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2014-03-09 23:02:40

Robert Ishoy, historian and author of http://www.atlantisdiscovered.org is launching a crowd funding campaign to mount an expedition to search for Atlantis. This campaign is being launched to fund the formation of a new non-profit organization; Society for Historical Exploration, and to sponsor an expedition to Sardinia in 2015 based on Robert Ishoy’s thesis on the historical location of Plato’s Atlantis. (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Ever since Plato first mentioned Atlantis in his...

2014-03-05 10:49:02

New research from the University of Toronto shows that a little training can go a long way in a desperate situation. Carmen Logie, assistant professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, demonstrated that marginalized and displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can measurably impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village. Leogane was at the epicentre of a 2010 earthquake that displaced entire populations and led to the collapse of business, social and health...

2014-03-04 23:21:34

Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial company, was recently awarded a multi-million dollar, 5-year, Indefinite Delivery Contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Shoreline Mapping Services. Lexington, KY, (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial company, was recently awarded a multi-million dollar, 5-year, Indefinite Delivery Contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Shoreline Mapping Services....

2014-03-03 23:01:19

The luxury travel agency has announced a new online feature to help last-minute travelers book and save in one convenient location. “Last Minute Booking” can save guests big money on Oaxaca travel. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 MHV has undeniably made a name for itself in the tourism industry in recent years for their unmistakable work in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. The luxury travel company has full access to the most beautiful and impressive Huatulco hotels, resorts, and...

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 important in the health care field today. Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online GIS degree programs at http://www.americansentinel.edu/information-technology/b-s-geographic-information-systems. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 A recent regional health crisis in Lake Champlain...

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 Foundation (USGIF) recently marked the 10th anniversary of its incorporation. A decade ago, a small group of professionals collaborated to build a community of interest for the burgeoning geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) discipline. These supporters united industry, government, and academia to host a small event, which was more successful...

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 for American Samoa." Sheboygan, WI (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 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 for American Samoa." The...

2014-02-25 23:28:44

FamilySAFE, Missouri provider storm shelters, takes their products on an eight-state tradeshow tour giving homeowners and builders a first-hand look at the company's state-of-the-art shelters. Republic, MO (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 FamilySAFE releases its 2014 list of tradeshows where representatives of the company will be present, allowing participants to tour FamilySAFE's state-of-the-art storm shelters. These storm shelters keep individuals safe, even through the fiercest...

2014-02-24 16:25:06

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. ("EADG") and Global Ethiopian Medical Enterprise, Inc. ("GEME") have agreed to merge their efforts to pursue their common goal to build and establish a center of excellence hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under one entity: EADG. Collectively, both organizations have over 250 physicians members of Ethiopian origin and this exciting development will likely result in other members of the Ethiopian...

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 country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/570667 ) Rolta is an early mover in developing, adopting and mastering the technologies required to address this emerging trend of using 3D City Models for planning and e-governance. The Company first won a project for establishing a...


Latest Geography Reference Libraries

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Dusky Pademelon, Thylogale brunii
2013-05-01 15:23:20

The dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), also known as the dusky wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found on the Kai and Aru islands, Papua New Guinea, and in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands ecoregion in Papua Province in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat in both arid and tropical savannahs, forests, shrublands, lowlands, and grasslands. This species was named after its discoverer, Cornelis de Bruijn, and was once commonly known as philander, or “friend of man,” and the Aru Island...

Central and Southern mixed grasslands
2013-04-19 16:42:25

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

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