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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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Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population

Small asteroids near Earth, with sizes of only about a meter, hit the atmosphere and disintegrate with surprising frequency - around every other week, new data show. Sensor data reveal that these small impact events are frequent and random. A map of these small impact events...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Service Learning, Digital Humanities Grant, Geo for Edu Policy, World Record

GIS Service Learning at Wesleyan As part of the GIS Service Learning Laboratory course, Katy Hardt ’15 researched the wetlands, waterways and critical habitats of the northwest section of Middletown. Hardt and fellow group members John Murchison ’16 and...Read more

Defense Logistics Agency Supports Ebola Effort with Maps

More than 18,000 maps have been distributed by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Customer Operations Directorate’s Mapping Customer Operations Division to support the effort to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.

GIS Education News Weekly: Big Fork Supports ConnectED, Mentors, Geography Needed

Why High Schools Don't Teach GIS There aren’t many high schools that teach GIS as it’s a not obvious where the course belongs. “It’s difficult to figure out where to put it because it’s so non-traditional,” [Hans] Bodenhamer [GIS instructor at...Read more

The Value of Time-Stamped and Real-time Geodata

Our look at the temporal aspects of spatial and location data raise some questions: How do we visualize them? Do we need quick turnaround high definition video from space or is it a solution in search of a problem? What is PlanetIQ's business model for its weather and climate...Read more

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