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Gravity’s new world order modelled at 200m resolution

    Arcs of positive (red) and negative (deep blue) discrepancies in the gravity field of Asia.
  • 22 December 2013

Perth and Munich satellite science researchers have produced the world’s first high-resolution global maps of discrepancies in the Earth’s gravity field. The new maps highlight unexpectedly large variations of free-fall gravity in different parts of the world – with the smallest discrepancies seen on a summit in the South American Andes and the largest near the North Pole. Strongly positive …..Read More

Africa launches the first continental GEOSS system

    The border region of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda: ESA Envisat MERIS image/2012
  • 10 November 2013

Africa, the world’s second largest and driest continent, has launched a new space technology infrastructure plan for monitoring and solving its environmental challenges. Backed by 22 African nations and five African science organisations, the AfriGEOSS initiative will support the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)) project, which was founded by the G8 nations in 2005 and is co-ordinated in …..Read More

Scientists applaud GEO printings of D_City report

    D_CITY ebook GEO 2013 cover
  • 10 November 2013

International land surveying, geography, remote sensing and Earth observation (satellite) scientists are applauding the D_City: Digital Earth | Virtual Nations | Data Cities report. Online (originally as a preview for comment) since early 2012, the report now has been updated and printed via its sponsor, the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO). GEO and the International Society for Digital Earth …..Read More

GEO sponsors first printings of D_City report

    barbara ryan
  • 15 September 2013

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva – including 90 nations and 67 global science organisations – has sponsored two print runs of the D_City manifesto: the world’s first comprehensive ‘snapshot’ report on GEO’s vision to establish a global Earth simulations system. Warmly received by several hundred geospatial scientists attending the latest International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) conference …..Read More

Geospatial futures report from the UN

    Vanessa Lawrence, Chief of UK Ordnance Survey, chaired the UN-GGIM Expert Committee.
  • 13 May 2013

More than 50 million ‘things’ will be connected online by 2020, claims an international committee of geospatial experts assembled by the United Nations’ Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) initiative. In a future trends report issued January 2013, the UN-GGIM includes ‘the internet of things’ as one of the main trends that will face its member states and international organisations over …..Read More

Earthly scenes from space: on show in Austria

    Ars Electronica's
  • 23 April 2013

Awesome movies of the Earth, filmed from the International Space Station, are central to a new Austrian exhibition promoting the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (aka Digital Earth) vision. Launching this week at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, the In Touch with the Earth exhibition includes NASA’s 3D Worldwind program, scanning the Earth in unusually high resolution and …..Read More

Copenhagen will HQ the UN’s technology network

  • 31 March 2013

The United Nations has agreed with the Danish Government to manage from Copenhagen the UN’s emerging Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). This is one of two key agencies beginning to lead the ‘Technology Mechanism’ for global climate change solutions that was announced during the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 and launched at the following conference in Cancun, Mexico, …..Read More