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Iran Claims To Be Developing One-Metre Resolution Earth Observation Satellite
The head of the Iran Space Agency, Morteza Barari,...
Apple Boss Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Mapping App From Its Store.
Apple's boss has defended the tech giant's decision to...
U.K. Announces £2 Million in Counter Drone Contracts with Industry and Academia
A recent Frost and Sullivan forecast predicts counter-drone market revenues...
Japan announces open sharing of radar satellite data
At GEO Week 2019, Ms. Sasaki, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of...
China announces open sharing of Gaofen data
At the opening of the GEO Week 2019 Plenary,...
South Africa And Uganda Win Big At GEO Week 2019
The GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit...
Terra Drone conducts 160m chimney inspection at thermal power plant in Japan
Chiba, Japan – Leading industrial drone solutions provider Terra Drone...
Sudan launches its first ever satellite in partnership with China
Sudan's first-ever satellite to carry out research in military,...
China launches Gaofen-7 high-resolution satellite able to provide stereo imagery
BEIJING – China on Sunday launched a new high-resolution...
UK and Australia team up to use space technology to protect Pacific Ocean
Pacific island countries vulnerable to climate change will benefit...

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Mapping Realities Challenging

Pacific Island countries and territories are challenged by the necessity to update their maps to reflect the present day realities. Often lands departments deal with maps where land parcels do not fit the actual river system, or...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Resourcesat-2 for Rural Programme Efficiency

Resourcesat-2, a highly advanced remote sensing satellite that is to be launched by ISRO in April this year, is expected to increase the efficiency of rural development programmes by providing high-resolution stage-by-stage satellite imagery of the progress...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Google Tests Fate in China as Mapping Application Deadline Looms

Google Inc.’s defiance of China’s censorship rules resulted in the world’s most popular search engine being pulled out of the country 12 months ago. This year, the dispute may be spilling over to Gmail and maps. As...

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Chinese Beidou System to Challenge U.S. Dominancy

Beidou, the China's second generation of satellite system features services of locating, navigation, timing and even text message communication covering the Asia Pacific region by 2012, said the system chief designer Sun Jiadong. Such upgrades are perceived by...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Japan Needs Better Tsunami Infrastructure According to an Expert

Japan's cash-strapped government has moved away in recent years from costly projects such as increasing the height of sea walls to budget measures like producing maps that show which areas are at lower sea levels, said Fumihiko...

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

India’s Prime Minister Stresses ISRO’s Role for Sustainable Development

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh urged scientists to expedite space-based applications in order to balance the share of economic growth in the society. Talking to scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday, Singh said...

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Moving Towards a Spatially Enabled and Liveable Singapore

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s national land use planning and conservation authority and has helped to successfully transform Singapore into one of the most liveable cities in Asia through judicious land use planning and good...

Friday, March 25th, 2011

‘Eye in Sky’ to Help Identify Human Settlements in Forests

The forest department is using remote sensing technique to identify and locate human habitations in some of its forest divisions. The department has involved UP Remote Sensing Application Centre, Lucknow, for the purpose. The maps prepared on...

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Extent of Damage to Japan’s Infrastructure Still Unclear

Nearly two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, engineers still do not know the full extent of damage to roads, bridges, rail lines and other infrastructure. While much attention has been focused on the crisis...

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Indonesia Wants National Parks to be Profit Centers

The government is preparing a policy to hand the management of national parks to private sectors, expecting it to halt forest loss while helping to create forests as “profit centers”. Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said that national...

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