Graham Jackson and John Barnard, along with Myrddyn Phillips, are hillwalkers who use GPS equipment to re-measure hills designated by the Ordnance Survey to be just under the 2,000 foot minimum to be classified as a mountain.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a free 100 page ebook for iOS users. The book, entitled, “Earth from Space: the Living Beauty” contains over 100 pages and includes interactive maps, satellite imagery collected from ESA’s missions, and animations demonstrating various aspects of the world.
With Earth Day nearing, it is an opportune time to highlight a developing project, the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). NEON is funded by the National Science Foundation. Elizabeth Blood, the National Science Foundation program director responsible for overseeing NEON, Dave Tazik, NEON’s director of biology and project scientist, and Tom […]
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 recent years, some states have been putting harsher laws in place to curb drivers talking on their cellphones or text messaging while operating their vehicles. Most of us agree that those practices are dangerous but what about using your smartphone for a map? A recent court case in California […]
The European Space Agency has developed a new land data processor to create maps of land deformation. Called Wide Area Processor (WAP), the processes uses radar data to measure millimeter terrain deformations. Changes in the surface height of a landscape occur over time. Sinking of the earth can happen as a result of mining, […]