About | Contact | SUBMIT PRESS | Advertise | FAQ
Newsletters | Twitter |
HomeNewsArticlesExpertsDataJobsEDULBSEVENTSDIRBLOGSocialGeoJobs
Videos | Webinars | Social Media | Free Resources | iOS News | Android News | GISuser Newsletter  
advertisement

Top Geo News
Put Your News here! 
 

SEARCHING FOR a JOB?
GEOJOBS.biz

Rapidly Making Colorful Landsat-8 Imagery Composite with Free Advanced Image Stretching and Pan-sharpening Software from GeoSage - See more at: http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/30197/2/#sthash.36sxzlnJ.dpuf

Got news? TELL US...
submit press to GISuser

Social Connect




@GISuser

GISuser Sponsor


GISuser Videos


See also SpatialVideos Youtube

Recent Site Additions
GISuser Sponsor

GIS Job Opportunities
 

More at GeoJobs.BIZ!

GISuser Sponsor


Home     

TODAY IN THE GISuser SPOTLIGHT
Welcome to Spatial Media's GISuser.com A leading GIS, Geo-tech resource for GIS users & tech professionals. MUST See our iOS zone, Career Center, Social Media Tips, and ArticlesGet a Daily newsfeed via email

top newsCreate an Interactive Map with jQuery (Video) - jQuery is a popular technology tool with the map geeks these days. Here's a training resource that might help you to get up and running with jQuery - enjoy! In Create an Interactive Map with jQuery, Chris Converse shows how to design and create a rich interactive map for a web site, working in a coding environment and using the open-source scripting library jQuery. 

What is Big Data? - Every minute the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equivalent to 360,000 standard DVDs. More digitised data was created in the last two years than in the rest of human history. This trend and the mountains of data it produces is what we call "Big data". The big data sector is growing at a rate of 40% a year.

HOT JOB
post a GIS job * JOBS *  Mapper - Surveyor Contract / Geodesign Manager, Redlands
See more jobs on GeoJobs.Biz
MOST RECENT GIS / GEOSPATIAL NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

 View More Geospatial News
 View LBS News
 View Mobile / Wireless News
 Submit Your Press & announcements

More GISuser Features

Hands On First look - HP All in One Workstation - For the past few weeks I've been the user of a very sweet, and big, HP Z1 all in one workstation.  For those of you not yet familiar with the "all in one" devices from HP

Blogging, microblogging, media, social media or… Which for your business? You may be wondering, which would be better for me or my business.. blogging, social bookmarking, a social media focus, or ?? 

10 Considerations For Planing Your Next Hackathon -- Hackathons, all the cool kids are doing them! Yes indeed, with the plethora of opendata being made available to the masses there’s no better way to get started than to hack.

Super Bowl Transit Perks! Brand New NYC Subway Maps For The Super Bowl - There's no doubt that New York and New Jersey will be seeing some awesome economic benefits and perks as a result of hosting the 2014 Super Bowl.  

Awesome Maps and Data Visualizations from 2013 - I'm not calling this a "best" list as that's pretty tough to call, however, it is a fine list of sweet maps and data visualizations that we enjoyed and shared with the community during the first half of 2013

NOAA Report - Sandy, One Year Later - It's been one year since Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation's most populous areas. Sandy was unique in many ways. 

Mashing-up Opendata for a B.C Liquor Outlet Map with CartoDB - All the twitter chatter from #FOSS4G and the hype surrounding CartoDB got me wanting to mashup some data with the awesome open Geo tools out there so I decided to go look for some data and see what I could come up with. 

Mapping The Craft Beer Industry in America - The New Yorker has complemented their coverage with the release of a cool, interactive craft beer map (based on 2012 data) so you can see where the growth has spread, which States are drinking up, where the new breweries are located, and see all the fine breweries on the map!

    feature articlesSee more GISuser Features HERE / See GISuser Spotlights Here

    The GISuser Expert Corner

    directoryicon.jpgThis is a section devoted to providing our valued contributors with a corner to do whatever they like with and discuss Geo/Tech topics that are near and dear to them! Be sure to check out ALL of our experts for commentary, editorial, links, and advice! Interested in becoming a contributing expert? Contact us and tell us about yourself

     post your GIS job listing
     Browse All Listings / Post Your Job Ad

    or, send your job announcements to
     

    NASA - 50 Years Later - Glenn Launch Highlighted Changing World E-mail
    GIS News - R/S & Earth Imaging
    Written by NASA   
    20 February 2012

    The Beatles were eight months away from releasing their first single, "Love Me Do," when John Glenn rocketed into space on Feb. 20, 1962, to become the first American to orbit Earth. 

    From NASA...

    The flight set NASA on course to meet ever-more ambitious goals. Glenn’s three orbits in five hours was eclipsed on the next flight and each one afterward steadily pushed Americans further out from the cradle of Earth, ultimately leading to a series of landings on the moon from 1969 to 1972.

    "The whole program shifted rapidly from, 'Can we do this?' to basic research," Glenn told a packed press conference conducted among the displays and consoles that made up Cape Canaveral's Mercury control center.

