India – From Earth Observation to Monitoring Policy
This week has seen talk in India about setting up a new National Environment Assessment and Monitoring Authority (NEAMA), which it is hoped would begin later in 2011. It would seem odd that a country launching earth observation satellites of such high quality does not have such capability. Perhaps this will change and be realised in 2011 – adding new dimensions for monitoring basic land resources of the Indian people. More on earth observation
Australia Taps Travelers for Feral Animal Tracking
You’ve certainly heard of the invasive problem with rabbits in Australia, but did you also know that camels, foxes, pigs, myna birds and wild dogs are also a huge problem? Each year these invasive species cause dramatic damage to native habitat across the country, and the Australian government is turning to citizens to help map these animals in order to reduce their impacts on the land. More on animal tracking
Where Are the Workshops on GNSS / Design for School Kids?
Many nations are now beginning to talk about making fundamental shifts in thinking about natural resources, sustainable development and about how they might design new spaces for living. How can geospatial awareness be more closely integrated into these pursuits? More on geo-education for kids
OSGEO Japan Assistance and Support to the Tohoku Region Earthquake
Currently, OSGeo Foundation Japan Chapter members, to actively support disaster assistance and reconstruction assistance as a volunteer. In the far northeast of the earthquake response, OSGeo Foundation, FOSS4G along with widespread use of the tool is very important that we develop a strong awareness of the environment free use geospatial data. More on OSGEO
The Geohazard Mapping and Assessment at 1:10,000 scale for the Bislig City, province of Surigao del Sur had been duly completed by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Caraga Region XIII for the month of April, 2011. More on the assessment
East Asia Minerals Corporation, an Asian mining company, has acquired a 50% stake in Carbon Conservation, a Australian company that developed one of the world’s first forest conservation projects funded by carbon credits, for $500,000, according to a press release from the mining company. More on the acquisition
Japan – Long-Term Plan for Basic Surveys
Geospatial information such as survey results plays an important role in appropriate national land management such as prompt response to disasters, including an earthquake, storm and flood, as well as the conservation of a favorable environment. More on spatial policy in Japan
Dubai’s GIS Enhances Operations to Support Continued Growth
Dubai Municipality signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Esri’s United Arab Emirates distributor GISTEC, making ArcGIS software available throughout the organization to help meet the planning and operational demands of Dubai’s rapid growth. More on GIS in Dubai
Vietnam to Launch First Remote Sensing Satellite
Vietnam will launch the first remote sensing satellite in the next three years, to serve monitoring natural resources and natural disasters, said officials from the Institute for Space Technology of Vietnam. Dr. Doan Minh Chung, the institute’s director, said that Vietnam’s first remote sensing satellite will be designed and assembled completely in the next two years. It will be launched to the orbit in 2013 or 2014. More on the satellite launch
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Visit SuperGeo for Geospatial Innovation
The two parties had fruitful discussion about the geospatial applications and innovative collaboration by using GIS technologies. KISR was invited by Institute for Information Industry (III), an organization supporting the development of the information technology industry in Taiwan, to visit several major institutions in Taiwan during April 25-30. More on the Kuwait meetings.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that it will hold the next OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings from 12-17 June 2011 in Taichung, Taiwan. The week’s events will run concurrently with the Third International AR (Augmented Reality) Standards Meeting, which the OGC is hosting with the support of the Technical Committee and Planning Committee meeting sponsors. More on OGC meetings
SuperGIS Server 3, the map server software, enables enterprises to create, manage, integrate, and publish diversified GIS services in the centralized server framework. Assorted spatial data, images, and GIS functions can be applied to SuperGIS Desktop, SuperPad, and web browsers as GIS services through the Internet.
These provide access to almost four decades’ worth of Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and DOI’s US Geological Survey. Esri provides access to the full multispectral, multitemporal Landsat data for free on ArcGIS Online as dynamic image services.
Developed by CSIRO and AuScope in collaboration with other research organisations around the country, a new open-access network of geospatial data, and its supporting infrastructure – the Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS) – will enable users to explore Australia’s geology on a national scale.
The enhancements are designed to enable the delivery of reliable and secure asset-tracking and -monitoring solutions to a wide array of customers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The new ground processing system, together with A3 camera improvements now feature better radiometry, higher resolution DSM processing, as well as accurate AT and seamless Orthophoto generation processed in a fully automatic workflow.
The cost-effective system provides everything needed for efficient daily surveying in one powerful package comprising the Leica Viva TS12 Total Station, the Leica Viva CS10 Controller and the easy-to-use Leica SmartWorx Viva Onboard Software.
A Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) is type of communications satellite, that forms part of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) used by NASA and other United States government agencies for communications to and from independent “User Platforms” such as satellites, balloons, aircraft, and the International Space Station.
Global 3D design, engineering and entertainment software maker Autodesk announced today the availability of the company’s training and certification program designed to strengthen the capabilities of Filipino design professionals and students.
The Central Environmental Authority will be developing an Environmental Resource Information Database on each district of the country using remote sensing and geo spatial data bases in an effort to effectively and efficiently manage the country’s resources.