Malaysia Commits to Expanding Satellite Earth Observation Program
The Malaysian government has made a five-year and RM200 million (US$66 million) commitment to extend their RazakSAT earth observation satellite program that began with the launch of RazakSATE-1 on July 14, 2009. Read More
High Precision GNSS Market Spurred by China’s Adoption
The adoption of high precision GNSS in China is helping fuel a growth trajectory that is projected to double by 2016, according to ABI Research. While the market was impacted in 2009, there are multiple markets where GNSS has become critical. Read More
INTERGEO 2011: Asia On Display in GermanyThe annual INTERGEO 2011 Conference and Trade Show was held this week in Nürnberg, Germany. Ranking as one of the top 5 geospatial events globally, this year saw 17,000 people in attendance from 30 countries – and Asian manufacturers and geoservices formed a significant portion of the 530 stands on exhibit. Read More
Tunnelling: From Surveying to Data ManagementTunnelling has gone high-tech. Integrating survey data, monitoring information, data management and collaborative interaction, tunnelling is a shared effort and technologies are increasingly being integrated toward common web-based management systems. As tunnels proceed, machinery wear, alignment, shift data, progress data and an assortment of other information becomes fully engaged. Read More
Rebuilding Japan for People and Nature, IUCNAs Japan rebuilds after the devastating impact of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami it needs to consider nature based solutions as a key component to recovery and reconstruction efforts, says IUCN. Read More
MecSoft Welcomes Value Added Reseller in South KoreaMecSoft announced that Tinyrobo Co. Ltd , located in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, will now distribute MecSoft products. “We are pleased that Tinyrobo has made a commitment to providing MecSoft CAM solutions to their users in South Korea,” stated Ulrich Oehler, CEO of MecSoft Europe. “ Read More
Fugro Survey Pty Ltd (Perth) Due to Commence a Deepwater AUV Survey Following the success of a similar such project off NW Australia in 2010 Fugro will utilise its Australian based survey vessel, the 75m Southern Supporter, and its regionally based Hugin 1000 AUV. The Hugin AUV is a proven deepwater survey platform enabling multibeam echo sounder, side scan sonar and sub bottom profiling data to be gathered in water depths to 3000m. Read More
Reliance Infra Launches Environmental Mobile Monitoring SystemReliance Infrastructure Limited has launched an Environmental Mobile Monitoring system at the 140 km stretch of Pune Satara corridor. The inauguration was done by Member of Parliament Shrimat Chhatrapati Udyan Raje Bhonsale at Annawadi Toll Plaza. A monitoring van will be used to monitor pollutants across the corridor and endeavor to offer commuters pollution free commute on the corridor. Read More
Nepal to Use Geospatial Technology to Increase Public Safety
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office, the primary law enforcement agency in the Kathmandu Valley, has floated a charter of short-term and long-term plans ‘to combat crime and give the public a sense of security’. Read More
Australian Miners Unearth New Business Intelligence Strategies
The growth of Australia’s mining sector could reach new heights if it were to follow the lead of some of the world’s most progressive resource companies and adopt an uninhibited view of current Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, according to one of Australia’s top spatial experts. Read More
Trimble introduced additions to its portfolio of Connected Site survey solutions for the field and office. The new and enhanced tools allow surveyors to collect, share and deliver data faster to improve accuracy, efficiency and productivity.
The new Spectra Precision ProMark 800 receiver, using advanced Z-BLADE multi-constellation GNSS processing technology, tracks a wide range of available satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo as well as WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS satellite-based augmentation systems.
SuperGeo Updates Task-oriented Mobile GIS—SuperField 3The former provides full and basic GIS functions to help surveyors complete the survey tasks. The latter offers advanced and full-functioned GIS tools and allows surveyors to synchronize the survey data with geodatabase through the Internet.
New Multi-Sensor hardware feature includes the Compass and Height Sensor which complement the existing Dual Axis Compensator for the FARO Focus3D. The two new sensors deliver the orientation and the relative height against a set starting point for each scan.
Topcon Positioning Systems’ (TPS) new Imaging Station – the IS-3 – takes the industry’s longest scanning range and increases it by almost 20 percent to 6,500 feet. In addition to its “dramatic increase in non-prism scanning range,” said Denny Welch, senior vice president of the Survey Business Unit
With integrated internal and external device management, multi-user management, high end security, modular and scalable design, the GR25 GNSS Reference Server will grow with users’ needs and keep their GNSS applications and networks fully up to date.