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Friday, December 10th, 2010

COP16 – Role of Geospatial Technologies

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico will wrap up this weekend. This round of debate and discussions follows on the events of Copenhagen last year, and so far has not brought any major agreements...

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Autodesk’s Project Galileo Aims for CAD, BIM and GIS Integration

At this year's Autodesk University event Autodesk unveiled their next-generation 3D city modeling tool with the working name of Project Galileo. This large-scale modeling tool will be available soon as a working beta software release via Autodesk...

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...

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