Geospatial Information Research Centre Opens in Beijing
The Geospatial Information Research Center opened this week in Beijing via a partnership between the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping and the U.K. University of Nottingham. The research center will focus on navigation, global positioning, photogrammetry and remote sensing, cartography and geographic information systems to help solve key scientific issues of the two countries. Read More
Seminar on Hyperspectral Earth Observation Convened in Beijing
On 1–2 December, 2011, the High Level Seminar on Hyperspectral Earth Observation convened in Beijing. Nearly 200 Chinese experts, graduate students and industry representatives in fields related to imaging spectroscopy attended the seminar. The seminar was divided into three parts: a review of the latest developments in hyperspectral Earth observation, imaging spectrometry technology, hyperspectral data processing and its applications. Read More
Indonesia Takes Aim At Infrastructure
Indonesia is taking aim at infrastructure development. The country recognizes the serious shortage of infrastructure within it’s borders and understands that services, including basic protection, transport and marine operations all depend upon fully functioning infrastructure. The government has submitted a Bill that would revolutionize infrastructure investment and development to meet the challenge. Read More
GALILEO: 1st Navigation Signal Transmitted to Earth
Europe’s Galileo system has passed its latest milestone, transmitting its very first test navigation signal back to Earth. The first two Galileo satellites, launched on 21 October, are in the midst of their In-Orbit Test campaign. Read More
GIS Builds Bird’s Eye View of Adelaide Airport Safety
AAL has now partnered with the country’s leading location intelligence specialists Esri Australia to integrate world-leading Geographic Information System (GIS) technology into their wildlife hazard management program. Read More
Collecting LiDAR Bathymetry Data
The LINZ geodetic team wanted to fly some gravity over Christchurch as a pilot scheme to improving the accuracy of the national geoid model and so we worked together to develop the RFP for the ‘Multi-Sensor Airborne Platform Project’ (M-SAP). Read More
Google Publishes Street View Imagery of Post-Tsunami Japan
The site, called “Memories for the Future” (in Japanese “Mirai e no kioku”), allows you to compare before and after images of the tsunami-affected regions of Japan in Google Street View. Read More
SuperPad 3 Selected for Efficient Field Survey at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering
SuperGeo Technologies announced that its reseller in India, RSI SOFTECH, has successfully gotten into the domestic education market. The local partner promotes SuperPad 3 to Adhiyamaan College of Engineering. Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, founded in 1987 and located in the Dharmapuri District of the State of Tamilnadu, purchases SuperPad 3, the full function mobile GIS software to conduct efficient field survey. Read More
Disaster Preparedness Long Overdue
The Philippines is among the ten countries most vulnerable to severe weather caused by climate change. The country sits on the earthquake-prone Pacific Ring of Fire. It is also on the path of typhoons that form in the western Pacific. Read More
Lockheed Testing Prototype of Improved GPS Satellite
Although this particular satellite won’t ever be deployed, a model scheduled for a May 2014 launch should arrive at Lockheed next year to be similarly assembled and tested under extreme space-like temperatures before going into orbit. Read More
Indonesia to Map Coal Mines to Avoid Overlapping Claims
The move comes after one of the world’s biggest mining firms threatened to take the country to international arbitration over a dispute, in a high-profile case that highlights the risks of doing business here. Read More
The Survey of India Undertakes Mapping of Country’s Coastline
The Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZMP) project is estimated to cost Rs. 125 crore (approx. $2.5 million), and will take the next five years to complete. The project will generate a 0.5 meter elevation contour map on 1:10,000 scale up to a maximum width of 7 km from the shore line. Read More
Invisible Hazard of Groundwater Depletion in Bangladesh
Groundwater, unlike surface water such as ponds, lakes and rivers, is located in water tables beneath the ground which are recharged by seepage from rainfall; groundwater forms about 20 percent of the earth’s freshwater supply. Read More
The two new sensors deliver the orientation and the relative height against a set starting point for each scan. They significantly improve the automatic registration process, minimizing manual effort in post processing.
The Dynamic Dashboard platform was a reporting application that analysed vehicle trends such as idling times, distance travelled and overspeeds, vice president Asia Pacific Ian Daniel said, building on Navman Wireless’ existing technology.
The images provide a ﬁrst look at major development hot spots in the region — which include projects at Barrow Island, Karratha, Dampier, Burrup Peninsula, Port Hedland. Roeboume, Cape Lambert and Broome — and are the most up-to-date, highest resolution PhotoMaps available.
Dissatisfied with the limitations of the base map provided by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the civic body has decided to prepare its own digital base map of the city, on which it plans to plot all civic utilities and amenities.