October, 2011


GPS

Geo Roundup: Google Map API Usage Limits, GPS for Military Use Report, Earthquake Timeline Map

Geo Roundup: Google Map API Usage Limits, GPS for Military Use Report, Earthquake Timeline Map

Google recently introduced limits to its Google Maps API usage.  Starting October 1, 2011, free usage is limited to: “up to 25,000 map loads per day for each API” or “up to 2,500 map loads per day that have been modified using the Styled Maps feature.”  Non-profits and those map applications determined […]

Maps and Cartography

7 Billion: Statistics and Map of the World’s Population

7 Billion: Statistics and Map of the World’s Population

Depending on which source you reference, the world has either just passed or will shortly pass the 7 billion mark in terms of the total global human population.  The Population Reference Bureau has already proclaimed that the world contains 7 billion people and provides a World Population Data sheet supporting […]

Spatial Analysis

A constellation of three satellites form the Swarm Earth Explorer mission. Swarm will identify and measure the magnetic signals that stem from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere – all of which create the magnetic field that protects our planet. This information will provide insight into processes occurring deep inside the planet and yield a better understanding of the near-Earth electromagnetic environment and the impact solar wind has on Earth. Credits: ESA/AOES MedialabA constellation of three satellites form the Swarm Earth Explorer mission. Swarm will identify and measure the magnetic signals that stem from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere – all of which create the magnetic field that protects our planet. This information will provide insight into processes occurring deep inside the planet and yield a better understanding of the near-Earth electromagnetic environment and the impact solar wind has on Earth. Credits: ESA/AOES Medialab.

Understanding the Earth’s Gravity with ESA’s Swarm Satellites

The European Space Agency will be launching three satellites next year with the objective of studying the earth’s gravity.

GIS Data

Updated 3D Global Topo Data from NASA

Updated 3D Global Topo Data from NASA

Based on measurements from NASA’s Terra spacecraft, a new 3D topographic map has been released as a joint effort by NASA and Japan.  The digital elevation model (DEM) was developed from imagery obtained from the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra.  ASTER is one of five […]

GIS Career and Jobs

New Geospatial Certification

New Geospatial Certification

A press release from DigitalQuest has announced the launching of SPACE, a new geospatial certification.  The acronym stands for Spatial Projects and Community Exchange and the objective is to “recognize user-level skills in geospatial technology and is based on assessing an individual’s basic geospatial foundation.” The SPACE certification program joins a growing […]

GIS Industry

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Help Support Geospatial Professional Atanas Entchev

UPDATE: Atanas Entchev’s daughter, Christina, has published a post about his detainment by immigration officials as well as a call for support.  Please help if you can. I’m posting this to help spread the call for letters of support for fellow geospatial professional Atanas Entchev.  Many of you may be […]

GIS Data

CryoSat-2

CryoSat-2

CryoSat-2 is the satellite launched by the European Space Agency on April 8, 2010 to collect data in order to understand the relationship between the world’s ice layers and climate change.  The satellite collects data about ice thickness over both land and water to analyze the changes in polar ice […]