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    NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement

    Water is essential for life on the Earth, and the supply of this precious liquid is constantly being recycled through energy from the sun. This process is known as the hydrologic cycle, and through it water is continuously exchanged between the land, the atmosphere, and the oceans. Precipitation in its various forms is critical to [] The post NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement appeared first on GIS Lounge....

Directions Magazine

Directions Magazine

Directions Magazine

Directions Magazine

Professional Surveyor

  • Feature: UAS Applied

    Surveyors provide a topographical survey of a harbor in Ireland with a UAS, thus avoiding significant disruption (and risk) that would have been created by a conventional survey....

Professional Surveyor

Professional Surveyor

  • Feature: UAS and the FAA

    What exactly is the current legal state of using UAS in the United States for surveyors versus hobbyists? What’s the big deal about the National Airspace System? What should surveyors do to prepare to...

Professional Surveyor

GIS Lounge

  • GIS TaskSheets

    Iowa State University’sExtension and Outreach has over forty GIS TaskSheets available as PDFs for users to access. Each tasksheet offers step by step instructions on completing a specific geospatial task. The tasksheets cover a variety of GIS software products such as ArcGIS Explorer, QGIS, Google My Maps, and ArcGIS Online. Users can browse the list [] The post GIS TaskSheets appeared first on GIS Lounge....

VerySpatial

  • Take a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

    Celebrate Earth Day! by taking a#GlobalSelfie. It’s remote sensing, it’s geospatial, it’s VerySpatial, it’s fun! From the NASA website on EARTH RIGHT NOW. NASA invites you — and everyone else on the planet — to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event. The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home...

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  • How to Share ArcMap (.mxd) Files

    ArcMap is a component of Esri’s suite of desktop GIS software programs. Users of ArcGIS use ArcMap primarily to create, edit, analyze, and display geospatial information. Saved ArcMap files have the .mxd extension. This file format is only usable within ArcMap. To share maps created within ArcMap, most cartographers will output the finished map to [] The post How to Share ArcMap (.mxd) Files appeared first on GIS Lounge....

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  • GIS and Map Contests Roundup

    There are a few map contests open for those interested in submitting both paper and digital maps as well as contests designed to showcase the potential of different types of spatial data. GIS and Map Contests Here are current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline. An updated list of [] The post GIS and Map Contests Roundup appeared first on GIS Lounge....

Spatial Source

Spatial Source

Spatial Source

Spatial Source

Slashgeo

  • FOSS4G community voting open through May 5th

    April 22, 2014 Portland, OR, USA Community voting open through May 5th What presentations do you want to see at FOSS4G?Now is the time to tell us! The FOSS4G community at large can now read and score potential presentations. The conference committee will use the aggregate scores from the community review process to help choose which presentations to accept, and to assign presentations to appropriately sized rooms. The community review process is an important part of creating...

VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 457

    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 457 21 April 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation with Esri at the AAG Annual Conference Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode457.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Another Time, Another Place by Riley Etheridge Jr News Google buys Titan Aerospace GLONASS continues to have issues GeoTech Center cancels...

GPS World

  • NovAtel CORRECT With TerraStar Service Now Available

    NovAtel Inc. announces that with the release of its 6.400 firmware, NovAtel CORRECT positioning technology is now available with TerraStar’s precise point positioning (PPP) corrections. Delivered via L-band, TerraStar corrections provide decimeter-level accuracy worldwide on all NovAtel OEM6 high-precision receivers, without users having to add base-station infrastructure. Subscriptions to the TerraStar correction service are available seamlessly to customers through NovAtel’s standard sales order process. NovAtel CORRECT optimally combines data from multiple GNSS satellite constellations with corrections from a variety of sources,...

Sensors & Systems

  • Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

    Since 1994, I have participated in, facilitated, and lead a variety of standards activities. I have helped develop standards in the OGC, OASIS, ISO, OMA, IETF, W3C – the list goes on. Given this commitment to the standards world, you might think that I have a strong bias toward the status-quo for standards development and use. Quite the opposite.Twenty years focused on interoperability and the standards that theoretically enable interoperability has caused me to constantly...

GPS World

  • Braxton LADO System Supports 10th GPS Satellite Initialization

    GPS IIF-5 was launched on February 20 and turned over to the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) for operations on March 5. This was the 10th successful launch and initialization using Braxton Technologies‘ Launch, Anomaly Resolution, and Disposal Operations (LADO) system. LADO has performed all the mission planning, commanding and telemetry processing necessary to prepare all GPS satellites for operational use since October 2007. Developed and sustained by Braxton Technologies, LADO was built using Braxton’s ACE Premier...

VerySpatial

  • The Ordnance Survey and John Betjeman

    The Guardian this week has a nostalgic reflection by Rachel Hewitt asking if this is “The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?Ordnance Survey paper maps are under threat from digital devices. Rachel Hewitt celebrates an ‘icon of England’ beloved by generations of hikers, poets and artists” Rachel Hewitt is the author of “Map of a Nation: A Biography of of the Ordnance Survey” and often writes about cartography, such as her review of “...

VerySpatial

  • UK Life Expectancy and Spatial Analysis

    The UK Pensions Minister has proposed a plan that estimates life expectancy based on such as home location. In a BBC article, “Pensioners Could Get Life Expectancy Guidance” the Minister Steve Webb states that life expectancy planning based on data such as how long our grandparents lived is no longer a valid estimate tool. A review of articles in the BBC, Telegraph, The Mirror and ...

GIS Lounge

  • Overview of Public Health and GIS

    This article provides an overview of the use of GIS as in public health. It includes a short history of its development as a tool in the field, explains how GIS is used, different data sources and how the privacy of sensitive health information is maintained. Examples of current research using GIS within the public health field are also provided. The post Overview of Public Health and GIS appeared first on GIS Lounge....