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AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the application of the small satellite approach. AFRL has contracted SST-US to identify and analyze how small satellites can improve aspects of GPS system...



GeoEye Auctions Off Branded Goods as DigitalGlobe Merger Moves Forward

Caitlin at GIS Lounge broke the story of an online auction of goods with the GeoEye brand. The silent online auction of 31 items runs until January 23 at 6 pm EST. Per the website: Get your piece of GeoEye’s heritage by bidding on the premium branded gear in this silent auction. 100% proceeds will be donated to charity. The GeoEye branded items are soon to be...



Pl�iades, Very High-resolution Satellite Imagery

Pl?iades is an optical observation system consisting of two identical satellites that will deliver 50 cm colour products. Operating on a phased orbit, the Pl?iades system will afford a daily revisit capability on any point of the globe, to better address civilian and military requirements.



Earth Science Week 2013 theme announced: “Mapping Our World”

Alexandria, VA -- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2013 will be "Mapping Our World." This year's event will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences. Earth Science Week 2013 materials and activities will engage young people...



PCI Geomatics Renews and Expands its Exclusive Distribution Agreement with China’s Beijing Space Eye Innovation Company (BSEI)

- PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, has announced that it has signed a new exclusive distribution agreement with Beijing Space Eye Innovation Technology Co. Ltd (BSEI) of China. The new agreement acknowledges BSEI, as PCI’s exclusive reseller partner for both PCI’s Geomatica...



Privacy 2013 Style: Exploring New LBS Devices and Services

License plate identification, picture-taking drones and GPS tracking devices are legal in certain cases and their users may have only the best of intentions. So, what could possibly go wrong if these tools are deployed for purposes other than those for which they were intended? Welcome to the new privacy.



Recent Developments in Remote Sensing for Human Disaster Management and Mitigation - Spotlight on Africa: An Overview

The following article is the introduction to a new book by Dr. Christoper Lavers of the Britannia Royal Naval College entitled "Recent Developments in Remote Sensing for Human Disaster Management and Mitigation- Natural and Man-made 2013 - Spotlight on Africa." Over the next several weeks, Directions Magazine will present excerpts from this book dealing with remote sensing applications...



NGA Receives Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Jan. 11, 2013, SPRINGFIELD, Va. — National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency received a Joint Meritorious Unit Award for the extraordinary contributions made to the warfighter and national defense from Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2010. The award was formally presented by Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a ceremony at NGA headquarters,...



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