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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...

2014-01-10 08:26:34

- World 30 Sales Year-Over-Year Grow Over 15 Times in 2013 - DENVER, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Intermap Technologies (TSX:IMP), (ITMSF:BB), a leading provider of geospatial solutions on-demand created from its uniform, high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth's surface, today announced that its NEXTMap World 30 product surpassed sales of $1.2M in 2013, more than 15 times 2012 sales. World 30 is the world's first and only seamless digital map of the entire earth with a...

Southern Patagonian Icefield Melting Fast
2012-09-06 07:04:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much has been said lately about Arctic ice melting at an alarming and record-breaking rate, but other ice fields are suffering the same effects of global warming as well. For the last 40 years, scientists have monitored the growing and shrinking of the ice fields in the southern most stretch of South America's Andes Mountains, detecting an overall ice loss as the climate warms. A new study, published in the September 5 issue of...

Image 1 - Terra And ASTER Provide Improved Topographic Earth Map
2011-10-17 14:34:29

NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was created from images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. So-called stereo-pair images are produced by merging two slightly offset two-dimensional images to create...

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2011-02-25 11:13:28

A day after a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked Christchurch, a city of 377,000 on New Zealand's South Island, on Feb. 22, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region. The imaging was done at the request of the International Charter, Space and Major Disasters, which provides emergency satellite data to federal agencies in disaster-stricken regions. Two images are presented here....

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2010-10-17 08:49:20

Two German radar satellites that are being used to create the most detailed 3D map of the Earth's entire surface, have moved to within 1150 feet of each other in what scientists are calling a "tight formation."The pair of satellites, TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X, are sweeping around the globe at about 4.5 miles per second. They will soon begin an intense observation campaign that will pin down the variation in height across the Earth's surface to a precision of better than 7 feet.The digital...

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2010-06-21 13:20:00

The German TanDEM-X satellite has launched into orbit on a mission to acquire the most precise 3D map of the Earth's surface. The radar spacecraft will fly into formation with an identical platform called TerraSAR-X launched in 2007. The pair will both measure the variation in height across the globe to an accuracy of better than six feet. Their digital elevation model will have a myriad of uses, such as helping military jets fly low to showing relief workers where an earthquake's damage...

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2010-04-07 14:06:13

The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is clearly shown in this combined radar image and topographic view generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). On April 4, 2010, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck along this fault about 64 kilometers (40 miles) south of the Mexico-United States border. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was the largest to strike this area since 1892. This fault is a...

2009-10-01 12:24:20

Australia has been stripped bare of vegetation to expose the surface that lies beneath. Scientists from CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship have removed approximately 90 percent of Australia's vegetation cover from satellite images of the continent to produce the most detailed available Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of its topography. "The DEM will revolutionize geological applications, land-use studies, soil science, and much more," CSIRO's Dr John Gallant said in an address today...


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