Remote Sensing

BBC NEWS | Europe’s pollution hotspots shown

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An interesting article from the BBC. While we spoke to Dr Warner primarily about sensors that record reflectance values of the surface of the earth, there are several sensors in orbit that record nonterrestrial phenomena such as weather and, in the case of this article, pollutants. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Europe’s pollution hotspots shown

General

AVSP Contest #2

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As we announced in Episode 21, avsp Contest #2 is now underway. What you have to do is send the answers to the three questions below to contest@veryspatial.com by January 12, 2006. Eveyone who answers the three questions correctly will be included in the drawing that will take place on January 14, 2006. Winners will […]

GIS_Software

OGC WMS ISO

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The alphabet soup in the title is a boon for the open standards movement. The OpenGeospatial Consortium (OGC) announced yesterday that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has accepted the OGC Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification. Now available as IS0 19128:2005, the WMS specification is currently a widely supported standard in modern geospatial products […]

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New Journal : Religion and Society…

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I have to give a little shout out here to the person sitting at the desk across from me. Dr. Briane Turley has been involved, with others, in the creation of two very successful online journals (the Journal of Southern Religion and the American Religous Experience) and is part of the initial editorial board (and […]

Groups

Associations/Groups – American Geographical Society

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The American Geographical Society is the oldest professional Geography society in the US. The AGS distributes two publications, the Geographical Review and Focus on Geography as well as providing lectures and consulting. According to the website “The mission of the American Geographical Society is to link business, professional, and scholarly worlds in the creation and […]

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GISuser.com – MapServer Foundation

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Glenn Latham has offered up a good write up of the intent of the MapServer Foundation that is a good perspective of the initial direction of the foundation at GISuser.com GIS, GPS, LBS, CAD, mapping news, jobs, software, data, community