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Laser Scanning Captures the Ruins of Japan’s Largest Mountaintop Castle
Researchers at the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara have found...
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3D imagery of buildings and terrain of India's major...
Pondy Coast Undergoes Mapping to Assist Evacuation During Disasters
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Chinese Air Force Checks Quake Area with Drones
China’s air force dispatched a drone to the site...
Manila to Fight for UN Panel’s Jurisdiction Over South China Sea
Claims by Beijing to the disputed South China Sea...
Indonesia Deploys Drones to Catch Tax Cheats
For Indonesia’s cash-strapped government, policing revenue across a chain...
The Zoological Survey of India Celebrates 100 Years
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has drawn a...
Digital India Initiative Kicks Off in Indore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kicks off his Digital...
India’s Infrastructure Output Rebounds in May
India's infrastructure output expanded for the first time in...
MAGIC Project Helps Determine Malaysia’s Territorial Waters
The Marine Geodetic Infrastructure in Malaysian Water (MAGIC) project,...

March 3rd, 2013
Viewpoint: We Need Ground Rules for Geo-information

We’ve scarcely started to grasp the scale of the changes information technology will bring this century. One application is to help analyse, map and collate features of our surroundings across the planet and keep track of activity on it. This geo-information has tremendous benefits and is gaining in sophistication and power all the time. The scale of the phenomenon and the quantities of data involved are barely imaginable, but the effect is for humanity to be endowed with new senses that can reach to the Earth’s farthest corners. Read More