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2014-02-27 23:36:13

GIS technology provides the health care industry with innovative data integration and spatial visualization tools needed to combat modern health problems and demonstrates why GIS training is so

2014-02-27 23:05:02

In one decade, the foundation transformed from a concept to a community. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The United States Geospatial Intelligence

2014-02-26 23:23:33

Photo Science Inc., a Quantum Spatial Company, has been honored with the 2013 MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Grand Award for its project entitled, "Coastal Resilience Data

NASA Working On Better Water Resource Management For California
2014-02-26 12:23:24

NASA is developing a new technology that could help better manage and monitor water resources in California during the state’s historic drought. The space agency is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources...

2014-02-24 04:22:03

MUMBAI, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolta today announced that it has been awarded a prestigious 3D City Modeling contract valued at $4M by a major Middle-Eastern

2014-02-20 12:23:21

REDLANDS, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from Global Forest Watch, an online forest monitoring and alert system is now available on Esri's ArcGIS Online GIS cloud service.

2014-02-19 12:27:16

Location-Based Messaging Added to iPhone and Android Apps with Minimal Battery Drain REDLANDS, Calif., Feb.

2014-02-18 23:01:24

With a new approach to collecting and processing sensor data, XactMaps is posised to revolutionize the way we measure our world. Providence, RI (PRWEB) February

2014-02-12 23:04:15

Safeguard Properties MapAlert ™ system combines weather alerts, geospatial mapping and property condition data to improve decision-making. Denver, Colorado


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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.