The Geospatial World Forum Showcases the Rise of India’s Geospatial Sector
The Geospatial World Forum took place this week in Hyderabad, India. This is the third bi-annual event in a series, although the word mapping has been replaced with the word geospatial for this year’s installment. The conference drew a high-level international audience, with CEO-level participation from many geospatial organizations, representation from world mapping agencies, high-level participation from the Indian government and attendees from throughout the Asian region. More on GSW
Russian Satellites Monitoring Weather
Changing climate is heightening the need for improved information related to weather. Traditionally, Russia has not many such satellites operating in space and therefore has not had the capability to provide up-to-date weather forecasting. But that picture is changing with the launch of a new satellite into space. More on Russian weather monitoring
Taiwan Deploys Sensors for Debris Flow Monitoring
Given steep terrain, frequent seismic activity, and torrential rains from typhoons, Taiwan is susceptible to large-scale and devastating debris flows and landslides. To address this considerable problem, and particularly the issue of loss of life and property, the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau teamed with Feng Chia University to develop debris flow monitoring stations that harness the Open Geospatial Consortium Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) suite of standards. More on OGC SWE
Building – Construction & Geospatial Technology
Construction and infrastructure is poised to expand across Asia in 2011. This growth will include many different types of infrastructure and engage a broad range of geomatics technologies and geospatial technology supported expansion. Emerging and Developing Asian countries are expected to see 7.3% growth during the year. Buildings, transportation and utilities are anticipated to see the bulk of this growth. More on geospatial technologies in Asia
LTL Holdings Chooses Bentley Substation V8i for Substation Design
LTL Holdings chose Bentley Substation V8i – the first intraoperable software for intelligent electrical and physical substation design – to increase efficiencies and reduce costs and errors in its substation design and fabrication processes. More on sub-station design
Cambodia and UNDP Partnership for Responsible Mineral Development
The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inked an agreement today forging ahead with their partnership to help develop Cambodia’s nascent mining sector. More on mineral development
Geospatial Award to Gujarat
Offering space and logistical support for setting up of country’s first Geospatial Technology Park, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today invited the world leaders in the sector ‘to be part of the growth story of Gujarat.’ More on the award
ISRO To Provide Satellites Images for Sabarimala
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will provide the satellite images of Sabarimala to the State Government for the infrastructure development of the area in a bid to prevent disasters such as Pulmedu stampede in future, K Radhakrishnan, ISRO Chairman, said. More on ISRO
Give Us Flood Data, Insurers Say
Queenslanders lack flood insurance available to other Australians because local governments have failed to provide detailed flood mapping data, according to the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). More on flood insurance
China Launches its Own Online Mapping Service
China on Tuesday officially launched a state-sponsored mapping website aimed to offer an “authoritative, credible and unified” online mapping service. The online service, called MAP WORLD, is overseen by the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM). More on China’s map service
Remote Sensing Images on Net
The Maharashtra Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MRSAC) is all set to come up with an online collection of the images it has been capturing in last two decades. This announcement was made on the occasion of the organisation’s 18th Foundation Day on Tuesday. The occasion also marked the release of MRSAC’s new logo. More on online imagery
High-speed Railway to Boost Trade
The Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region plans to increase its efforts to build a high-speed railway network providing another link with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is the region’s biggest trading partner and export market, over the next five years. More on rail
Vietnam Flood Forecasting Needs More Funds
The technology is available for flood-mapping in Viet Nam but little progress has been made due to a lack of capital to pursue the project, says Professor Nguyen Dinh Duong, head of the Institute of Geography’s Department of Environmental Information Study and Analysis. Duong pointed to the small number of existing flood maps, which had limited reliability and value, noting that no single flood forecasting map had yet been made. More on Vietnam flooding
The Food Security Atlas of Nepal
The Food Security Atlas is aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the spatial patterns of food security, poverty and malnutrition in Nepal inorder to provide a solid basis for developing a comprehensive national food security plan. More on Nepal Atlas
GIS Certification and Education in Japan
Certification for GIS technician – GIS education program is to undergo certification to be granted points needed to become a senior technician. Educational programs, seminars and workshops, working people are eligible. for the program at Rissho University. More on Japanese GIS
Registration Opens for Esri Technical Certification Examinations
Esri software users can sign up to take the Esri Technical Certification Program examinations. The program recognizes people skilled in desktop, developer, and enterprise use of Esri technology.
Since December 2010, floods have been hitting Australia, particularly in Queensland. A new map application is now available to provide updated information. It shows the scope of flood response, including evacuation centers and accessible roads near Brisbane, Australia. The application was created and is maintained by Esri Australia.
SuperGIS Server 3 is a set of map server software enabling enterprises to create, manage, and integrate various GIS services in the centralized server architecture. Therefore, types of spatial data, imagery, and GIS services can be applied as GIS services to desktop, mobile, and web applications.
Controller Optimized for use with Trimble Access field software, the TSC3 controller delivers more capable data collection, computing and connectivity. A range of new features and functions provide the benefits of multiple devices into a single handheld: A digital camera, integrated communications as well as a GPS navigator, compass and accelerometer.
This version fully integrates the new Leica Viva Total Stations and many other improvements. Leica MobileMatriX, together with Leica Geosystems instruments, is the most advanced solution for mobile GIS applications in combination with GNSS, Total Stations, Level, Digital Cameras, and Laser Range Finders (LRF) on the market today.
GrafiCalc Elements 2011 combines the disciplines of parametric sketching and automatedgraphical calculations in a single application that enables users to solve a wide range of designand engineering challenges while making informed decisions.
“GIS, CAD, IT, and other technical professionals have no choice but to become the friendly neighborhood spatial data superheroes in their organizations – and our role is to equip them. That’s why in FME 2011, we’ve made innovations and enhancements that empower people to harness their data assets, do more with less, and ensure their organizations are ready for whatever tomorrow brings.”
The flood level simulations were produced interactively in 3D. This was a very effective way of communicating the impact of the flood on buildings and infrastructure and it provided a valuable tool in assessing the potential risk for the city in the days leading up to and during the flood peak.
LPS is a powerful, workflow-oriented photogrammetry system for production mapping, including full analytical triangulation, the generation of digital terrain models, orthophoto production, mosaicking, and 3D feature extraction.