New Zealand Embarks on Four-Year, $4 Million Mapping Programme
The government of New Zealand has announced a research programme today to use satellite imagery and geospatial mapping to map forests, pastures, rivers and cities across the country. The four-year Land Cover Research Programme was launched with a joint announcement by Environment Minister Nick Smith and Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp. Read More
BIM Advantages Now in DemandBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) provides many benefits. An increasing number of projects are now demanding BIM inclusion as the advent of new modeling and design technologies are coupling survey quality data into them, often providing 3D capabilities. Read More
Land Use Planning and Growth
Land use planning forms the basis for sustainability and development. Several locations throughout Asia are involved in developing land use plans across local to national scales. Participation in these plans is a key aspect for improving their success. In addition, long-range strategies that include land use planning support more sustainable solutions. Read More
India Embraces GIS to Build a Smarter Nation
India has embraced information technology for the past 30 years in their quest to bypass the industrial revolution for the betterment of their people. GIS has played a very important role in this transformation, according to Rajendra S. Pawar, founder and chairman, NIIT Group and Indian National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) in his talk at the Senior Executive Seminar at the recent Esri International User Conference. Read More
Velodyne Lidar Expands Global Reseller NetworkThe company announced that it has signed an agreement with Argo Corporation to serve as Velodyne’s exclusive reseller of HDL-64E and HDL-32E high definition 3-D LiDAR sensors in Japan. Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors are primarily designed for vision systems that are integrated into robots and unmanned vehicles, markets served by Argo. Read More
Land Information Mashup for Canterbury
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) today announced its sponsorship of the Support for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Data Mashup category in The Great New Zealand Remix and Mashup Competition launched in Auckland this week. The LINZ sponsored category calls for the development of an application that best supports the Canterbury earthquake recovery using at least one piece of New Zealand central or local government data. Read More
2011-2012 GSDI Small Grants Program AnnouncementWe are committed to bringing about an infrastructure that will allow users globally to access spatial data at a variety of scales from multiple sources that ultimately will appear seamless to all users. The GSDI Association supports the work of organizations to develop their own Web-enabled Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) initiatives, nationally and regionally, and collaborates with local, national, and international organizations. Read More
Trimble Q2 2011 Revenue of $407.2 Million, Up 22 Percent
Trimble today announced second quarter 2011 revenue of $407.2 million, up approximately 22 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2010. Operating income for the second quarter of 2011 was $51.6 million, up 27 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2010. Operating margin in the second quarter of 2011 was 12.7 percent, compared to 12.2 percent in the second quarter of 2010. Read More
Editorial: Improve Radiation Mapping
The shipments of beef cows suspected of having been fed with radioactive rice straw to all the prefectures except Okinawa have underlined the radiation hazards caused by the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plants. Read More
Ballarat Woman Uses Fellowship to Explore Geographic Naming
Laura Kostanski works for Victoria’s Office of Geographic Names – the official authority that administers the Geographic Places act. Her expertise in all thing topographical has paid off, with Dr Kostanski recently being awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship for 2011. Read More
Digital Mapping of Balakot Planned
The Provincial Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (Perra), in collaboration with the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, will prepare the digital mapping of the revenue record of earthquake-hit Balakot city. Sources in the district government said the Perra and Suparco have entered into an agreement for this purpose. Read More
The Standard Database reduces the effort required to define items, descriptions and dimensions that satisfy requirements throughout various phases of a project by delivering a comprehensive range of commodity codes used to uniquely describe materials through a project life cycle, while employing sophisticated and exhaustive rules to maintain material descriptions.
SuperGeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, announced that the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Fiji, selected GPS Learning CD for the staff to learn comprehensive GPS knowledge about the operating principles, signal formats, datum, methods to position and measure, etc
Optech Incorporated, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced lidar, aerial digital camera and survey instruments, announced today that de Bruin Spatial Technologies, based in Mount Gambier, South Australia, has taken delivery of Optech’s ALTM Orion M-Series airborne laser scanning system.
Both NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X will be launched into the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, where they will assist with disaster relief and global environmental monitoring campaigns alongside satellites from other consortium members ASAL (Algeria), BLMIT (China), Deimos Space (Spain) and SSTL (UK).
Applanix Releases Software Version 3.03C for POSTrack V5Key changes in this release include: Switch added to disable the display of height above ground based upon LIDAR measurements, Fixed issue with setting time to unfreeze the PAV80 mount before start of line (1 sec minimum), Flight lines now automatically adjusted according to DEM to check planned side lap, Increased maximum number of defined strips to 500, DEM form changed to fit screen resolution of 768 pixels.
The Gyro Station technology combines a gyroscope with a total station, creating a multi-use, unique surveying and engineering instrument designed to provide superior solutions beyond the reach of other technologies including tunneling, road, railroad, power line, pipeline and similar long and narrow, or underground construction projects.
The BGM103xN7 Series devices support separate or simultaneous reception of both Global Positioning System (GPS) and Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema (GLONASS) signal. Each of the three devices, optimized for different end platforms.
New NAVX-NCS RF Signal GeneratorThe 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.
To familiarize you with this user-friendly online application, Esri will host the live training seminar Getting the Most out of ArcGIS Explorer Online on August 18, 2011. During this seminar, you will learn how you can use ArcGIS Explorer Online to create, save, and share maps using data from a variety of sources.