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Monday, February 03, 2014

As of now, each country in the European Union can decide to whom outside Europe its vendord can sell high resolution satellite imagery. Officials with the European Commission wanted all the countries to have the same policy. But, it turns out the United Kingdom thinks that undermine the industry and voted against the policy. Officials expect that the original policty document will turn into just an advisory notice that countries can follow or not.

- Space News

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/03 at 04:43 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Named the NSW Globe, the service overlays spatial data derived from government databases on the Google Earth mapping application. It comes in a free, feature limited version, as well as a full commercial variant. 

It runs on desktops, mobiles and has data from the state's department of finance including parcels and as well as private companies such as AusImage Product,Austrium Geo-Information Services and AAM Imagery. I find no information on the NSW Globe website about the commerical version. There are also historical images and current data for emergenies like fires and floods. Other states including Victoria (data portal) and Queensland (also built on Googel Earth) alraedy have geodata download and/or visualization offerings. 

- ITNews

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/03 at 04:27 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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