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NASA sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Ita making landfall in Queensland, Australia

11 April 2014

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Ita as it began making landfall on the Eastern Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia on 11 April 2014.

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Salt marsh, Kazakhstan

This satellite image was acquired over the edge of a salt marsh near the northeast Caspian Sea in southwestern Kazakhstan by the KOMPSAT-2 satellite on 06 November 2012.

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Mitsubishi Electric begins developing GOSAT-2 satellite system

09 April 2014

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the contractor selected to supply the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with a Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) for launch in 2017, signed a contract to officially begin developing the satellite system.

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China uses satellite, drones to fight pollution

09 April 2014

China is using satellites and drones to detect air pollution around Beijing and the practice will be expanded, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday.

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Commerce Secretary calls risk of weather satellite gap 'too high'

11 April 2014

The U.S. commerce secretary says current weather satellite development programs are on track but nonetheless she continues to worry about a future gap in coverage.

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SpaceX resupply launch scrubbed by helium leak

14 April 2014

The launch of a SpaceX's Dragon supply ship from Cape Canaveral was scrubbed Monday due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage. The next launch attempt will be no earlier than Friday.

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08 - 11 September 2014

Organisation: University of Thessaly

Location: Skiathos Island, Greece

Conference Overview:

The 1st International Geomatics Applications "GEOMAPPLICA" Conference is an international event aiming at presenting ongoing research activities and advances at the various applications of Geomatics. Earth sciences focuses on real word problems, not only of individuals or working groups from the public or private sector, but also from organisations, research institutes and universities around the world. The use of Geospatial Data is the rising force to the various applications of Geomatics, covering sciences spanning from conventional Surveying to Global Mapping Systems, Aerial Photography to High Resolution Satellite Imagery Processing and Spatial Data Analysis to Geospatial Programming.

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