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2013-09-25 23:27:10

The global market for remote sensing products is expected to reach $7.6 billion in 2013 and grow to $8.1 billion in 2014. BCC Research projects the market to reach $12.1 billion in 2019, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2%. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Remote Sensing Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for remote sensing products is...

2013-09-24 23:35:34

UMBC’s Graduate Programs in Geographic Information Systems invites the community to attend a webinar presented by Ron Wilson from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development—“Using Near Repeat Analysis for Measuring Urban and Housing Problems: Two Examples to Address Government-related Problems.” Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems Graduate Program will hold a webinar on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET....

2013-09-23 23:34:03

Transatlantic row will help fight against HIV/AIDS and build a permanent UN Slave Memorial in New York City. Orient Point, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Victor Mooney arrived in Orient Point by the Sea Restaurant and Marina early Saturday morning. Mooney is currently conducting sea trials in preparation for his fourth bid to row across the Atlantic Ocean. “The sea trials are allowing me to row non-stop four to six hours, which is optimal for my row across the Atlantic Ocean”, said...

2013-09-20 23:21:37

American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘Five Steps to Build Your GIS Career,’ offers insight about why it’s so important for geographic information systems (GIS) students to develop their professional credentials through five key steps to ensure their success in this field. Download the free e-book at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2013/09/03/five-steps-to-build-your-career/. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Building a successful career in geographic information...

2013-09-19 23:35:50

Timmons Group was selected by Hamilton County, Tennessee Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA), with the assistance from the Hamilton County Geographic Information System (GIS) Department, to provide consulting services for the implementation of an upgrade from their existing Azteca Cityworks® Desktop to the new Cityworks® Server AMS environment (Azteca Systems Inc). Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Timmons Group was selected by Hamilton County, Tennessee Water...

2013-09-16 23:26:03

PDF3D’s latest product suite 2.8.0 release brings the simplicity of 3D PDF to the increasingly complex world of geospatial modeling, analysis and communication for geo-scientists. London, UK (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 PDF3D® have been fast to respond to the growing challenges in geospatial communication by creating a set of features within their popular 3D PDF software suite, specifically designed to help location-based industry professionals. “Acquisition, processing and...

Researchers Compile Virtual Atlas Of Asteroid Vesta
2013-09-13 08:59:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomy enthusiasts can now take a virtual tour of the asteroid Vesta thanks to an atlas created from images captured during the Dawn Mission’s Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO), researchers announced Wednesday at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2013 in London. The atlas, which was presented by Dr. Thomas Roatsch of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was comprised of maps created from mosaics of 10,000 images...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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