*** Hot Air has been featured in the Ballooning Journal twice! (May/June 2012 and Jan/Feb 2014) *** Hot Air is a flight logging and...
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The National Computational Infrastructure has built an on-demand, high-performance cloud computing environment to process data-intensive computations, such as climate change, earth system science, and life sciences research.
Benefits include visualising historic aerial images and flood maps.
By helping environmental scientists track threats to wildlife habitats, HP is also demonstrating the full range of its technologies and services.
This is one data set that a federal agency is keen to make public.
Global Earth scientists remain a challenge - but with the opening of a new data access facility, NASA hopes to launch the next chapter of discovery.
Journey Recorder will help monitor the average speed you are traveling at. This is fun while running or making a bike-ride. However,...
The weather data and monitoring company will team with Radiometrics to get a better handle on temperature, humidity and liquid conditions in the earth's atmospheric layer.
SAP and Google are expanding a partnership to take large data sets and integrate them into Google Maps, Earth, Docs and other products.
ESurvey KML (Export) - Export your CAD Drawing to Google Earth readable format (KML File) ESurvey KML (Import) - Import traced Lines...
Just in time for Earth Day, the non-profit organization turns up the heat on some of the biggest cloud data center operators in the business, encouraging them to consider more renewable energy options as they expand.
Google Earth Builder is a repository for enterprises' geospatial data that runs on top of Google Maps and Google Earth
Google is going after the enterprise geospatial market with a planned launch of Earth Builder, a tool that allows companies to overlay data on Google Earth and Google Maps.
Here on planet Earth, data storage is getting cheaper every month. But in Mozy's parallel BeanCounterEarth, it's getting more expensive. Time to fork over, freeloaders!
I don't know. Hopefully, it's not the kind of thing that you don't know, until you know. You know?
A Tweet came flying past my window this morning claiming that over the next two years we will see more data being generated than was created in the last 20 years. The statement was attributed to Darren Thomas who is VP & GM of the Dell Enterprise Storage Group.
IDC releases calculations of the total amount of data now being stored and managed -- enough for a stack of DVDs reaching from the earth to moon and back. By 2020, that stack will reach halfway to Mars.
One of the standard arguments of those who claim to have evidence that global warming is a hoax--or evil conspiracy or even a plot by nefarious forces trying to control the planet--is that the earth is, in fact getting cooler. That all began as a specious use of data since 1998, still the hottest year on record, and then skewing the data so that 1998 is the peak and it's not beeen that hot since, ergo it's cooling.
Non-profit children's environmental awareness group Earth Rangers, working together with Dell, Nortel, Pillar Data Systems and VMware, managed to shrink a new data center into one-tenth the space that it COULD have claimed in its LEED Gold-certified building.At only 100 square feet in size, the data center will support the organization's new EarthRangers.
Cisco has struck up a partnership with NASA to create what it is called the "Planetary Skin," a monitoring platform and multi-agency initiative that will capture environmental and climate data from sensors planted across the globe (and in satellites above the earth).
Google Earth 5 was just released and includes a host of new tools that educators can tap in the classroom. Google Ocean is being touted in particular, allowing users to interact with 3D maps of the ocean floor, courtesy largely of US Navy data.
Two researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a mathematical tweak which dramatically improves air pollution detection on cloudy days. They've found a way to reduce cloud-induced glare when satellites measure blue skies on cloudy days, by as much as ten-fold in some cases. 'Because clouds represent one of the largest areas of uncertainty, eventually this could lead to improved climate models.' The method is remarkably simple. Researchers discovered that combining measurements of reflected light at several wavelengths can eliminate the cloud effects, making air pollution measurements much more accurate. These results need to be confirmed, but the method could soon be used to data being collected by NASA's Earth Observing System in skies near clouds. But read more...
Google has tackled visualization of Earth, and more recently the sky, by offering up free imagery to the public with Google Earth and Google Maps. The data Google is giving away for free is simply breathtaking -- it's hard to believe we never had access to it as recent as three years ago.
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