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Oldest Known Globe Painted On An Ostrich Egg
2013-08-25 04:49:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Washington Map Society report that they have discovered the oldest known globe to depict the New World – an etching on an ostrich egg that appears to originate from the early 16th century. According to ABC News reporter Alexis Shaw, the egg is about the same size as a grapefruit and dates back to the year 1504. It depicts North America as a series of scattered islands, and also includes South America, Japan,...

2013-08-21 23:01:07

The company's domestic and international portfolio now stands at 55 patents issued. Bothell, Wash. (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 EagleView Technologies, Inc., the leading technology company in aerial imagery, measurements, analytics and GIS solutions, announced that the United States Patent Office recently awarded two new patents for inventions surrounding the improved capture of aerial imagery and the use of that imagery for the creation of roof reports. Both “System for Detecting Image...

Restoration To At-Risk Areas Directed By NASA's Landsat Satellite Data
2013-08-21 10:21:57

NASA While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered, forest restoration specialists were on the job. They analyzed maps created using Landsat satellite data to determine where the burn destroyed vegetation and exposed soil – and where to focus emergency restoration efforts. "The map looked like a big red blob," said Penny Luehring, the U.S. Forest Service's Burned Area Emergency Response and watershed improvement program leader, based in Albuquerque, N.M. Red means...

2013-08-15 23:27:14

Timmons Group was contracted for the planning, design and implementation of a Forest Activity Electronic Notification and Reporting System (FERNS) application for Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). The final product will require an intuitively designed, user-friendly system that meets the demands of both the State’s clients and also improves internal operations throughout the organization. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Timmons Group was contracted for the planning, design and...

2013-08-14 23:04:32

Velodyne exhibits its lightweight HDL-32E sensor with Phoenix Aerial Systems Octocopter at the AUVSI 2013 in Washington D.C. from August 12-15, 2013. Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Velodyne, a leading supplier of 3D LiDAR sensors, used on terrestrial, maritime and airborne platforms for autonomous navigation and mobile mapping, is generating interest this week at the Unmanned Vehicle show in Washington DC. Velodyne has UAV/Drone enthusiasts in awe with their exhibit that...

2013-08-08 23:01:42

Dan Adams, formerly of TomTom, brings considerable expertise and experience to new position. White River Junction, Vermont (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Maponics, a leader in geo-spatial data, today announced the appointment of Dan Adams to the company’s newly created post of Chief Operating Officer. Adams comes to Maponics from a long career at TomTom, a pioneer in navigational systems, where he served in a number of high-level positions, most recently as Vice President of Geospatial Sales....

2013-08-07 23:21:56

Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) President and CEO, Patrick Olson, and Vice President of Federal Programs, Scott Perkins, received President’s Awards at the 2013 MAPPS Summer Conference. During the Conference, AeroMetric Vice President of Transportation, Tim Stagg, was re-elected to the board of directors. Rockport, ME (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) President and CEO, Patrick Olson, and Vice President of Federal Programs, Scott Perkins, received President’s...

2013-08-06 23:25:50

Geo Tactical Solutions has just released FotoMapr, the first professional-grade GPS camera module to offer universal compatibility with any digital camera. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Geo Tactical Solutions (GTS) has just released its new professional-grade GPS module, FotoMapr. In addition to its high positional accuracy, FotoMapr delivers powerful capabilities designed to greatly enhance georeferenced photographic data collection in the field. The module works seamlessly with...


Latest Cartography Reference Libraries

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

Equator
2013-02-19 15:46:08

An equator is the intersection of a sphere’s surface with the plane that is perpendicular to the sphere’s axis of rotation and midway between the poles. The Equator is normally referred to the Earth’s equator: an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, separating the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Other planets and astronomical bodies have equators that are similarly defined. The Equator is approximately...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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