Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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China mapChina has unveiled a new vertical map, a format that clearly illustrates its claims in the South China Sea. The new map released this week has also caused ire in India and Taiwan. While China authorities try to diminish the controversy, claiming that the maps are meant for citizens, the clearer North to South extent of the map has caused a number of border worries.

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Brisbane PlanBrisbane has recently undertaken the Brisbane City Plan 2014, and it's being looked to as a model for other cities in Australia and abroad. The new plan includes multiple hubs and transportation nodes, with new development around nine growth corridors that are aligned to jobs, shopping and transport. The planning aims for denser development with expedited approvals for new developments that meets the stated objectives.

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Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 5.08.31 PMA pilot study led by scientists at India's National Institute of Oceanography used the U.S. National Oceanographic and Aeronautic Administration's  Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) shoreline classifications tools to map seven talukas, or coastal administrative divisions in India. This mapping tool helps determine and prepare for oil spills and their impacts. ESI data categorize both the marine and coastal environments as well as their wildlife based on sensitivity to spilled oil.

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gorgon stareWide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) is a growing data source in the geospatial intelligence arena. By persistent and precise surveillance, WAMI sensors offer unprecedented situational awareness as they allow for going back in time to understand and query consequences or unfolding situations.

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singaporeSingapore is en route to becoming the world’s first smart nation with the introduction of several new initiatives, including a new platform that encompasses the necessary infrastructure and technical architecture to support a smart nation ecosystem.

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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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