Interview: George Zhao – CEO of CHC Technology CHC Technology is emerging as one of the fastest growing GNSS technology providers in Asia. The company has been involved with GPS/GNSS technologies for several years and has more recently become a technology manufacturer. Editor Jeff Thurston interviews Mr. George Zhao, CEO of CHC Technology. More on the interview
Mapping as a Foundation for Economic Development
The exploding growth that is evident throughout Asia is a major change in all aspects of infrastructure creation and management. The rapid improvements evident across the region often have started with the creation of an accurate base map, to assess the viability and impact of a project, as well as to understand the broader context. More on mapping
PLUS Expressways Expands GIS Use from Maintenance to Analysis
PLUS Expressways Group is the largest toll expressway operator in South East Asia, managing 973 km of expressways in Malaysia, including the North-South Expressway (NSE). From the early days, the system was mostly used for maintenance, but over the years the system and data have been turned to more frequently for in-depth understanding of the road network. More on PLUS
Report: Seven Day Training Workshop On Geographic Information Science and Technology
The Geographic Information Science, also known as GI Science, is a newly emerging discipline of applied sciences. GI Science is concerned with the collection or capture of spatial data by such methods as satellite remotely sensed images, aerial photographs, Global Positioning System (GPS), Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) maps and surveys of people. GI Science is advanced version of Information Technology (IT) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) which provide quick data with digital maps. More on training
STAR – Satellite Technology For The Asia-Pacific Region
The Satellite Technology for the Asia-Pacific Region (STAR) program is an international initiative to develop small satellites in collaboration with engineers and researchers from the Asia-Pacific region. More on STAR
GLONASS to Reach Cm-Accuracy – General Designer
Urlichich reminded that 24 spacecraft in 3 orbital planes at the altitudes of 19100 km are to form GLONASS constellation to provide global coverage. Currently, there are 21 satellites in Russian Global Navigation System. According to him, accuracy of navigation signals is to reach cm-quality in the nearest future. Urlichich added that only Russia and the USA have their own navigation systems. More on GLONASS
US to Provide Detailed Monsoon Data this Year
The immediate fall-out of the thaw between the non-proliferation establishments of the two countries is that the United States will begin to transmit from this year detailed estimates from an enhanced monsoon forecasting model developed by its experts. More on monsoons
Satellite Data to Improve Flood Forecasting
As the residents of Queensland, Australia, turn to the mammoth task of cleaning up after the devastating floods over the last weeks, data from ESA’s Earth observation satellites are showing potential for delivering more timely warnings. More on satellite data
Space, the Next Economic Frontier for Singapore
Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts spoke at the Global Space and Technology Convention. Singapore, he said, has a pro-business environment, with a market and technologically-savvy workforce which has helped to draw corporations dealing in space-related services here. These include satellite service providers such as Arianespace, SpotImage and GeoEye. More on space in Singapore
Chinese Surveying and Mapping in 2011 – Main Content of Work
Recently, the Sichuan Bureau of Surveying and Mapping Surveying and Mapping in 2011 published the main points of the province, asked the province to implement effective unit of survey and mapping industry. More on surveying in China
ERDAS 11 World Tour Draws Crowd in India
Portfolio-wide changes for ERDAS 2011 include the ability to localize ERDAS products for a global audience, integrated support for Bing™ Maps base imagery and map data, distributed processing throughout the desktop offerings, and a new product, ERDAS Engine. More on ERDAS tour
3D Abu Dhabi Model to Be Set Up
A new project for setting up a 3-dimensional model of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has been put into motion, announced the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City (ADM). It is considered to be the first of its kind in the world in terms of size, technological setup and applied solutions. The project, carried out by the Geographic Information System (GIS) Section and the Spatial Data Division, will span more than 5,866 sq. km. and include areas of Abu Dhabi, the Western Region, and Al Ain. More on 3D city model
China to Create Largest Mega City in the World
City planners in south China have laid out an ambitious plan to merge together the nine cities that lie around the Pearl River Delta. The new mega-city will cover a large part of China’s manufacturing heartland, stretching from Guangzhou to Shenzhen and including Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Jiangmen, Huizhou and Zhaoqing. Together, they account for nearly a tenth of the Chinese economy. More on mega-city
New Sydney Urban Areas at Risk of Flooding
New residential areas in western Sydney could be at risk of flooding on the same scale as some areas in Queensland. Associate Professor Basant Maheshwari, a water resources researcher at the University of Western Sydney, on Monday warned continuous urban expansion and development could lead to flood impacts. More on flooding
Antrix to Boost Market Share in Remote Sensing Data Products
Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), plans to increase its remote sensing data products market share with the launch of Resource-sat-2, a remote sensing satellite using PSLV C-16 version rocket next month. More on the expansion
For users who are in field survey, they can apply SuperPad online editing functions to modify the feature services published by SuperGIS Server and synchronize the map data on the server side to keep the coincidence of the data.
New Zealand mapping provider GeoSmart has launched a hosted service that allows customers to plot information from databases onto customisable maps. The business visualisation software-as-a-service lets users take information containing any “location element” and draw that on a map, without additional software or experience in geographic information systems (GIS).
This latest release is available for 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Vista and XP. With this new update, 3DSMART software continues to set a high level of 3D modeling performance and functionality for plant design. When you order 3DSMART, you’ll receive enhancements and add-on features at no extra cost throughout the life cycle of this version.
The latest release is designed to deliver a faster and more reliable way to navigate, search, and view maps on a mobile device. New features include expanded Speech Recognition, Quick Search, Multiple Route Suggestions, enhanced local search content with more listings, and overall improved application speed.
To further the development of the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) program, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has selected Spirent Communications’ testing solutions to verify performance of its satellite receivers.
The new Mura MPX Series cards combine traditionally separate input and output cards onto a single-slot, PCI Express x16 Gen 2 board, leveraging 64 Gb/sec full duplex data transfer to display full frame rate, HD video input channels.
Application developers and end users will be able to select the data they need in DataMarket, view it on a map, and analyze the data with advanced geospatial tools from Esri to make better, more informed decisions. DataMarket is a marketplace for delivering high-quality information, including Esri Updated Demographics (2010/2015).
The multi-building campus will cover 6.2 million square feet and include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as what appear to be at least seven, low-slung data centers, each with 160,000 square feet, according to an architectural drawing of the site. The new data center will host such services as transportation management and e-government.