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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...

Friday, March 25th, 2011

World’s Wind and Waves Have Been Rising for Decades

Ian Young at the Australian National University in Canberra and colleagues analysed satellite data from 1985 to 2008 to calculate wave heights and wind speeds over the world's oceans. They found that winds had strengthened – speeding...

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