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Singapore launches Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map, to create more than 1,600 PMET jobs by 2025
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Abu Dhabi’s Bayanat more than doubles 2022 net profit on revenue boost
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Esri India Inks MoU with TEXMiN – IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
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China forms all-weather remote sensing monitoring system for all waters, islands: top aerospace authorities
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EU and Japan to improve Earth observation data through Copernicus
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Indonesia deploys first student satellite through KiboCUBE programme
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Joshimath Crisis: ISRO Satellite Images, Reports Show How the Entire Town is at the Brink of Collapse
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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

City’s Survey School was Training Ground

In  1794, five years before William Lambton submitted his plan for Geogrophical and Mathematical Survey (Predecessor to GTS), the English East India Company opened its first survey school outside Europe at Fort St George. This school served...

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Council History Map Sits Well with the Future

March 18, 2015—Launceston was once so full of sinners it was declared ‘too wicked to be saved’ by a group of vacating religious folk. This particularly bleak assessment is just one of many fascinating stories in an online...

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

GIS Provides the Means to Rebuild Historical Township Maps

To better understand historical geospatial relations and complete the shortage of traditional historiography, which usually only uses textual materials, GIS technologies provide historians with modern method to rebuild the historical township.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The Geographic Lines of History in India

Think maps and we think of somewhat boring history and geography classes many of us left behind in schools. But maps, when made interesting, narrate fascinating stories of history — stories of early trade routes, conquests and...

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The Crazy Ideas that Failed to Solve the Longitude Problem

For decades from 1714, experts and enthusiasts submitted their ideas to the Board of Longitude in the hope of winning a £20,000 prize - worth £1.5m in today's money. Now, the full story of attempts to solve...

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Surveys and Measurements that ‘Shaped’ India

It was in our backyard in Bangalore and Mysore that the greatest surveys were undertaken. Vijay Thiruvady explains the gigantic efforts the British undertook while mapping India and the difficulties involved. Read More

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Anzac Surveyors Critical to Australian War Effort

Queensland surveyors have played a major role in Australia's war effort, from World War One to the present time. Their contribution is recorded in diaries and photographs at the Landcentre Mapping and Surveying Museum in Brisbane. Former...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Map Scholars Discuss Japanese Cartography

Scholars from Tokyo and across the United States gathered on the Yale University campus Monday to probe the mysteries of Japanese cartography. East Asian Studies experts met in Luce Hall at a workshop entitled “Mapping Japanese History: Space,...

Monday, September 10th, 2012

ISRO, Born in a Cow Shed, Launches its 100th Space Mission

A fisherman's village in Thumba near Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, birthed India's five decade long romance with space. Our scientists set up their first labs at the local St Mary Magdalene church there. Dr Vasant Gowarikar, Ex-Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space...

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Queensland Celebrates 150 Years Since Border was Changed

Queensland celebrated 150 years since its border was changed. During the 1850s Queensland's Western Border was a straight line, but on the 21st of June 1862 much of North West Queensland became part of the state, in...

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