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GeoWrap: NAVYA’s first fully autonomous taxi; Esri helps student access Maria damage and more

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Thales Alenia Space and UK Space Agency signs a contract to work on climate change

Thales AleniaUK: Thales Alenia Space, a UK company, has been picked to undertake the Assembly, Integration, and Test (AIT) for a satellite that will help in grappling with climate change. The company has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency to work on MicroCarb, a joint UK-French satellite mission which will measure sources and sinks of carbon, the main greenhouse gas behind increasing global warming. It is the first European mission intended to characterize greenhouse gas fluxes…(Read more)

NAVYA announces first fully autonomous taxi

NAVYAUS: NAVYA has announced AUTONOM CAB, the first ready-for-launch fully autonomous taxi. The electric-powered AUTONOM CAB would provide a smart transport service for individual trips in urban centers. The cab can carry one to six passengers, and has a top speed of up to 55 mph, but will average closer to 30 mph as it will mostly travel in urban areas and adheres to local speed limits. Available as both private and shared service, AUTONOM CAB focuses on well-being and comfort…(Read more)

UAE Space Agency signs an MOU with German Aerospace Centre

UAE: The UAE Space Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the German Aerospace Centre, laying down a framework for mutually enriching collaboration and the smooth exchange of information and expertise in the fields of space science, research, and technology. The MoU was signed by Dr. Ahmad Abdullah Humaid Bel Houl Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, and Gerd Gruppe…(Read more)

Esri helps students to assess Hurricane Maria damage

EsriUS: Esri has announced that it is providing its ArcGIS platform, along with high-resolution imagery from the Vexcel Corporation, to students so they can use it to identify and assess buildings in Puerto Rico that were damaged by Hurricane Maria. Esri created a powerful web application that allows students to easily compare pre and post-hurricane imagery as well as utilize tools to mark buildings. The images were captured just after the hurricane, which makes it easy to identify damage…(Read more)

Boundless strengthens its commitment to geography education through various industry events

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US: Boundless, the leader in open GIS, announced that it is furthering its dedication to geography education through multiple events taking place in honor of GIS Day, Nov. 15, 2017. The company is teaming up with organizations such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), American Geographical Society (AGS), United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation(USGIF), and LearningPlunge to host an upcoming GeoPlunge pilot tournament for local students(Read more)

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As #DelhiChokes, NASA satellite images show stubble burning continues unabated

stubble burningClouds of smog looming over our heads and enveloping vast tracts of the city in the past few days turned Delhi into the most polluted city in the world and a veritable gas chamber, with PM 10 levels touching an alarming 999 on November 8 on the World Air Quality Index. As Delhi state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reintroduced the odd-even car rationing system, the debate on air pollution has again assumed center-stage in the public discourse and inter-state and center-state war-of-words…(Read more)