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2013-09-04 23:22:50

Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with two of the leading providers of geospatial services and solutions – Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) and Photo Science, Inc. (Photo Science) to form Quantum Spatial. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with two of the leading providers of geospatial services and...

2013-09-04 23:22:42

Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) is pleased to announce that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two of the leading providers of geospatial services and solutions - Photo Science, Inc. (Photo Science) and Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) to form Quantum Spatial. Sheboygan, WI (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) is pleased to announce that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two of the leading providers of geospatial services and...

2013-09-04 23:18:37

Photo Science, Inc. (Photo Science) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with two of the leading providers of geospatial services and solutions – Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) and Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) to form Quantum Spatial. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Photo Science, Inc. (Photo Science) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with two of the leading providers of geospatial...

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2013-08-30 10:21:55

NASA The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide since the early 2000s. "We have entered a new era where we're definitely seeing higher fire activity,” said Philip Dennison, a geographer at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. With busy fire seasons, scientists and fire managers are interested in how and why fire frequency,...

2013-08-29 23:21:31

Exprodat, the oil and gas GIS services, software and training supplier, has signed a partnership with leading petroleum training services provider PetroSkills to deliver a series of Exprodat's popular Petroleum GIS data management training courses. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Exprodat, the oil and gas GIS services, software and training supplier, has signed a partnership with leading petroleum training services provider PetroSkills to deliver a series of Exprodat's popular Petroleum...

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...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.