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Canadian Space Agency gets new president

Feb 27, 2015
Metronews.ca
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Sylvain Laporte will take over effective Mar. 9. read more…

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NASA and JAXA Launch Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory

Feb 28, 2015
Azosensors.com
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space from Japan. read more…

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OGC requests comment on charter for group developing a terrain modeling standard

Feb 27, 2015
GISCafe
The group will develop candidate standards for a common terrain database model and encoding useful for both runtime synthetic environment generation and terrain database repositories for modeling and simulation. read more…

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NASA Satellites Start Tracking Down the Sources of Climate Change

Feb 27, 2015
NBC News
NASA scientists are showing off some of the first results from a fresh crop of satellites and space station sensors designed to track the factors behind climate change and extreme weather on a near-real-time basis. read more…

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A Web of Sensors Enfolds an Entire Forest to Uncover Clues to Climate Change

Feb 26, 2015
IEEE Spectrum
Harvard’s experimental forest is wired up and down to study how changing conditions affect entire ecosystems. read more……

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PCI Geomatics Implements Support for KazEOSat-1

Feb 27, 2015
GeoCommunity
PCI Geomatics now supports data from KazEOSat-1, an Earth Observation satellite owned and operated by the Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (KGS), a division of Kazcosmos. read more…

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NASA’s drought-predicting satellite is almost ready to begin work

Feb 25, 2015
Engadget.com
Now that SMAP has unfurled its 20-foot-wide dome antenna, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will spend the next few days checking if the hardware is ready to begin its three-year mission. read more…

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A Decade of Change in America’s Arctic: New Land Cover Data Released for Alaska

Feb 19, 2015
Earth Imaging Journal
Based on Landsat satellite imagery taken in 2011, the data describe the land cover of each 30-meter cell of land in Alaska and identifies which ones have changed since the year 2001. read more…

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GRASS GIS 7.0.0 Released

Feb 24, 2015
Earth Imaging Journal
The graphical user interface based on wxPython has been enriched with many new features in order to make complex GIS operations available as simple as possible. read more…

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ESA’s Biomass Satellite Goes Ahead

Feb 21, 2015
Earth Imaging Journal
ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020. read more…

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