Friday, 22 August 2014

Features

streetview indonesiaGoogle Street View was launched in Indonesia this week, with imagery available in cities as well as underwater in the country's stunning reefs. The local imagery was collected and is displayed in partnership with Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. This is Google's biggest mapping project in Asia.

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MapcodeThe founders of TomTom have devised a new way to pinpoint addresses and locations. Mapcodes is a global system that Pieter Geelen and Harold Goddijn came up with to help cut through the issues of finding a person's address, particularly in the developing world where universal address rules and even postal systems are often missing.

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hue cityA master plan is coming together for a green urban transport system in Hue City. Central to this effort is a GIS map of the area to assess the existing networks, and the needs.

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Microsatellites JapanThe Japanese microsatellites developed by the University of Tokyo, and launched aboard the Dnepr Launch Vehicle On June 19 at Yasny Launch Base in Russia, are now transmitting satellite imagery. The Hodoyoshi 3 & 4 are experimental earth observing satellites with a 40 m ground resolution.

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Drone YunnanEarthquakeThe Chinese National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASMG) published pictures today that were taken by drones of earthquake damage in southwest China's Yunnan Province. NASMG deployed the drones to the quake zone just hours after the disaster, and took 417 pictures, covering 30 square km, piecing together a detailed disaster image map.

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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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