News tagged with satellite mapping

New Maps app is rare Apple flub (Update)

With a touch of geek whimsy, Google Maps warns anyone who seeks walking directions to Mordor —the land of evil in "The Lord of the Rings"— to use caution. "One does not simply walk into Mordor," it says. ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Software
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Counting penguins from space

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Citizen scientists map global forests

New maps of global forest cover from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)'s Geo-Wiki team provide a more accurate view of global forests. The maps were published in the journal ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Environment
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Carbon mapping breakthrough

By integrating satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys, scientists from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, with colleagues from the World Wildlife ...

dateSep 06, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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New satellite maps of Haiti coming in

As rescue workers scramble to provide assistance to hundreds of thousands of people following Haiti's earthquake, Earth observation satellite data continues to provide updated views of the situation on the ...

dateJan 15, 2010 in Space Exploration
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