National ICT Australia (NICTA) has developed a web-based global mapping tool that works in web browsers without a plugin. The sytem is known as Subspace, and it's an open source sytem that builds on the Cesium geo browser software, with a focus on environmental monitoring and analysis, tranportation and infrastructure modelling, simulation, and consumer broadband mapping.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has established a navigation centre near Bangalore to act as the main ground station for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The IRNSS network will be made up of a constellation of seven satellites, with high precision atomic clocks, that will transmit navigation signals.
Peter Large, vice president of Channel Development at Trimble, spoke at last week’s Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam. He wove in the history of mapmaking, including the fact that Mercator was born less than 100 miles from the conference site, and remarked that when we look back at today, we may compare the explosion of technology and mapmaking spurred by the Internet in the same light as the Mercator’s time of the renaissance.
The northern coast of Java is important for the Indonesian people, with the north coast road forming the lifeblood of transportation on the island. Improved road infrastructure and growing manufacturing centers along the coast, are making the region the region an important driver for the national economy. Manufacturing industries from small scale to large scale can be found along the coast. For this reason, the region needs to be mapped in detail to determine the assets that exist in the region.
The plenary day of the Geospatial World Forum took place this morning in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with presentations from infrastructure information leaders. Present on the stage were leaders from Topcon, Bentley Systems, Autodesk, and HP, with each presenting their vision for where the infrastructure workflow is heading. In addition to new technologies, the presenters also addressed some of the challenges they face. Following are summarized comments from each of the presenters.