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NASA maps Beirut explosion damage from space with satellites
A NASA team, using data from a European satellite...
DM adopts geospatial data in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030
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SpaceX launches 57 satellites for its Starlink network
The U.S. space company, SpaceX, on Friday launched 57...
Isro data from remote sensing satellites helped raise crop output: minister
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China is ready to challenge US domination in the world of navigation and mapping
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NASA research to be conducted at Rome drone test site
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Nigeria signs MoU with India on space cooperation
Nigeria and the Indian Government have signed a Memorandum...
UAE celebrates 11th launch anniversary of DubaiSat-1
The UAE is celebrating the 11th anniversary of the...
UAE starts rush of missions to Mars looking for signs of life
A United Arab Emirates spacecraft has rocketed into space...
Turkey’s Lake Salda may yield answers for life on Mars
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Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Are We Too Dependent On GPS?

A recently released report in London suggested this past week that society has become too dependent on GPS - the technology that allows us to navigate and perform positioning guidance through the use of satellites. I seriously...

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Earth Observation Aids Coastal Zone Management

Coastal zone management is an area of increasing interest, with competing ecological, environmental and social values as well as vulnerability to our changing world. The complexity of managing the coastal zone must take into account a...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Mapping Shacks and Slums Helps Reduce Poverty

The benefits of mapping the informal settlement in slums has a large number of benefits. Detailing the settlement patterns allow for municipalities to provide services, such as water, sewer service and electricity. Mapping of slums provides the...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Pending Land Swap Between India and Bangladesh May Move Forward

There is talk that a long-awaited land swap between India and Bangladesh may take place when India's prime minister Manmohan Singh visits Bangladesh later this year. The land along its northern border has been in dispute since...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Remote Sensing for Asian Volcano Monitoring

The Korean Meteorological Association has initiated an effort to monitor volcanic activity on Mt. Baekdu on the North Korea-China border. Using the recently launched Cheollian weather satellite, the mountain will be monitored regularly through the use of satellite...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

National Digital Mapping – From The Bottom Up

The concept of a national map has been under review in many countries for quite a while. But the value of such a map has only recently become sharpened, clearer and more in focus. Such national maps...

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Japan’s Space Contributions Helping the World

In a recent interview Keiji Tachikawa - President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spoke about the many contributions that Japan is making in terms of space exploration and satellite imaging and sensing. These include an asteroid explorer that...

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Geospatial Efficiency – Where Does it Begin?

Efficiency is expected where sustainable development takes place. How efficiency is measured may vary though, particularly where non-tangible benefits arise. Ms Yvonne O. Sowah, President of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) said this past week, that...

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Indonesia Embraces LiDAR for Forestry Mapping

The laser technology known as LiDAR is likely to make a significant impact in overcoming the challenges faced by government agencies, commercial forest managers, and non-governmental organizations as they move to support reducing emissions from deforestation and...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Philippines Updates Topographic and Geohazard Maps

The Philippines is undertaking a unified mapping project to provide up-to-date geospatial information for the country. Instead of the typical approach where different federal agencies have done their own mapping, this effort will pool funds for the...

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