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Stakes in the Sand: Surveying in the Gulf War

In 1990, US forces arrived in the Persian Gulf with a cornucopia of navigation technologies: not just GPS but also LORAN, TACAN, TERCOM (for cruise missiles), and… 956 more words

Survey of India Launches Web Portal to Download Maps

The Survey of India (SOI) has launched new web portal called Nakshe to make open series maps available to Indians for free.

Organization : Survey of India (SOI)

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Map Overlap: Warsaw Pact vs. NATO Grids

The Charles Close Society hasn’t updated its topical list of articles on military mapping since I wrote about it in 2015, but there is a new article by John L. 788 more words

2016 AGU Fall meeting

Although, this year I will not attend San Francisco, CA, USA for the annual Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. I would like you to draw attention to our work to be presented: 161 more words

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Explaining Remote Sensing.

In a nutshell, remote sensing can be described like this: Gathering information about something without touching it. That is essentially what remote sensing is. Remotely sensing what a place is like. 94 more words

Smart Plane, Dumb Bombs, Bad Maps?: Part Two

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Designed around bleeding-edge 1960s avionicsĀ  the F-111 was built to would take the guesswork out of high speed, low-level navigation. Its avionics included an inertial navigation system (INS), terrain-following and attack radars, and a navigation computer that used these inputs to determine the airplane’s current location. 1,079 more words

GPS DATUM? WHAT IS IT?

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Today we are going to find out what does a datum mean and why we require one? Also, what is WGS 84 and other datums? 2,834 more words

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