Best Satellite Pictures: Winning “Earth as Art” Shots From NASA

A satellite image of green phytoplankton swirling around the Swedish island of Gotland (map) echoes Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” The Baltic Sea view was voted the best picture from NASA’s Landsat program, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. Acquired by the  Landsat 7 satellite on July 13, 2005, the image was among five winners …

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Mapping Olympic Venues in London

LONDON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — How London has spent £12 billion to stage a remarkable ‘city wide’ Olympics of both historic architecture and state of the art design When the London 2012 Olympics begin – with an Opening Ceremony by Oscar-winning Danny Boyle – on Friday 27th July, London will become the first and …

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Esri and Microsoft to Provide Online Maps and Applications during Disasters

Today (July 23), Esri announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft to assist public and private agencies and communities around the world during disasters. Microsoft will display Esri public information maps on its cloud-based Disaster Response Incident Portal, as well as point citizens to the maps via its online outlets, such as MSN and Bing. Esri’s …

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