The Internet of Things holds great promise with more objects and systems interconnected and available for query and data collection through Internet connectivity. IBM is leading the way with much of this development in a smarter city context, where sensors on infrastructure, traffic and utility services are combining with video surveillance for a much more efficient management of cities. Read More
Indonesian Memorandum for Geospatial Data SignedIn Indonesia the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Coordinating Agency for Surveys and Mapping Agency (RAN) with the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia (ANRI) took place this week. Read More
Seabed Mapping and Surveying in Asia
Earlier this week, China announced that it will increase it’s level of seabed mapping and surveying. These operations aim to describe seabed geology, water depths and the location of features and objects. Surveying of the waters and coastlines throughout Asia is expanding for numerous reason including, territorial interests, navigation and charting, mineral resource identification and energy related opportunities. Read More
SuperGeo Wins Geospatial Excellence Award 2011 in Transportation Management
SuperGeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, has been selected for the ‘Asian Geospatial Excellence Award – Transportation Management’ by means of ‘National Traffic Information System.’ This award ceremony will be held during Asia Geospatial Forum 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17 October. Read More
Logo for GPM Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar Selected
JAXA has decided on the logo mark for the dual-frequency precipitation radar (DPR) aboard the main satellite of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) project. As an international program, the GPM project has been led by Japan and the U.S. to observe global precipitation (such as rain and snow). JAXA is developing the DPR with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). Read More
Autodesk to Help Drive Data Interoperability in AEC Industries
Since 2005, Autodesk Revit products have provided IFC file export, making it possible to export replicas of project models to the standard IFC file format. IFC files can then be imported into any design program that is compliant with the same standard, helping to support greater interoperability in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Read More
Near-3D Views of Thiruvananthapuram City
Near-3D views are available for areas north of Vanchiyoor and Government Ayurveda College for the Thiruvananthapuram city. On the West Coast of Thiruvananthapuram, they cover areas from Vettukadu to Puthenthope. On the East of Thiruvananthapuram, they reach out up to Nettayam and cover such places as Menamkulam, Chempazhanthy, Mannanthala and Karakulam. Read More
Bangladesh to Modernise Tax and Land Records Management
The Asian Development Bank and the Bangladesh Government signed an agreement early this week for a US$25 million soft loan that aims to introduce the online filing of tax returns and digitised management of land records in order to improve transparency and government service delivery. Read More
Taiwan Enhances Disaster Information System
The integrated decision support system called “Safe Taiwan Information System” (SATIS) for typhoon hazards has been introduced, a system based on a web-GIS framework that allows disaster-related information be distributed via internet technology. Read More
Sarawak, India Collaborate on Biodiversity Research Centre
The state government and Bangalore government of India are ready to initiate the establishment of the most sophisticated Asia-Pacific biodiversity research centre to be based in Kuching. Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Peter Nansian said that negotiations between both governments were in the final stage. Read More
A state-of-the-art Oceansat-2 ground station (data reception and processing system) was inaugurated today by the Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Vilasrao Deshmukh at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (Incois) here.
Designed to be compatible with a variety of existing surveying equipment, S320 is the ideal multi-GNSS positioning system for applications in GIS, construction, mapping, land and marine surveying. S320 is available as a basic low cost SBAS L1 GPS receiver, with the option to enable full GNSS support and L-Band corrections.
In addition, five new languages options have been added. Meeting the toughest standards for Ingress Protection, the Nomad 900 is the ultimate rugged mobile device for field or industrial workers in extreme environments.
As Garmin’s new flagship portable aviation product, the aera 796 incorporates the popular features of the GPSMAP(R) 696, while also adding new capabilities such as a touchscreen user interface, pilot-selectable screen orientation and 3D Vision.
The robust product comes with class leading GNSS and Inertial positioning technology for continuous precision and offers additional steering solutions like SteerDirect CAN, SRK and Hydraulic for further improve accuracy.
At its recent meeting, the GSDI Board of Directors passed a motion that allows individuals in low and very low income nations to join the International Geospatial Society (IGS) by providing specific information of value to the global community in lieu of annual cash dues.