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Esri India partners with AGNIi (Invest India) to roll-out ‘GeoInnovation’
Empowering start-ups to build location Intelligence and facilitate wider...
‘ISRO gearing up for multiple space missions in 2022’
After a rather muted 2021 in terms of satellite...
Australian company develops system for real time mapping of wildfires
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Israel awards nearly $6 million in grants to space tech startups
From growing super-vegetables in space to taking high-resolution images...
Modi Govt’s ‘Urban Geospatial Data Stories Challenge’ To Promote Innovation Begins
The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said that...
Ethiopian Government to Merge the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and Ethiopian Geospatial Information Institute
In November 2021, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives...
Iran Slaps Down US ‘Concerns’ Over Space Programme After Satellite Launch
Iran launched a rocket carrying three satellites into space...
Russia and China Ink Cooperative Deal on Respective GNSSs
Russian space agency Roscosmos and the Chinese Satellite Navigation...
Swedish Space Corporation to establish a highly capable SSA station in Australia
At Western Australia Space Center, 400 kilometers north-east of...
BlackSky Expands Global Reseller Network in Australia with Geoimage
HERNDON, Va.-BlackSky (NYSE: BKSY) has added geospatial solutions provider Geoimage to its reseller...

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Friday, January 16th, 2015

Indigenous Mapping Hopes to Halt Deforestation in Sarawak

A new book about logging in the Sarawak state of the Malaysian island of Borneo details the destruction of 90 percent of the forest. The new book Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia by Lukas Straumann...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Hitstorical Maps of Malaya and Borneo Published

Maps Of Malaya And Borneo is a new glossy coffee table book that showcases the nearly 170 ancient maps of all shapes and sizes that the Sultan Sharafuddin and his good friend, Datuk Richard Curtis, collected over...

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Borneo Forest Degradation Impacts 80% of the Land

The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak are global hotspots of forest loss and degradation due to timber and oil palm industries; however, the rates and patterns of change have remained poorly measured by conventional field or...

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Aerial Forest Monitoring for Efficient Detection of Pollution

An Aerial Forest Monitoring Programme will be implemented early next year to detect pollution and violations of environmental laws more efficiently, said Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas. On Oct 12 the Cabinet approved...

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Bidayuh Villages Urged to Carry Out Own NCR Land Survey

The Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) is encouraging villagers to have their native customary rights (NCR) land documented on their own initiative without having to wait for the government. Stating that identification of NCR land perimeter would...

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Borneo Rainforest Monitoring Tool Wins GMES Prize

The European Union's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme has recently concluded their GMES Ideas Challenge, which awards prizes to the best applications for new uses of earth observation images. The overall winner of this...

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Sarawak, India Collaborate on Biodiversity Research Centre

The state government and Bangalore government of India are ready to initiate the establishment of the most sophisticated Asia-Pacific biodiversity research centre to be based in Kuching. Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Peter Nansian said that negotiations between...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Conservationists Keep Tabs on Proboscis Monkeys via Satellite Tags

Wildlife conservationists in Sabah are working towards ensuring the survival of the state's unique primatethe proboscis monkey by installing satellite tags on 10 of these long-nosed creatures. Sabah Wildlife Department director Dr Laurentius Ambu said the department...

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

First Satellite Tagging Of Saltwater Crocodile In Borneo

The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) recently fitted a satellite tag on a saltwater crocodile in the Kinabatangan, an effort to monitor its movements to ensure its further survival following the changing...

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Satellites Provide a Picture of Southeast Asia’s Deforestation

The picture of Southeast Asia's deforestation is coming into greater focus. Scientists have developed a new satellite-imaging technique that allows them to have a better bird's eye view of when carbon-rich peatlands were cleared and to what...

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