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Indian Small Satellite Launch Vehicle Fails in Maiden Launch Attempt
India’s new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle failed to orbit...
M2 satellite delivers Australia’s first high-res Earth observation images
A UNSW Canberra Space satellite mission, known as M2,...
Japan plans green transition road map for emissions-heavy industries
TOKYO -- Japan will outline steps for a green...
Mappls RealView by MapmyIndia Launched as Google Street View Competitor in India
Mappls RealView was launched by MapmyIndia in India on...
Earth Observation Drones Global Market to Surpass $18.2 Billion by 2032
The "Earth Observation Drones Market - A Global and Regional...
China’s Long March rocket launches 16 satellites
According to the Chinese news agency, Xinhua, 16 new satellites...
Russia Fires Iranian Satellite Into Space, Prompting Spying Concerns
This is the moment Russia launched an Iranian space...
NEA AND SLA SIGN MOU TO SHARE GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM (GNSS)-DERIVED MOISTURE DATA FOR WEATHER MONITORING APPLICATION
Singapore – The National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Singapore...
UAE to develop SAR satellite constellation for remote sensing
The UAE Space Agency, on Monday announced a new...
China launches new group of remote sensing satellites
XICHANG - China successfully launched a new group of...

crowdsourcing

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Crowd-sourcing for Real-time Navigation Maps

Navigating the labyrinthine, often unnamed streets of Bangalore might have been every address-hunter’s worst nightmare. But the smartphones packed with cool map applications and stand-alone navigation devices on cars now offer a rescue route, a point-by-point guide...

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

TeamSurv Endorsed by European Space Agency and ESNC

TeamSurv, the crowd sourcing project to create better nautical charts, has won support and endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). TeamSurv has won a call by ESA to enter...

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Intergraph Mobile Alert App Enables Citizen Crowdsourcing

Intergraph has released Intergraph Mobile Alert, a new mobile application for crowdsourcing incident information. Intergraph Mobile Alert simplifies reporting for citizens. Cities benefit by enlisting the masses to help define and pinpoint...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Smartphones to Supplement Satellite Imagery for Western Ghats Conservation

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) is joining hands with the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), U.S., for a project on using smartphones in a big way for crowdsourcing, a participatory exercise to generate data, for...

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Google Adds Incentives for Indian Crowdsourced Mappers

What's the best method of finding your way in a foreign land? Just ask the locals, and that's exactly what El Goog is doing in India with its Mapathon 2013 competition. The contest is running from February 12th through...

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

How Google’s India Maps Are Built

Evidently, the process of creating among the most accurate maps in the world is complex, and fascinating. But in India, where an increasing number of smartphone users are logging on to maps, the ‘ground truth’ is significantly...

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

India: Build Your Own Map to Improve Your City

Transparent Chennai is a platform for citizen engagement which invites users, both individuals and groups, to create and submit their own data about the Indian city of Chennai. The aim is to help them counter inaccurate or incomplete...

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Google Traffic Conditions Maps Go Global

With more than 400 million Android smartphones in use worldwide, that each contain a Google-provided mapping function, the live traffic condition service has gone global. Every time someone uses this function they send anonymous data back to...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Crowdsourcing Crisis Response Following Philippine Floods

Widespread and heavy rains resulting from Typhoon Haikui have flooded the Philippine capital Manila. Over 800,000 have been affected by the flooding and some 250,000 have been relocated to evacuation centers. Given the gravity of the situation, “some resourceful Filipinos...

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Calling on Crowds to Participate, Collect and Map

There is a growing upswell of interest in harnessing real-time data feeds from individuals to understand public sentiment and trends. Given the impact social media has had on society, this data source has had great validation, and...

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