Thursday, 31 July 2014

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borneo-deforestationThe European Union's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme has recently concluded their GMES Ideas Challenge, which awards prizes to the best applications for new uses of earth observation images. The overall winner of this year's challenge was the Earth Watchers application that was developed by Geodan for the DeforestACTION program in Borneo. The application harnesses citizens to help monitor deforestation in Borneo in order to preserve and protect habitat for orangutans.
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pslv-launchThe Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the Megha-Tropiques satellite, along with three micro satellites, aboard their Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle today. The Megha-Tropiques earth observation satellite is an Indo-French Joint Satellite Mission that will study the water cycle and energy exchanges in the tropics, with the goal to understand the contribution of the water cycle to the tropical atmosphere, and the effects on climate and weather. This satellite was designed in the mid-1990s, and the mission was originally planned for the mid-2000s, but had to be rescheduled due to the French space agency, CNES, finances.

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japanese commutersLocation-based services has been an emerging market for more than ten years, with projected explosive growth worldwide that hasn't matched the hype. While new check-in services, such as Gowalla and Foursquare, were seen as a driver for growth in North America, a more measured and consistent growth has taken place in Japan. A new research report from Seed Planning projects the market growth in Japan to increase 340 percent between 2010 and 2015. Read more...
thumb 3dcadastreContinuing discussion and technological advances with respect to 3D cadastre are changing how cadastre are stored and used. By comparison, 2D cadastre have several disadvantages that updated and improved 3D products and services can provide. Both Nepal and Singapore have debated the merits of 3D in recent times as well as many other Asian countries. Read more...
thumb katherinesandfordA series of acquisitions and a new unified purpose within Trimble's GeoSpatial Division have caught the eyes of many. Mobile mapping, aerial imaging, photogrammetry and laser scanning are now integrated toward a common goal. With a capability to supplement these areas with high quality positioning and navigation data, the company is at the forefront. Asian Surveying and Mapping editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Katherine Sandford, General Manager - Trimble's GeoSpatial Division to learn about recent changes and the new  focused goals.  Read more...

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