Cartography

LIMA – Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica

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I’m not sure when this actually was actually first made available, but today I saw the press release about the USGS’ Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA), which was generated from over 1000 Landsat scenes of the continent. In addition, if you head to the LIMA website, you will also find links to other mapping […]

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Funny

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A commerical for NCIS showed a low res image from Google Maps satellite view. One person said the area they were looking at was “Off the map” the other called it the boondocks. That’s right, if you live in an area with low res imagery…you live in the middle of no where 🙂

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Google wants to show us the universe

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It seems that Google Maps and Google Earth just aren’t enough for Google – they want to show us the universe! So, to accomplish that lofty goal, Google has joined the 19 organizations partnering to build a huge sky-scanning telescope, called the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The project is already underway, with universities, national laboratories, […]

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New Smithsonian Exhibition on Earth from Space

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The National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian is debuting a new exhibit starting today entitled Earth from Space. The exhibit features a gallery of remotely-sensed images of the Earth, as well as showing how remote sensing data is gathered and some of the applications it is utilized for. The exhibit has been getting […]