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GMES Sentinel Data Policy
ESA recently announced the data policy for the GMES Sentinels. And as they say: "The Sentinels comprise five new missions being developed by ESA specifically for the operational needs of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme (GMES)."...

posted on: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Location now in Twitter API
Location has finally been incorporated in to the Twitter API. Have a look at the news item, but basically not from the main interface as yet. You need to use a third party app. Will be interesting to see the applications of this over the next few weeks.

posted on: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

GIS Skills for a GIS career
Nice post on the essential skills for people to have in order to pursue a career in GIS. Worth seeing how this matches a GIS curriculum for any program you are looking it. It is very technology driven and perhaps emphasises the "technician" as opposed to an "analyst" but none-the-less its an interesting list. Worth a look.

posted on: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Government data to be freed
The Guardian covered the news piece today on the government announcement to release over 2,000 datasets for public consumption, including (some)...

posted on: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry