Australia’s National Atlas of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) has won the 2013 Geospatial World Application Excellence Award for Environment Protection and Monitoring. The coveted prize was presented during the Geospatial World Forum which has been held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The Location Forum’s Privacy Council released the public version of their Location Data Privacy: Guidelines, Assessment & Recommendations today. These groundbreaking Guidelines represent the first industry created set of best practices for improving how location data is gathered, used and managed along with a ‘scorecard’ for quantitatively measuring a company’s privacy risk level.
Europe has inaugurated its newest Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) service center. Located in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain, the Loyola de Palacio GNSS Service Center will be dedicated to providing constellation information to companies that want to use satellite-sourced data for products and services in sectors such as agriculture, transport and mapping.
Supergeo Technologies announced that SuperSurv 3.1, the mobile GIS software for Android devices, has chosen by Regie Dignoise des Eaux to carry out efficient field data collection and surveying for local water and sanitation service improvements and to ensure safe drinking water in Digne-les-Bains, France.
FARO Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement technology, hosted its first ever 3D Documentation Conference in Asia Pacific. The flagship regional event saw more than 180 delegates from 20 countries congregating for various sessions of high-value knowledge-exchange from 25 – 26 April 2013 at Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore.
Supergeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, announced that SuperGIS Online for Excel Add-in will be released to help Taiwanese users integrate statistical data with geographic features and obtain expected theme maps with statistics.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to build the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) for the National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment of South Korea.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has taken a step closer to developing a new 3D enabled spatial data model of the nation following a new partnership between Ordnance Survey International and the Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB). The SLRB is the government organisation responsible for land, aerial and hydrographic survey services and the registration of real estate properties in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As part of the recently signed agreement, the SLRB will call upon the expertise of Ordnance Survey International to design and build a new 3D-enabled national spatial data model.
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is organising a short course on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) focusing on “Working with Digital Maps-Leveraging the power of GIS” between May 23 and 25. This course aims to equip the learners with essentials of mapping, offering insights and hands-on exposure to working with various free- and open source mapping applications. The participants will get the opportunity to use/develop mash-ups based on popular web-based GIS applications like Open Street Map, Google Maps, etc. The sessions will also acquaint the learners with essential hacks and work-around to present/source geospatial data online. Individuals with background in architecture, planning, engineering, economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, environmental sciences, social work and law and management will benefit from this course.
For details, visit : http://www.iihs.co.in/programmes/upp/gis/gis-may-2013/
On May 15th, RIEGL won the Geospatial World Award in the category Geospatial Technology Innovation Surveying at the Geospatial World Forum Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for the RIEGL VQ-820-G.