Data Intelligence: The Australian Flood Prevention Wall
Last year saw extensive flood damage throughout the Brisbane, Australia area. Damage estimates were in the billions of dollars. Infrastructure was destroyed, crops were submerged and the energy industry was impacted significantly. The toll on human life and services was extensive – all leading to a need for improved flood management capabilities to mitigate and manage future events. Read More
China Becomes an International Launch Site for Earth Observation Satellites
China has increased their global aerospace presence by becoming a launch site for international satellite customers, including earth observation satellites. The China Great Wall Industry Corporation, the commercial platform for the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, will launch five satellites in 2012, a significant portion of the 20 to 30 satellites launched worldwide in a year, with most occuring in Russia and the United States. Read More
National Spatial Data Infrastructure Risk Analysis in Turkey
Action No.47 in the mentioned action plan implies that “A Feasibility Study shall be made in order to establish the Turkish National Spatial Data Infrastructure” whose responsibility has been given to General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre. Read More
China to Launch Country’s First High-resolution Mapping Satellite
The Ziyuan III satellite will be launched aboard a Long March 4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China’s Shanxi province, according to a conference held on Monday for the directors of surveying, mapping and geoinformation administrations across the nation. Read More
Service-Oriented Architecture for Proactive Geospatial Information Services
The advances in sensor network, linked data, and service-oriented computing has indicated a trend of information technology, i.e., toward an open, flexible, and distributed architecture. However, the existing information technologies show a lack of effective sharing, aggregation, and cooperation services to handle the sensors, data, and processing resources to fulfill user’s complicated tasks in near real-time. Read More
Paper: Mainstreaming Pakistan for REDD+: The Way Forward to Readiness Phase”
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has provided a platform to the international community to negotiate and take measures for climate change mitigation. REDD+ is emerged as an incentive based mitigation mechanism to address the potential role of forestry up to 17 – 25 % reported share towards GHG emissions reduction. Read More
Philippines Offers Malaysian Firms Access To Infrastructure Sector
The Philippines government’s offering of 33 infrastructure projects for public-private partnerships (PPP) worth RM22.93 billion will offer Malaysian construction supplies manufacturers and professional services providers with access to the country’s rapidly developing infrastructure sector. 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
Malaysia National Physical Plan
National Physical Plan (NPP) is a written statement of strategic policies on the physical development and conservation throughout the peninsular of Malaysia. The plan was approved by the National Physical Plan Council on April 26, 2006. The approval means, the plan needs to be a guideline for the physical planning and should be implemented at federal and states level throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Read More
Marine Ecosystems in the Mertz Glacier Region, Antarctica
In his account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–14, Sir Douglas Mawson (1915) described his encounter with large icebergs, resembling ice walls, during the voyage south to Adélie Land in January 1912: ‘a south‒south‒east was blowing as we came abreast of the ‘ice island’, which, by the way, was discovered to have drifted several miles to the north, thus proving itself to be a free‒floating berg’. Read More
Appointment: Trimble’s Expanding Worldwide Transportation and Logistics Division
Trimble announced the appointment of PeopleNet® founder and CEO Ron Konezny as general manager of Trimble’s worldwide Transportation and Logistics (T&L) Division. “Since establishing PeopleNet in 1994, Ron has positioned the company as a fast-growing wireless tracking and mobile communications provider in the U.S. transportation industry. Read More
FIG Foundation Academic Research Grants
The grant holder is expected to conduct the bulk of the research themselves (it is not a research manager’s grant), but at the same time the development of highly qualified personnel (HQP) should be a major component of the project. Read More
Apply Now to Participate in the SmartGeometry 2012 Workshop
Applications are currently being accepted for the SmartGeometry 2012 Workshop – an annual gathering of leading designers and researchers, programmers and artists, professionals and academics who come together for 4 days of intense collaboration, development, and design. The sg2012 Workshop will be organized around Clusters. Read More
Get a preliminary look at the exciting topics in the Intergraph Geospatial sub-track at Hexagon 2012. Below is just a sampling of the wide-ranging topics important to agencies and businesses around the world.
Geomatica 2012 is the latest version of the company’s complete and integrated desktop image processing software featuring tools for remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, geospatial analysis, map production, mosaicking and more.
The GPS system we know today reached its operational goals in mid-1995. In technology terms, that’s kind of just one step up from MS-DOS. But the U.S. government is well underway on a $5.5 billion project to roll out GPS III, with the goal of making GPS more powerful and more accurate than ever.
Worried about the swelling urban population and lack of infrastructure, the government plans to develop new urban hubs along transport and industrial corridors to accommodate the ever-growing influx to cities and towns.
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in Mongolia is a paper presented by Jane Hong. It outlines the state of the Mongolian SDI and includes topics related to organizational activities, geodetic and cartographic activities and international cooperation. Read More
Mumbai Kerala-based Light Logics Holography & Optics will set up Asia’s first holography studio at Kovalam near Trivandrum, a top company official said. “We have already set it up, though a formal inauguration is pending.
Displacement sensors should be installed around the Mullaperiyar dam so that unexpected movements within the dam surface can be detected and precautionary measures taken, according to Prof. Hemanta Hazarika, a geotechnical engineer from Japan.