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Mobile Mapping System in Reconstruction and Expansion of Highway in India
India is at an infrastructure crossroads. As demand for...
China Launches Record-Breaking Swarm of Drones
China: China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing...
ISRO to Add New Bird in Cartosat’s Fleet Later this Month
ISRO will launch an earth observation satellite later this...
Report Estimates Cost of Disruption to GPS in UK Would be £1bn Per Day
The UK stands to lose £1bn per day in...
China Launches Remote-Sensing Micro-Nano Satellites
China launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites on a Long...
China Confirms Partial Failure of Zhongxing-9A Launch, Measures Being Taken
China has confirmed that the Long March 3B/E rocket...
Terra Drone Delve Deeper Into the Australian Market by Launching Headquarters in Both Sydney and Melbourne.
Terra Drone Company (Tokyo Shibuya-Ku CEO: Toru Tokushige), introduced...
Nagaland: Kohima Colony Embraces ‘Digitization’ Through GIS Mapping
The Officers’ Hill Youth Organisation (OHYO) of Kohima town...
SI Imaging Services Signs MoU to Strengthen Cooperation between South Korea and Belgium
SI Imaging Services has signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
Uttar Pradesh Police Receives Award for UP 100 from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Huntsville, Alabama, June 14, 2017 – Hexagon Safety &...

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

China Launches Remote-Sensing Micro-Nano Satellites

On June 15, 2017, China launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites on a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert. The OVS-1A and the OVS-1B, the first two satellites of Zhuhai-I remote-sensing...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Kolkata’s Slum Lanes Digitized for GPS

A total of 1.4 million people live in the informal settlements of the West Bengal city of Kolkata, which represents around 30 percent of the urban population. Up until recently, these residents had no addresses accessible via...

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

China’s Satnav Industry Grows 22 Percent in 2016

The output value of China's satellite navigation and location-based service industry reached 211.8 billion yuan ($30.8 billion U.S.) in 2016, up 22.1 percent year on the year, according to an industry white paper released by the Global...

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Scientists Use Satellites to Count Endangered Birds in New Zealand

Scientists in New Zealand are using high-resolution images from DigitalGlobe’s  WorldView-3 satellite to gauge the numbers of Northern Royal albatrosses, an endangered animal that nests almost exclusively on some rocky sea-stacks close to New Zealand’s Chatham Islands....

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

MODIS Satellite Captures Roll Clouds Over Pacific Atolls

Areas near the equator are frequently cloudy, obscuring the view of Earth’s surface from space. April 7, 2017, was no different. On that day, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color...

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

New Wind Information System Debuts at Japanese Airports

In April 2017, the Airport Low-level Wind Information (ALWIN) system, jointly developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), started operations at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport. ALWIN...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Nighttime Images Show India’s Growth

NASA recently released new global nighttime images of the Earth, including a detailed view of India and its surroundings that show how patterns of human settlement changed across the country between 2012 and 2016. Satellite images of...

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Satellites Shed New Light on Earthquakes

Satellite radar scans of the 7.8-magnitude Nov. 14, 2016, earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way scientists think about earthquake hazards in regions where Earth’s tectonic plates meet. The quake struck near the town of Kaikoura...

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Japanese Spy Satellite Launches to Watch North Korea

Japan launched a new spy satellite into orbit on March 17, 2017, to help keep an eye on its nuclear-armed neighbor, North Korea. The Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 lifted off atop a Japanese H-IIA rocket...

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Joint Australia/New Zealand Research Project to Improve GPS Accuracy

If a two-year trial of Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) being undertaken with the backing of the Australian and New Zealand governments proves successful, position fixing could become more precise than the several-meters accuracy provided by Global...

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