Tuesday June 23, 2015

Canada's busiest airports, an Esri Story Map, ranks the top 50 airports, based on aircraft movements.

Data used to create the map are from the Aircraft Movement Survey, by Statistics Canada.

The story map consists of maps, charts (showing 5 year trend) and satellite imagery.

Not surprising, Toronto's Pearson Airport is the busiest airport in the country.

(Source: Esri Story Maps)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Tuesday Jun 23, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday June 03, 2015

From the Daily Mail:

A European Space Agency probe has been circling Earth to see how vegetation is growing around our planet.

But the Proba-V satellite has also spotted something a little higher in our atmosphere, too: signals from thousands of aircraft.

Based on this data, the probe has created an incredible map of 15,000 separate aircraft based on 25 million positions and 22,000 signals worldwide.

Read more.

(Source: International Cartographic Assocation, eCarto newsletter, May 2015)

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Wednesday May 27, 2015

European Green Cars Initiative: public-private partnership: multi-annual roadmap and long-term strategy is a 2012 report, published by the European Union (EU).

The European Green Cars Initiative (EGCI) is a public-private partnership (PPP) part of the European Economic Recovery Plan launched in November 2008. The objective is to support Research and Development (R&D) on technologies and systems that are able to bring breakthroughs in the goal of Europe to achieve greener road transport system, sage and reliable and using renewable energy sources.

(Source: European Union)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday May 27, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

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