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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...

2014-09-02 16:22:43

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibush Capital Corporation (OTC: DLCR) announced today the signing of an Agreement with the leaseholders of Mining Lease ML369 located at Bitoi River, Wae, Papua New Guinea for the development and commercialization of the area. It provides for the parties to make an application to the Resource Mining Authority for an approved Alluvial Mining Lease. The leases cover approximately 4 hectares of Alluvial Resource and are located in an...

2014-08-26 16:29:50

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Construction in Argentina - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/construction/construction_argentina_key_trends_opportunities_2016.htmlSynopsisThis report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into Argentine construction industry including:-- Argentine construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and...

2014-08-25 16:25:43

Consumers Receive Guidance and Incentives on Path to Optimal Health with Welltok's CafeWell AVON, Conn. and DENVER, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) and Welltok, Inc. announced today the availability of the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform within Magellan's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering. CafeWell delivers a personalized and rewarding approach to motivate consumers to become and stay healthy. Magellan Health, a leader in providing...

digital elevation models for Greenland and Antarctica
2014-08-21 06:00:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) CryoSat-2 spacecraft has been used to map elevation and elevation changes in both Greenland and Antarctica by a team of researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany. The new maps, which are the most complete to ever be created from a single satellite mission, reveal the ice sheets are losing volume at an unprecedented yearly rate (approximately 500 cubic kilometers). The...

2014-08-19 23:11:45

American Sentinel University details how the gaming industry’s desire to create more realistic virtual worlds is requiring the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to create real-world datasets, which increases the need for more trained GIS professionals. Learn more about American Sentinel University’s geospatial degree programs at http://www.americansentinel.edu/geospatial Aurora, CO (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 AURORA, Colo. – August 19, 2014 – Gamification offers a...

2014-08-18 12:23:02

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), North America's largest farmer-owned company and a global energy, grains and foods business, announced today it has reached agreement to allow Noble Argentina S.A. to acquire a portion of the CHS share of an export terminal joint venture at Necochea, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. CHS Argentina currently own 30 percent of Sitio 0 de Quequen S.A. (Sitio 0). After finalizing the transaction, CHS...


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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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