India Launches the Megha-Tropiques Earth Observation Satellite
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the Megha-Tropiques satellite, along with three micro satellites, aboard their Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle today. The Megha-Tropiques earth observation satellite is an Indo-French Joint Satellite Mission that will study the water cycle and energy exchanges in the tropics, with the goal to understand the contribution of the water cycle to the tropical atmosphere, and the effects on climate and weather. Read More
Japan Proves a Hotbed for Location-Based Services Growth
Location-based services has been an emerging market for more than ten years, with projected explosive growth worldwide that hasn’t matched the hype. While new check-in services, such as Gowalla and Foursquare, were seen as a driver for growth in North America, a more measured and consistent growth has taken place in Japan. Read More
The Continuing Evolution of 3D Cadastre in Asia
Continuing discussion and technological advances with respect to 3D cadastre are changing how cadastre are stored and used. By comparison, 2D cadastre have several disadvantages that updated and improved 3D products and services can provide. Both Nepal and Singapore have debated the merits of 3D in recent times as well as many other Asian countries. Read More
C-NAV is an international surveying and mapping firm that aims to provide high-accuracy GNSS positioning solutions to the offshore and hydrographic surveying community. The company is involved in seismic exploration, land surveying and flood mapping, geotechnical engineering and a host of other applications. Read More
Soyuz Ready With Galileo Satellites for Milestone Launch
International space cooperation will be highlighted in a historic event on 20 October: the launch of Europe’s first Galileo navigation satellites on Russia’s first Soyuz rocket to depart from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Read More
New Zealand Oil Spill Triggers Aerial Surveillance Charter
The break-up of a stranded cargo ship on the Astrolabe Reef in New Zealand has triggered the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters. With cracks appearing the hull, and an estimate 1,900 tonnes of oil and diesel on-board, there is urgent need for aerial surveillance to minimize the impacts of a spill. Read More
GIS Mapping Gains Popularity in India
A system of digitising spatial data, where numerical information can be layered on satellite imagery, is gaining popularity with government agencies and private companies for various studies. Read More
Cityworks Expands International Presence
Cityworks announced the recent appointment of Phil Mogavero as International Business Development Manager. With Cityworks’ continued growth around the world, Mr. Mogavero will help develop and cultivate Cityworks opportunities with worldwide distribution partners. Read More
Detailed Mapping of Sea Bed Needed to Tap Mineral Resources
We have mapped the entire surface of the moon, but have yet to map the entire sea bed,” Dr Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES) told a gathering of marine geologists today in Goa. India should have detailed information about its sea bed first so that we can look at ocean to satisfy our needs of mineral resources and energy. Read More
SuperWebGIS Contributes to Nuclear Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention
The system provides rich real-time information for the officials to check on maps via the Internet. The precision and reliability of decision-making can be greatly improved. In order to improve the ability of emergency response and disaster prevention of nuclear plants, Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan, hopes to establish a WebGIS. Read More
Trimble introduced an updated VisionLink software. The new version of VisionLink goes beyond traditional telematics applications by integrating asset and fleet management services with new 3D Project Monitoring functionality and production output tool.
After successful completion of in-orbit testing and check-out, VesselSat1 will expand the coverage of ORBCOMM’s satellite AIS service in the equatorial region, where there is significant shipping activity and critical need for maritime surveillance.
IGI recently announced a new major release of its leading post-processing software AEROoffice & TERRAoffice – version 5.3. TERRAoffice is a branch of AEROoffice and corporates special features for StreetMapper & RailMapper.
The SIRIUS I Orthophoto UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) is a perfect tool for mapping applications: It is easy to handle, portable and can be operated by one person. SIRIUS I is launched by hand and has a total maximum flight time of 50 min.
Scott Langbein, senior manager for TPS product management, said, “This incredibly easy to learn and easy to operate controller has Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operating system that has an impressive array of features.” He said the new unit operates with Topcon’s software suite, Pocket 3D, Layout, and soon-to-be-released Magnet.
The Light Gray Canvas map is now available at arcgis.com and ArcGIS Explorer Online. The Light Gray Canvas map features an overall soft gray color for land and darker gray for oceans and other bodies of water.
Users can benefit from more effective management, control and exploitation of data as well as a reduced impact of change on cost, schedule, quality and risk as changes can be implemented quickly and communicated effectively.