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Bing’s Bird’s Eye Gains 270TB Of Image Data
2013-06-12 16:10:07

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the map arms race, Microsoft looks to close the gap by adding close to 270 terabytes of data to Bird's Eye imagery, as well as other updates to Bing Maps. The update was introduced on Bing Blogs on Tuesday. Beefing up Bird's Eye data might be the biggest in the Bing Maps nest. The post states that 270 terabytes of data is the equivalent of 100,000 DVDs. Microsoft offered a few examples of new images, with high-resolution...

2013-06-11 23:19:20

Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) was recently awarded a contract with the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo), within the state Office of Enterprise Technology, to provide 2013-2014 Digital Orthophotography for more than 40,000 square miles in Central and Northwest Minnesota. St.Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) was recently awarded a contract with the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo), within the state Office of Enterprise Technology, to...

2013-06-07 23:02:43

Centrifuge Visual Analytics is helping to solve some of the most important problems in fraud, cyber and national security. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Centrifuge Systems today announced it has been selected by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor” in the respected analyst firm's annual report on Security Intelligence Vendors for 2013* that recognizes innovative and disruptive technology solutions in big-data analytics, particularly those that provide “contextual analysis of...

2013-06-06 23:33:08

Exprodat, the oil and gas services, software and training supplier will be sharing a stand with Esri Inc. at the forthcoming EAGE London ´13 conference to exhibit their GIS-based oil and gas solutions. (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Exprodat, the oil and gas services, software and training supplier will be sharing a stand with Esri Inc. at the forthcoming EAGE London ´13 conference to exhibit their GIS-based oil and gas solutions. The conference will be held at the ExCeL fairgrounds in...

2013-06-04 23:20:30

Road show events enable attendees to learn more about TerraGo location intelligence solutions and shape future product offerings. ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 TerraGo, a leading global provider of location intelligence, geospatial collaboration and field data collection software solutions, is launching a series of technology showcase events featuring interactive sessions that highlight the latest advancements in location intelligence and geospatial collaboration technologies. The...

2013-06-03 23:01:59

Timmons Group, a leading provider of geospatial and strategic planning services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Data Transfer Solutions´ wildfire division (DTSWildfire). DTSWildfire provides a wide range of services and software products used to support fire protection, planning, response, suppression, and incident management. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Timmons Group, a leading provider of geospatial and strategic planning services is pleased to announce the...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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