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Laser Scanning Captures the Ruins of Japan’s Largest Mountaintop Castle
Researchers at the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara have found...
India Discusses Adding 3D Imagery to Google Earth
3D imagery of buildings and terrain of India's major...
Pondy Coast Undergoes Mapping to Assist Evacuation During Disasters
A team from Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean...
Chinese Air Force Checks Quake Area with Drones
China’s air force dispatched a drone to the site...
Manila to Fight for UN Panel’s Jurisdiction Over South China Sea
Claims by Beijing to the disputed South China Sea...
Indonesia Deploys Drones to Catch Tax Cheats
For Indonesia’s cash-strapped government, policing revenue across a chain...
The Zoological Survey of India Celebrates 100 Years
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has drawn a...
Digital India Initiative Kicks Off in Indore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kicks off his Digital...
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,...

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Data Transformation Tools Key to Local Government Mapping Services

By Martin Gregory, General Manager, 1Spatial Asia Pacific Local government organizations face challenges when deploying geospatial systems to provide better services at a lower cost. While tech savvy citizens are happy to jump online to interact with...

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

China’s Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth Teams with EU

On 29 June, at the EU-China Summit, Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Guo Huadong, Director-General of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (CAS-RADI) signed a new collaborative research...

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Mapping Forest Loss with Landsat

With at least one image of every location on Earth per season for 43 years, the Landsat data archive contains more than 50 trillion pixels. So how could you put all of that imagery to use in...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

ISRO to Launch DMC3 Earth-Observation Constellation

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is slated to launch its heaviest commercial load on July 10, 2015, with a payload of five satellites made up of the DMC3 constellation of optical Earth-observation satellites as well as...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Scientists Build High Precision 3D Model of Gomantong Caves

Located in Sabah, East Malaysia, Gomantong Caves is a 65-million-year-old limestone cave system that is famous for its edible-nest swiftlet and bat populations, as well as an ecosystem of critters and creatures that thrive in dark and moist conditions....

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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