Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Check out one of the first images from Proba-V over the border region of northern Syria, southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq in the seventy-first edition.
See also http://www.esa.int/www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Earth_from_Space_Probing_Mesopotamia to download the image.
A gathering of the European OpenStreetMap communit, State of the Map Europe, took place in Karlsruhe, Germany in June. Hundreds of attendees met to discuss various aspect of the project. Ed Freyfogle details how OpenStreetMap (OSM) has come a long way.