To date, tsunami detection and warning systems have been based on deep-water, pressure-sensor observations that determine changes in sea surface elevation and fluctuation on the coast, which are point measurements. Researchers observed after-the-fact that existing coastal current monitoring radar remote sensing systems were able to detect the tsunami signal and velocity as it approached both the coast of Japan and the Pacific Coast of the United States. Read More
RASAT Earth Observation Satellite Puts Turkey in Space
Turkey successfully launched the RASAT earth observation satellite this week. RASAT is a microsatellite imaging mission of TUBITAK-UZAY (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). It is expected that the satellite will help to provide information for disaster management, cartography, environmental and urban planning and development. The satellite will provide Turkey with several opportunites to participate from an advanced remote sensing perspective, while serving to build capacity in the country. Read More
Asia – The Rise of Geospatial Tools Meeting Earthquake Challenges
The use and application of geospatial tools and technologies has rapidly expanded throughout Asia recently. Major events in Japan, Pakistan, New Zealand and China have given rise to a growing awareness that geospatial and geomatics technologies can play a significant role, helping to alert, mitigate and understand earthquakes. GNSS networks are now in place in several countries, providing national networks for monitoring the earth’s physical properties. Read More
Australia’s National Positioning Infrastructure Effort Promises Economic Gain
Australia is working to establish a National Positioning Infrastructure (NPI) that will deliver 2-cm accurate positioning anywhere outdoors in real-time. This accuracy can only be accomplished by taking advantage of the existing GPS system and the new and emerging systems of Galileo (EU), GLONASS (Russia), Compass (China), QZSS (Japan) and IRNSS (India), along with permanent satellite navigation tracking stations. Read More
CheeHai Teo Visits China Land Surveying and Planning Institute
China Land Surveying and Planning Institute is a newly appointed Affilliate Member of FIG. The Institute acts as a “think tank” within the Ministry and areas of activities include land use planning, land survey and evaluation, cadastral management, land policy, remote sensing, land pricing and land information. President Teo also met with Vice Minister of Land and Resources Mr WANG Shiyuan, who expressed his support towards CLSPI’s membership in FIG. Read More
IBM Intelligent Operations Center
IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities provides a unified view of all city agencies so you can predict events and quickly respond. IBM Intelligent Operations Center monitors and manages city services. It provides operational insight into daily city operations through centralized intelligence. Read More
Manipur Succeeds in Mapping Schools Using GIS
Manipur, a small state in the north-eastern part of India, has successfully used Geographic Information System (GIS) for mapping schools located in remote areas. The state had launched the system with technical support from Mission of Geo-Spatial Application, a Central government, Delhi-based agency of the Centre. Read More
PetroVietnam to Ramp Up Production
PetroVietnam is to be one of the nation’s leading groups, both inside and outside the country, with sharpened competitive edges and growth of up to 20 percent a year, according to a five-year plan approved by the Prime Minister. The group aims to increase oil and gas reserves and petroleum exploration output by 35-40 million tonnes and 23-34 million tonnes of oil equivalent per year respectively. Read More
Aqueduct Alliance to Measure, Map, and Report on Global Water Risk
To assess and respond to increasing water risk globally, the World Resources Institute;(WRI) is launching the Aqueduct Alliance, a consortium of leading water experts from the private and public sectors, NGOs, and academia. Read More
Connecting Environmental Observations with Cholera Outbreaks in Bangladesh
A predictive tool capable of giving better advanced warning of potential outbreaks in specific locations would allow for proactive, preventative responses and minimize negative effects. Remote sensing products can be used to better understand the correlation between outbreak occurrence, sea surface temperature (SST), sea surface height (SSH), salinity, and chlorophyll-a estimates. Read More
A powerful Flight & Sensor Control Management System (FCMS). New productive features such as automatic generation of bitmaps from DTM data have been added to make Leica FCMS v3.34 the most productive tool for cost-effective flights and data acquisition.
Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available GNSS signals, the BD910 and BD920 modules are designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.
The Pentax SMT888-3G high-end technology market represents a new generation of Pentax products. Recently, the Thai Ministry of Finance purchased dozens of the Pentax SMT888-3G product for use in infrastructure investment in Thailand.
The map service in Facility Management System supports to display the cached images, vector layers, and web maps, enabling field surveyors to rapidly key-in the related data and to efficiently manage the rich information with ease. In consequence, the facility management can be effectively and structurally completed.
Kurdistan Regional Government Selects Innovyze InfoWater
Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, has elected to deploy multiple licenses of Innovyze’s InfoWater Suite, the industry’s premier ArcGIS-centric water supply and distribution modeling, management and optimization software.
The contract represents a major win for PCI Geomatics as it continues to develop and implement leading edge high speed technology for the geospatial market on a global basis. The GXL system includes support for the automated orthorectification and mosaicking of the imagery collected by the RapidEye satellite constellation.
This combination enables and facilitates a wide range of research, engineering and industrial applications. For example, in the oil and gas industry, X-ray CT-derived 3D segmented pore structures of rocks are used as the base grid systems for applying digital rock physics modeling of static and dynamic rock properties.
RASAT was designed, manufactured and tested by engineers and technicians from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey’s Space Technologies Research Institute (TÜBİTAK-UZAY) and funded by the State Planning Organization (DPT).
It is Landmark’s next-generation, multipurpose, three-dimensional (3D) visualization tool that was designed for the needs of the entire asset team, including geophysicists, geologists, reservoir engineers, drilling engineers and others. While each member of the asset team may be responsible for different aspects of the reservoir and thus think of it differently.