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Using free and open source GIS programs and data platforms can eliminate costs associated with data processing, making Earth Observation data more profitable for all. Clyde A. Brooke purchased 140 acres of land in Hancock, Mississippi, in 1952 to begin a timber operation, and what began as a humble operation has grown to more than 4,000 acres today. The Brookewood … Read More

Remote Drought Monitoring in the Navajo Nation: Utilizing NASA Earth Observation Data

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Drought monitoring is essential in the management of water resources, especially in underserved and arid areas such as the Navajo Nation. The DEVELOP team at the NASA Ames Research Center examined methods for calculating Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) values in the Nation using NASA Earth observation data in ArcGIS.

8th Annual Global Day of Conversation Will Focus on Coastal Cities

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Maryland and other places around the world seek to fortify and improve coastlines in the face of climate change. Since 1970, Earth Day has called attention to pressing environmental issues the world over while commemorating significant achievements in conservation and activism. For Earth Day‰Ûªs 45th anniversary, the Earth Day Network will focus on coastal cities, as many are projected to … Read More