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2014-08-06 16:20:54

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2014-07-30 23:13:46

American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘GIS for Crime Analysis, Law Enforcement and Public Safety,’ profiles how geographic information systems (GIS) has become an effective new crime-fighting

2014-07-25 23:00:39

Launched by TerraPages, Pty Ltd MokBee Maps is a feature rich geospatial mapping application that allows android users to view and pinpoint their exact location.

2014-07-25 12:27:13

DUBLIN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition

2014-07-24 12:21:02

A CIDCO project could help chart Canada's northern waters RIMOUSKI, QC, July 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Jean Laflamme, General Director of

2014-07-24 08:26:50

TULSA, Okla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

2014-07-16 23:11:43

PenBay Solutions is thrilled to be recognized together with the City of New York Fire Department for a 2014 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award.

2014-07-15 23:09:09

Provides Agencies, Merchants and Publishers With a Deeper Geographic Understanding for Location-based Marketing & Tools for Optimization San Diego, California

2014-07-15 16:29:47

Users of Esri ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 and Above Easily Can Browse and Import Oblique Imagery Into the Workflow COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The benefits of


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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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.