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  • Supporting Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals

    By on October 11, 2016

    In October 2015, the United Nations’ Plenary agreed on Agenda 2030, the “Road to Dignity,” as the Secretary General of the United Nations denotes it, which aims to achieve seventeen ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The SDGs…

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  • Report on 2016 UNCOPUOS Meeting

    By on October 6, 2016

    For people who care about space-based Earth observation, this is a good time to pay attention to the United Nations’ space agenda.

    Although one can hear a lot of skepticism about the pace and efficacy of the UN’s approach to…

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  • Geospatial Solutions

    By on October 5, 2016

    This series began a year ago by examining alternatives to Google Earth Enterprise, which Google will stop supporting on March 22, 2017; it then expanded to review a wide range of tools for geospatial visualization and analysis. For this…

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  • Robots of the Deep

    By on October 5, 2016

    We have mapped the surface of the Moon at a resolution of 328 feet. We have mapped the surface of Mars. Yet, here on Earth, 95 percent of the deep seas remain a mystery to us. Put another way,…

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  • Achieving the SDGs,and the XPRIZE

    By on October 5, 2016

    Dear Reader,

    Rarely do contests capture people’s imagination in the way that the XPRIZE does. I remember learning about the 2007 $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, a competition that challenges innovators and entrepreneurs to develop methods of robotic lunar exploration….

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