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China to Monitor CPEC Projects with Two Sensing Satellites
BEIJING: China is to launch two remote sensing satellites...
Half of all Australian Rooftops Could Go Solar, New Mapping Tool Reveals
Australian rooftops have enormous untapped potential for the installation...
Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department launches public consultation on unmanned aircraft regulations
Governments around the world are actively reviewing ways to...
Drone-based inspection and mapping sensor company wins 2018 AIA Startup Competition
Photius, a startup company developing "disruptive inspection and mapping...
Forest Survey of India Carries Out ‘Complete Revamp’ of Forest Fire Alerts System
DEHRADUN: The Forest Survey of India (FSI) has "completely...
UK Satellite Makes HD Colour Movies of Earth
A British spacecraft is now routinely making movies of...
Vietnam to Launch Micro Satellite in Late 2018
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China Opens Beidou Satellite Navigation Centre in Tunisia
China has opened its first overseas centre to promote...
Cyient and BlueBird Aero Systems Sign Joint Venture to Offer UAV Systems to Indian Defence and Industry
CHENNAI, India, and HYDERABAD, India, and KADIMA, Israel -...
Ukraine Seeks to Build High-Resolution Earth Observation Constellation, Subject to Funds
The proposed national space programme of Ukraine for 2018-2022,...

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Monday, April 18th, 2011

GIS Mapping Roadblocked by Lack of Sites for Cameras

Weeks after the Delhi Assembly cleared the Geospatial Data Infrastructure Bill-2011, work on its implementation has come across a roadblock. The IT department, which has to install 63 IP-based cameras, is yet to find vantage points where...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Golconda Fort to be Mapped for Repairs

In an effort to get world heritage monument status, a complete `condition mapping' will be taken up at the centuries-old Golconda Fort in the city soon. The condition mapping will help in identifying all the repairs need...

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Sound of Japan’s 9.0 Earthquake as Heard in Alaska

One of the most common descriptors people use when talking about the sound of an earthquake is "like a freight train." It's easy to understand why when you listen to this clip of Japan's massive 9.0 earthquake....

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Goa Seeks ISRO Expertise for Mapping Mangroves – Sand Dunes

State Environment Minister Aleixo Sequira said the state will initiate talks with ISRO seeking their expertise for this project. Goa, which has a 105-km long beach stretch, is fort up by several sand dunes. The tiny state...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Landlocked Asia-Pacific Countries Pledge Cooperation at UN Meeting

Landlocked developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region today pledged during a United Nations-backed meeting in Mongolia to promote greater cooperation and to reduce trade and transport barriers in an effort to achieve mutual sustainable development. Ministers and...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Is China investing way too much in its infrastructure?

China is rife with overinvestment in physical capital, infrastructure, and property. To a visitor, this is evident in sleek but empty airports and bullet trains (which will reduce the need for the 45 planned airports), highways to...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Acoustic Test Facility Set Up for ISRO Satellites

The state-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) has set up a state-of-the-art acoustic test facility for satellites of the Indian space agency in this tech hub. The hi-tech facility will be used to perform qualification and acceptance tests...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Mapping Shows a Profit in New Zealand

Creating profit maps across Craige Mackenzie's 200ha of intensive arable production in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand has been a key step in understanding where production can be intensified - and where inputs need to be cut back...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Social Media Map Plots a Japan Beyond Geography

These maps of Japan will never appear in a standard atlas. Created by the firm Esri, Inc., in response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami — along with the near meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant —...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The Man Who Predicted the Tsunami

The giant tsunami that assaulted northern Japan's coast surprised just about everyone. But Masanobu Shishikura was expecting it. The thought that came to mind, he says, was "yappari," a Japanese word meaning roughly, "Sure enough, it happened."...

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