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New! Intro video on Google Earth Engine, our planetary-scale geospatial analysis platform 

Google Earth Engine is Google's tool for analyzing petabytes of information about the Earth and its environment.  We use it to create images like the base image for Google Earth and the Google Maps satellite view, and you can use it too. This video describes Earth Engine, presents some examples of how it's being used, and introduces the tools you'll use to perform your own geospatial analyses.

#GoogleEarth   #GoogleMaps  
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Geospatial scientist and Ethiopian native, Dr. Gabriel Senay, has developed algorithms that use NASA satellite data to detect unusual spikes in land temperature and accurately predict where crop failure and famine will occur before it strikes.

Here's his fascinating story.

Also visit Dr. Senay's profile here:
Hundred of miles about Earth, orbiting satellites are becoming a bold new weapon in the age-old fight against drought, disease and death
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Thanks Vicky.
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The database contains analyses of over 25000 songs. These analyses are uploaded by users and allow for all these songs to be analyzed in bulk, as well as individually. One of these '...
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Here is a good laugh for Monday. We are all somewhere in this process. So amusing because its true.
#Development   #softwaredevelopment  
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"There will come a time, in a future not so far away, when it will be illegal for the average person to drive a car", predicted Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
What does everyone think about this statement? I'm optomistic enough to believe in this kind of future, the only debate will be on when it will happen. It will be a long way off, not within 10-20 years but likely 50-100 we could see this prediction a reality.
#SelfDriving   #Cars   #selfdrivingcars  #AutonomousVehicles #FutureCars   #ElonMusk   #Tesla  
There will come a time, in a future not so far away, when it will be illegal for the average person to drive a car, predicted Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Autonomous vehicles will be exponentially safer, he said Tuesday at Nvidia's 2015 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage with Musk for an unrehearsed conversation about the future of cars.
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+Adam Simmons You're not getting this. 40 self-driving cars may indeed be cheaper than 40 regular cars, but they certainly wouldn't be cheaper than one bus.

We don't need better mechanical engineering. We need better social engineering.
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No words for this awesome mashup by the real Michael Bolton.
#OfficeSpace #MichaelBolton
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I Really Love Your Melodies Michael
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LiDAR Format Wars Creep into the Geospatial Media
I've been in the GIS news business since GIS Monitor launched in 2000. My job for most of the last 15 years at several different publications, involved identifying and writing about what my colleagues and I considered important stories. For the last few mon...
I've been in the GIS news business since GIS Monitor launched in 2000. My job for most of the last 15 years at several different publications, involved identifying and writing about what my colleagues and I considered important stories. For the last few months I've not done that sort of work.
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This was probably not the result of an employee at Google but a group of people messing with Google Map Maker slipping this in. I assumed you could probably could find out who the user was by zooming into that location with Google Map Maker and viewing who edited that location. I checked and could not find any clues but someone else who uses it more maybe able to. For those of you who don't know Map Maker is public front end map editing interface allowing anyone in the public to add Google Maps revisions but there is usually a review process which tells me this was a group effort not just one person. I'm sure after seeing this in the media Google will fix this within a day or two. #Maps   #GIS   #Geospatial   #Android   #GoogleApple   #GoogleMaps  
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Update: Some Map Maker users according to the guardian also posted some slander message about Google Review Policy at these Coordinates:,73.1284919,17z
You have to be zoomed in to see it.
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A part of a High School project my younger brother is learning more about the Corn to Ethanol process and working with the department of energy created this info graphic to explain the process. Simple yet informative. Now if he can learn how to make his own fuel we may have to talk.
#ethanol #biofuel #fuel #energy 
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Haha love it... Even the search results
We’re always thinking about what’s ahead, but sometimes it’s important to look backwards. In that spirit, we’re proud to introduce, available today. Made possible by new gTLDs (, gives us an opportunity to reflect on our efforts by flipping our results on their head (and y axis).

So take a minute out of your day to peek at the Search you know and love at It might just change your perspective.
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One Year of Water Left in California Reservoirs?
Whats amazing is despite the awareness and effort there isn't much that actually has been done to adapt to the serious situation or strategize on how to reclaim the water lost. California is way beyond just reducing the impact, they literally need refill what has been lost. There should be no question whether anyone should ration should just happen if they are to have any water left at all.
#Water   #Drought   #CaliforniaWater   #California  
Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well.
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ooh you got me, i escape real life cause it sucks so bad, and make up fantasies where i am a prolific permiculturalist with a shred of intelligence.  Time to jump on my other accounts and troll elsewhere.
But before i do i may as well paste the links to some research that i didn't read, related to this material.
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Awesome album worth looking through. Not only a amazing visuals but great examples of a variety of imaginative worlds in the eyes of artists.
Geekscape 2014 Uber-Mega-Album!!!

