When GNSS and geographic information system (GIS) technologies are linked together the value for each of them grows. The first provides high quality positioning information, locating objects and landscape places accurately, while the later enables the creation of maps, models and visualisations. The value together is more than their worth when separate and apart – even though they do not have to link together for all types of work. Read More
Sensor and System Combo Provide Real-Time Monitoring of Rivers
Researchers in the United States are working alongside IBM on the first real-time environmental monitoring system for rivers and estuaries. The River and Estuary Observatory Network (REON) employs a series of sensors that will ultimately scale along the full 315 miles of the Hudson River to monitor ecosystems and clarify the human and natural impacts on the environment. Read More
Railway Transformation Through Geomatics Technology
The International Union of Railways (UIC) represents hundreds of rail operators worldwide and has identified many of the advantages of high speed rail. To achieve these positives, geomatics tools are being applied to rail network operations including feasibility planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance phases. Read More
Hexagon Integration Spurs New Levels of Geospatial Development
The 2011 Hexagon Conference took place this week in Orlando, Fla. This first-ever combination of Hexagon’s metrology business with Leica Geosystems, Intergraph and ERDAS users provided a nice platform to launch a new geospatial platform initiative at Intergraph and to display integration between the raster capabilities of ERDAS Imagine and the vector capabilities of Intergraph’s GeoMedia. Read More
Fugro Awarded New South Wales Coastal Survey Project
Fugro LADS Corporation, based in Adelaide, Australia have successfully completed acceptance trials of their new Fugro LADS Mk 3 Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) system and has been awarded a project by the New South Wales Government, Office of Environment and Heritage to survey 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. Read More
Cadastral Futures: Building a New Vision for the Nature and Role of Cadastres
The Article of the Month in June 2011 is written by Rohan Bennett, Abbas Rajabifard, Mohsen Kalantari, Jude Wallace and Ian Williamson, Australia: Cadastral Futures: Building a New Vision for the Nature and Role of Cadastres. Read More
SuperGIS Desktop Selected by Universidade Federal do Ceará in Brazil
SuperGeo Technologies announced that its reseller in Brazil, ENGESAT, has successfully promoted SuperGIS Desktop Lab Kit and GIS Learning CD to Universidade Federal do Ceará. Read More
Singapore PowerGrid Selects Telvent for Next Generation Utility Technology
SPPG will integrate Telvent’s Responder Outage Management System (OMS) with its ArcFM Enterprise GIS. This will assist the utility with not only sustaining its excellent System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) record, but also with the management of its daily operations for the Energy Utilities Network. Read More
Trimble Acquires Yamei Electronics Technology in China
Yamei manufactures automotive electronics products used for anti-theft GPS monitoring and tracking, RFID-based smart key and start and on-board diagnostics systems. Yamei serves large customers such as SGM China, Geely, KYB (Japan), Shanghai 1Hai Car Rental Company, Toyota Logistics, and Gaungzhou Hino Motors among others. Read More
Zenrin Aligns with Indian Mapping Firm CE Info Systems
The Kitakyushu-based mapmaker said it will provide its skills and know-how to improve the quality of products offered by the New Delhi-based firm, which is involved business such as publishing maps and compiling map data for car navigation systems. Read More
Nominations Now Open for ‘Asian Geospatial Excellence & Innovation Awards’
The Asian Geospatial Industry has been evolving and maturing, and this has been possible only by innovations and excellence brought forward by geospatial technology developers, professionals, end users and policy makers in the region. Read More
Cambodia – Implementation Agreement on Land Rights Program
The term of this Implementation Agreement is for two years commencing from March 2011 to February 2013. Apart from this cooperation support, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) also contributed €2.710.000 per annum for the implementation of the land sector program. Read More
China’s State Council Appoints Senior Surveying Officials
Wu Xinxiong was appointed to be the president of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission, replacing Wang Xudong. Xu Deming was appointed as the director of the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. Read More
The Trains of Tomorrow, Today
With the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway to begin operating in June, the world’s attention has turned to China for this momentous occasion in rail technology and modern transportation. Aside from being the fastest train in the world, reaching a speed of 486.1 km an hour during trial operations and expected to operate at an average speed of 300 km an hour, the new high-speed corridor will cut travel time between the two cities in half, from 10 hours to about five hours. Read More
Hemisphere GPS announced the availability of long range RTK for Outback Guidance systems featuring Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse™ GNSS receivers. Available in the new Outback A220™ series receivers as well as an upgrade to existing receivers, the long range radio data link allows farmers to expand their areas of operation and complete more work in less time.
Pacific Crest introduced the new ADL Vantage Pro, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to survive the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning. The ADL Vantage Pro provides high accuracy and application flexibility with more features and options than previously offered by Pacific Crest professional-grade radio links.
A new video tutorial, entitled Predicting Land Cover Change with Land Change Modeler, is now available on the Clark Labs’ website. Land Change Modeler utilizes land cover maps of two dates to evaluate historic changes.
With EyeFind you can easily view all browse images collected by RapidEye satellites based on date, cloud cover and product type. Advanced options allow for parameters to be entered on a map or for a shape file to be uploaded outlining an area of interest.
Working with China’s Satellite Surveying & Mapping Application Centre (SASMAC), CSIRO scientists have modelled the effects of a catastrophic failure of the massive Geheyan Dam in China’s Hubei province. They have simulated the impact of flooding on the surrounding region and its infrastructure if the dam suddenly released its 3.12 billion cubic metres of water.
Invitation to stakeholders and user groups. Do you or your organisation have an issue, a proposal or a success story that you would like to discuss with TASSIC? In 2011, TASSIC will be scheduling meetings with different stakeholder and/or user groups to discuss or promote current and emerging problems, issues or initiatives.
While Google can bring the world to your desktop, there is one entire country, however, that Google Earth won’t show you: Israel. That’s because, in 1997, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, one section of which is titled, “Prohibition on collection and release of detailed satellite imagery relating to Israel.”