processing can be better reflected in the fixed sandy land, semi-fixed and moving sand categories; desertification in Mu Us desert, characterized by the development of the area as a whole to reduce desertification mitigation

Read at : Google Alert - desertification http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F5996073%2F5997514%2F05997586.pdf%3Farnumber%3D5997586&authDec...

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Escanaba offers new GIS service

Escanaba offers new GIS service | Geospatial | Scoop.it
ESCANABA - A new computerized mapping system on the Escanaba website is expected to be a valuable tool not only for the city but for anyone looking for local geographical information.

Escanaba recently made a Geographic Information System (GIS) available on its website at http://www.escanaba.org

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Information and Communication Technology Usage in the 2010 Pakistan Floods

In late summer 2010, the world watched as the people and lands of Pakistan were deluged by monsoon rainfall that triggered widespread flooding. These floods affected more than 20 million people, many of whom could be reached only by aircraft. Flood waters inundated and destroyed much of Pakistan’s vast wheat crop – the nation’s largest homegrown food source — creating a food crisis across Pakistan. Much of this you already know. What you may not know, but certainly can imagine, is the critical role information and communications technology (ICT) played in expediting aid to those in need. …
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Geocaching Players Treasure the Hunt

Geocaching Players Treasure the Hunt | Geospatial | Scoop.it
In the growing game of geocaching, players hide an object—not of great value, it's usually a small container—in public places to be found by others using hand-held GPS devices.
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Dutch Kadaster co-organises geospatial world forum 2012

Dutch Kadaster co-organises geospatial world forum 2012 | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Dutch Kadaster co-organises geospatial world forum 2012.
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Mapping Fresh Water Below Kuwait’s Desert

Mapping Fresh Water Below Kuwait’s Desert | Geospatial | Scoop.it

“A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore the subsurface of Mars to create high-resolution maps of freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert, in the first use of airborne sounding radar for aquifer mapping.”

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URISA 2011 Election Results Announced

URISA 2011 Election Results Announced | Geospatial | Scoop.it

URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2011 Board of Directors Election.

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GPS Completes Next Generation Operational Control System PDR

Officials from Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center are announcing the completion of the Next Generation Operational Control System Preliminary Design Review.
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White House May Have Pressured General to Change LightSquared Testimony

General William Shelton, who oversees U.S. Space Command, said in a classified briefing that the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to LightSquared, a company which is tied to a large Democratic donor, reports the Daily Beast website. The episode was confirmed by The Daily Beast in interviews with administration officials and the chairman of a congressional oversight committee.
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GPS in the Head? - ScienceNewsline

Prof. Dr. Motoharu Yoshida and colleagues from Boston University investigated how the rhythmic activity of nerve cells supports spatial navigation.

The brain seems to represent the environment like a map with perfect distances and angles", explains Yoshida. "However, we are not robots with GPS systems in our head. But the rhythmic activity of the neurons in the entorhinal cortex seems to create a kind of map."

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'Nation's Icebox' Sets Record With Early Chill

'Nation's Icebox' Sets Record With Early Chill | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Just after Wichita Falls, Texas, tallied its 100th day of 100-degree Fahrenheit heat (38 degrees Celsius), temperatures have plummeted across the country's heartland, bringing a record-breaking early cold snap to the "Nation's Icebox," International Falls, Minn.

Also, known as "Frostbite Falls," the town of 6,400 just south of the Ontario, Canada, border recorded 19 F (minus 7 C) this morning (Sept. 15), a record for the town's lowest temperature this early in the year, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Remote sensing: Science for all

Remote sensing, observing the earth from an airborne or spaceborne platform, is the basis for monitoring and understanding the world. It therefore offers huge opportunities for developing scientific knowledge.
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Reviewed: Magellan eXplorist GC

Reviewed: Magellan eXplorist GC | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Review of the Magellan eXplorist GC handheld GPS unit specifically for Geocaching http://t.co/HrK4YJ1l

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