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Imagining Soviet Surveying

Last week I wrote about some of the apparent differences between how the US and the Soviet Union used satellites for mapping and geodesy. The Soviets seem to have been slower to operate dedicated satellites in both areas, with no apparent explanation. 313 more words

Soviet Satellites and Mapping

John Davies’ website has announced that his and Alexander Kent’s book The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World will be released by University of Chicago Press. 843 more words

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