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Earth Observation Satellite Launched with Zeiss Optics
On 13 October 2017, at 10:27 CET, the new...
Huawei and Hexagon Geospatial Showcase Geospatial Solutions at Smart City Expo World Congress 2017
BARCELONA, Spain  — Hexagon Geospatial is proud to announce...
Updated Mapping Information Provides Status of Land Use in Australia
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES) Executive...
DUBAI: AVIC Showcases Chinese UAS Flexibility, But Short Endurance
A family of jet-powered Cloud Shadow unmanned air systems...
Push for 3D Projection Mapping on Mysuru Palace
Plans are afoot to make the iconic Mysuru palace...
WFP and ICIMOD Renew Agreement to Improve Food Security Monitoring in Nepal
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the...
China Launches New Meteorological Satellite Fengyun-3D, Will Give Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing Images
BEIJING: China launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D on...
Russian Space Agency to Open Satellite Data Reception Center in Antarctic
MOSCOW: Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos plans to open...
Dubai Pushes for Unmanned Aviation Leadership
It has long been a technology leader, but the...
China Preparing Launch of Next Pair of Beidou-3 Positioning Satellites
China is preparing to quickly follow up Sunday's launch...

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Sunday, June 21st, 2015

University Students Turn Satellite Images into Policy Analysis

Recently, more than 50 students – most of them graduate students – showed up for the day-long Big Pixel Hackathon to Discover the Planet in Atkinson Hall’s Calit2 Theater. The May 23 hackathon was organized by the Big...

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Technology Like GIS Needs to be Part of Government Functioning

State governments should focus on acquiring information technologies that could be used by multiple departments rather than standalone ones, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, R S Sharma said, addressing a gathering at India Geospatial Forum...

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Odisha Works on Spatial Data Infrastructure

The Odisha Government has decided to chalk out a Data Sharing Policy to bring all geo-spatial information generated by Odisha Space Application Centre (ORSAC), administrative departments and State-run agencies to a common pool. ORSAC along with a...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Tarun Gogoi Calls for Proper Mapping of Human Trafficking Areas

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday called for proper mapping of areas from where incidents of trafficking of children and women are reported. Gogoi, who chaired a review meeting with officials of the state social welfare...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The President of the World Water Council Addresses Water Leaders at the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

The Water Leaders Summit is a pillar event of SIWW and consolidates the insights, perspectives, and expertise of top international water leaders in a single global arena. The Summit brings government, international organizations, and industry players together...

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

India Announces Agro Forestry Policy

One of the issues that stood out during the four day conference, was that despite the important role that agroforestry can play in socio-economic development, only one government in the world has drafted, adopted and is currently...

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Sri Lanka to Set Up a National Program to Coordinate Geospatial Information

Sri Lanka is taking measures to set up a national agency to coordinate geospatial data and information acquired by different agencies. The government says that use of reliable geospatial information, which could exactly indicate the geographic location...

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Issues That Survey Of India’s Complaints Against Google’s Mapathon Raises About India’s Maps Policy

A statement in Parliament is non-committal on why exactly the complaint was filed, except that the Mapathon was without permission. In our opinion (detailed below), India’s Maps policy is regressive and bureaucratic, leaving little scope for innovation,...

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Study Led by NUS Scientists Reveals Escalating Cost of Forest Conservation

In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation. However, a research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that in the long run,...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Australia’s Groundwater Mapping Focuses on the Future

The Australian National Water Commission commissioned the mapping fo Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE) as part of the country's Water for the Future Plan. The aim was to aid policy makers for better water planning and natural resource...

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