Singapore has been growing rapidly. The statistics for the country are impressive including an annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 6.9% and a jobless rate of 2.1%, for the last quarter of 2010. The mean population growth rate is about 0.8, representing a decrease of 14% from 2009 levels. More on Singapore transport
Large-scale Mapping and Monitoring of Pandas Yields New Insight
Giant pandas have been known to require a unique habitat, but data mining of a recent in-depth and large-scale mapping and monitoring effort yields new insight indicating that they need old-growth forests as much as bamboo forests. More on the giant panda
Remote Sensing and GNSS for High Value Agriculture
Aerial imagery and GNSS technologies are gaining popularity for use by agricultural producers. While precision farming has been a primary reason for introducing these technologies into many operations, other factors also play an important role – namely crop risk management and planning. More on high value agriculture
Australia – Breaking the Riverbanks
A Raging wall of water charged through Toowoomba, a city in south-east Queensland, on January 10th, sweeping unsuspecting people before it. Two days later, the floodwaters had reached Brisbane, the state’s capital and Australia’s third-largest city (population almost 2m). More on Australian floods
Russia to Launch Ocean Satellite in March
Russia will launch an oceanography satellite in March to keep track of a vast amount of data that will help improve weather, climate and ocean forecasts, a Russian scientist said. More on Russian oceanography
ERDAS APOLLO Supports Local Planning Initiatives in Karnataka, India
The Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology was created to improve the quality of life for impoverished populations throughout the state. The Karnataka Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) was established to promote the use of spatial data management and analysis in local area planning. More on NRDMS
Michelin Navigates its Way into China’s Map Market
French tire maker Michelin entered China’s map market on Tuesday by launching the first in its World Destination Travel Map Series, a move to take a bigger slice of China’s booming outbound travel market. China is the first Asian country where Michelin has introduced its map business, after bringing travel and gourmet guides to Chinese travelers in 2006. More on travel maps in China
Tokyo Courses on Building Resilience to Climate Change
The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo, invites applications for the new intensive 4-week postgraduate programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change, developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR). More on infrastructure in Japan
GeoEye Names Dean Edmundson Vice President of Business Development
GeoEye, Inc.has appointed Dean Edmundson to the position of vice president of Business Development. Edmundson joined GeoEye on Dec. 27, 2010 and is located at the Company’s headquarters in Dulles, Va. Edmundson will play a key role in developing new markets for GeoEye’s EyeQ and other information services in the international, commercial and federal sectors. More on appointment
SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce that GeoForce Technologies Co., Ltd. of Taiwan has purchased its Correlator3D product. GeoForce will be using the software suite in conjunction with its UltraCamXp camera system. More on acquisition
Pointools Licenses Point Cloud Software Platform to Safe Software
Pointools Ltd. has licensed Pointools Vortex – its market-leading point cloud software platform – to Safe Software Inc. – the maker of FME and the global leader in spatial data transformation technology – to help GIS professionals and organizations streamline point cloud data transformation and delivery, and overcome point cloud interoperability challenges. More on licensing deal
Topcon and DICKEY-john Form Strategic Relationship
Topcon recently unveiled its System 350 machine control system, which utilizes the new X30 control console and its AGI-3 receiver for autosteering functionality. DICKEY-john will be adding Topcon’s revolutionary X30 machine control display as a next-generation console to their current product line-up. More on new partnership
Trimble Launches Mobile GIS Developer Community
The online community provides members with access to software tools and services as well as documentation, a developer forum, knowledge base and support resources. The software development kits (SDKs) available to members of the Mobile GIS Developer Community include: The GPS PathfinderField Toolkit and the The MobileGNSS Field and Office Tools. More on Trimble community
SMAP Technologies Inc. is an electronic map supplier, providing navigation system, LBS, Internet Map, and GIS projects for applications in various fields. Besides Taiwan, SMAP digital map database also includes Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, etc.
This server-based offering is available in three product tiers to suit a wide spectrum of organizations – from those that simply need a very low-cost, remarkably fast image server to those requiring a comprehensive data management system.
The new consolidated product line, to be known as Optech Aerial Imaging cameras, will consist of the D-13000 and D-8900 featuring cross-track pixel densities of 13000 and 8900 pixels and standard True Forward Motion Compensation.
Intergraph has released the newest version of its enterprise viewing and markup software solution, SmartPlant Markup Plus. SmartPlant Markup Plus enables efficient and cost-effective precision view, markup and related capabilities for the many different types of engineering and business documents used in the process, power and marine facility lifecycle.
The GPT-3200NW series offers an array of new features that includes enhanced non-prism measurement performance, improved user interface, and increased onboard data collection capability. The series includes two, three, five and seven arc-second models: GPT-3202NW, GPT3203NW, GPT-3205NW and GPT-3207NW.
In addition, users of Leica XPro 5.0 can now generate stereo-viewable image frames from line sensor data acquired with the Leica ADS Airborne Digital Sensor, thus taking advantage of the high geometric and radiometric accuracy associated with the Leica ADS, whilst maintaining familiar workflow and data archiving standards.