Monthly Archives: September 2014

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GeCo in the Rockies Keynote Discusses Power of Words for Location

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Chris Sheldrick from what3words delivered the keynote address at the GeCo in the Rockies event held Sept. 22-26, 2014, in Grand Junction, Colo. Sheldrick talked about how short combinations of words (three exactly) could be used to pinpoint every location in the world to within nine square meters.

FCC Geographer Byrne Receives Medal for National Broadband Map

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As the FCC’s geographic information officer, Michael Byrne helped create online maps and present data in ways that have made enormous amounts of information instantly available to consumers, citizen-activists and policymakers, and provided the business community with facts to make more informed commercial decisions.

9_25 Asia-Pacific Broadcast (South China Sea, Earth Observation Data and More)

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This Asia-Pacific-focused GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses ongoing land and sea disputes in the South China Sea and how mapping is playing a role; China achieving its goal of decreasing foreign-sourced Earth-observation data; a near-miss for Vietnam's first Earth-Observation satellite; industry news from Supergeo, Esri and JSC Russian Space Systems; opinions on territorial disputes; and more.

NASA Earth at Night

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In daylight our big blue marble is all land, oceans and clouds. But the night - is electric. This view of Earth at night is a cloud-free view from space as acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite (Suomi NPP).

NASA NIMBUS: Recovering the Past

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50 years ago, NASA launched Nimbus to study Earth from space. Now, experts at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (part of CIRES), are recovering valuable data and images from old, long-lost film, and expanding their understanding of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. Learn more from CIRES on the 1-year anniversary of Nimbus' first image:

FFDAS Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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This video provides an overview of the Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System (FFDAS). This system quantifies fossil fuel CO2 emissions for the whole planet at 10 km every hour for the 1997 to 2011 time period. We show both the fluxes of FFCO2 leaving the planet's surface and the realization of those fluxes in the atmosphere using an atmospheric transport simulation.

9_18 Climate Change Broadcast (CO2 Mapping, Open Data and More)

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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses new research on greenhouse gas emissions worldwide; open data and sustainability innovation; a lost Russian satellite; a geospatial search engine from the U.S. Library of Congress; industry news from Cadcorp, Bentley Systems, Esri and Innovyze; opinions on the recent URISA GIS-Pro conference; and more.

NASA Intro to LIDAR

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Want to know the 3D shape of terrain on another planet? Want to study the height and density of Earth's forests? An amazing tool called LIDAR can help! Learn more in this video.

Planet Earth 100 Million Years In The Future – What will happen to our world?

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Planet Earth 100 Million Years In The Future - What will happen to our world? This is an HD documentary from WORLD GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL.

“Future Earth” [2014 Documentary]

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We will try to predict what will happaned in the future: Humanity is at a crossroads, Nearly half of the Amazon rainforest has been deforested, Hi-tech, intelligent buildings are revolutionizing the urban landscape, Smaller, safer, hi-tech automobiles, Major advances in air travel comfort.

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