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8 years of Cassini in 5 minutes.... stunning
Posted from here, a spell binding view of Saturn.....

posted on: Mon, 28 May 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Docked and hatch opened
The title about says it all....none the less exciting stuff!

posted on: Sun, 27 May 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Why we lie.....
Dan Ariely has a really good Saturday Essay in the Wall Street Journal on Why We lie. This pulls together (in layman's terms) a lot of his research on the topic (and it's well worth watching him speak on the topic at TED) and, in summary, most people lie/cheat a little bit....

posted on: Sun, 27 May 2012 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry

SpaceX Dragon close to docking
Well the success of the SpaceX mission continues with the Dragon capsule successful grabbed by the ISS (more details). It's a remarkable achievement by any standards, particularly for a first mission. It would be fascinating to see a comparison of costs with a similar NASA mission! Let's see if the full docking completes successfully this weekend.

posted on: Fri, 25 May 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

More..... Essays on Geography and GIS v4
ESRI continue their cycle of releasing Essays on Geography and GIS (v4), as I noted before. Again an accumulation of articles from ArcNews which are worth a look at.

posted on: Thu, 24 May 2012 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

SpaceX - successful launch
After the disappointing postponement of Saturday's scheduled slot, SpaceX successfully launched their Dragon freight capsule on board the Falcon rocket....

posted on: Tue, 22 May 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Inkscape
It's now new, however for those not in the know Inkscape is the grand-daddy of open-source vector graphics software....

posted on: Mon, 14 May 2012 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Are you out there?? Andy Wilson GIS MSc (09-11)
Andy (or someone still in touch with him!), wondered if you could get in touch. cheers mike

posted on: Sun, 13 May 2012 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

Conference: Objective Geomorphological Representation Models
The IAG/AIG WG on Apllied Geomorphological Mapping (http://www.appgema.net/), together with the Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGEO), the University of Salerno, with the support of National Park Cilento and Vallo di Diano, and Geoparks are organizing an International Workshop on "Objective Geomorphological Representation Models: Breaking through a New Geomorphological Mapping Frontier" on 15-19 October 2012, in the Salerno University Campus, Italy....

posted on: Fri, 11 May 2012 | path: /meetings | permanent link to this entry

NDVI Differencing
During my remote sensing class in the fall term I cover some introductory level image processing techniques that can be used in quite profound ways....

posted on: Fri, 11 May 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Geoscience Data Journal
Paolo also pinged me a link to the Geoscience Data Journal, published by Wiley under open access. Data publication is close to my heart (and Journal of Maps) and something I have blogged about before here, here and here....

posted on: Thu, 10 May 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

The king is dead (again).....
.....long live the king. And a few more days counting until the Sentinels launch.

posted on: Wed, 09 May 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Imaggeo geosci image library
A nice catch from Paolo (thanks!) at EGU last month was the launch of Imaggeo which is an open access geoscience image library....

posted on: Tue, 08 May 2012 | path: /glaciology | permanent link to this entry

The king is dead......
.....long live the king. 262 days and counting to the launch of LDCM.

posted on: Mon, 07 May 2012 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

Battery charging best practice
A good pick-up from the Guardian on battery charging with this summary salutory advice: What does all this mean in practical terms?...

posted on: Fri, 04 May 2012 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Repeat to remember.....
....it's a well worn mantra. Repeat something over-and-over to remember it (or, shout longer and louder and people will believe you!)...

posted on: Thu, 03 May 2012 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry