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OGC adopts environmental data retrieval specification as an open standard

22 Sep - 19:38 SAST
The standard eases users access to subsets of spatial big data through a uniform, well-defined, web interface that hides the complexities of data storage.
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TomTom and MapIT expand their footprint in Africa

2 Sep - 11:15 SAST
MapIT and TomTom are extending their multiyear agreement and the geographic expansion of their partnership to cover the entire African continent. TomTom has also included MapIT in its Map Editing Partnership Programme.
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LandsatLook 2.0 lets Landsat users take advantage of cloud-based systems

1 Jul - 11:29 SAST
USGS’s LandsatLook 2.0 Viewer makes it easier and faster to access earth imagery and simpler to analyse data in cloud-based systems.
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Global mineral data portal unveiled by international partnership

28 Jun - 13:32 SAST
Access more than 10 000 mineral samples from Australia, Canada and the United States, all categorised along a deposit classification scheme and available through a new web portal.
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Digital Earth Africa data moved to Amazon Web Services facility in Cape Town to optimise availability and accessibility

16 Nov - 17:19 SAST
The movement of Sentinel-2 data to the AWS facility in Cape Town allows DE Africa to store data closer to users, enabling them to access and analyse information faster.
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Esri, UN and GEO Blue Planet release global water health tool to help coastal nations improve ocean quality

4 Nov - 14:07 SAST
The tool uses real-time analysis enabling countries to monitor coastal water quality and use that information to guide policy and reduce pollution from land sources.
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Esri introduces ready-to-use geospatial deep learning models through ArcGIS Online

13 Oct - 21:18 SAST
Esri has announced the release of ready-to-use geospatial artificial intelligence (AI) models on the ArcGIS Living Atlas. The company has added three models.
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Deal unlocks universal access to high-resolution satellite imagery for anyone to monitoring tropical deforestation

23 Sep - 19:56 SAST
Universal access to high-resolution satellite monitoring of the tropics supports efforts to stop the destruction of the world’s rainforests.
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Mapillary map features now available globally in OpenStreetMap

24 Aug - 19:24 SAST
By Chris Beddow, Mapillary All Mapillary map features are now available in OpenStreetMap (OSM) tools with recent upgrades to JOSM and iD editors, also reflected in the RapiD editor. Mapillary...
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African institutions to benefit from free access to Copernicus data

13 Aug - 13:19 SAST
The African Union Commission and the European Commission are about to roll out an initiative that will avail African institutions free access to Copernicus data, based on an agreement signed in 2018.
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A guide for data owners for providing data to OpenStreetMap

22 Jul - 13:25 SAST
OpenStreetMap has published a how-to guide for other organisations that want to contribute their data to OSM.
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Extension to OGC moving features standard enables JSON encoding

2 Jun - 13:56 SAST
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the Moving Features Encoding Extension – JSON for adoption as an official OGC Standard. It defines how to encode and share the movements of geographic features by...
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Aeolus wind data is now available in near-real time for numerical weather prediction

12 May - 18:53 SAST
ESA’s Aeolus satellite mission data is now being distributed publicly to forecasting services and scientific users in less than three hours of measurements being made from space.
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UP42 supports organisations responding to COVID-19

20 Apr - 18:38 SAST
By opening up its platform and marketplace of Earth observation data and analytics for free the company hopes to support those working on developing and deploying projects dedicated to the COVID-19 response to achieve...
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COVID-19 data for a resilient Africa

20 Apr - 07:59 SAST
The ECA-GPSDD partnership will receive capacity support from Data for Now, a coalition of partners that includes the UN’s Statistics Division, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the World Bank along with GPSDD.
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Open data on COVID-19 now available in Carto’s Data Observatory

17 Apr - 07:35 SAST
To empower professionals with more tools to analyse and provide a better response to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carto is now providing open access to some key datasets for COVID-19 research as...
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Updated Landsat sample products and metadata information now available

13 Apr - 07:08 SAST
The USGS is approaching the final phases of preparing to process and make available Landsat Collection 2 to the user community in mid-2020.
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Picterra’s new portal enables easy access to satellite and aerial imagery

31 Mar - 17:55 SAST
Picterra has made access to existing aerial and satellite data an easy task via its portal: https://picterra.ch/imagery. Here users can find free data ready to import to the Picterra platform for extraction and analyses....
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South African government sets up COVID-19 research data platform

29 Mar - 11:37 SAST
A team of experts are working on creating a range of data warehouses, including the current geographic spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, health vulnerabilities and location of health and other facilities, among other things.
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Tableau opens COVID-19 Data Resource Hub

26 Mar - 14:37 SAST
Tableau Foundation, together with the Tableau Community and partners, has created a free, publicly-accessible COVID-19 Data Resource Hub. It contains resources to help anyone visualise and analyse the most recent data on the coronavirus...
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Global wind data now in daily weather forecasts

10 Jan - 13:13 SAST
ESA’s Aeolus satellite is the first to provide profiles of Earth’s wind in cloud-free air globally, carries the first instrument of its kind, and uses a novel approach to measuring the wind from space....
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Open geospatial training data released for crop type machine learning

9 Dec - 19:04 SAST
Radiant MLHub debuted its cloud-based open library of earth observation training data with “crop type” training data for major crops in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
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