Beidou Brings Position and Navigation Data Offering to Asia
The availability of services beyond position include timing and navigation data to China and surrounding areas. Beidou promises to offer civilian users positioning information correct to the nearest 10m, measure speeds within 0.2m per second, and provide clock synchronisation signals accurate to 0.02 millionths of a second. Read More
ASM: Top Five Features of 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, we are reminded of the many feature articles that have been published throughout 2011. The editors of Asian Surveing and Mapping have gathered together the Top 5 articles of the year and we include them along with their links below. Read More
Trimble to Acquire StruCad Business from AceCad Software
The addition of the software products is expected to extend Tekla’s industry leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for structural steel contractors to automate project estimating and management, modeling and detailing. Read More
Sri Lanka Plans Remote Aerial, Underwater Marine Research
Sri Lanka’s marine researchers are planning to use aerial and underwater unmanned vehicles with remote sensing technology to study the oceans around the country, officials said. Sri Lanka’s National Aquatic Research Agency (NARA) wants to team up with the island’s air force to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for marine search. Read More
Buses in Fukushima to Shed Light on Radiation in the Area
The system, named Kyoto University Radiation Mapping System or KURAMA, is ingeniously simple. First, equip buses with radiation detectors and GPS, and as they scour the city on their daily routes they can collect data from all corners of Fukushima City. Read More
Tsunami Anniversary Highlights Early Warning Gaps
Seven years after a devastating tsunami struck Sri Lanka, more work still needs to be done to secure an effective early-warning system, officials say. More than 30,000 Sri Lankans lost their lives in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004. Read More
Tencent’s Online Maps Bring StreetView to China
The Chinese search engine Soso.com has added a Google-esque ‘StreetView’ feature to its online maps. It launched over the weekend, and initially covers just three areas – the modern city of Shenzhen; the ancient Tibetan capital, Lhasa. Read More
Chinese Confirm Beidou Satnav System Is Operational
At a press conference the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said that Beidou – which translates as Big Dipper – is providing location data and SMS messaging using a network of ten satellites currently in orbit, and another six launches are planned for next year. Read More
Cambodian PM Annuls Cardamom Land Sales
Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the annulment of all land purchases within the Cardamom Mountains in Pursat province due to gross illegal land-grabbing practices taking place. Read More
Record and Playback for GNSS Testing
Through documented laboratory test results and real field-usage cases, this paper confirms that RP systems can replay previously recorded signals so that its impairments are undetectable or at least acceptable for most GNSS receivers/applications. Read More
3 Dhaka Rivers to Get Boundary Pillars
The High Court in 2009 asked the deputy commissioners concerned to demarcate four Dhaka rivers with pillars as per cadastral survey (CS) and revisional survey (RS) records. Zanendra Nath Sarker, additional deputy commissioner (revenue) of Dhaka, said they followed the RS records to demarcate the rivers, as it is impossible to reclaim the river as per CS records. Read More
IBM – Analyzing the Future of Cities
The majority of us live in cities, and the percentage is growing. Municipal leaders who run the complex network of diverse people, expected services and aging infrastructure are on a constant search for more efficient ways to analyze data, anticipate problems and coordinate resources in their cities. Read More
Conference: Remote Sensing Data for Crop Rotation Mapping
The interdisciplinary research project CRC TR32: “Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere-Systems: Monitoring, Modelling and Data Assimilation” works on matter fluxes between soil, vegetation and atmosphere (SVA) on a regional scale. Read More
The X900 GNSS combines field proven 72 channels GPS+GLONASS technology and state-of-the-art RTK solution for either traditional base + rover configuration and RTK networks thanks to its flexible GPRS and UHF communication systems.
SuperSurv is the application designed for field survey with android mobile device. It integrates GIS and GPS technologies, which also supports global coordinate system. Thus, you can collect, display, and manipulate GIS data correctly with SuperSurv.
Whether planning an infrastructure network, conducting a military intervention mission in unknown terrains, or analysing terrain features for oil and gas exploration: accurate terrain height information is critical.
Extracts of the first images acquired by the Pléiades 1A satellite are made available to the public by the French space agency, CNES. The precision of the 50 cm Pléiades products are clearly revealed on the urban landscapes of Paris, Madrid, and San Francisco.
Almost a year after the amended Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification was introduced by the Union Government’s Ministry of Environment and Forest, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday approved the proposal to appoint an organisation to map the city’s shoreline and water bodies with the help of land survey and satellite imaging.
The center will be for managing mobile customer data, and will see up to 700 residents hired — good news for the city where employment is a major problem as the Sendai is still in the middle of rebuilding after the disaster. KDDI’s chairman Tadashi Onodera explained.
This summer the world’s first smartphone to support GPS and GLONASS, the ZTE 945, was announced. Today we’re announcing wider support for GPS and GLONASS. Any device with a Snapdragon ™ S2 or S3 processor is capable of accessing both satellite networks.