25 July 2012

Satellites making news

NASA has released findings on an unprecedented ice sheet melt in Greenland this summer, and it is getting play in the larger media. Of course it is only possible with satellites, in particular with satellites that have collected consistent data over 30 years. As GIScience matures, imagine the impact that longitudinal satellite data will have on other areas as disparate as conservation, agriculture, traffic, land use change, and historic preservation.

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