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2014-06-03 23:06:58

The Louisiana Capital City to Enhance Its Methods of Collecting Tree and Address Data NORCROSS, Ga. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Hexagon Geospatial announces that the City of Baton Rouge, La., is implementing Mobile MapWorks to help enhance the process for tracking trees on public property, as well as cataloging address data for use in emergencies, public notifications and collecting taxes. Mobile MapWorks is a downloadable iOS and Android app for viewing, editing and updating field asset...

2014-05-30 23:11:17

Suunto Ambit 2 is on sale now at the Heart Rate Watch Company at the best prices of the year. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Ambit 2 is the perfect GPS watch for triathletes, runners and outdoor adventure and its on sale now at the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Ambit 2 well built, durable, reliable, very easy to use and just does everything well," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "It was one of my very favorite watches in testing this...

NASA IceBridge Wraps Up Arctic Field Campaign
2014-05-29 03:43:26

By George Hale, NASA Starting With Sea Ice IceBridge's campaign began on Mar. 10 when NASA's P-3 research aircraft left Wallops for Thule. For the first part of the campaign, researchers studied Arctic sea ice from Thule and Fairbanks, Alaska. Early in each campaign IceBridge spends a week in Alaska to survey sea ice north of Alaska. In addition, researchers study sea ice conditions across the entire Arctic Basin traveling from Thule to Fairbanks and back. IceBridge's sea ice...

2014-05-29 00:20:34

Minneapolis retains title as nation's best park system; Fresno repeats last place finish SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Minneapolis took top honors on The Trust for Public Land's 3(rd) annual ParkScore® index, earning a perfect "5-park bench" rating from the nonprofit organization. Minneapolis remains the only city park system to earn the coveted "5 bench" score. New York, Boston, Portland, and San Francisco rounded out the top five. This year, Denver made...

2014-05-28 23:05:04

IndiaCADworks has confirmed the launch of a dynamic new range of geospatial services, designed to help businesses across the world maximize their budgets as they facilitate growth and expansion. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 IndiaCADworks is one of the world’s premier CAD design and drafting company. Its new geospatial offering allows businesses to outsource all of their needs in this area to a highly specialist team, delivering proven results through innovation and efficiency – all while...

2014-05-22 08:34:52

K2 will implement GameChanger's cloud based, feature rich solution to quickly get to market. PHILADELPHIA, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Research Corporation (DRC), a technology leader specializing in insurance processing solutions for the P&C insurance industry, today announced that K2 Insurance Services, LLC (K2) has selected GameChanger® Suite as its enterprise policy administration system. K2 will begin with the implementation of DRC's GameChanger for its personal...

2014-05-20 08:41:26

DUBLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kthj9r/nanosatellite_and) has announced the addition of the "Global Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market (Geographic Information system, Payload, Space Science, Satellite Communication, Satellite Imagery, Remote Sensing) - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Nano and Microsatellite market report constitutes of revenues from...

Greenland ice sheet
2014-05-20 05:10:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1889 and 2012, there was large-scale melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Scientists have assumed these events were driven by warming alone, but a new study from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and the Desert Research Institute reveals that rising temperatures and ash from Northern Hemisphere forest fires combined to cause the ice melting events. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National...

2014-05-19 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found that canyons under Greenland's ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper and longer than previously thought, increasing the amount of Greenland's estimated contribution to future sea level rise. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "The glaciers of Greenland are likely to retreat faster and farther inland than anticipated, and for much longer,...

2014-05-19 08:25:48

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, McGraw Hill Construction's Architectural Record (http://www.ArchitecturalRecord.com) brings its acclaimed Innovation Conference to Los Angeles, a city known for blurring the boundaries between urbanism, architecture and landscape. The event will be held on May 21, 2014 at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, where influential designers will address topics including the merging of landscape and architecture, the growing influence of...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'