Heading to AAG in Chicago

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It is time, once again, for the annual meeting of the AAG. This year Sue, Barb, Frank, and I will all be wandering the halls to present, view presentations, interview, and just enjoy interacting with great geo-minded people. A few points I want to highlight: If you would like to tell us about your project […]

Remote Sensing in a Nutshell

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), remote sensing is a science that obtains information regarding objects or areas from a distance, ┬átypically using aircraft or satellites to take radar or infrared photography. In 1972, a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA launched the first earth resource satellite (Landsat-1). […]

GIS and California: The Alarming Revelation

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Another guest post by this semester’s journalism intern. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, are computer systems that allow individuals to map, model, and analyze large amounts of data through a single database. Recently, through the help of GIS maps, significant data have turned up some alarming realizations in regards to a very crucial and life-changing […]