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2014-10-07 08:35:04

Simplified, Streamlined and Efficient Analysis of Earth Observation Data BERLIN, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today eCognition® Essentials, a new software solution for geospatial and remote sensing professionals performing land cover mapping tasks using satellite imagery. eCognition Essentials offers an intuitive image analysis solution that allows users of all levels to quickly produce high-quality, Geographic Information System (GIS)-ready...

2014-10-06 20:22:44

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coexisting with the satellite remote sensing industry, the aerial imagery business is undergoing a spectacular change, largely influenced by technological developments and growing applications. Aerial imagery industry embraced digital technologies and is now offering extensive information to consumers who require coverage at particular times and very high resolution. Though the aerial photography market is small it has high growth potential....

2014-10-06 08:29:18

Garden makeover initiative launched earlier this year by the makers of the LA VICTORIA® brand LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of the LA VICTORIA® Brand are proud to announce Palms Elementary School as the winner of the 2014 LA VICTORIA(®) Brand School Garden Makeover. As part of the reward, the California-based Mexican salsa and sauces brand will provide a grant that includes gardening tools & supplies, expert guidance, learning materials and more....

2014-09-30 08:24:04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MindMixer, a civic engagement technology company, and the National Recreation and Park Association today announced a relationship that will provide the leaders of the nation's local parks and recreation with the opportunity to better engage the communities that care about them. "Local parks and recreation are making communities more livable, sustainable and better connected," said Barbara Tulipane, president and CEO...

2014-09-29 12:31:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of the 2014 Professional Awards and Student Awards today. The awards honor top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications, and research projects from across the U.S. and around the world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148672 The October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) features the winning projects and is...

2014-09-25 23:06:25

Environmental resource management firm using Hexagon Geospatial Software for monitoring mangroves in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa Norcross, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Hexagon Geospatial announces that Bluecham SAS, an environmental protection and sustainable resource management firm, is now using the company’s software to monitor and classify mangroves for city planning and mining companies in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa. Using...

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...


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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