Singapore has recently launched a high-resolution one-stop map for interaction with government data and services called OneMap. OneMap integrates data and services from a large number of government agencies, providing location-based services and information. Users can search for locations, get driving directions, obtain details from government agencies, and explore the highly-detailed map.’ More on OneMap
3D Cadastre and Future Expectations
Many organizations are considering to move from 2D to 3D operations. This trend is the result of several factors including newly developed technologies, improved computer performance, 3D software innovations and changes in cost structures. Several users report practical and effective gains through the use of 3D approaches. Cadastre are also impacted by the 3D shift. The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) has also been involved in investigating current and future potentials for 3D cadastre. More on 3D cadastre
Mapping Land Degradation and Desertification
During the past week Cambodia and the United Nations met together to discuss issues related to land degradation and desertification. Cambodia is a signatory to the United Nations Convention to combat Decertification (UNCCD) and the country currently 30 projects designed to combat desertification. The connection between desertification and water management is often not explored, and the meetings provided additional opportunities to discuss land management in a more holistic fashion. More on land degradation
Japan Ends Land Observing Mission After Satellite Trouble
The Earth observation satellite stopped communicating with Earth on April 22, and Japan’s space agency announced the craft appeared to lose all electricity hours after it entered a low-power safe mode. Satellite controllers continued attempting to recover ALOS since the anomaly last month, but JAXA announced Thursday the spacecraft’s mission was completed. More on the Japanese satellite
ISRO to Launch French Satellite in 2012
Continuing its programme of commercial launch of foreign satellites, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has lined up launch of an image capturing satellite of France next year, according to Parivakkam Subramaniam Veeraraghavan, director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a unit of ISRO. The French satellite SPOT (Satellite Pour l’observation de la Terre) is a high-resolution, optical imaging, earth observation satellite system. Currently SPOT 5 is working in the space and is expected to be withdrawn by the end of 2013. More on ISRO launch
Turkey to Build Two ‘New Cities’ for Istanbul
Turkey announced plans to build two earthquake-resistant developments in the Istanbul area to lure residents away from dangerous neighborhoods. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the first of two “new cities” would be built on abandoned quarries and coal pits at the edge of Istanbul’s European side. More on Turkish cities
Reforesting Rural Lands in Western China Pays Big Dividends
An innovative program to encourage sustainable farming in rural China has helped restore eroded forestland while producing economic gains for many farmers, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers. “The Sloping Land Conversion Program, which began in 2000 after massive flooding caused in part by land clearing, focuses on China’s largest source of soil erosion and flood risk – farms on steep slopes,” said study co-author Gretchen Daily. More on land use in China
Proposal to Check Landslides in Kundasang
The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry will soon submit a proposal to the State Government to address the frequent landslide occurrence in Kundasang. Its minister, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, said the proposal would include immediate, medium and long-term solutions needed to be set in place for managing landslide threats in the district. More on landslides in Malaysia
Australian Mapping Invention will Cut Costs of Minerals Exploration
The cost of exploring for minerals has just become a lot cheaper, thanks to the development of new seismic imaging technology by a West Australian company. The technology, developed at Curtain University, creates detailed three dimensional maps of geological structures at a fraction of the cost of traditional drilling systems. More on mineral technology
CHC announced the availability of Nava GPS Handheld series designed for any meter-level GPS mapping applications such as in forestry, agriculture, utilities, and local government, which are mainly capturing data about assets.
VERIPOS has extended its Middle East operations with the opening of a branch office, in early February. The facility is based in Dubai at the premises of Emphor FZCO, VERIPOS’ territorial sales and support agents who are also present in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Jebel Ali.
Publishing sensitive data challenges operators with additional security requirements. In many cases, it is not sufficient to simply secure a complete service, as the constraints apply differently within the service on the level of layers or feature types, or even on single feature level.
The 3D Web Client “XNavigator” is a virtual globe application that acts as client to a “Web 3D Service (W3DS)”. W3DS is a draft specification by the OpenGeospatial Consortium (OGC), that has been extended by Arne Schilling of the GIScience Research Group at the University of Heidelberg.
The Suzhou Science and Technology School of Environmental and Engineering Professor Zhang Xufu , teacher for the company to lead the marketing department, GNSS marketing, import and export department, technology center, quality control department and some other technical staff training. Training is mainly DS03 High Level of field measurements.
Corel today announced the expansion of its award-winning graphics and technical illustration portfolio with the introduction of CorelCAD, a powerful and affordable CAD solution that delivers native DWG (industry standard CAD file format) support, and the ability to seamlessly navigate between 2D and 3D environments.