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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
2014-09-25 03:00:37

Alan Buis and Steve Cole, NASA High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year, the White House announced on Sept. 23. The announcement was made at the United Nations Heads of State Climate Summit in New York. This initial public release of topographic data for Africa will help empower local authorities to better plan for the impacts of...

2014-09-22 16:31:42

DUBLIN, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rqrt7k/gis_market_in_the) has announced the addition of the "GIS Market in the APAC Region 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rqrt7k/gis_market_in_the ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) A GIS is a system or a set of tools that interpret geographical or geospatial data or...

2014-09-22 16:22:50

Download Inuktitut version of this news release OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and CSA Group are pleased to announce the publication of a new National Standard of Canada (NSC) that will support the adaptation of northern infrastructure to a changing climate and provide tangible - and long-term - improvements for those living in Canada's North. Buildings in Permafrost Supported on Thermosyphon Foundations is the first of four innovative...

NEEMO 18
2014-09-17 03:00:23

European Space Agency ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space. NASA’s underwater training missions are held off the coast of Florida and send astronauts 20 m below the sea to live in a makeshift space base where they conduct regular ‘waterwalks’ in scuba gear. As well as training astronauts, the Aquarius habitat is well suited...

2014-09-16 08:20:43

AZOUR, Israel, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN) (the "Company") announces that F.K. Generators and Equipment Ltd., has sold today, through Moked Ituran Ltd 1,431,000 ordinary shares of the Company with par value of NIS 0.331/3 each at a price of NIS 74.00 per share, representing 6.8% of the Company's issued share capital. "The management of Ituran feels it is important for the following clarification to be made,"...

2014-09-15 23:00:40

Timmons Group, a leading provider of geospatial solutions and services, has announced the date for their upcoming webinar entitled “Building your GIS Forestry RoadMap” presented by Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions at Timmons Group. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Timmons Group, a leading provider of geospatial solutions and services, has announced the date for their upcoming webinar entitled “Building your GIS Forestry RoadMap” presented by Lowell...

2014-09-09 23:09:13

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the American Geographical Society, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University partner to deliver a first-of-its-kind geography summit this fall in New York City Herndon, VA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 “Geography 2050: Mounting an Expedition to the Future” is the inaugural event in a multi-year strategic dialogue meant to help decision makers and the public alike understand the major trends that will reshape the nation and planet...

2014-09-09 16:21:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earth's northern polar region, one of the most rapidly changing areas of our planet, is the focus of three recent NASA research campaigns and will be discussed in detail during a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 16. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The airborne field campaigns will examine changing glacier elevations in Alaska, thawing permafrost and the impact of sea ice retreat on the...

2014-09-09 04:22:16

- An Innovative Approach that Simplifies Geospatial Data Management - DENVER, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Intermap Technologies (TSX:IMP), (ITMSF:BB), a leading provider of location-based answers, today announced the release of the GeoPro Bundle, a new software offering that includes a customer-selected set of Intermap's unmatched NEXTMap(® )elevation data with a subscription to the GeoPro SaaS application. For more detailed information on the GeoPro Bundle and to try it for free for one...

2014-09-03 23:09:53

InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of information technology and security services, today announced that URISA, an international organization dedicated to fostering excellence in GIS, has honored the firm’s custom GIS solution for Brookhaven, GA with its Distinguished System award in the Enterprise Systems category. For the project, InterDev GIS Analyst Mike Edelson led a team that developed a fully-functional, accurate, dependable ESRI-driven environment―with an integrated web...


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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reremouse
  • A bat.
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