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It is believed that prehistoric hunters crossed the Bering Strait from Asia, reaching the land of today’s Canada some 40,000-30,000 years ago. Europeans started exploring and claiming these territories 500 years ago. Back then, only First Nations people lived there. Yet, they had at least 53 different languages. Canada was a multicultural land back then, [...]

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Tracking Deforestation With UrtheCast Satellite Data

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

There’s no doubt that forests — the lungs of our planet — are under extreme pressure from deforestation. Since 2010, UrtheCast’s Deimos-1 satellite has been collecting data for demanding forestry management projects, worldwide, and particularly in tropical areas.

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The world doesn’t get many peeks behind North Korea’s walls, nor at its capital city, Pyongyang. Of course, it’s far easier to catch a glimpse from space.     Captured May 30, 2016, and released for the first time today, this Iris video shows the capital’s downtown core, where traffic looks considerably sparse for a city with [...]

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The need for public acceptance has been hotly debated in the public domain, but its efficacy has been proven. When the public is onboard with a project, that spells a great deal of good for businesses, communities, regulators, governments, and economies alike. This is where democratized Earth Observation (EO) data can lend significant support to public conversations within and between communities, the media, organizations, and levels of government.

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Satellite constellations — hot topics du jour in the space industry — take center stage at this year's World Satellite Week, during the annual Summit on Earth Observation Business in Paris, France. On Friday, Sept. 16, UrtheCast President and CEO, Wade Larson, will discuss UrtheCast's planned constellations, UrtheDaily™ and OptiSAR™ — both unprecedented offerings for the future of the Earth Observation industry.

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Rio 2016 Roundup: Olympic Views All the Way From Space

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Check out these brilliant, crystal-clear views of Olympic venues from space below, all captured by UrtheCast's Iris and Deimos-2 sensors. You can even spot objects near the football pitches, within the stadiums. The GIFs don't do the data justice, so be sure to watch the videos below and set the player to full-screen mode.

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