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Envisat Satellite Malfunctioning

Envisat Satellite Malfunctioning

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 […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: Google Building Map Squad, Mapping the Oil Spill Plume

Geospatial Redux: Google Building Map Squad, Mapping the Oil Spill Plume

Seattle’s TechFlash reports that Google is hiring 300 temporary workers in Kirkland as part of a yearlong effort to improve the accuracy of Google Maps data. The search giant is working with temp staffing agencies to find “computer geeks” familiar with geographic information systems and mapping software. Nature has a […]

GIS Learning

GeoBriefs: Gulf of Mexico Oil Maps from NOAA, Hand-drawn Maps at Slate

GeoBriefs: Gulf of Mexico Oil Maps from NOAA, Hand-drawn Maps at Slate

NOAA has a trajectory map showing the oil locations by day and projected location for May 1st for the Deepwater Horizon Incident located in the Gulf of Mexico.  A summary of the incident to date and NOAA’s efforts to help with scientific weather and biological response services is also available. […]