Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Septentrio and CORE receiver will use Japan’s centimeter-level service
Septentrio and CORE partner up to develop a GPS/GNSS...
Ethiopia to launch first-ever satellite in December with China’s help: president
ADDIS ABABA - The Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde on...
Japan’s AxelSpace Partners With Rwanda’s Broadband Systems Corporation To Provide Satellite Imagery To African Countries
Axelpace Corporation announces the partnership with Broadband Systems Corporation...
Abu Dhabi QCC unveils Jawdah app, smart GIS project at Gitex 2019
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has launched...
Apple Pulls Mapping App Used by Hong Kong Protesters
Last week, Apple rejected and then approved a mapping...
South Korea’s Most Promising Tech Startups Pitch in the U.S. to Top Investors
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The KIC-FedTech Accelerator Pitch...
Israel’s Elbit sells over 1,000 mini-drones to Southeast Asian country
JERUSALEM — Elbit Systems is providing more than 1,000...
Dubai Municipality, Nedaa ink geospatial infra MoU
Dubai Municipality has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...
Space start-ups get a voice at Australia’s newest space organisation
The SmartSat CRC has created a company to give...
Indra to help boost European airport capacity with GBAS
Starting this year, new-generation GNSS-based landing systems — ground-based...
indus

The source of the Brahmaputra, Indus, Salween and Irrawaddy rivers was reported this week from scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Using satellite imagery, Liu Shaochuang, a researcher with the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications at CAS reported the findings. Working on the expedition operating between 2007-2010, the project included both field trips and remote sensing tools and technologies.

“Previously, the sources of the four rivers were never clearly designated, and differing accounts regarding their lengths nd drainage areas confused researchers for many years due to restrictions of natural conditions and surveying and mapping technologies, said Liu Shaochuang, a researcher with the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications under the CAS,” reported Xinhua

Accomplishing this work depended upon updated remote sensing technologies. Today, satellite imagery has higher resolution and landscape features and spectral analysis often help to identify and delineate these landscape features.  

The Salween River, “is an international river, originating from Tangula Mountain of the Himalayas in the Tibetan plateau. The Salween then flows southward through Yunnan Province of China, down through Shan and Kayah States in the East of Burma (Myanmar), and along the Thai-Burma border, passing through Kayan and Mon States (Burma), and emptying into the Gulf of Martaban in the Andaman Sea,” as described by Salween Watch.