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TAG: Russia

Open Earth observation data now more accessible

November 16, 2016By

At the 13th Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Plenary Meeting, representatives from GEO’s 103 member governments and 106 participating organizations convened to launch a new look for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal. The meeting was held Nov.¬†9-10 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Participants also addressed how best to advance GEO initiatives linked to its¬†sustainable development goals... read more

The Accidental Super Power

March 5, 2015By

Geography Paints Both Rosy and Grim Picture of the World
As a graduate student in the late '80s I was learning about "New Geography" using a cutting-edge technology called GIS. It's easy to focus on the technology aspects of GIS and forget the reason for our tradecraft. I was reminded of that reason when I read The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan. It effectively uses geography and analytics to explain how the world has been shaped and is evolving. read more