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First European satellite with AI set for launch
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India’s Drone-Powered Digital Maps Project Begins In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana
The Survey of India, with support from Department of...
China Launches Earth-Observing Satellites, Solar Sail Experiment
Two Earth-imaging satellites and an experimental solar sail payload...
Geospatial Policy Safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s Environment
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India initiates drone-powered digital maps project
The government-owned organisation, Survey of India (SOI), with support...
Drone flying in Marunouchi, Tokyo
Tokyo – Japan-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation, one of the...
Terra Drone demos safe use of UAVs with Mitsubishi Estate for urban area logistics and security in Tokyo
Tokyo – Japan-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation, one of the...
China hands over Zimbabwe’s arable land distribution data in scientific research cooperation
HARARE - The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) handed...
India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal
India's Chandrayaan-2 orbiter circling the moon has spotted the...
Chandrayaan 2 orbiter is healthy and safe in the Lunar orbit, says ISRO
The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is healthy and safe in the...

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Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Vietnam – Investment in Infrastructure

Vietnam is to receive almost $8 billion in investment for infrastructure from outside agencies it was reported this week. This money will be used to accelerate the country's infrastructure construction and help to connect climate change efforts...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Does Crowdsourcing Have a Role in Surveying?

Crowdsourcing involves the data capture and collection efforts of many people who each contribute a smaller piece to a larger geospatial data and geoinformation puzzle. OpenStreetMap is perhaps the most well-known crowdsourcing project internationally, and serves to...

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Google Launches Earth Engine for Carbon Accounting

As promised last year at the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen, the Google Earth Engine launched today at the COP16 Climate Change Conference in Cancun. Earth Engine is a dynamic digital model of our planet that is...

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

China to Build a National-Level Geographic Information Industrial Park

China has begun construction on a national Geographic Information Industrial Park that will cover 66.7 hectares in Beijing. An investment of 15 billion yuan ($2.2 billion) is being made with funds from the State Bureau of Surveying...

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Value of a Map: North Korea – South Korea

This past week saw North Korea launch live ammunition into South Korea. The event has raised tensions in the region. While the original border between these two countries was mapped when the Armistice was signed in 1953,...

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Convergence of Technology Trends Leads to the Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” is upon us, where ubiquitous network connectivity provides a means for sensors or devices to communicate. The ability for each sensor or device to have their own IP address adds a two-way communication...

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Beijing GEO Summit Marks GEOSS Mid Point Print

The Beijing meeting of the Group on Earth Observations earlier this month marked the half-way point toward achieving the goals of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). The event was a time to reflect on...

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Mt. Merapi – Challenging Spatial Information Technology

Mt. Merapi began erupting October 26 and has pushed volcanic ash into the atmosphere continuously at an alarming rate. This ash has already claimed 200 lives. Furthermore, it has had damaging consequences for not only the native...

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Geospatial Technology & Mega Hydro Projects

China has slowly re-opened the door for development of mega hydro projects. This follows a period where such development was limited due to environmental concerns. A number of projects have recently been given approval to proceed including...

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

National Land Surveys – Information – Policy

Land surveys provide the means to initiate administrative actions that support growth and development. Different countries approach the construction of national land datasets in different ways. In Korea, a national land survey was initiated and it included...

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