Typhoon Roke came ashore in Japan this week causing considerable damage and several deaths. Beginning as a tropical depression 1370 km south of Japan in the Philippine Sea ten days previous, the storm ranged from a Category 4 to Category 1 in terms of strength before slamming into the island. Read More
Will New Mapping Effort Ease Tensions in the South China Sea?
The Philippines is urging a meeting between the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China to clearly map disputed areas in the South China Sea in order to reduce tensions. Read More
3D Printers – Helping Your Mind to See What Your Eyes Do
As the world of 3D expands and grows, the role of the printer is adapting to meet the challenge. While most 3D spatial data is usually maintained within a digital environment and managed within software, a 3D printer supports the creation of real objects that can be held and seen in their true fidelity. The prices for 3D printing are dropping and that is enabling a whole group of consumers and business people to engage new possibilities. Read More
FOSS4G Wraps in Denver, Next Stop Beijing
The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference (FOSS4G) took place in Denver, Colo. from Sept. 12-16. The event drew more than 900 people, making it the largest of these yearly gatherings organized by the OSGeo Foundation. Read More
SuperGeo Wins Geospatial Excellence Award 2011 in Transportation Management
National Traffic Information System, the WebGIS-based system developed by SuperGeo Technologies, integrates various kinds of real-time traffic information of each city/county and national freeway, such as speed information, CMS information, CCTV information, road events, etc. The system is authorized by the Institute of Transportation, MOTC, to assist the public in clearly querying real-time traffic information. Read More
DigitalGlobe Named Earth Observation Operator of the Year
DigitalGlobe announced that it has been named Earth Observation Operator of the Year by Euroconsult. “From all of us at DigitalGlobe, I’d like to extend our thanks to the committee and to Euroconsult for this honor,” said Jeffrey R. Tarr, President and CEO of DigitalGlobe Read More
Hexagon and Locata Partner on New Positioning Technology
This collaboration will leverage each company’s expertise to create the world’s first combined GPS-Locata positioning receiver. For the first time customers will have access to a tightly integrated solution providing high-precision positioning without satellites. Read More
Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s New Chair to Keynote Ozri 2011
Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s (QRA) new Chair will have an early opportunity to update progress on how the State is rebuilding after the past summer’s devastating natural disasters, when he opens Australasia’s leading spatial industry conference next month. Read More
Hubei Government – “Eleventh Five-Year” Mapping Achievements and GIS Data
Hubei Provincial People’s Government Information Office held in Wuhan Hongshan Li Tong the “Eleventh Five-Year” conference. The event was about mapping the development of the province’s achievements and important geographic information data. The conference is the Hubei provincial government’s second series of press conferences. Read More
U of P Starts GIS & Remote Sensing Programme
The University of Peshawar (UoP) has launched a new four-year programme of Geomatic (GIS and Remote Sensing) at the Institute of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning in order to prepare students in the filed of Geoinformatics besides providing a stimulating and quality atmosphere to bring positive changes in their approaches. Read More
Malaysia Geosarnas – Spatial Data for Natural Resource Management
In line with Taufik, Rector of Bogor Agricultural University, Prof.. Herry Suhardiyanto, saying that spatial planning plays an important role in the management of natural resources. “Spatial information is useful for the management of natural resources is good They’ll be able to reduce poverty,” he said. Geospatial data obtained from satellite-based remote sensing both optical and radar. Read More
“The new MR-1 receiver is a ruggedized GNSS platform that delivers Topcon’s G3 and VISOR technologies in a compact and easy to integrate package,” said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon Emerging Business Unit.
Since 2010, cooperation between the companies has developed beyond interoperability of technical data exchange formats into a commitment to promote open BIM. GRAPHISOFT now offers its professional and education users Tekla BIMsight for BIM model coordination as a free download from MyArchiCAD.com.
INOVA Geophysical is a global independent land seismic equipment manufacturer formed as a joint venture of BGP, the world’s largest land seismic contractor, and ION Geophysical, a leading technology-focused seismic solutions company. Though a relatively young company, by leveraging the array of ION’s state-of-the-art, pioneering land seismic technology combined with BGP’s operational experience.
Under a P260 million grant awarded by the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID) and Geoscience Australia, a high-resolution 1,300-square kilometer map of Metro Manila has been turned over to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).
Encouraged with the success of software, which was developed by the Madhya Pradesh forest department, six more states of India, including Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, UP, J&K and Himachal have asked the state forest department to educate them on the system.
The LIDAR is intended to provide tropospheric profiles of aerosol and clouds every 5 minutes, 24 hours/24. The system is fully automatic. Housekeeping data and local meteo data are collected and stored together with the LIDAR data.
The Kondor is an 800 kg Earth remote-sensing spacecraft designed to provide high-resolution radar imagery and terrain mapping in real-time. It will be launched as part of the so-called Arktika Earth observation satellite grouping.
The city of Chaohu has officially been eliminated, as NPR reports. It’s a city of about 4 million people, a Phoenix metro area-sized population that’s been suddenly stripped of its cityhood. Located about 200 miles west of Shanghai, the city is still trying to figure out exactly what that means, and why.