Category: Technology

Radar vision maps Napa Valley earthquake

Originally Published by ESA – Sentinel-1A has added yet another string to its bow. Radar images from this fledgling satellite have been used to map the rupture caused by the biggest earthquake that has shaken northern California in 25 years.

3D Mapping Data’s Future: 8 Examples

Originally Published by Information Week – Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program.

Oral history goes digital as Google helps map ancestral lands

Originally Published by The Globe and Mail -Traditional villages and landmarks near Ladysmith, B.C., being mapped as part of a new project

Tracking Snow: The Cryosphere in an Era of Climate Change

Matthew Sturm. Image Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A new generation of weather satellites is helping researchers gain insights into the complex relationship between the cryosphere – the planet’s cold regions – and the climate. With drinking water supplies dwindling around the world, understanding the cryosphere is becoming a front-burner issue.

Stanford team achieves ‘holy grail’ of battery design: A stable lithium anode

Originally Published by Eureka Alert – (Stanford School of Engineering) The Stanford team’s nanosphere layer resembles a honeycomb: it creates a flexible, uniform and non-reactive film that protects the unstable lithium from the drawbacks that have made it such a challenge.

Serving Students with the MyCOE/SERVIR Global Fellowship Program

The SERVIR group has partnered with the My Community, Our Earth program to provide resources, training, and funding to students in four regions of Africa and Asia for work on climate-centered geospatial projects.

Esri App Challenge Winners Create Actionable Tools to Strengthen Resilience Efforts

Originally Published by Ersi – Winners of the Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014 were announced at the Esri User Conference.

13 new apps to fight climate change

“> Originally Published by Ersi – Esri is specialized in GIS, helping companies like Starbucks to find the best location for its next store or police to fight crime.

Dot Earth Blog: Setting the Table for Migrating Monarch Butterflies

Originally Published by NYT – Property owners can help provide migrating and struggling monarch butterflies with a milkweed buffet and then map the insects’ arrival.

Rise of the Hackathon

Education and problem-solving benefit from the increasing use of hackathons, which are multi-day collaborative coding events. Popular among students, hackathons also have been put to use to tackle big data and sustainability.