Earth Explorers mission: Aeolus, “The Keeper of Winds”

At the end of August this year, European Space Agency was happy to announce the successful launch of their Aeolus satellite, creating an unprecedented...

SMAPSHOT: a participatory time machine for Switzerland

Historical images are a priceless source of geographic data, they recorded the past landscape with a high resolution when satellite images were not available....
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How Copernicus can support disaster management across the globe

Disaster management is an area where the use of satellite data can literally make a difference and even save lives. Copernicus, the European Union’s...

The Atlas of the underworld is the first complete map of Earth’s mantle and...

Plate tectonics is a fascinating concept - it's amazing to see how our planet has changed over the course of millions of years all...

Descartes Labs raises $30 million to create a data refinery of the physical world

Descartes Labs, a satellite data analytics startup based out Santa Fe, USA has announced that it has raised $30 million in a series B...

How Earth will look like 250 million years from now

Our planet is continuously in motion. Continents are floating on tectonic plates at different speeds from 1 to even over 10cm a year. Recently...

The PhD thesis that paved the way for GIS

Few Ph.D. theses have ever changed the world in the same world that Roger Tomlinson's thesis has. Roger Tomlinson, widely considered as the "Father...
BioCarbon Engineering in the field

Drones for Good: Planting 100,000 trees a day with drones

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that deforestation and forest degradation make up 17% of the world's carbon emissions (back in 2007)...

FishViews: Mapping the world’s waterways one mile at a time

Google Streetview has enabled all of us to be armchair geographers, checking out some of the greatest sights in the world from the comfort...

USGS “Water On-the-Go” App Helps Keep Texans Safe with Current Stream Conditions

For more than 100 years, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has monitored flow in selected streams and rivers across Texas. The information collected at...

Sensory processing and making maps through creative abstraction

The human mind is wired to observe variance in visual gradients, something that can be commonly observed with density or weather maps. Sensory processing...

These 5 tools will let you master map projections

Understanding and choosing the right map projection can be tricky. For GeoGeeks it is painful to see the unconscious overuse of Mercator. If you...

Engaging students through ArcMap and 3 dimensional landscapes

The usage of three-dimensional printers has become a mainstay in the independent production of products. However, these printers could also become the quintessential educational tool. While...

Utilizing map data to project a simplistic graph analysis

Mapping resources can be used for any manner of data collection, of which a variety of geostatistical analysis can occur, one of the more familiar...

Spectral Analysis using your Smartphone? There is an app for that!

Our smartphones can do a lot of things but one thing that they weren't used for, is Remote sensing. At least, not until researchers...

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