Baidu’s Mapping Efforts Garner Recognition for InnovationChina’s largest search engine, Baidu, has created an impressive 3D interactive map or Shanghai that has garnered a lot of interest within the geospatial community. The detailed rendering of the city, with each of the major buildings selectable with attributes, introduces a whole new level of 3D map interactivity in a clean and artistic presentation. Read More
The GLONASS Budget Needed to Support GNSS
The Russian Space Agency is presenting a request to the government to increase the level of funding to the agency. The request is interesting because of the information included, but also draws a line in the sand as to whether or not the Russian government will remain committed to GLONASS, and thereby further innovation and application growth as a result of GNSS. Read More
GIS and eGovernance in the Philippines
There is ongoing work underway to move agencies online, with the Philippine Geo Portal as an important part of realizing national goals. Ivan John E. Uy, Chairman of the Philippine Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) in the Philippines, spoke at the recent Senior Executive Summit at the Esri International User Conference about the objectives and approach of this technology investment. Read More
Javad Petitions for End to P-Code
Encrypting GPS P-codes is a step backward in providing the best of this excellent work of science and art. As the leader in GPS technology, we consider P-codes encryption as being neither good science nor good politics. Our campaign against Selective Availability was successful. Please join the efforts to end P-codes encryption now. Read More
Launch of PositioNZ-RT Monitoring Service
LINZ publicly broadcasts real-time, one-second Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data. The data is streamed free-of-charge from 39 Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) throughout New Zealand. This includes 34 LINZ PositioNZ stations and 5 stations which are part of the GeoNet project run by GNS Science. Users can connect to a data stream in the field using their GNSS receiver and a cellular connection. Read More
Spatial Parcel Improvement Project Update
As detailed in the August edition of Landwrap, the spatial parcel improvement (SPI) project captures and adjusts survey data from existing survey plans to improve the accuracy of the cadastre in high priority areas. The two-year project began mid 2010 and aims to have 95% of coordinates in the areas we work on, accurate to two metres. You can view the SPI project’s progress via the new SPI project page on the LINZ website. Read More
Column: GIS Delivers in Christchurch – SSSI
On the ride home I mused upon the strange duality that now exists across the city: broken, shattered buildings right next door to shiny undamaged ones, progress and improvement versus central city blocks frozen in time, paralysis versus action, the sad silhouette of the crumpled and leaning Grand Chancellor Hotel backlit by a stunning pink sunset. Read More
Australia Prepares World-First Tsunami Warning System
Australian scientists are putting the finishing touches on a highly advanced tsunami warning system in a remote desert region north of Perth. Researchers say the array of sensors is the first in the world able to make predictions on where and when tsunamis may strike. The system being installed in the red dust of the Pilbara region in Western Australia will monitor earthquakes around the Indian Ocean. Read More
Satellite Image Shows Ash Plume Drifting From Krakatoa
Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa), a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia, has been intermittently active for the past several decades. The island exploded in 1883, killing approximately 40,000 people, although some estimates put the death toll much higher. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. Read More
Dharna Planned Against Draft Land Acquisition Bill
Various peoples’ movements under the banner of SANGHARSH have decided to stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar protesting the new draft and demanding that the government come up with a comprehensive National Development Planning Act, that would take care of the need for land, the land use alterations that are required for genuine public purposes and land reforms for distributive justice. Read More
The NavX NCS is the most flexible and capable RF signal generator for GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and SBAS constellations on the market. With up to 9 L-band frequencies and 108 channels, it redefines the current state-of-the-art in RF signal simulation.
Being specialized in government, public safety and mapping industry solutions, the release of Orbit GIS X will lower the threshold for many GIS users to come. “We are very excited to announce this release. Orbit GIS X will show GIS users around the world that GIS can be easy to use, yet powerful at the same time”, says Peter Bonne, VP Business Development and Senior Product Manager at Orbit GT.
SuperGIS Server 3.0 Value Edition provides multiple Web APIs to assist developers in efficiently developing various Web applications. SuperGIS Server 3 can effectively manage and integrate numerous types of GIS data and also publish the data on the Internet as services.
Leica Geosystems announces new Leica Cyclone v7.2 software that improves office processing and use of rich “as-built” point cloud data. Several innovations in Leica Cyclone 7.2 address key market needs and trends in the processing and use of rich, as-built point cloud data from laser scanning/High-Definition Surveying.
Powerful and user friendly drawing and calculation functions give the user the possibility to treat measurements accurately and to finish drawings swiftly. Thanks to the modular system, the user can compose a software package according his or her needs. Digital terrain models, road design, importing field data and georeferenced images, …
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.
According to forest and environment minister, Ajay Singh Yadav, the forest department has made an agreement with the Haryana State Remote Sensing Application Centrein Hisar, and the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) in Hydrabad, who will be assisting the department in setting up the two systems.
The aircraft glided across the skies over a vast expanse of forest, a sensor strapped to its underside capturing detailed and breathtaking shots, before this only seen in the realm of science fiction.The hyperspectral imaging kit is able to identify individual trees, and amazingly — after lab work — zero in on the species.