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A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 293

A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 293 February 27, 2011
Main Topic: The space shuttle program and its contributions to geospatial

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  • This week’s podsafe music: “Sleepy Little Creepy Little Town” by Jonah Knight
  • News

  • Space shuttle Discovery launches on its final mission
  • ESA unmanned cargo vessel docks with ISS
  • Esri web-based redistricting application
  • deCarta’s new APIs
  • Book Corner

  • Geography and Ethnography: Perceptions of the world in Pre-Modern Societies
  • Main Topic

  • This week we share some of our thoughts on NASA’s space shuttle program as it approaches its 30th anniversary and its final mission this summer, including its contributions to the geospatial community through missions like SRTM, and what the future might hold for new programs to advance many of the technologies pioneered by the shuttle and NASA.
  • Tip of the Week

  • Google Science Fair
  • Events Corner

  • BeTogether: 23-26 May, Philadelphia, PA
  • Forum on Earth Observation 5: June 14, Washington, DC
  • 2011 National Conference on Geographic Education: 3-7 August, Portland, OR – Abstracts due by 15 May
  • FOSS4G: 12-16 September, Denver, CO – Abstract due by 15 April