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GIS Health News Weekly: Animal and People Pathogens

Map Pathogens in Man and Animal for Prevention Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens. Called the Enhanced Infectious Diseases (EID2) database it maps the relationships between human and animal diseases and their hosts, disease-causing...

     

European Space Imaging Now Processing 40 cm Imagery Locally

European Space Imaging can now process 40 cm imagery from WorldView satellites at their local Direct Access Facility (DAF) based near Munich. Imagery at 40 cm is available from archive data or for new tasking orders from the WorldView constellation. “As the pixels are smaller, an image at 40 cm is clearly smoother and with more visible...

     

NASA | Landsat’s Global Perspective on its 42 Anniversary

On July 23rd, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft launched into orbit. At the time, it was called "Earth Resources Technology Satellite," or ERTS, and was the first satellite to use a scanning spectrophotometer. Previous satellites relied on film cameras (ejecting the exposed film to be caught by planes) or transmitted the signal from television cameras....

     

National Showcaves of Wales Mapped Using ZEB1 Hand Held Laser Scanner

Students and staff from the University of South Wales (UK) have mapped in detail for the first time the spectacular underground cave system Dan-yr-Ogof or National Showcaves of Wales. Using a ZEB1 hand held laser scanner from 3D Laser Mapping the group was able to capture millions of highly accurate measurements. From these individual points, known...

     

How You Always Wanted to Order Satellite Data: Airbus’ Satellite Tasking is a Reality

Ordering satellite data always seemed difficult. You had to know that path and scene to order; determine how much cloud cover was present in the scene and make certain that the date was what you needed. In a leap forward, Airbus Defense and Space has integrated a new ordering process making this process extremely simple. The new interface allows users to quickly order...

     

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