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

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

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 released by NASA...

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

Thursday, December 11th 2014

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 Catherine Reilly ’15 presented their...

Defense Logistics Agency Supports Ebola Effort with Maps

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

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

Thursday, December 4th 2014

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 Bigfork High and Middle School in...

The Value of Time-Stamped and Real-time Geodata

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

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 data?

Source: FAA will require Commercial Drone Operators to Have a License, Fly in Daylight

Monday, November 24th 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FAA will require commercial drone operators to have a pilot's license and restrict flight times to daylight hours. The new rules will also limit flights to the pilot's line of sight and altitude to 400-feet. The really bad news is that these rules won't...

Image Intelligence for Business – AllSource Targets Energy, Financial Sectors for Growth

Thursday, November 20th 2014

AllSource Analysis, a company focused on the extraction and interpretation of information from satellite imagery, is concentrating on the commercial markets of energy and finance. But as CEO Stephen Wood points out, the volume of satellite information available is going to explode in the coming...

On Appeal Court Confirms FAA has Jurisdiction over UASs

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Recall that back in 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker, an aerial photographer, $10,000 for operating his Ritewing Zephyr over the University of Virginia campus. An administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety Board heard an appeal and sided...

GIS Education News Weekly: Startup Space at Community College, School Drone Downed, GeoTech E-mail

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Want to Host Your Startup on Campus? Cayuga Community College announced Wednesday that it is approved to accept applications from businesses participating in Start-Up NY. Available space in buildings on both of CCC's Auburn and Fulton campuses, in addition to...

NGA Director Cardillo Delivers Keynote Address at GEO-Energy Summit

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

At the GEO-Energy Summit today held in Huntsville, Alabama, the keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Robert Cardillo, newly appointed director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He chose the Summit to deliver his first public remarks since becoming director to an audience of...

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