This is the big one folks! Over 400 Geekscapes dating back to the first ones from late 2013. You'll find all of the artist information along with them, so please share these and go let the artists know how amazing their work is! 

I'd like to thank for creating a fantastic platform and fueling my daily posts. For those who don't know, I started posting these because I spent so much time searching for appropriate images for my Geek Question of the Day on DeviantArt. I kept finding incredible artwork of all kinds that had either very few views, or even worse, was being shared without attribution.

Thus the Geekscape was born...

As a side note, I want to thank all the folks who have nominated, plussed, and shared images over the last year or so. Without you guys these posts would be nothing!

Here's to a very geeky 2015!

#gsotd #happynewyear2015 #happynewyear #deviantart #gqotd #scifi #fantasy #starwars #dragon #steampunk  
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Downloaded the whole album!
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I have a passion for Geospatial technology. I love  engaging with users for engineers and designing strategies for the future of the geospatial community.     

After spending 7 years in the Air Force I am excited to see what the world has to offer on the civilian side. I am very enthusiastic about technology especially with focus on the Geospatial Industry.

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  • Chaotic Earth LLC
    Cofounder, 2013 - present
  • USAF - Reserves - PACOM JIOC
    Geospatial Analyst, 2012 - 2013
    I served part time as a Geospatial Analyst in the Air Force Reserves exploiting Satellite Imagery maintaining my knowledge of the Intelligence trade-craft for a year.
  • DigitalGlobe
    Business Analyst, 2013 - 2013
    As GeoEye merged with DigitalGlobe my role with the newly combined company had been remained the same. Between managing Outreach User Engagement alongside the USGIF to maintaining support with analytics expertise for multiple departments internally my job entailed ensuring the voice of the end user is heard and making sure products are evolving to improve the workflow of the customer while ensuring the products are profitable through usage.
  • GeoEye
    Business Analyst, 2012 - 2013
    After separating with the Air Force I landed a job at GeoEye. Building off my expertise from the Air Force by primary tasks were building Outreach Efforts to product users by working with the Government program office on outreach activities and the USGIF. This helped increase the adoption of the EnhancedView Web Hosting Service (EV WHS) within the defense/intelligence community. In addition I contribute to the evolving strategy for imagery dissemination through Google services such as Maps Engine and other commercial technologies. My outreach efforts are also internal as I worked with the embedded analyst teams within the GeoEye Analytics Department to ensure that they have access to imagery and other geospatial assets vital to satisfying their mission objectives with our customers.
  • USAF - Military - Pentagon
    Geospatial Analyst, 2010 - 2012
    At this point my in the Air Force I had the honor in transferring to the Pentagon working for Headquarters Air Force A2Z Office which is responsible for ISR Special Programs. While stationed here I acted as a AF liaison to National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in which I had the honor in presenting my work to Director of NRO, USAF Special Programs Director, and 2 USDI staff members. I then transitioned to being the AF liaison to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Geospatial Visualization Services (NGA GVS) spearheading user-engagement, training, and social media advertising on classified networks. I had already been working with the GVS team for 4 years at this point from building Google Earth best practices at Beale AFB. Another role I had was being the Geospatial SME for Air Force Crisis Action Team. It was a pleasure working at the Pentagon as I had the honor in working alongside Senior Executives in developing national level geospatial requirements and strategies involving interactions with members of multiple agencies and organization.
  • USAF - Military - Beale AFB
    Geospatial Tactician, 2007 - 2010
    As I still maintained my currency as an Imagery Analyst on the different Airborne platforms my role transitioned into improving the current mission operations by working in the Weapons and Tactics Office. My natural talent as an innovator combined with support from my leadership allowed me to revolutionize GEOINT tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for the DCGS weapons system. My work gave me direct interaction with other areas of Intelligence Operations including All Source Analysis and SIGINT broadening my overall expertise. By rapidly moving the DCGS Community into cloud based reporting and dissemination I seeded the curation of modern Intelligence Collaboration through the creation of a massive Sharepoint Network, The Joint Intelligence Google Earth Working Group user community, and significantly increased awareness in Analysts of programs across the intelligence community by using early Social Media best practices.
  • USAF - Military - Beale AFB
    Imagery Analyst, 2005 - 2007
    While stations at Beale AFB my first job started out primarily as an Imagery Analyst. My role involved analyzing, distributing, and reviewing imagery derived products from the Global Hawk, U-2, and Predator ISR platforms to the war fighter and strategic partners. I gained extensive foundation experience in EO, IR, RADAR, Multi-spectral, MASINT, FMV, and GMTI.
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