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Data Appeal: A new way to visualize data in Google Earth

Data Appeal: A new way to visualize data in Google Earth | Geospatial | Scoop.it
As we've seen over the years, Google Earth is an amazing tool for data visualization. We've shown you tools for visualizing census data, CO2 emissions and a variety of other items.
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Exploring the Rhythms of Life; massive artwork in Google Earth

Exploring the Rhythms of Life; massive artwork in Google Earth | Geospatial | Scoop.it
We've shown you a variety of geoglyphs in Google Earth in the past, such as new ones being discovered as a result of deforestation in the Amazon.
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Singapore Uses GIS as an Enabler to Build a Networked Government

Singapore Uses GIS as an Enabler to Build a Networked Government | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Singapore uses GIS to link more than 70 agencies and provide services throughout the country.
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When Does South Sudan Get To Become a Country in the Eyes of Google Maps?

When Does South Sudan Get To Become a Country in the Eyes of Google Maps? The Republic of South Sudan is becoming firmly embedded as the newest country in the world, so why can't it get some respect from Google Maps?

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What is GIS, and what can it do for my business?

What is GIS, and what can it do for my business? | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Interview with Allan Pym, APOS COO on business intelligence and GIS for better decision making.
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Horn of Africa drought seen from space

Horn of Africa drought seen from space | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space. ESA’s SMOS satellite shows that the region’s soil is too dry to grow crops.
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Satellite Imagery Crucial in Disaster Relief

Satellite Imagery Crucial in Disaster Relief | Geospatial | Scoop.it
The use of satellite images to monitor the after effects of natural disasters is seen as a crucial step in aiding long-term recovery efforts. Researchers at the University of Cambridge, partnering with Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd.
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Sediment in Motion at Ocean City

Sediment in Motion at Ocean City | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory – Jetties near Ocean City, Maryland, have interrupted natural coastal processes such as longshore transport, altering the shape of the coastline.
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Making Open Data Real

Making Open Data Real | Geospatial | Scoop.it

The Government has launched a public consultation into making Open Data. This sets out Government’s proposed approach for Transparency and Open Data Strategy, which is aimed at establishing a culture of openness and transparency in public services.

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Modelling the world's magnetism

Modelling the world's magnetism | Geospatial | Scoop.it
People have been finding their way with compasses for many centuries, but the Earth's magnetism is a more complex business, and in most places a compass doesn't point exactly towards the North Pole.
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Crisis Mapping Somalia with the Diaspora

Crisis Mapping Somalia with the Diaspora | Geospatial | Scoop.it

If the pilot is successful, then colleagues in Minnesota may recruit additional trusted members of the community to participate in this live crisis mapping effort. But yes, we’re thinking through the security implications, verification issues, data visualization features, necessary analytics, etc.

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Sandy McNamara: Who's behind pot farming?

Sandy McNamara: Who's behind pot farming? | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Who's behind pot farming? This is an enormous operation — taking place on federal land under the watchful eye of Google Earth. How are we to understand that these huge operations occur year after year?

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Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial with Google Maps

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial with Google Maps | Geospatial | Scoop.it
This past March, we announced Street View imagery of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Known as the “Atomic Bomb Dome,” the Memorial bears witness to the devastation of nuclear war.
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Tracking hurricanes in Google Earth

Tracking hurricanes in Google Earth | Geospatial | Scoop.it
The 2011 hurricane season is in full swing, and Google has recently added a nice set of hurricane-related data to Google Earth.
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Ye Olde Google Mappe: Online version of oldest surviving map of Britain

Ye Olde Google Mappe: Online version of oldest surviving map of Britain | Geospatial | Scoop.it

The oldest surviving map of the British Isles has been digitally captured and turned into a Google Maps-style online resource. The 14th century Gough map is one of this country's most important historical documents - it formed the basis for almost all the maps of Britain for 200 years.

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History of Cartography online

Since the first volume appeared in 1987 the University of Chicago's History of Cartography series of monographs has become a standard and authoritative reference work on matters relating to cartography and its history.
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How location data can empower retailers

How location data can empower retailers | Geospatial | Scoop.it
An interview with Esri customer Amy Wilde of MarketStar describes who describes how retailers use location data.
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Pooled satellite data for maritime surveillance on the horizon

Pooled satellite data for maritime surveillance on the horizon | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Oceans cover much of our planet and they are difficult to keep under surveillance, with the trafficking of people, unlicensed fishing and piracy adding to the problem. Satellites, however, can help keep the seas safe.
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What It Means to Think Spatially

What It Means to Think Spatially | Geospatial | Scoop.it

What It Means to Think Spatially. You may have heard that they're for “geo-visualization” but what, then, is the deeper meaning of that?

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Great Lakes Observing System Offers Improved Access to Data and Tools

Great Lakes Observing System Offers Improved Access to Data and Tools | Geospatial | Scoop.it
The North American Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth. Those wishing to dive in have an enhanced resource: The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) has launched an updated website at www.GLOS.us.
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Center to use remote sensing for heritage site protection

Center to use remote sensing for heritage site protection | Geospatial | Scoop.it

The newly launched Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) center under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will apply space and remote sensing technologies for the observation, documentation and conservation of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

 

Since 2001, UNESCO has been working with the European Space Agency to use high-resolution satellite images to monitor natural and manmade changes to world heritage sites.

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Geospatial Software from Space-Time Insight Helps Utilities Keep the Lights On

Space-Time Insight's visual analytics and geospatial software, which is in use at utilities and ISO's around the globe, provides the needed insight by applying the principles of situational intelligence. It helps operators visualize the grid in multiple dimensions on a map, alerts them to potential problems, helps determine the root cause of those problems, and facilitates the remedial actions that are required and procedures that must be followed to address the problems.

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Coolest job on the planet?

Coolest job on the planet? | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Working on the highest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth might not appeal to everyone, but to Jonathan James it's an amazing way to make a living. The British Antarctic Survey diver shares his first winter under the ice.
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SAP Now Allows Businesses To Layer Big Data With Google Maps And Earth

SAP Now Allows Businesses To Layer Big Data With Google Maps And Earth | Geospatial | Scoop.it

MetroSAP Now Allows Businesses To Layer Big Data With Google Maps And Earth. The product puts SAP’s enterprise analytics on top of the interactive mapping and satellite capabilities in Google Maps and Google Earth and provides customers a way to visualize, analyze and manage “big data” via Google’s map, satellite and street-level views.

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Catch the London Underground with Google Maps

Catch the London Underground with Google Maps | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Starting today, you can get public transport directions for London within Google Maps. One of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas, London is a major destination for both business travelers and tourists.

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