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OGC opens debate on urban planning standards

  • 9 July 2014

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is forming a new working group to develop open source geospatial systems standards for urban development projects. Initiators of the OGC’s new group seek comments from stakeholders on its draft working group charter. The comment period closes 6 August 2014. Here’s the OGC rationale: A Smart City’ invests in human and social capital, physical infrastructure …..Read More

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

Call to create a Digital Earth education curriculum

    Sven Schade of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.
  • 1 December 2013

Four scientists with the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) have suggested developing an international curriculum (course system) to educate future professionals about how to help deliver the Digital Earth (DE) vision. In a letter published in the November 2013 issue of the International Journal for Digital Earth, Tim Foresman, Yola Georgiadou, Sven Schade and Josef Strobl claimed that ‘the …..Read More