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NASA’s Eyes on the Earth

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I was just checking my Twitter feed, and I had to check out a tweet from NASA about their interactive page called Eyes on the Earth, which is a cool gateway to information about all of NASA’s Earth Observation missions, like ICEsat, Cloudsat, Landsat 7 and even the new OCO (Orbiting Carbon Observatory) that is […]

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UK Satellite company talks low cost

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The BBC has an interesting article on plans by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) to launch a $70million satellite that will be able to capture 60cm pixel images. SSTL believes the proposed satellite system dubbed ART (Accuracy, Reach, Timeless) could cover 95% of the planet every 30 months. The key to the system is that […]

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ERDAS opens webinar archives

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There have been several companies moving to the webinar route over the last year. These are great ways for users to get to know the nooks and crannies of products, geospatial or not, and it allows for some level of interaction with the person leading the webinar. The downside is that they aren’t always convenient […]

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Data, data everywhere

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We received an email from long time VerySpatial friend Michelle about the release of the full library of Landsat data. We touched on the fact that Landsat 7 was freely available a while back, however you can now access the full 35+ years of Landsat 1 through 7. To access this data head over to […]

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Space Race Heats Up!

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Although the space race hasn’t been a two horse race in a long time, India certainly jumped a head this week with this bit of news – India launches first moon mission! The Chandrayaan-1 was successfully launched yesterday on a survey course of the moon. The mission is unmaned with the goal of developing a […]

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New document defining Professional Services

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The ASPRS has released the Draft Guidelines for the Procurement of Professional Services for comment. The draft document seeks to replace guidelines published in 1987 by the ASPRS. With input from MAPPS, ACSM, federal and state employee members of ASPRS, and the ASPRS Professional Practices division the document will hopefully be representative of all of […]

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GeoEye-1 image sample from ITT sensor

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ITT, the company that created the ‘earth imaging payload’ on the recent GeoEye-1 satellite, has posted a sample image from the satellite. While the image isn’t raw, it is still impressive. It is a fusion image created from blending the 0.41m panchromatic image and the 1.65m color image. I remember fusion from just a decade […]

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Watch the GeoEye Launch today

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GeoEye is going to stream the launch of their GeoEye-1 satellite Saturday afternoon (today) at noon PDT on their website. Always fun to watch a launch and probably interesting for the kids as well. Since we will be finished recording before launch we will talk about it in next weeks news I guess. UPDATE: All […]