Remote Sensing

BBC NEWS | Mars probe gets mission extension

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The European Space Agency has decided to extend the life of the Mars Express Spacecraft which is the platform for the radar sensor that has provided elevation and other information of Mars. For the full story head over to the BBC. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mars probe gets mission extension

Remote Sensing

The start of Google Maps Messages?

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Data is data. Sure Google gives folks a great interface to view it, but aerial and sattelite images have been captured for decades. Archaeologists have found archaeological sites via aeiral photos since the 1960s, Roman Villas and all. Folks aware of remote sensing have been leaving things to be seen in images, for good and […]

Navigation

Real-time Ship Tracking

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IBM and Maersk (Danish shipping company) announced they are teaming up on a project to provide real-time wireless tracking for cargo ships, via a device attached to individual cargo containers. They’re actually going to start testing this fall. Read the article here (via abcnews.com)

Remote Sensing

The Full Moon Atlas

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This is an image map of Lunar photographs. It is broken into sections so that you can zoom in to few more detail of different portions of the moon. Check it out at The Full Moon Atlas Via The Map Room

Navigation

Paying your highway tolls via satellite?

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I just saw this article on Geocommunity. Apparently , a private company called Mapflow is teaming up with the Dublin Transportation Office (Ireland) to do a feasibility study on the use of satellite technology to track cars in real-time, and then charge drivers for the distance they travelled on the toll road. The study is […]

Cartography

Geograph British Isles – photograph every grid square!

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Here is a cool UK website that details a project that “aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles” They bill it as a geography project for the people, since the photos are submitted, and apparently already have 30,000 grid squares covered. http://www.geograph.co.uk/

Remote Sensing

Continuing issues with Google imagery access

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First Australia, then Korea, now the Dutch. However, for the first time I see someone has mentioned the USGS’s National Map. While the National Map focuses on the US and does not have the smooth interface that AJAX offers yet…it does offer better overall imagery throughout the US. www.GovExec.com – Google satellite imaging software raises […]