Monday, 01 September 2014

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Indonesia Web MapIndonesia launched a countrywide 1:50,000 scale online map this week as one of the first visible steps toward their One Map Policy. The online site is encouraging citizen involvement with a call for updates that will move the country toward one mapping point of truth, including land ownership.

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FARO 120920Located a mere 4 hours away by air from Kansai International Airport in Japan is Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. Just 400km west of that is Karakorum – a city designated as the capital of the Mongolian Empire after it was built as a military base by Genghis Khan in the early 13th century. It is in this city that artifacts of the Khitan Period were unearthed by Nara University (Japan) during an archaeological survey in 2009. The relics are being exhibited at the Karakorum Museum, which was built in 2011 with interest-free loans from the Japanese Government.

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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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  • 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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