Saturday, 19 April 2014


Australian insurance companies could save millions of dollars by adopting cutting-edge mapping technology to deal with the impact of natural disasters in real time, according to a leading spatial industry expert.

Supergeo Technologies, a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions, supports Taiwan National Development Council to integrate various geographic data and services collected by different divisions into one single platform, named Spatial Arrangement Supporting System, to provide timely spatial analyses and map data display by GIS.

Planet Labs today announced that it has confirmed launches for more than 100 satellites over the next 12 months. The satellites will launch on rockets from the USA and Russia. This constitutes the largest constellation of satellites manifested in history. These new launches will build on Planet Labs first 28 satellites, Flock 1, which were launched in January.

The premier Australasian spatial and surveying industry conference, Locate14 has released the conference program, with insights into the changing profession of surveying.

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has signed a contract with Satrec Initiative, a leading provider of integrated and customized solutions for Earth observation missions, for global promotion and distribution of Dubai Sat-2’s products and services to customers worldwide. The agreement further strengthens the existing cooperation between the two parties. Both organizations previously collaborated in the Dubai Sat-1 and Dubai Sat-2 projects. Currently, they are working on the first Arab-made satellite, the Khalifa Sat, which will be launched into outer space by 2017. Emirati engineers are involved in the planning and designing of the Khalifa Sat. The agreement was signed by H.E. Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology and Dong-Sung Park, Satrec’s General Manager. Senior managers and officials from both sides were present to witness the signing.

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