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Satellite sensors would deliver global fire coverage

19 November 2015

Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it's imperative to detect them as early as possible. That's why NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is working on a concept for a network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with Quadra Pi R2E, San Francisco.

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Merida, Spain

This true-colour image of Merida was taken by Sentinel-2A on 11 August 2015. Home to some 60,000 people, Merida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, in western Spain.

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New satellite to measure plant health

19 November 2015

ESA plans to track the health of the world's vegetation by detecting and measuring the faint glow that plants give off as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere's carbon dioxide into energy.

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Supporting earthquake response in Afghanistan and Pakistan

20 November 2015

On 26 October 2015 a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush mountain regions in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The earthquake was even felt in New Delhi, India, and Islamabad, Pakistan. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and National Disaster Management Authority in Pakistan (NDMA) requested the UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service to analyse the severity of damage affecting the Afghanistan and Pakistan regions touched by the seismic tremors.

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Free data proves its worth for observing Earth

13 November 2015

Since late 2008, when Landsat Earth observation images were made available to all users free of charge, nearly 30 million Landsat scenes have been downloaded through the U.S. Geological Survey portal - and the rate of downloads is still increasing.

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Fifteen years of collaborative disaster response

09 November 2015

The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" formed in November 2000 and has been providing a unified system of emergency response satellite data to areas that have been struck by disasters resulting in loss of life and widespread destruction around the world.

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23rd ISPRS Congress

12 - 19 July 2016

Organisation: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Overview:

The ISPRS Congress, awarded to the Czech Republic in an election at the 2012 ISPRS General Assembly in Melbourne, is organised once every four years and brings together thousands of specialists in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science from around the world.

The diverse application of spatial information in, for example, location-based services, web-based virtual globes and mobile phone technology have heightened public awareness of the products produced by the ISPRS geospatial community in recent years. The Congress may therefore be regarded not only as a platform for ISPRS science and technological research, but also for cooperation with other specialists who utilise ISPRS tools, data, processing techniques, models and visualizations.

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