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What Are the Advantages of Radar Imagery?

With the planned launch of an Indian-built radar surveillance satellite (Risat-1) next month, it seems timely to address some of the advantages of radar imaging versus other imagery data types. In Asia in particular, the ability of radar imagery to see through clouds and fog in order to capture imagery of the ground below is a distinct advantage, however there are additional benefits.
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Water at the Crossroads: Measure – Monitor – Map

This data is used to monitor and understand these resources, and is an integral input for developing policy and planning as well as management of water resources. Several countries are currently reporting issues with respect to clean water availability, and are in need of improved tools, applications and strategies to ensure supply.
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Fourth Digital Earth Summit Scheduled for Wellington this September

The Digital Earth Summit will convene for the fourth biannual event from Sept. 2-4, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. This event is sponsored by both the Wellington City Council and Land Information New Zealand and coordinated by the International Society for Digital Earth. The event follows on a successful event that took place in Perth in 2010.
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DENR Launches Cadastral Survey Projects

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4B has launched recently its Cadastral Survey Project for the municipalities of Magsaysay and Calintaan in Occidental Mindoro to establish project control points, political boundaries and lot surveys.
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Insurers Ignore GIS Technology at their Peril

The caution came on the eve of the release of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry report and follows the Natural Disaster Insurance Review (NDIR) which recommended compulsory inclusion of flood cover in policies for homes in medium and high-risk areas.
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Integrated Information of Highway Bus Routes

Now, through this project, information of bus routes and stops in Taiwan is investigated and compiled thoroughly to integrate spatial and attribute data which is related to countrywide bus operating routes of the 1,300 roads comprehensively.
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Better Connecting New Zealand’s Location-based Information

Geospatial information — or, at its simplest, information about location — has revolutionised how we see the world and our place in it. It tells us where on Earth different things are, and how they relate to one another.
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SPACEBEL Signs Contract for Vietnam Earth Observation Satellite

After several years of negotiations, the SPACEBEL consortium was selected in July of 2011 on the basis of their technical proposal and also due to the continuous support of the Belgian Government, both at the Federal and regional levels.
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Sri Lanka to Bring Surveyors from India

Sri Lanka Minister of Irrigation and Water Management Nimal Siripala de Silva says that 200 surveyors will be brought from India to survey the land that comes under the Mahaweli scheme. Addressing a function held in Mahaweli B zone yesterday.
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AAM Geocortex Web Directions Workshop: Perth, WA

AAM are holding a Geospatial Web Directions Workshop in Perth. This will be a great opportunity for current users and those interested in Web mapping and Web GIS to see the latest Geocortex technology advancements and tools.
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March 16, 2012


Ag Leader Acquires Water Management Products and Technologies

Ag Leader has acquired Soil-Max, manufacturer of the market-leading Gold Digger tile plow, and the assets of Gradient, Inc., a related company which revolutionized the control of tile plows with the Intellislope GPS-based control system.

Open BIM Program for Improved AEC Collaboration

Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

WCS to Distribute WorkNC, WorkXPlore 3D in Malaysia

Sescoi is expanding its Asian network of offices and distributors by appointing WCS Solution as Malaysian distributor for its WorkNC CADCAM software, and for WorkXPlore 3D.

Masdar of Abu Dhabi Procures ZephIR 300 Wind Lidars

ZephIR technology has been chosen by both Masdar Power and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology to provide wind measurements in challenging desert conditions in Abu Dhabi.

Optech Announces CS-15000 Aerial Digital Camera

It is the first large-format camera to include both patented field-replaceable shutter and FMC technologies, making it the best solution for wide-area mapping as well as an excellent film camera replacement.

Efficient Multi Flight Planning for MAVinci UAS

With the new 2.4 MAVinci Dektop Release MAVinci introduces a novelity on the UAS market: the advanced Multi Flight Planning Tool for mapping applications. It automatically calculates multiple flight plans to cover areas which exceed the range of one flight.

Applanix Introduces POSPac MMS V6

The improved accuracy is achieved by unique processing engines that automatically select the best possible network of available satellites and base stations when generating a positioning solution.

EdgeWise Plant 3.0 Released

The new software is 64-bit, multi-threaded so it processes files much faster and we’ve added a number of quick finishing tools to automatically connect pipe runs and complete the model in record time.

Blaze Terra Now Supports Multi-band Imagery

This new capability allows real-time presentation and manipulation of up to thousands of color bands, in high dynamic range (both 8 and 16 bit of colors per channel).   

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