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Interview: A Global Perspective of Energy – Through Spatial Understanding

Through his work at Autodesk, Geoff also has global experience, knowledge and understanding about spatial design, data management, modelling and analysis tools involving energy utilities and infrastructure operations. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston discussed energy with him from a wide number of perspectives in this interview.
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Surveyor Becomes Hong Kong Chief Executive

Today, Hong Kong selected a self-made surveyor, Leun-Chun-ying, as their next chief executive. Leung studied surveying at Hong Kong Polytechnic and then later went to the United Kingdom, where he also earned a degree in real estate management at Bristol Polytechnic.
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Seoul Metropolitan Geoinformation Portal

The Seoul Metropolitan Geoinformaiton Portal is an integrated, map-based web server system that provides citizens with a high level of detail about facilities and places in the City of Seoul, South Korea. The multi.lingual site includes data for transit, schools, banks and other city amenities and services, including government operations.
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Abu Dhabi Police G.H.Q. Receives Enterprise GIS Vision and Strategic Roadmap Award

The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) received the prestigious Esri Enterprise GIS Vision Award in recognition of its advanced Esri platform that improves key areas, such as crime prevention, security, and emergency management. The award was presented Tuesday, March 27, at the Esri Partner Conference in Palm Springs, California.
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Five StreetMapper’s Take to the Roads in Japan

StreetMapper, the mobile laser mapping system, has announced delivery of its fifth system to Japan in less than a year. The StreetMapper equipped vehicles enable 3D laser scan surveys to be undertaken at normal road traffic speeds and are being used for a range of mapping projects across Japan.
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Intergraph’s ERDAS APOLLO Helps Enhance the Delivery of Geospatial Data for the State of Brunei Darussalam

Rolled out in two phases under the Survey Spatial Data Infrastructure (SSDI) project, this effort provides an infrastructure that increases the productivity of many geospatially related tasks throughout the country by improving access to data, streamlining processes, reducing duplication of efforts in data collection, and enhancing the quality of information.
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United Malayan Land Signs Agreement With IIB

United Malayan Land Bhd (UM Land) has entered into a collaboration agreement with Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) IIB for the parties to hold exclusive negotiations in respect of an acquisition of land in Medini, Iskandar Malaysia with rights to undertake development on the said land.
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GPS/GNSS 2012 China – Call for Papers

Call for Papers and 1st Announcement can be downloaded from: The International symposium on GPS/GNSS 2012 will be held from Oct.31st to Nov. 2nd, 2012 inXi’an,China,and organized by Chang’an University and the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems.
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NGO Uses Google Earth to Reveal India’s Shantytowns

An NGO in India has started to use Google Earth satellite technology to shine a light on whole neighborhoods of wretched slums, which authorities had long pretended didn’t even exist.

Hemisphere GPS Introduces miniEclipseCompact – with GNSS Support

Based on new Hemisphere GPS multi-function application firmware and Eclipse GNSS multi-constellation technology, P300 and P301 provide the ability for tracking commercially available GNSS signals for precise positioning.

SuperGIS Spatial Analyst 3.0 Released Globally

The latest extension contains a number of spatial modeling and analysis algorithms and provides friendly user interface to help user effectively complete complicated spatial analysis tasks.

GIS Cloud Shapes Solutions for Organizations

GIS Cloud will be even easier to use, more cost efficient, provide more flexibility with a focus on solving particular users’ challenges. New solutions will be provided for organizations, governments, consultants and system integrators.

Satellites Map Fine Aerosol Pollution Over China

Many types of aerosol particles circulate in the atmosphere, but one of the most damaging to human health is known as PM2.5, a technical term for microscopic bits of matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (one thirtieth the width of a human hair).

NSDI collaboration for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Spatial data is a vital national resource necessary for a country’s efficient and sustainable economic, social and environmental development, and so must be properly developed and managed.

Bhutan Needs an Active Fault Map to Reduce Seismic Disaster

An earthquake is considered to trigger GLOFs, and active faults are potential sources of earthquakes. Do you think that a mega earthquake of the same size as the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake could occur in Bhutan?

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