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India’s Drone-Powered Digital Maps Project Begins In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana
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China Launches Earth-Observing Satellites, Solar Sail Experiment
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Geospatial Policy Safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s Environment
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India initiates drone-powered digital maps project
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Terra Drone demos safe use of UAVs with Mitsubishi Estate for urban area logistics and security in Tokyo
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China hands over Zimbabwe’s arable land distribution data in scientific research cooperation
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India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal
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Chandrayaan 2 orbiter is healthy and safe in the Lunar orbit, says ISRO
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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Surveying is Relevant for Nation Building

Ms Yvonne O. Sowah, President of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) on Monday reiterated the need for governments to recognize the role of surveyors in the development of every nation. She said most often governments ignored...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Rocket failure: Russian, Indian Scientists Differ On Cause

The mystery over the mid-air crashing of an Indian rocket in December continues with officials of the Indian space agency and experts from Russia, which supplied the cryogenic engine, differing on the possible cause of the rocket's...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Geological Survey Shows Land Under Erosion Threat

Scientists at the HCM City Institute of Resources Geography have succeeded in using 3D technology to predict areas under threat of land erosion along Thanh Da Canal, Binh Thanh District, HCM City. The research is the first...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

GPS Systems and Electricity Networks Are Increasingly Vulnerable to Turbulent Solar Weather

The threat of solar storms that could wreak havoc on the world's electronic systems must be taken more seriously, the UK government's chief scientist has warned. A severe solar storm could damage satellites and power grids around...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Wildlife Conservation Top Priority for Sarawak Government

The Government of Sarawak is intensifying wildlife conservation and protection activities as part of its commitment to sustainable development. It is implementing major development plans throughout Sarawak that will create jobs, improve basic infrastructure and create a...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Work Begins on Vietnam’s 1,200 MW Lai Chau Hydropower Project

A ground-breaking ceremony has been completed for Vietnam's $1.8 billion, 1,200-MW Lai Chau hydropower project. The hydro project, located in Nam Hang Commune in Lai Chau Province and owned by Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN), is expected to start...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Survey on Sharing Spatially-Referenced Data

As you know, the sharing of spatially-referenced data is a key concern among all in our geospatial community. Current sharing efforts range from local to national government efforts, sharing internationally within disciplinary and scientific sectors, sharing through...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Asia’s Urban Population Boom

Asia is set to witness a sharp increase in the number of urban dwellers, something that governments must take into consideration in their city planning. Better planning might gain greater acceptance if governments realised that 90% of...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Land is a Hotly Contested Commodity in Pakistan

The Planning Commission’s Task Force on urban development has found that land is a hotly contested commodity in Pakistan and is planned and disposed of through powerful and often compromised planning agencies and through political and economic...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Using Geographic Information Science to Achieve Sustainable Development

Geographic Information Science (GIS) involves capturing, storing and analysing different set of data and performing different queries according to one’s aims and objectives. The use of GIS is becoming more important every day and is very useful...

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