GeoEye has been making many moves since the landmark Enhanced View award. V1 editor Matt Ball spoke with Chris Tully, senior vice president of sales, recently about the company’s outlook and focus. More on GeoEye
Maps Prove Central to New Zealand Earthquake Response
A national state of emergency was declared with the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand in Feb. of this year. The impacts of the event were considerable even though the earthquake wasn’t the most severe on the Richter Scale. Among the damage tolls are a central business district with 1,000 of its 3,000 buildings expected to be demolished, 10,000 houses that must be demolished More on maps for earthquakes
Measurement – From Excavation to Rooms to Geodesy
While satellites continuously circle the planet providing the latest details for highly accurate GNSS positioning, handheld devices are performing measurement tasks inside buildings that determine the length, height and angles for walls. Many people make measurements everyday for practical and useful purposes. More on measurement
OGC Technical Meetings – June 2011 in Taiwan
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that it will hold the next OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings. 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 OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee meeting sponsors. More on the meetings
Vector1 Media Welcomes Roger Longhorn with the Launch of SDI Magazine
Vector1 Media, publishers of V1 Magazine and Asian Surveying & Mapping, are pleased to welcome Roger Longhorn, an international expert on the development of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), as founder and editor of SDI Magazine (http://www.sdimag.com/). This expansion of Vector1 Media adds an important area of international coverage to this four-year-old online-media company. More on SDI Magazine
JAXA – Hosting Sites for Multi-GNSS Monitoring Network
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is pleased to announce the launch of the first step in the establishment of the Multi-GNSS Monitoring Network. The project is a contribution to the establishment of global, continuous observation network for multiple GNSS constellations in collaboration with the International GNSS Service (IGS). The project is now open for applications for 60 hosted sites for multi-GNSS receivers and antennas to be provided by JAXA. More on GNSS monitoring
Kalam Suggested ISRO to Build Satellite Service Station
Former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam Thursday suggested that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) build a satellite service station in geo-synchronous orbit as he saw an opportunity for it in this field. Kalam, himself an acclaimed rocket scientist, said many satellites in the geo-synchronous orbit face problems relating to power and fuel after three or five years in service. More on service stations
Viet Nam – To Boost Rural Areas, says PM
Building a new rural model is an urgent mission and a strategic policy for the sustainable development of Viet Nam, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the launching ceremony for the Central Council for Emulation and Awards in the capital yesterday. During the ceremony, the Prime Minister launched new emulation movements calling all people to build a new rural model. More on the new model
Indonesia to Use Geospatial Information in Housing
Bakosurtanal, Indonesia’s coordinating agency for survey and mapping, has just recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Ministry of Housing which signals a heightened cooperation between the two agencies on the use of geospatial information for the development of public housing in the country. More on geospatial for housing
Fourfold Increase In GPS/GNSS IC Shipments By 2016
As forecast, the market is now expanding into new vertical markets such as tablets, cameras and fitness,” says ABI Research senior analyst Patrick Connolly. These are high volume segments and will require variations in design. As a result, companies increasingly need to take these requirements into account to drive growth and market share. More on the estimate
Property Ownership Data on GIS Platform
All records, data, ownership details of properties under the jurisdiction of land; development office, including those in Lutyens’ Delhi, and details of housing schemes, markets, community facilities, parks, roads, drainage and waterbodies under the purview of Delhi Development Authority will be soon available to all state departments and civic agencies through the global information system (GIS) platform of the Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure Project (DSSDIP). More on property mapping
GIS Proves Key to Flood and Fire Management
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is the key to reducing the social and economic tolls of flood, fire and extreme weather events, according to Gary Johnson, Esri Australia Principal Consultant for Financial Services, speaking at the Australian Property Institute’s (API) Natural Disaster Conference held in Sydney. More on GIS
Australian Land Agency Tools for Mapping Happiness in Bhutan
It’s hard not to feel happy when a delegation from one of the world’s happiest nations is in town — and Western Australia’s land agency chief Mike Bradford admits he smiled a lot. The delegation from Bhutan, a tiny nation high in the Himalayas, which ranks happiness an official government goal, slipped quietly into Perth last week to discuss mapping their idyllic nation, squeezed between China and India. More on mapping tools
2011 Be Together: The Bentley User Conference ‘Keynote Report’
This highly interactive conference, whose theme was “Sharpen Your Edge,” gave Bentley users the opportunity to advance their skills, network with their peers, and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace as they attended multidisciplinary sessions and workshops – choosing from among the more than 350 available in nine conference tracks. More on the report
Regione Marche is a regional government sector set up in 1970 to decentralize power from Rome to Italy’s 20 regions. It carries out a wide series of legislative, administrative and executive functions with powers exercised within the limits of the Italian Constitution. The procurement of HMMs is for convenient data collection and update for civil service.
Large room? No square corners? Slanted walls? Lots of detail? Difficult to reach? No need to worry: the rugged Leica 3D Disto measures it all. A combination of distance and angle measurements determines the precise position of each point, targeted with the integrated camera and captured with the laser beam.
Included in the CADWorx 2012 release are the following products: CADWorx Plant Professional for intelligent 3D plant modeling, with live database links, and automated production of deliverables; CADWorx P&ID Professional for the creation of intelligent database-linked P&IDs, instrument loop diagrams, and P&ID publishing.
Getac’s ultra-rugged handheld PDA, already accredited for explosive environments (ATEX), now adds RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) capability for use in the mining , oil, gas and petrochemical markets.
RealWorks version 7.0, the first commercially available software suite that incorporates the newly approved ASTM International E57 E2807 data exchange standard for 3D imaging systems. Trimble RealWorks version 7.0 allows 3D laser scanning professionals to use their design software of choice, depending on their applications and workflow.
NAVTEQ is now supplying map and POI (points of interest) data for Fujifilm’s FinePix F550EXR and FinePix XP30. The FinePix F550EXR comes with a built-in GPS functionality, while the FinePix XP30 is a water, shock, dust and freeze proof model featuring built-in GPS functionality.
The survey included parts of the NSW Central and North Coasts including the coastline between Swansea and The Entrance, Terrigal and Umina Beach and over Byron Bay, from the back of the beach to depths exceeding 30 metres offshore.