Australian Carbon Farming Law – Need For Precision Farming
The Australian government passed new laws to support carbon farming. The Carbon Farming Initiative is aimed at reducing the loss of carbon from farms and forests. Agricultural production can serve to mitigate the loss of carbon into the atmosphere through agricultural production management techniques that maintain carbon within forests and farmlands. Read More
Infrastructure Development Starts with a Survey and a Map
The level of development that is needed in Asia and Africa provides great opportunities for surveying and mapping firms. Mapping and surveying are often step one in the design and planning for such projects as power and telecommunication line expansion, pipelines, road design, dam site selection, railway development, mineral exploration, mine management, environmental planning and rehabilitation, and agricultural planning. Read More
Australia and New Zealand Team to Develop a Spatial Marketplace
Tens of thousands of spatial data sets exist in the public sector, yet few of them are readily available. Australia and New Zealand have decided to set up a spatial marketplace to facilitate discovery and access to these public sector spatial datasets to encourage the development and use of value-added applications and services. Read More
Finding the Source: Brahmaputra, Indus, Salween and Irrawaddy Rivers
The source of the Brahmaputra, Indus, Salween and Irrawaddy rivers was reported this week from scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Using satellite imagery, Liu Shaochuang, a researcher with the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications at CAS reported the findings. Read More
Digital Mapping of Coastal Areas
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has initiated work on cutting edge research areas such as: (i) Multi-hazard Vulnerability Mapping, (ii) Real-time tsunami inundation modeling as well as (iii) 3-D GIS for street level inundation estimates within the near coastal most vulnerable zones. Read More
Queensland Floods the Answer to WA Fire Storm
Cutting-edge mapping technology used during last summer’s flood crisis in Queensland would be invaluable for Western Australia’s emergency response and recovery efforts, according one of Australia’s top spatial industry experts. Read More
DubaiSat-1 Captures Images of Holy Cities
DubaiSat-1, the UAE-owned and operated earth observation satellite, has relayed images of the Holy Cities of Mecca, Medina and Al Quds from outer space. The pan-sharpened, multi-spectral images show the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al Quds. Read More
ILS to Develop Rural Land Registration in China
The memorandum expands the scope of the project to include registering and mapping rural lands in at least five townships – two townships in Jinan District and three townships in Qianshan County – representing an estimated 60,000 rural households. Anhui Province was an early pioneer in China’s land reform, beginning in the late 1970s when rural lands were de-collectivized and individual households were assigned contract rights. Read More
National Drive for Accurate, Standardised Digital Data on Local Authority AssetsThe Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA)has joined the push for a uniform national standard that requires land developers to provide Councils with digital data showing the accurate ‘as constructed’ location and details of all council assets such as drains, roads, open space and telecommunications conduits in new land subdivisions like a major new housing estate. Read More
A Digital Model of the Real WorldUntil now, three-dimensional measurement of buildings was time-consuming, expensive and error-prone. However, with the latest generation of 3-D laser scanners, data capture is easy, accurate and fast – at an affordable price. Entire buildings and their fixtures can now be completely and accurately translated into digital models. The new laser scanners capture up to one million measurement points per second with millimetre accuracy. This enables the detailed, high-resolution documentation of buildings. Read More
China Completes 1:50,000 National Map Database
China announced that its mapping scientists have finished a 1:50,000-scale map database for comprehensive geographic information. The database will provide essential geographic reference to China’s economic and social development, said an official with National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation at a press conference held by the State Council’s Information Office. Read More
SuperPad 3 is going to support to display the cached images generated by SuperGIS Map Tile Tool. SuperPad 3, the full-function mobile GIS software mainly designed for mobile GIS and outdoor mapping, can assist field surveyors in collecting, editing, and measuring spatial data on mobile devices during field tasks.
Juniper Systems announces the shipment of IntuiTrace Irrigation Mapping Software. IntuiTrace is officially released and available for order. IntuiTrace is a state of the art mobile irrigation mapping tool designed to produce as-built documentation specifically for landscape installation and maintenance contractors.
The series includes a set of webinars that showcases collaborative innovation. During the webinars, Intergraph and ERDAS will highlight workflows employing the technological strengths of the combined portfolios and provide a forum to answer attendee questions.
TerraSync software is used by utilities, public sector, natural resources, and many other organizations worldwide as a key component of enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection and asset management projects. The latest release focuses on updates requested by users to address their changing needs.
The Geographical Survey of India has initiated Hyperspectral Mapping and Heliborne Geophysical Surveys. This was stated by Secretary Mines Shri S. Vijay Kumar while inaugurating the Central Geological Programming Board meeting and exhibition.
Bangladesh and India on Saturday signed joint border maps, finalising the 4,156 km-long frontier between the neighbours. The long-standing border-related discord between the two nations was settled through the signing of the maps, said Bangladesh leaders and top officials.
The CCSFlex is designed to offer both asphalt and earthmoving contractors an easy-to-use and affordable system for pass count mapping. Ideal for both small contractors as well as contractors with large fleets, the CCSFlex can be used on soil and asphalt compactors for work on a variety of surfaces.