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NASA and Autodesk Collaborate on Sustainable Building Performance Monitoring

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New Agreement to Advance Development of Technology to Monitor and Visualize Building Performance using Building Information Models

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Releases New Heights of Accuracy for World Topography

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have collaborated in the development of a much improved global elevation model, the Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010). GMTED2010 replaces the widely used, 15-year-old GTOPO30 terrain model

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup October 30, 2011

Survey Traverse by a Small Boulder

Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup: Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-30 Atlas Machinery Supply Ltd. Expands into the Construction Market with Leica Geosystems Canada Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup October 23, 2011 Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter

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NASA and Japan Release Improved Topographic Map of Earth

NASA Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney

PASADENA, Calif. – NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup September 25, 2011

Control Bound

Updates & Upgrades In this week’s Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup, I want to explain a few site upgrades in addition to this week’s summary. If you are a regular visitor here, you’ve no doubt noticed a new look. You

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GAO Reports NOAA and NASA Improvements Needed for GOES Satellite Coverage Gap

The following information is taken from the “Highlights” page of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the GAO’s study and evaluation of how ready NOAA and NASA are for a possible satellite coverage gap from April to October

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NASA Earth Observation Satellite Glory Failed to Reach Orbit

NASA Earth Study Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit WASHINGTON — NASA’s Glory mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Friday at 5:09:45 a.m. EST failed to reach orbit. Telemetry indicated the fairing, the protective shell atop the Taurus

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China and Nepal Agree to Disagree on Height of Mount Everest

China and Nepal Agree to Disagree on Height of Mount Everest I came across an interesting article at the end of last week about how China and Nepal agreed to disagree on the exact height of Mount Everest. The Nepalese

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Professional Land Surveyor News: Newest NOAA Geostationary Satellite Reaches Orbit

Here’s a news article from earlier this month that I missed, but thought was interesting. Besides, the picture of the rocket taking off is pretty cool, too! Newest NOAA Geostationary Satellite Reaches Orbit GOES-P has improved severe weather, solar storm

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Professional Land Surveyor Newsletter Update

Just a quick note about the Professional Land Surveyor Newsletters. If you already subscribe you no doubt have noticed that I’ve added a few new features to these weekly newsletters, which I hope helps you to broaden your knowledge of

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USGS Astrogeologists Contribute to “Moon in Google Earth”

Astrogeologists at the U.S. Geological Survey here provided critical data sets used in the latest release of planetary exploration tools from Google, Inc.  The updated software enables users to explore the moon in high detail, including the Apollo 11 landing

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FORA.tv – Jennifer Heldmann: The Moon

FORA.tv – Jennifer Heldmann: The Moon. Who knew?

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Global Climate Change: Sea Level Viewer

Global Climate Change: Sea Level ViewerGlobal Climate Change: Sea Level Viewer. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology video showing how satellites can measure sea surface height. The NASA video identifies sea level changes associated with a recent view (June

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Joshua Tree National Park, California : Image of the Day

Interesting site by NASA Earth Observatory Image of the day of Joshua Tree National Park including information about the park.   Joshua Tree National Park, California : Image of the Day

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NASA Connect Segment explaining surveying and how surveyors use geometry.

NASA Connect Segment explaining surveying and how surveyors use geometry. Here’s a surveying related video made by NASA for it’s NASA Connect series that explains basic land surveying methods and use of geometry. Although the video is geared towards children to

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