Tag: satellite imagery
On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama sign an executive order making the default for government data “open and machine readable”. The executive order was accompanied by the White House’s Open Data Policy.
One of NASA’s latest missions involves the Landsat 8, an orbiting satellite whose purpose it is to map the earth and track changes as seen from space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been launching Landsat satellites into space since the early 1970s. The first Landsat satellite was launched in 1972. The Landsat archive, [...]
Looking for a model rocket, 3D glasses, or some other piece of GeoEye? GeoEye is holding an online auction from January 17 through January 23, 2013 to auction off pieces from GeoEye. On January 9, 2013, the merger of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye was approved by the antitrust section of the Justice Department. The move towards a [...]
Geographic ignorance abounds. Listed here are some funny and head scratching worthy geography blunders. Swedish Vodka distiller Absolut has managed to upset both sides of the geographic divide with their map depicting Mexico and the United States in the 1830s when what is now California, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona were still part [...]
Envisat, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) earth observation satellite, has stopped functioning properly. Communication with the satellite was lost on April 8th when data was unable to be retrieved as it passed over the ground control station in Kiruna, Sweden. Efforts by members of the ESA mission control team have not been successful in reestablishing [...]