Friday, 25 April 2014

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qzss main 001Japan will invest additional dollars for added satellites in its Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) in order to improve the positioning accuracy of the U.S. Global Position System (GPS) across Asia. This project began in 2010 with the launch of QZS-1. An additional seven satellites are planned for the constellation with a budget of $2bn and completion by 2018.

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India ReservoirReservoirs, as all know, are man made lakes created by artificial impoundment of surface flow. In India, 3.15 million ha of land are under 975 reservoirs. The average freshwater productivity from Indian reservoirs is recorded at 29.7kg/ha/yr, which is low. In fact, reservoirs are one of the most underutilized freshwater resources in India.

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suratThere are 24 smart cities planned or underway in India. These efforts are being undertaken to improve efficienty through sensors, cloud technologies, mobile applications, real-time data of civic services, and mapping technologies. These citeis are being designed to meet growing demands and an expected rise in urban populations.

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Copy-of-UAV-Training-003-150x150The New Zealand surveying firm Beasley & Burgess purchased a Hawkeye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2013 for mapping and aerial photography. The UAV that is designed and built in New Zealand is a fixed wing  aircraft that is capable of operating below the cloud layer at 120m abov ground and at speeds of 60 km/hr in winds of 100km/h. The UAV a 2.6m wingspan, is 1.3m in length, weighs 4.2kg and is easily launched by hand by throwing it into the sky.

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InaSAFEIndonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) launched an update version of InaSFAE this week. This software is used to predict the social and human impact of natural disasters, and was developed by BPNA, Australia, and the World Bank.

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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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