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Landsat 8 Image: Fire at Iraq Oil Refinery

Friday, June 20th 2014

USGS shared this Landsat 8 image from June 18 It shows a plume of smoke billowing from a large oil refinery in Baiji, Iraq. Located about 130 miles north of Baghdad, the Baiji plant is Iraq’s largest oil refinery, providing much of the region’s fuel for electricity and transportation. An attack...

GIS Education News Weekly: Old Open Content, Community College Action, Mountain Bike Map

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Old GIS Open Education Resource Content Available Ever heard of GITTA? GITTA (Geographic Information Technology Training Alliance) is a platform offering e-learning content as Open Educational Resources (OER). A pool of over 40 e-learning lessons covers the following thematic areas: GI...

GIS Government News Weekly: MapStory Grant, GMO Maps, UK Land Records

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Sunlight Foundation Grant for MapStory The Sunlight Foundation made a grant to the MapStory Foundation to explore historical boundary changes in California. For the California GIS Data project of the MapStory Foundation, a $10,000 grant, to use mapping to tell stories around human...

Esri, Trimble, NASA Participate in White House Maker Day and Beyond

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

There's a very long fact sheet about today's event, but here are the announcements I found related to geospatial technology: Trimble Trimble Navigation commits to expanding its free software services to Makers by adding cloud based software and 3D printing tools.  Trimble's SketchUp...

GIS Education News Weekly: gvSIG, Abu Dhabi and a GEOINT MOOC

Thursday, June 12th 2014

gvSIG Tutorial This Master’s thesis is dedicated to the development of a complete tutorial to introduce gvSIG. gvSIG Webinar June 11 The ICA-OSGeo Lab Network and MundoGEO announced the eighth webinar of the ”Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series on June 11th. The free...

Geospatial Intelligence & the Geospatial Revolution: PSU MOOC Set for 2015

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Penn State's second geospatially focused MOOC, Geospatial Intelligence & the Geospatial Revolution is set for Jan 14 - Feb 18, 2015. It'll be taught by Penn State's Todd Bacastow who pretty much built the university's online GEOINT offerings. Learn how the revolution in geospatial technology...

Skybox Announces Acquisition by Google

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

On its blog Skybox announced today it was to be aquired by Google.  Skybox and Google share more than just a zip code. We both believe in making information (especially accurate geospatial information) accessible and useful. And to do this, we’re both willing to tackle problems head on —...

GIS Education News Weekly: Wellesley Green Team, Subsidence, Smart Campus

Thursday, June 5th 2014

Wellesley, MA Green Team Does Image Analysis for Solar Power in Town Residents of Wellesley, MA might receive mail from the high school's Green Team in the coming days. In order to further encourage residents to consider this opportunity [for solar panels on their homes], high school...

Hexagon Geospatial’s Power Portfolio: What It Is; What It Does

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

At the HxGN LIVE event, Hexagon's user conference, the Hexagon Geospatial division led by president Mladen Stojic, introduced the Hexagon Power Portfolio.  Let's start by describing what is: It is a selection of software products from the assets of the Intergraph and ERDAS acquisitions. The...

Google Patent: Updating map data using satellite imagery

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Updating map data using satellite imagery was granted May 20, 2014. Abstract: Map data are overlaid on satellite imagery. A road segment within the map data is identified, and the satellite imagery indicates that the road segment is at a different geographic position than a geographic...

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