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  • Location Data Privacy Guidelines Released

    By on June 1, 2013

    The location forum’s privacy council recently released Location Data Privacy: Guidelines, Assessment & Recommendations. These groundbreaking guidelines represent the first industry-created set of best practices for improving how location data is gathered, used and managed, along with a ‘scorecard’...

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  • Alarmist or Realist?

    By on June 1, 2013

    When a few people die because of a new variety of bird or swine flu emerging somewhere on the globe, the global community reacts with immediate alert and takes measures to avoid certain plausible trajectories.

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  • Apogeo Focuses on Fire, Wind and Asteroids

    By on June 1, 2013

    Dear Colleagues and Readers, Thank you for reading Apogeo Spatial! I am full of gratitude for your participation, whether it’s as a reader, a contributor, a company that invests with advertising, or any advocate of Earth observations. We are…

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  • Data Democracy

    By on June 1, 2013

    WHAT IS DATA DEMOCRACY? The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Capacity Building and Data Democracy (WGCapD) was reconstituted in 2011 around this concept. It was first introduced as an idea in 2008 during South Africa’s...

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    Home Planet Earth in the Cross-Hairs

    By on June 1, 2013

    There is an ongoing hunt for asteroids and other hazardous natural objects that may have cross-hairs on our home planet. These near-Earth object (NEOs) are asteroids or comets with an array of sizes and shapes that orbit the Sun...

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