Health Mapping Places Original Source of Cholera Pandemic to Bangladesh
Researchers have been working for some time to trace a deadly strain of Cholera called “El Tor” since its emergence in the mid-1970s. It is estimated that cholera affects 3 to 5 million people per year, with 100,000 to 120,000 deaths. Read More
Understanding Airborne vs. Satellite Imagery
A common question that many readers of Asian Surveying and Mapping often ask us is, “what is the difference between airborne camera systems as compared to satellite imagery – what do I need to know?” This brief article is intended to help. Read More
High-Speed Rail + High-Speed WiMax in Taiwan
This week the Bureau of High-Speed Rail in Taiwan (HSR) decided to innovate railway transportation through providing 4G wireless internet. This is a clear sign that being connected, even while moving at high-speed, knows no bounds and is a step toward keeping citizens and businesses on the same wavelength. Read More
Fugro Returns to the Aleutians for NOAA
Fugro Pelagos has successfully completed 22 task orders for NOAA. While the data collection phase of the project is expected to be complete by late August 2011, data processing and product creation is expected to run through the remainder of 2011. Read More
Glonass Satellite Grounded for Likely System Error
The launch of a Soyuz-2.1B rocket with a Glonass-M navigation satellite aboard, scheduled for the night of August 25-26 from the Plesetsk space center, has been pushed back to sometime between September 1 and 10. News of the delayed liftoff broke a few hours before the scheduled launch. Read More
SuperGIS Selected by SPZ Enterprise for GIS Projects in Papua New Guinea
SPZ Enterprise focuses on the project services in the fields of environment planning, agriculture, land management, reforestation and plantation, serving the clients in Oceania, including Papua New Guinea. Through the recommendation of Satscanner Sdn. Bhd., one of SuperGeo Malaysia’s local dealers. Read More
Flood Technology New Weapon Against Bushfire Season
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS), in conjunction with leading data mapping specialists Esri Australia, has spent the past two years developing a Geographic Information System (GIS) capability, which enables the organisation to plot fire, asset and resource information on a centrally accessible digital map to give them a complete picture of fire situations before, during and after they have occurred. Read More
Port Bonython on Spencer Gulf Project Advances
Arup will commence work immediately on a comprehensive environmental assessment of the preferred site following the firm’s appointment this week by the Spencer Gulf Port Link Consortium – the group selected by the State Government as its preferred bidder for the project. Read More
Obayashi Signs Agreement with NEC and GRAPHISOFT – “Smart BIM Cloud”
This leads all stakeholders to a better understanding of each phase beforehand, so that it will be possible to respond to customers’ requests in the early stages, leading to consensus early in the design process. In addition, utilizing BIM will result in the creation of a working environment in which each person involved in the building process can cooperate quickly and seamlessly, greatly reducing the construction time. Read More
India Mines Ministry Plans to Outsource Mapping
The ministry of mines plans to seek outside help to increase the pace of mapping of potential mineral reserves in India to meet a government plan that aims to complete prospecting for natural resources in the five years starting 1 April. All mapping work for finding mineral reserves is currently done by the Geological Survey of India (GSI). Read More
Pakistan to Expand Satellite NetworkPakistan plans to work with China, Japan and Europe to expand its network of remote sensing (RS) satellites for use in environment monitoring and natural resource surveys. Read More
Farmers continually strive for increased yields and efficiency and those efforts translate into a need for improved accuracy and performance regarding field operations. Now, combining new eDriveX features with Outback S3 spray and rate control and new long range RTK receivers A320/A321.
The CWS220A is a wireless version of our SI-111 infrared radiometer. It contains an internal 922-MHz spread spectrum radio that transmits data to a CWB100A Wireless Base Station or to another wireless sensor. The frequency of the CWS220A’s internal radio is commonly used in Australia and New Zealand.
The Gyro Shot uses the latest nano-technology to deliver accurate surveys in a surprisingly rugged package. Surveys are run much like with a magnetic multishot tool – the instrument is moved through the borehole and stopped at intervals to take static readings of inclination.
The mobile mapping system, purchased from Mirukuru and operated by Asia Air Survey, has been used to capture highly detailed 3D survey data. This data will be used to assess the structural damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami.
Mosgiel-based company TracMap will compete for a share of $US500,000 later this year after winning a category of an international security title. The company, which produces vehicle-based GPS guidance solutions, won the Asia Pacific final of the Global Security Challenge in Sydney last week.