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  • GEO Update

    By on June 1, 2013

    The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is working to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) by coordinating collaborative capacity across member nations.

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    Measuring Distant Winds

    By on June 1, 2013

    Decisions about where to site commercial-scale wind turbines—typically costing $3-4 million each installed (though their cost drops significantly with economies of scale for large wind farms)—require detailed, reliable, and long-term data about wind speed and direction. Wind speed maps...

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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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