The Delhi Assembly has just passed a bill that will centralize GIS and spatial data, and make geospatial technology central to all planning, utility services and infrastructure development in the state of Delhi, India. The Delhi Geo-spatial Data Infrastructure (Management, Control, Administration, Security and Safety) Bill, 2011 received unanimous approval, and it follows a bill passed late last year that set up a central spatial data infrastructure for the state, firmly placing the Delhi at the forefront of geospatial technology integration. More on Indian geospatial policy
GNSS for Safe Food Production Systems
Accurate information about the food and water supply is needed so people can make informed decisions and public agencies can properly communicate with the public and those with vested interests. GNSS technologies can help by providing accurate location details from field surveys and infrastructure. More on GNSS and food production
Geophysical Activity Leads to Geospatial Technology Use
Geophysical activity around the globe results in a need to monitor the earth’s physical activity closely. Earthquakes, volcanoes and geological investigations are all monitored so internal and surface activities can be studied, understood and even modeled. More on geophysical monitoring
Hong Kong Constructs Territory-Wide 3D Spatial Database
Paul Ng, Chief Land Surveyor of the Land Information Centre, Lands Department, revealed that the Lands Department is currently constructing and maintaining a territory-wide photo-realistic 3D spatial database which would include buildings, roads and terrain with positional and height accuracy up to metre level. More on HK 3D
Learning to Manage Disasters in Malaysia
Residents of Rakyat Malaysia are also in panic when receiving SMS (Short Message) requests not to leave their homes, avoid contact with rain and close all the windows because the wind will lead to radioactive radiation as well. Currently, Malaysia’s air safety is not compromised, because the effects of hydrogen gas released from the nuclear reactor explosion in Japan. More on disaster management
NovAtel Inc. and Raven Industries Announce New Supplier Agreement
The convergence of these two industry innovators is expected to drive new growth opportunities for both companies, and benefit customers by achieving further efficiencies in their agricultural operations. More on partnership
Topcon Group Companies Respond to Japan Disaster
Topcon Corporation pledged 50 million Yen (about $650,000), which includes a cash donation, as well as GPS-based and conventional surveying equipment to relief agencies. More on Japan relief donation
Leica Geosystems has developed a surveying extension for ArcGIS – called Leica MobileMatriX – with an interface to a variety of different surveying sensors such as Total Stations, GPS, Levels and more. In 2010, Leica Geosystems also released Leica Zeno GIS, a GNSS/GIS suite of products that seamlessly extend the GIS database from the office to the field. More on partnership
China Cracks Down on Illegal Online Mapping Services
Administered by a coordinating board made up of 13 ministry-level agencies headed by the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, the campaign is expected to address illegal practices in China’s mapping industry. Major violations include unauthorized disclosure of confidential information on the maps and mistakes in drawing the country’s border, especially on islands and coastal areas More on China’s mapping
Jakarta Council Delays Endorsing Spatial Planning Bill
The Jakarta City Council said Friday it was not able to conclude the deliberation of a draft of the 2010-2030 spatial planning bill since it was waiting for feedback from the public. The bill regulates how the capital city will grow in the next 20 years. More on spatial planning
Sri Lanka Eco – Data Base from CEA Using Remote Sensing
The data base will allow identifying spatial distribution of various environmental systems, environmental protective areas, water catchments, houses, industries, archaeological sites, religious places etc… These environmental profiles will guide to preparation of development plans in order to achieve sustainable development. More on environmental profiles
DigitalGlobe Reaches Major Milestone in China
After collecting millions of square kilometers of imagery over the last 12 months, the company’s ImageLibrary now encompasses 34 million square kilometers of cloud-free China coverage. It includes a mix of rich archive and constantly refreshed satellite imagery covering more than 150 of China’s largest cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Kunming and Qingdao. More on Chinese imagery
By ensuring that users are never more than three clicks away from finding their necessary data sets, MapInfo Manager reduces the countless hours spent hunting for data and instead allows more time for data visualization and analysis
Possessing powerful and comprehensive GIS functions, which integrates the mapping, GIS and GPS functions into hand-held mobile devices, SuperPad 3 assists surveyors in collecting, editing, and measuring related spatial data effectively.
The goal is to provide information from the machines to and from a central office or job trailer or to other machines. This recorded data can then be analyzed to help calculate productivity, ultimately improving production and reducing costs.
The New Zealand Geospatial Office offered to build a database of geospatial professionals who may be available to provide relief for the people based in Wellington and Christchurch who are working on Christchurch earthquake efforts.
FODIS Measure3D is revolutionary because it allows significant savings in field and office work, thereby multiplying productivity. FODIS Measure3D software algorithms give the operator the ability to process data directly from RGB images.
It is also the first computer with the new Intel® E660T industrial processor and includes Qualcomm’s latest Gobi TM 3000 module. With this latest release, DAP improves on its previous tablet offerings with advanced communications options that ensure wireless network connectivity,
Art Graphique & Patrimoine, a specialist in dimensional drawings of buildings and works of art, uses the FARO Laser Scanner to create virtual mock-ups, which were then used to create spectacular enhanced reality applications.
This latest release of Bathy DataBASE expands the database system options available to clients following last year’s release of Bathy DataBASE 3.0, which offered the open source PostgreSQL database for backend storage.
A dynamic map overlay showing the Road Status after the Earthquake in Sendai, Japan, based on the user generated maps from OpenStreetMap has been generated by Pascal Neis, member of the GIScience Research Group of the University of Heidelberg.