Singapore Uses GIS as an Enabler to Build a Networked Government
Vincent Hoong, Chief Executive of the Singapore Land Authority, gave a talk during the Senior Executive Seminar of the recent Esri International User Conference about the role of GIS within the Singapore government. The government has long understood the power of geospatial technology, and have used the integrative power of geospatial technology to address cross-agency issues that allow the government to think beyond the individual agency toward a whole government mindset. Read More
Advances in GIS Lead to Rise of Academic Pursuit of Spatial Humanities
The continued advancement of Geographic Information Systems, with a depth of data related to physical locations and the ability to analyze events over both space and time, have given rise to the exploration of history. These capabilities have now spawned a new academic field known as spatial humanities where scholars such as historians, archaeologists, theologians, architects, sociologists, and literary theorists use the tools to map historical events as well as fictional worlds. Read More
What Does An Integrated Geospatial Strategy Mean?
From surveying to mapping to earth observation, technologies are continually changing. At the same time, regulations and laws are continually evolving. Meanwhile, financial budgets are fluctuating and the the demands of partners and the public are fluctuating. It is not surprising that so many different views about the ‘best way forward’ are being proposed. But which strategy is the most appropriate, which is truly representative of an integrated geospatial strategy? Read More
Digital Terrain Models for Soil Erosion
Digital terrain models attempt to accurately measure and represent landscape elevation. They can be created using a variety of geomatics technologies including survey equipment, both airborne and space remote sensing, photogrammetry and even manually. These DTMs can be used for numerous purposes involving landscapes such as flooding, road construction, railway design, agricultural-forestry modeling etc. Read More
Nearmap.com Signs Agreement with Hometrack
Property information service company, Hometrack, has signed an agreement with Perth-based nearmap.com to use its photo mapping content for its Valuer product. Hometrack provides electronic valuations and risk analytics solutions to the Australian and UK housing and mortgage industries while nearmap.com captures, processes, stores and distributes high-resolution aerial maps known as ‘PhotoMaps’. Read More
India – GU Programme on GIS, GPS from August
The Academic Staff College of Gauhati University will coordinate a satellite-based training programme on basics of remote sensing, geographic information system and geographic positioning system from August 1 this year. Read More
LightSquared vs. GPS Raises Big Spectrum IssuesThe argument raging over LightSquared’s proposed LTE network and possible interference with GPS services is actually two arguments over two sets of frequencies, both of which the startup hopes eventually to use. One of the bands allocated to LightSquared, called the “upper band,” sits right next to spectrum set aside exclusively for GPS (Global Positioning System). Read More
Ground-based Tech to Fill GPS Black HolesAn Australian company is poised to take advantage of growing frustration at the limitations of satellite-dependent global positioning systems. Professor Chris Rizos, of the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), says the global positioning system (GPS) is becoming a victim of its own success. Read More
Emerging GIS-Backed Technology Ushers in a New Era
Real-time virtual trips through foreign cities and mountain-top vistas with digital arrows pointing to top restaurants and tourist spots are just part of what lies ahead for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), according to one of Australia’s leading data mapping experts. Read More
ISRO Supports State Remote Sensing Centres
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan, who is also the Secretary, Union Department of Space, said today that the ISRO has been extending support to the remote sensing centres of the States. ISRO is extending support also in matters of tele-medicine, tele-education, setting up village resource centres and in matters of disaster management, among others. Read More
SuperGIS Network Server 3.0 provides multiple analysis functions on server end, such as shortest path, superior route planning, closest facilities, service area, minimum spanning tree, center problem, median problem, and VRP (Vehicle Routing Problem), etc.
CARIS has launched a new module as part of the release of Bathy DataBASE 3.2. The Engineering Analysis Module caters to the requirements of the dredging industry, port and waterway authorities, as well as other engineering operations.
If you are in the business of delivering services to households and businesses, you will know that properties and their corresponding delivery addresses are constantly changing. Victoria’s Department of Sustainability and Environment makes updates to Vicmap Property and Address available as incremental files every week.
Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have just announced a call for EOI to host one of JAXA’s multi-GNSS receivers. These multi-GNSS receivers will be able to track GPS, Glonass, Galileo and QZSS satellite signals. This call is the first step in the establishment of a global continuous observation network for multi-GNSS constellations, and is being coordinated with the International GNSS Service (IGS).