China is conducting an emergency nationwide survey of soil pollution after rice was discovered with heavy metal poisoning. The rice with cadmium has spurred a concern that crops are unsafe, and the project will sample topsoil and deeper layers to determine the extent of heavy-metal pollution caused by human activities.
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and WWF-Thailand formally launched on June 6th the joint project, TREEMAPS - Tracking Reductions in Carbon Emissions through Enhanced Monitoring and Project Support - which aims to establish Thailand’s first forest carbon basemap and monitoring system, as well as establishing a sub-national REDD+ project.
The HxGN LIVE event took place this week in Las Vegas, combining content across Hexagon’s main brands, Intergraph, Leica Geosystems, and metrology, as well as addressing markets of manufacturing, security, surveying and measurement, government, plant and power. The conference serves more than 3,000 participants from across the globe. From opening keynotes, and into the exhibit floor, many innovations were presented, and the integration of technologies to provide solutions across Hexagon’s holdings was on display.
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) released the first 13 photos from the high-resolution earth observation satellite Gaofen-1. The photos feature four cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Yinchuan and Datong.
June 2013 is an exciting month for land surveyors all over the world. The two major events occurring in June are International Surveyors Week 2013 and on June 21st at Noon, the Survey Earth in a Day 2.0. Both events do not require travel and will cost you nothing to participate. Plan tol participate from your location of the world and take these events seriously for the future of our profession.