Latest GIS News | Week 22/2015

Latest GIS News

Hey folks!

I am back with the “Latest GIS News”. Read the latest articles on GIS and Remote Sensing related topics from all kinds of media:  tweets, blog posts, newspaper articles, developers sites, etc. Come back every week to check out whats happening in the GIS world and stay up to date with recent developments and new advancing technologies”

Here is what I’ve found in the media this week:

May 22th 2015: A Rare Glimpse Into the Eye of Typhoon Dolphin

A perfect eye overpass over Typhoon Dolphin (from

A perfect eye overpass over Typhoon Dolphin (from

For remote sensing experts, getting a glimpse of the eye of a hurricane or typhoon with CloudSat is like a golfer hitting a hole in one. Consider: the cloud-penetrating radar on CloudSat has a field of view of just 1.4 square kilometers (0.5 square miles), but Earth’s total surface area is 1,320 million square kilometers (510 million square miles). Most tropical cyclones are well over 400 kilometers (250 miles) wide. Yet a perfect eye overpass is exactly what researchers got on May 16, 2015. At 2:07 p.m. local time (04:07 Universal Time) …
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Courier Mail

May 24th 2015: Drone designed to treat infected crops has the potential to help farmers cut costs and labour

A drone designed to treat infected corn crops has the potential to revolutionise the broadacre crop industry….

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May 22th 2015: NASA advancing with its initiative to explore solar system using small satellite

As part of its ongoing efforts to explore the solar system using small satellites, American space agency NASA launched a space probe aboard an Atlas V Rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The space probe is part of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. …

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 Space Daily

May 25th 2015: Slight surface movements on the radar

Scientists are making advances in the use of satellite radar data – such as those from the Sentinel-1 mission – to monitor Earth’s changing surface. Italy’s Phlegraean Fields – or Campi Flegrei – is a large, active volcanic area near the city of Naples near Mount Vesuvius. Since the 1970s, the ground has been rising owing to the volcanic nature of this area. …

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May 21th 2015: New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) project to produce the best database of wind characteristics throughout Europe

The New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) project celebrated its kick-off meeting last 19 March at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Risø campus in Roskilde. This project aims at delivering, over the next five years, the best database of wind characteristics throughout Europe and a new generation of flow models to exploit this database. …

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Martin was born in Czech Republic and studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is currently working at GeoVille - an Earth Observation Company based in Austria, specialised in Land Monitoring. His main interests are: Open-source applications like R, (geospatial) statistics and data-management, web-mapping and visualization. He loves travelling, geocaching, photography and sports.

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