There are more high resolution maps of the Moon and Mars, than the seafloor. Largely because of high costs and challenges at every stage of data gathering and processing. However, GIS-driven technological innovations have the power to change this with improved navigation and positioning systems and geoprocessing in real time for faster accurate surveys.
Two new datasets have been announced. The ESA unveiled its new ice thickness map at the Paris Air and Space Show. The sea-ice thickness map is the result of ESA’s CryoSat mission which, over the last seven months has been delivering precise measurements to study changes in the thickness of Earth’s ice. […]