DES Mapping Solutions Offers Spatial Data Appliance
Singapore-based and government-backed DES Mapping Solutions offers a data appliance to deliver satellite imagery, digital terrain models, and other base data in a new way. The data appliance makes the data available for applications for an annual subscription fee, but doesn’t allow the client to take out the data. The new data appliance fits somewhere between a network appliance and cloud-based services. Read More
Indonesia Booming – Infrastructure Needed
Indonesia is expanding rapidly as the economy flourishes. Recently the country’s credit rating was upgraded to investment grade as the economy rolls forward on about 6.5% growth per year. But the existing infrastructure is in need of repair and or maintenance, it simply cannot accomodate the growth. This poses unique challenges for the country. Read More
Precision Agriculture:’The Right time, the Right Amount and the Right Place’
Productive agricultural land is no longer readily available, and a growing global population increasingly depends upon technological innovation to meet consumer needs. To capitalise upon these benefits, the motto ”The Right time, the Right Amount and the Right Place’ has never been more important when it comes to food production. Read More
GeoEye Wins Multi-year, Multi-million Dollar Russian Contract
GeoEye, Inc. announced that it is working with its Russian partner, ScanEx Research and Development Center, to provide millions of square kilometers of high-resolution satellite imagery to the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr).
Addressing the 99th Indian Science Congress, the country’s largest annual gathering of scientists, this week (3 January), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the occasion demanded a relook at the role of science in a country “grappling with the challenges of poverty and development.” Read More
DENR’s Land Management Project Featured at UN Expo
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Philippines’ Land Administration and Management Project Phase 2 (LAMP2) was featured during the 2011 Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo held Dec. 5 at its headquarters in Rome, Italy. Read More
Philippines to Invest in State-of-the-Art Disaster Monitoring Systems
President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the release of P1.6 billion to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to enable it to tap “state-of-the-art technology” and improve the accuracy of weather and disaster information-gathering and reporting in the country. Read More
Russia Appoints GLONASS Responsibilities
Vladislav Surkov, who has recently entered Russia’s government as deputy prime minister, will be responsible for the modernization of education, science and healthcare, as well as for the development of the GLONASS global navigation system. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin specified the new duties of the former first deputy head of the presidential administration during a meeting Read More
Urbanising Malaysia Calls for Adoption of Smart-Growth Principles
Strong emphasis given by the Government in strengthening the economic attractiveness of Greater Kuala Lumpur, improving the overall public transportation system, improving linkages in major growth centers and other initiatives identified under the various National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) will have great implications on future development of cities. Read More
Comparing OpenStreetMap with TomTom
The question that remains is this: How does the street network perform in a relative comparison with a commercial dataset? By means of a variety of studies, the authors show that the difference between the OSM street network for car navigation in Germany and a comparable proprietary dataset was only 9% in June 2011. Read More
Philippines to Host a Global Conference on Coastal and Marine EcosystemsThe Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connection and the Third Intergovernmental Review on the Implementation of the Global Program of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) will be held from January 23 to 27 at the EDSA Shangri-La hotel in Mandaluyong City. Read More
Vineyards vary substantially in the quantity and quality of grapes they produce. Yield and various measures of quality are known to vary widely within blocks and along rows. Two consequences of this are the uncertainty in the prediction of yield, and delivery of grapes of inconsistent quality to the winery.
“By offering a simple to use, yet powerful software solution along with our GPS-enabled cameras and modules, we are able to deliver a complete end-to-end photo-capture, mapping and reporting solution to our customers that greatly improves workflow efficiencies,” explained Todd Lushinsky.
. The cloud-based network provides a collaborative online service for hosting, sharing and discovering LiDAR data promoting public data access to the benefit of the LiDAR community and society as a whole.