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Nine New Satellite Companies: Which Will Make it?

There are nine "new" earth observation satellite companies covered in a recent IEEE Spectrum article. What distinguishes them technically? What are their business models? Which ones will be around in five or ten years?

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Open Geospatial Consortium’s Vision for Future

At the celebration of the Open Geospatial Consortium's 20th anniversary banquet, numerous remembrances were delivered on behalf of founders and benefactors such as David Schell and many others. However, it was Dr. Chris Tucker, founder of MapStory and current OGC board member, and...Read more

U.S. Climate Data Initiative: What’s in it for the Geospatial Community?

Last week President Obama announced the administration's Climate Data Initiative. What's in it for geospatial professionals? For the citizens of the United States? What might its impact be on other global challenges?

Augmented Reality in 2014: Exploring the IEEE Special Issue with Guest Editor Jules White

Jules White, Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University served as a guest editor of the February Special Issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on the topic of augmented reality (AR). He...Read more

CloudMade Ends Smaller Service Plans; Offers Only Enterprise Level Services as of May 1

CloudMade e-mailed users today to let them know that as of May 1st, only enterprise services plans will be available. In particulare the company will stop serving Map Tile, Geocoding, Routing and Vector Stream Server requests coming from API keys. Users have the...Read more

Interior’s Geospatial Information Officer discusses the Geospatial Platform April 14 Online

Mark your calendars for a #science chat: Live Q&A if time permits, April 14, 12:15 pm EDT. Link for the event How will energy development affect endangered species habitat? How will landscape fragmentation change if one or more conservation actions are...Read more

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