Japan Explores the Use of Google Modeling Tools for Redevelopment
As Japan works to rebound from the devastating earthquake and tsunami, leaders, planners and academics are working to put back the pieces and lay the groundwork for new development. Leaders are conscious of the world’s attention, and the opportunity to engage citizens in the planning process while building in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way that also reduces risks from future disasters. Read More
GeoMobile Map Hong Kong Launches
The Lands Department of Hong Kong launched a new mobile mapping application called “GeoMobile Map Hong Kong” this week, allowing users to view detailed government maps and to search for community facilities while on the move. This latest offering follows the launch of the popular online web map portal GeoInfo Map that was launched by the Lands Department in May of last year. Read More
Cartography: Changing Perspectives on Mapping
Cartography is more prominent today than it has ever been. Changing technology is allowing more people to create and use maps and they are designing and editing them with tools that are easier to use, and which provide improved capabilities. How we map the world around us is a strong indication of the type of society we live in, and how it impacts each of us. Read More
Event: 2nd International GIS for Rail Summit
The 2nd International GIS for Rail Summit was recently held in Paris, France. This Esri organised event was sponsored by the International Union of Railways (UIC), a confederation of 197 worldwide members from 5 different continents. The event provided an opportunity for the participants to share interests, discuss issues and to learn about member initiatives involving geographic information system (GIS) use for rail. Read More
Birla Institute of Technology Adds Centers of Excellence on Remote Sensing
The Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, will add centres of excellence for climatology, remote sensing and disaster management. BIT vice-chancellor Ajay Chakravorty, a professor in electronics and communication engineering, said the departments of remote sensing and disaster management that were already functional in BIT were being upgraded as centres of excellence. Read More
High-Speed Rail Poised to Alter China
Even as China prepares to open bullet train service from Beijing to Shanghai by July 1, this nation’s steadily expanding high-speed rail network is being pilloried on a scale rare among Chinese citizens and news media. Complaints include the system’s high costs and pricey fares, the quality of construction and the allegation of self-dealing by a rail minister who was fired earlier this year on corruption grounds. Read More
Surveyors Urged To Leverage On Innovation
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas, said the involvement of the surveyors, whose professional practices spanned across various disciplines, would constitute a significant contribution to a sustainable construction. Read More
Online Mapping Services Mark Revolutionary Bases
China launched a series of “red” mapping services online on Wednesday to mark the revolutionary bases and historic sites across the country. The country’s surveying and mapping institutions have launched 10 national and local systems of online mapping services marking the “red” historic sites. Read More
Google Suspends Street View Mapping in India After Police Raise Concerns
Police in southern India have halted Google from taking pictures of streets for its popular Street View services until it gets approval from the federal government. Read More
Asia to See Massive Growth in Carbon Management Sector
Carbon management expert David Solsky, who is chief executive of privately owned Australian firm CarbonSystems, said in an e-mail interview with Eco-Business that multi-national companies are demanding better environmental monitoring and reporting from their Asian suppliers. Read More
Shuohuang Railway GIS Project Advances
China Information Technology, Inc. announced that its project with Shuohuang Railway Development Co., Ltd. (Shuohuang Railway) has made important breakthroughs having recently passed its appraisal phase, and now entering its implementation phase. The project will be the first time GIS technology has been adopted by China’s railway industry. Read More
Saudi Arabia Maritime Development Through Hydrography
The Kingdom has already taken steps to train hydrographers by setting up a general commission to build data while also carrying out careful recruitment with aptitude for the arduous and precision tasks needed in hydrography. The Kingdom has also created a very dedicated training program as per International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards with qualified and experienced trainers. Read More
ISRO Prepares First National Inventory of Wetlands
A detailed national inventory of wetlands has been prepared on the basis of satellite imagery by ISRO, highlighting areas of critical ecological significance and those which are facing extreme threat due to developmental activities. This is for the first time in India that the city-based Space Application Centre (SAC), a part of ISRO, has prepared such an inventory and atlas of all the wetlands that exists in the country. Read More
Using ERDAS APOLLO Essentials – Image Web Server, CoMPASS unites disparate geospatial datasets and rapidly serves them to city employees and contractors within a comprehensive, easy-to-use interface that enables them to improve community services while minimizing labor, time and costs for the City.
Trimble Access Services are a suite of powerful, Web-based applications that enhance survey efficiency through the power of “the cloud,” by enabling subscribers to easily share information for faster delivery from the field and last-minute changes from the office.
Following Bruker’s acquisition of Sigma ElectroOptics GmbH in December 2010, Bruker is now launching its expanded product line for the remote infrared detection of gases in industrial, environmental and homeland security applications.
This new imager recently underwent field trials over SRD’s Cache Percotte Grid operational test site to prove its capabilities in detecting fire hotspots and in rapid data turnaround to field-ready fire mapping products.
Designed for outdoor mobile tour navigation, SuperGIS Mobile Tour is a mobile GIS application equipped with SuperGIS Mobile Tour Manager, which provides users with abundant tour guidance to navigate and settle their journeys via Android operation system.
To get more people involved in helping public schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) has launched an interactive online map which provides full public access to the status of key education resources in over 50,000 schools in the country.
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A TIN model represents the landscape as a surface composed of contiguous and non-overlapping triangles constructed between the cloud of lidar returns. Within each triangle the surface is represented by a plane. A raster DEM is then constructed by sampling the triangulated surface elevation at the DEM nodes.