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Mapping the history of Kalapani dispute between India and Nepal
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Ordnance Survey to create the Ordnance Survey of Dubai
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Scotland joins the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement
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ISRO facilities to open for startups, private firms; new geospatial policy soon
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Myanmar To Build Two Earth Observation Satellites With Japanese Assistance
Myanmar is to build and launch a small Earth...
New base map for Maltese islands launched
The Planning Authority has launched a new base map...
Airbus supplies EU with satellite communications
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Britain’s £5 billion rival to EU’s Galileo satellite project faces scrap
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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Japan Eyes Free Satellite Imaging Data for Businesses

Japan looks to offer companies free access to troves of satellite images starting in fiscal-year 2018, aiming to help with tasks such as inspecting infrastructure remotely and forecasting crop harvests. The move will be announced in a...

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

JAXA Tests Snow and Ice Sensors

Demonstration tests on snow and ice monitoring sensors, led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have begun at Kitami Institute of Technology (Kitami, Hokkaido). For the tests, researchers have created outdoor, underground installations of the sensors...

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

New Wind Information System Debuts at Japanese Airports

In April 2017, the Airport Low-level Wind Information (ALWIN) system, jointly developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), started operations at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport. ALWIN...

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Japanese Spy Satellite Launches to Watch North Korea

Japan launched a new spy satellite into orbit on March 17, 2017, to help keep an eye on its nuclear-armed neighbor, North Korea. The Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 lifted off atop a Japanese H-IIA rocket...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Japan’s Himawari-9 Earth-Observation Satellite Successfully Launched

On Nov. 2, 2016, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-9 from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 27 minutes...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Turkey Signs Agreement to Use Space Station’s Japanese Kibo Module

On Sept. 8, 2016, Yuichi Yamaura, vice president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and H.E. Cihan Kanlıgöz, director general of Aeronautics and Space Technologies, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of...

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Japan and EU Collaborate on GNSS Signals

Japan and Europe will connect their global navigation satellite systems for improved pinpoint locations on the ground. The move is being driven in part by the rise of autonomous cars and the need for greater positional accuracy to...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Japan Adds Communication Capability to GNSS Satellites

Japan is working to avoid the communication breakdown that occurred during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The country is adding satellite-based communications to the capabilities of their GPS receiving satellites. The Michibiki satellites complement GPS satellites...

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Fitting Postseismic GNSS Time Series After 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake

The time series of a postseismic deformation is commonly fitted by a logarithmic or exponential decay function. However, the high-quality postseismic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) time series of the 2011 Mw 9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake indicates that...

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Detailed Maps Required for Autonomous Driving

The requirement for highly detailed maps for autonomous vehicles is spurring a greater investment in mobile mapping. The new cars come equipped with sensors to avoid obstacles, but many of these features are difficult to detect. That's...

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