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Past AGI Standards Committee chair honoured by British Standards Institution

Past AGI Standards Committee chair honoured by British Standards Institution

22nd November 2016

At last week's BSI Standards Awards, Dr Rob Walker received a BSI International Standards Maker award, recognising his contribution to open standards for geographical information over the past 25 years and more.

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Councils across the country mark Location Day

16th November 2016

Councils across the country mark Location Day

Wednesday 16th November, 69 local authorities across England and Wales are taking part in ‘Gazetteers@GIS Day’, an initiative that highlights the importance of location and how location information is created by councils.

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Copernicus´ Second Eye is ready to meet its Launcher

15th November 2016

Copernicus´ Second Eye is ready to meet its Launcher

Sentinel-2B, Europe´s next Copernicus satellite in Space, has successfully finished its test programme at ESA´s technology Centre ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The second Sentinel-2 Airbus built satellite will now be readied for shipment to the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana begin January 2017. It is scheduled for an early March 2017 lift-off on Vega.

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Airbus completes first GRACE-FO satellite for NASA/JPL

2nd November 2016

Airbus completes first GRACE-FO satellite for NASA/JPL

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has finished construction of the first of the two GRACE-FO (GRACE = Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, FO = Follow-On) satellites in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The satellite will now be transferred to Ottobrunn near Munich for several months of operational testing in the IABG test centre.

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English academic wins Global Citizen Award

1st November 2016

English academic wins Global Citizen Award

Emeritus Professor Ian Masser is set to receive the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Global Citizen award during the Association’s Conference in Taipei, Taiwan on December 2nd 2016. ‘This is the greatest moment in my life’ he said, ‘I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard the news.’

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