The aim of the “Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series is to share experiences and examples of research and teaching on open source geospatial technology to the wider community. The next seminar is planned for Dec. 10. The series is due to continue for at least six months.
With every tweet, Facebook update, or web search, geospatial data are being generated from technological devices underpinned by the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). As access to mobile technology expands across the globe, the amount of user-generated data will expand with it.
Originally Published by Google Earth blog- While nothing has been announced by Google yet, it appears there was recently some fresh 3D Imagery released. Salt Lake City, Utah and Detroit, Michigan are fresh, and it’s quite likely that there are more cities in this release that we’re unaware of for now.
It is now possible to use the international constellation of satellites orbiting Earth to view our planet as one interconnected system.
Our awareness of global climate change as an existential crisis for human civilization is a result of and highly dependent on certain developments in information technology.
Originally Published by Science Daily - Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve solar cell efficiency. The novel component is designed to convert heat from the sun into infrared light that can be absorbed by solar cells to make electricity -- a technology known as thermophotovoltaics.
October 16th, 2013
Originally Published by BBC- The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion power plants.ecosystem.
October 15th, 2013
Mapping Post-Wildfire Neighborhood Recovery: Integrating Spatial Video with GIS for Data Collection and Analysis
Until recently, no systematic, dynamic, and cost-effective data collection strategy has been available for use in the study of post-disaster neighborhoods. In order to address this concern, we employed a geospatial approach, “spatial video,” which links video with coordinates acquired by a Global Positioning System receiver. This advance enables new study of the dynamic spatial and temporal scales of post-wildfire recovery.
Turkey launched its first domestically engineered and manufactured Earth observation satellite, RASAT, in August 2011. Later this year, imagery from the satellite will be available online.