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GPS for Tsunami Warnings

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Wired News has an interesting article about the use of GPS as an aid in tsunami warnings. Researchers have suggested at least 2 ways in which GPS might give warning information: 1) GPS receivers can measure ground movement in real time, and they could also be used to measure tsunami-associated pressure waves in the Earth’s […]

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Mapping a city’s tree canopy

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This article from the Charlotte Observer discusses Hickory, North Carolina’s plan to map its tree canopy using aerial photography and and unnamed mapping software product, as development has begun to have an impact on the city’s tree cover. Via GISCafe

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UCGIS Draft Body of Knowledge

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The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science has made a draft of its GI S&T Body of Knowledge (that’s Geographic Information Science and Technology, BTW) available for comment. This document is part of their Model Curricula. Comments can be made on the associated discussion forum on the UCGIS site. While the document is lengthy at […]