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India’s Infrastructure Output Rebounds in May
India's infrastructure output expanded for the first time in...
MAGIC Project Helps Determine Malaysia’s Territorial Waters
The Marine Geodetic Infrastructure in Malaysian Water (MAGIC) project,...
New Remote Sensing Facility Launched in Bangaluru
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the new Karnataka State...
Course on GIS and Remote Sensing Laws Offered at NALSAR
The Centre for Air and Space Law (CASL), NALSAR...
Monsoon Triggers Water Contamination Fears in Mumbai
Although Mumbaikars have been receiving relatively safer water over...
Indonesia’s ONE MAP Crucial for Conflict-free Development
In Indonesia, land conflict is a longstanding and growing...
Telanguna Maps Heritage Buildings in 3D
The Telangana tourism department has illuminated three monuments in...
MapmyIndia Expands Presence in North India
With the advent of smartphones and other on-the-move devices,...
GIS Effort in Gurgaon to Benefit from Digital Literacy Mission
Gurgaon deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash launched the first National...
GIS Effort in Gurgaon to Benefit from Digital Literacy Mission
Gurgaon deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash launched the first National...

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

China Launches High-Resolution Earth-Observation Satellite

China launched the Gaofen 8 satellite on June 26, 2015, from the Taiyuan space center in northern China. The high-resolution, optical Earth-observation satellite is part of the Gaofen family, with Gaofen 1 launching in 2013 and Gaofen...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Remote Sensing Shows that Beijing Quadrupled in Size Between 2000 and 2009

A new study by scientists using data from NASA's QuikScat satellite has demonstrated a novel technique to quantify urban growth based on observed changes in physical infrastructure. The researchers used the technique to study the rapid urban...

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Mount Everest Shifted 3 cm After Quake

The recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal moved the world's largest summit three centimeters. The shift moved the summit to the southwest, according to China's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. The summit had been creeping...

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Australia Teams Up with Europe’s Earth Observation Community

ESA and Australia’s CSIRO national research organisation have signed an agreement which will give Australia better access to information from Europe’s Earth-observing satellites, while ESA will benefit from Australia’s scientific expertise. Signed at the Paris Air &...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Thailand Land Bank Could Address Conflict

Thailand is currently contemplating creating a land bank to help villagers that face land-related issues. The National Reform Council has studied land issues that impact poor farmers and has suggested this option to instill fairness and stability.

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

NSW Forestry Corporation Takes GIS to the Field

The state-owned Forestry Corporation of NSW, Australia has recently standardised all field workers on a geographic information system that gives their dispersed fieldworkers access on tablets and handhelds. Previously, the company's 25 locations and 600 staff only...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Hexagon Geospatial Speaks to Understanding and Tackling Change

Mladen Stojic, president of Hexagon Geosolutions, addressed the crowd at the HxGN Live event in Las Vegas this week, speaking to changing the geospatial economy and talking about the fear of change. With change, we have a...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

North Korea Develops Advanced Earth Observation Satellite

North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration has been developing a more advanced Earth observation satellite. The country is defending their right to launch satellites at any time they want, despite protests from the United States and others...

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Hazard Map of Tamil Nadu Coast Proves Cooperative Effort

The coastal villages of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu were heavily impacted by the 2004 tsunami in the region as well as cyclones. To help the region prepare for future devastating disasters, an international effort...

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Asian Elephant Preferred Habitat Mapped

Researchers recently used geographic information systems (GIS) to analyse and map the range and preferred habitat of Asian elephants. These elephants number 40,00 in Asia's mainland and roughly 1,500 in peninsular Malaysia. The elephants are struggling to...

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