Download DEM 12.5m

NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is NASA’s data distribution system. Currently, we can use the Alaska satellite facility (ASF) to download high resolution DEM 12.5m data from ALOS PALSAR. PALSAR is a L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), which means it can acquire photos of all weather and observe all [...]

By |2020-03-28T15:04:11+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Technology News|0 Comments

Mapping street-level air quality

Most air pollution is measured at a city level, but air quality can change block by block, hour by hour and day to day. To better understand air quality on a more local level, Google began working with our partner Aclima — to map air pollution across California using Google Street View cars - [...]

By |2020-03-28T15:13:04+00:00May 21st, 2018|Technology News|0 Comments

The Future of Mapping

Fast-forward three years. His little mapping visualization startup Keyhole was acquired by a newly public Google for $35 million in stock options. “Other search engines thought of mapping as something you print out and take with you in your car–like Mapquest,” says Hanke at the American Geographical Society’s Geography 2050 conference in New York. [...]

By |2020-03-28T15:08:55+00:00May 21st, 2018|Technology News|0 Comments

An Open Source Startup Dies

That’s a real pain for Mapzen users, whose ranks include civic tech organizations like Code for America, app developers, and government agencies like the Portland-area transportation agency TriMet. And it’s a bummer for those who contributed to Mapzen’s wide-ranging data sets, which included detailed info on public transportation. The open [...]

By |2020-03-28T15:13:15+00:00May 21st, 2018|Technology News|0 Comments