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Friday, August 29th 2014
by Directions Staff

The introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or "drones,” into the U.S National Airspace System for commercial use raises a number of complex legal and policy issues. Understanding what is currently permitted is made more...

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

Few recent national security developments have been as controversial as the increased US reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more colloquially known as “drones.” While UAVs have multiple peaceful and commercial applications, heated...

Monday, August 18th 2014

Video taken in-orbit on 8 July 2014 using an inspection camera on-board the TechDemoSat-1 satellite starting about 30 seconds after separation from the launcher. At 6 seconds the Sun appears at the top of the frame as a very bright white...

Saturday, August 9th 2014

Hats off to all of the OpenStreetMap contributors around the world for all of the edits you have made over the past 10 years, as brought to life visually in this video. I can’t wait to see where we are on our twentieth birthday! I’m...

Thursday, August 7th 2014

The Fourth Session of UN-GGIM brings together senior executives from national geospatial information authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe. Discussions and outcomes will further...

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Addressing post 2015 global agenda: The Group on Earth Observation, GEO, tackles global initiatives to develop tools to address key themes of the post 2015 global agenda (water management, food security, energy, disasters risk reduction)....

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

On July 23rd, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft launched into orbit. At the time, it was called "Earth Resources Technology Satellite," or ERTS, and was the first satellite to use a scanning spectrophotometer. Previous satellites relied on...

Wednesday, July 16th 2014
by Joe Francica

Directions Magazine asked visitors to our booth at the Esri Education GIS Conference to show how well they knew their GIS acronyms. We asked educators, administrators, students and anyone else brave enough to stand in front of our camera....

Friday, June 27th 2014

A basic explanation of the math used in GPS technology but a home schooled high-schooler, David Hamilton. It won Second Place in Math-O-Vision 2014!   

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

  Today we're [HERE is] delighted to unveil a new design for HERE maps. The improvements reflect the advanced thinking about maps that's been evolving over the last few months and offer the best match ever for our slogan, "Maps for Life"....

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