NowForce – an emeregency map-based app

What’s interesting about NowForce is how commercial the website is, compared to it’s humble origins. I ran accross it after reading about Eli Beer’s, founder and  chairman, tall on TedMed. Beer found “Ihud Hatzala” (איחוד הצלה) after witnessing death following a bombing in Jerusalem bus in his youth. The idea behind its organization is briliant ...

AIS, Satellites and the Problems of Finding Things at Sea 6

AIS, Satellites and the Problems of Finding Things at Sea
Unlike the misplaced science fiction notion that space is an ocean, the two spheres are quite separate. Just how separate occurred to me while participating in the mini-symposium on Ocean Traffic Monitoring via Satellite Automatic Identification System (SAT-AIS), organized by the Dutch Space Society (NVR). In a series of half an hour lectures,  Carsten Tobehn of ...