Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Asian Surveying & Mapping - Corporate News

A location-based service or LBS is used to track the location of users within a wireless network by using location-enabled mobile devices. The LBS makes use of GIS technology and the internet to track the location of users. The user-initiated LBS require an internet connection to gather the user's location and provide search results. The various location-enabled mobile devices are smartphones, tablets, PNDs, and location-enabled devices fitted in vehicles. A LBS is used for discovering places and routes, tracking, obtaining traffic updates, real-time directions, routes to landmarks, information regarding ongoing local events, finding friends, location-based advertising, location-based shopping, location-based social networking, and location-enabled searches. It is also used for location-based entertainment and infotainment.

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Supergeo Technologies, the leading global provider of GIS software and solutions, announces that Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) selects SuperGIS Desktop through Star Vision, Supergeo certified reseller, to educate the youths in utilizing GIS technologies and empower GIS analyses.

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To well promote GIS technologies in real case application, Supergeo is going to provide free online GIS web courses. From basic to advanced, the courses will introduce GIS software on various platforms. Through the course, users can not only gain geospatial knowledge but have a comprehensive understanding of SuperGIS software operation and application.

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According to the State Council on promoting the development of mapping geographic information industry requirements, the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Mapping Geographic Information Bureau jointly issued the "National Geographic Information Industry Development Plan (2014-2020)." It is at the national level geographic information industry's first plan for promoting vigorous development of China's geographic information has important guiding significance.

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German and Australian scientists today launched state-of-the-art water quality monitoring tools that will enable anyone in the world to zoom in on what is stirring up under the surface of Australian waters.

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today announced $1.3 million funding for CSIRO to undertake an innovative wave resource mapping and modelling project.

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A new book from CSIRO, Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia, has been launched by Minister for Environment, Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt said the book captured the latest information on Australia's biodiversity, and aimed to provide business, Government, and the community with practical solutions to managing Australia's globally unique natural assets.

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Supergeo Technologies, a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions, announces the investment plan in advanced geographic network applications. The technology collaboration is conducted by Supergeo and the Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan.

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Controlling and preventing infectious diseases like dengue fever is one of the main issues for public health authorities in many countries. GIS technologies can play a key role to support decision makers to expand their vision of action taking in efficient strengthening control and prevention.

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Esri celebrated more than 170 organizations during the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards ceremony yesterday at the Esri User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California. The SAG Awards highlight users that have shown vision, leadership, hard work, and innovation in their use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology.

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The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has been selected from more than 400,000 organisations worldwide to win a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award at the annual Esri User Conference in San Diego, California.

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  • surveyor 04.11.2011 19:37
    There are steps that are being taken by many surveyors as a community which stand ...

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  • Jake 30.08.2011 07:47
    Maybe they should ask Western Australia GIS users what they think of SLIP before ...

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