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2014-09-02 08:21:41

DENVER, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force's fleet of Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR and IIR-M satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], have reached 200 collective years of operational life. These 20 satellites -- about two thirds of the current GPS constellation - help deliver precise positioning, navigation and timing services to more than one billion global military, civilian and commercial users every day. Originally launched between...

2014-08-26 23:12:33

"Compressed Data Workflow in a GIS Environment” Held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, will exhibit at the upcoming GeCo in the Rockies Conference in Grand Junction, Colo. The conference will take place in September and will include a special LizardTech workshop. The workshop, titled “Compressed Data Workflow in a GIS Environment,” will be held...

2014-08-25 08:30:58

Solutions Company to Provide Mapping Production Services RESTON, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company was awarded a prime contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide mapping production services. The single-award indefinite-delivery requirements contract has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options and a total contract value of $20 million if the options are...

2014-08-25 08:30:34

DENVER, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Intermap (TSX: IMP), (ITMSF:BB), a leading provider of location-based solutions, today announced that the Company was awarded a US $1.8 million contract for an airborne radar mapping services solution. Intermap is using its proprietary Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) technology to collect orthorectified radar imagery and high resolution elevation data to enhance the customer's existing geospatial map database. This new dataset...

2014-08-25 08:29:09

ISTANBUL, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today an integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference receiver, broadband seismic recorder and a force-balance triaxial accelerometer for infrastructure and precise scientific applications?the Trimble® SG160-09 SeismoGeodetic system. The SG160-09 provides real-time GNSS positioning and seismic data for earthquake early warning and volcano monitoring as well as infrastructure monitoring for...

2014-08-22 08:26:21

Contractors can Increase Equipment Uptime and Reduce Costs with Trimble Inspector, Trimble Inspector Pro and Trimble Asset Manager SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today three new asset inspection software solutions for heavy civil contractors--Trimble(®) Inspector, Trimble Inspector Pro and Trimble Asset Manager. Trimble Inspector is a free mobile app that allows equipment managers to easily inspect assets in real-time using their...

2014-08-21 12:31:27

Acquisition Combines Companies' Domain Expertise and Technology Synergies Across Multiple Industries SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held Load Systems International Inc. (LSI), a market-leading manufacturer of wireless and hardwired crane safety instrumentation, headquartered in Quebec City, Canada. The acquisition enhances Trimble's broad portfolio of technologies that improve the safety, quality,...

Gulf Coast Struggles With Oil Spill And Its Economic Costs
2014-08-20 03:00:37

Sue Nichols, Michigan State University When it comes to understanding America’s coastal fisheries, anecdotes are gripping – stories of a choking algae bloom, or a bay’s struggle with commercial development. But when it comes to taking action, there’s no beating big data. In this week’s edition of Estuaries and Coasts, a Michigan State University doctoral student joins with others to give a sweeping assessment to understand how human activities are affecting estuaries, the...

2014-08-12 23:12:42

University of Akron Graduate Joshua G. Carpenter has joined KS Associates' Survey Group to provide responsive, quality surveying, mapping and 3D laser scanning services. Elyria, Ohio (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, announces the appointment of Joshua G. Carpenter to the firm’s Survey Group. The KS Associates Survey Group provides responsive, quality surveying and 3D laser scanning services to public...

2014-08-11 08:31:13

New Technology Enables Up to 50 Percent Faster Line Acquisition to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Drive Time SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has added advanced line acquisition technology to its Autopilot(TM) automated steering system--Trimble® OnSwath technology. It reduces the time lost turning at the end of the row by enabling the vehicle to make a tighter turn and approach the next line, or crop row, 50 percent...


Latest Geodesy 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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Radio Astronomy -- Radio astronomy is the study of celestial phenomena through measurement of the characteristics of radio waves emitted by physical processes occurring in space. Radio waves are much longer than light waves. In order to receive good signals, radio astronomy requires large antennas. Radio astronomy is a relatively new field of astronomical research. The earliest investigations into extraterrestrial sources of radio waves were by Karl Guthe Jansky, an engineer with Bell...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Moon -- natural satellite of a planet, in particular, the single natural satellite of the earth. The Earth-Moon System The moon is the earth's nearest neighbor in space. In addition to its proximity, the moon is also exceptional in that it is quite massive compared to the earth itself, the ratio of their masses being far larger than the similar ratios of other natural satellites to the planets they orbit (with the exception of Charon and Pluto). For this reason, the...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'