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  • Building “DIGITAL EARTH”

    By on February 11, 2017

    Paper maps obsolesce rapidly from the moment they are printed, because the ink on the paper remains the same while the world changes—though faster in mid-Manhattan than in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Online maps can be updated…

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  • Climate Migrants

    By on February 10, 2017

    Climate change is already displacing thousands of people. There is little doubt that the coming decades will see a vast increase in the number of people forced from their homes by sea-level rise and extreme weather events, and many…

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  • Lidar is Key to Autonomous Vehicles

    By on February 9, 2017

    Once Mass delayed, self-driving cars promise to reduce dramatically the number of traffic fatalities, because they will never be drunk, sleepy, distracted, or aggressive—nor will they engage in such irresponsible human driving behaviors as going through red lights, texting,…

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  • SDGs

    By on February 8, 2017

    The global community is not making much progress towards sustainability and the current economic and environmental development is not sustainable—even the rapid technological, social and political developments carry many threats that might throw civilization back into less developed times….

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  • Google Earth Enterprise Goes Open Source

    By on February 7, 2017

    Google is open-sourcing Google Earth Enterprise (GEE)! It is rare for a quarterly publication to be able to publish “news,” so we are thrilled to do so. Google does very little outreach; they quietly publish news on their developer…

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