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Dauria Aerospace Secures Deal to Provide Full Daily Coverage with Earth Observation Imagery

In a joint venture with Elecnor Deimos, Dauria Aerospace is looking to “bring to commercial markets the capability of providing imagery of the entire arable surface of the Earth, utilizing cloud-based technologies, for the most efficient use of an unprecedented daily revisit time,” according to Mikhail Kokorich, founder and president of Dauria Aerospace. In this conversation with Editor in Chief Joe Francica, Kokorich provides more details on the technical specifications of the satellite constellation the venture will launch and the market strategy for delivering daily coverage to consumers.

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White House: Tackling Data from Earth Observation Systems & Reviews Apps for Disaster Response

The White House is keeping busy. In two separate efforts the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is reviewing geospatial technology initiatives in earth observation systems and in disaster response and recovery. On July 18th, the OSTP released a report...Read more

Private and Public Colleges Urge FAA to Allow Researchers to Use Drones

Tiny Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts took the lead on an open letter (pdf) sent to the Federal Aviation Administration last week to protest that researchers don't have access to the same hobbiest model planes that ten year olds do. Current regulations...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Animal and People Pathogens

Map Pathogens in Man and Animal for Prevention Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens. Called the Enhanced Infectious...Read more

How You Always Wanted to Order Satellite Data: Airbus’ Satellite Tasking is a Reality

Ordering satellite data always seemed difficult. You had to know that path and scene to order; determine how much cloud cover was present in the scene and make certain that the date was what you needed. In a leap forward, Airbus Defense and Space has integrated a...Read more

Google Begins Selling its Aerial Imagery

Vinay Goel, Product Director, Google Maps for Business shared the news on the Google Enterprise Blog.  Today, we’re launching Google Maps for Business imagery, offering businesses the chance to purchase and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. This...Read more

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