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Earth Observation

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Priorities 2014

A Report by the Alliance on Earth Observations

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UNOOSA’s Commitment

to Earth Observations

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Accurate Ground Control

is Critical for Calibration of Imaging Sensors

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    UNOOSA’s Commitment to Earth Observations

    By Simonetta Di Pippo on October 6, 2014

    Space-based technologies and data are vital to the goal of global sustainable development, a fact that is well-recognized by a myriad of international bodies and through important conferences, none more so than the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development…

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    Accurate Ground Control

    By Philipp Hummel on October 6, 2014

    Earth Observation Satellites are typically defined by the spatial resolution of the imagery they collect. While resolution – the ability to differentiate small features on the ground – is undeniably important, the absolute geometric accuracy of acquired image data…

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  • Building Geospatial Capacity in Mesoamerica

    By Ray Williamson, PhD on October 4, 2014

    Earth Observation analysts from developing countries face several daunting challenges in pursuing their chosen profession. They have very limited budgets for data and software and they often have to work with hardware that is far from state-of-the-art. Further, local…

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  • Imagery Options for Esri Users

    By Matteo Luccio on October 3, 2014

    GIS users increasingly expect content to come with their platform, rather than be an add-on. To help meet this expectation, in September 2013 Esri launched ArcGIS Marketplace (https://marketplace.arcgis.com/). It allows ArcGIS Online subscribers to search for, browse, and download…

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  • The Year 2015: The Start of a New Decade of Making it Right?

    By Prof. Hans-Peter Plag, PhD on October 3, 2014

    Finally, in August this year it was published: “The Collapse of Western Civilization – A View from the Future”.1 Taking the view of a historian in the Second Peoples Republic of China, who in 2393 looks back and analyzes…

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