    Fifty years after the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, Glenn, 90, still draws a capacity crowd. He returned to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday to begin a weekend of events celebrating the milestone.

    The events come a few days before the 50th anniversary, but that did not diminish the excitement of those on hand to see Glenn. Fellow Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, who served as CapCom during Glenn's mission before flying his own mission three months later, also made the trip to Florida to celebrate NASA's first orbital missions.

    "It is a special pleasure to go back to where the times were so magical," Carpenter said.

    Glenn orbited as a pivotal time in world and American history. The year he flew, 1962, would also witness the Cuban Missile Crisis, a see-who-blinks-first standoff between American and Soviet leaders that threatened nuclear war.

    The American community was also substantially smaller then, with the nation’s population standing at 186 million people compared with some 300 million people today. An average family made $6,000 a year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a little over $4,000 per year for families living in Florida or other parts of the South.

    On the other hand, things didn’t cost as much as they do now. A gallon of gas ran 31 cents in 1962, and a house cost less than $19,000. The whole federal budget totaled $106 billion and the Dow Jones Industrials, the stock market, stood at just over 700 points.

    Kennedy Space Center didn't even exist yet – it's 144,000 acres was still more citrus groves than launch site.

    Glenn climbed inside the Mercury capsule he had named Friendship 7 at Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida’s Atlantic coast. The launch team worked inside a blockhouse near the launch pad.

    "It was not a solo effort," Carpenter said. "It took thousands of people to get him safely up there and back." At that point, two American astronauts made short trips into space, but did not reach orbit. They flew on the Redstone, a rocket that was extremely reliable, but not strong enough to send a person into orbit.

    That was the job of the Atlas, a missile whose strength was without question, but whose reliability left something to be desired.

    "The very first time we saw a missile launch, it went up and blew up at 27,000 feet and that wasn't a confidence builder," Glenn recalled, laughing at the memory. They followed the Atlas development and when it was ready, Glenn said the astronauts didn't have a qualm about getting on it. "You became the best-trained person you could be and that's what we did."

    Glenn was supposed to remain in space longer, but Flight Director Chris Kraft cut the mission short after a malfunction light came on showing that the heat shield might have come loose. The heat shield remained in place and Glenn splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean and picked up by the destroyer USS Noa.

    Although the Soviets had already put two of their own cosmonauts in orbit by the time Glenn was catapulted into orbit, the American was treated on his return with the pomp and circumstance normally reserved for royalty. His tiny spacecraft has been displayed at the Smithsonian.

    The flight also changed Glenn’s course. A record-setting test pilot before he became one of America’s original astronauts, Glenn left NASA soon after the Mercury mission and entered the political world. He would serve in the United State Senate from his home state of Ohio and make a run for the White House.

    While it seemed for decades that Glenn’s space experience was limited to those three orbits in 1962, the astronaut was enlisted to fly again in 1998, this time aboard space shuttle Discovery. While the Mercury capsule was snug with just one person inside, the shuttle was comfortable with seven people inside. Glenn, then 77, conducted numerous experiments to see how his body had changed since his first mission.

    Now retired from space and politics, Glenn said the challenge of spaceflight continues to press today's designers and engineers to keep making strides.

    "These things depend on people," Glenn said. "Nothing's going to happen unless you have people to do it." 

    NASA 50 years later

    Pictured Above (Image Credit NASA)

       1. Alan Shepard - Freedom 7
       2. Gus Grissom - Liberty Bell 7
       3. John Glenn - Friendship 7
       4. Scott Carpenter - Aurora 7
       5. Wally Schirra - Sigma 7
       6. Gordon Cooper - Faith 7
    NASA commemoration of 50 years of Americans in orbit begins today with an interactive feature on http://1.usa.gov/wkFMVw.

    Steven Siceloff, NASA's Kennedy Space Center

    See Also:

    Commemoration of 50 years of Americans in Orbit

    Last Updated ( 20 February 2012 )
     
    < Prev   Next >

    Submit Your GIS/Geo News/PR

    MORE ARTICLES - Check out all the GISuser articles in the archive, stored by category
    Featured Events
    • Geoint Symposium 2014 - The GEOINT 2013* Symposium takes place April 14-17, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.
    • FOSS4G 2014 - Put on by OSGeo, FOSS4G is the international gathering of open source and geospatial tribes. Join us in Portland, Oregon, USA, Sept 8th-12th
    • LiDAR users and potential users take not of a webinar titled Making Money with the Speed of Light covering such topics as Basic growth strategies for 3D imaging business success
    • State of the Map US - April 12-13, Washington DC

     List Your Event Here 

    THE GISuser Newsletter

    See Recent edition
    newsletter

    subscribe GISuser

    We won't share your address!
    Sponsor

    Popular Stuff!


    GISuser Site Sponsor


    GISuser HOT Spots!

    android tools

    Android Dev Tips

    Partner Sites

    lidar news
    lbszone.com

    amerisurv

    symbianone

    geojobs Geo jobs

    A Spatial Media LLC property




    Spatial Media, LLC ©2003 - 2013 All rights reserved / Privacy Statement