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First Civilian Photogrammetric UAV Flight Over Singapore

For the first time Singaporean authorities have given permission for a photogrammetric UAV mapping/modeling flight over an important area of the city. In the context of the SEC-FCL (Future Cities Laboratory) project a pilot study is conducted with the goal to generate a high quality 3D city model of the NUS campus from UAV images. 800 images were needed to cover the area. Data processing is in progress.
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Mapping Matters: From Disasters to H1N1

Mapping plays an important role during disaster and disease outbreaks. The city of Pune in India is experiencing an outbreak of H1N1 influenza this week, and mapping is being employed to meet the challenge. At the same time, Australian officials have initiated a comprehensive investigation into the impacts that flooding disasters have had on the economy.
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Providing Pixel-Accuracy Positions Applanix

The focus of Applanix on providing accurate positions for aerial data capture, without the need for ground control, has served the company well. With goal of improving the efficiency of mapping, the company was the first to bring a GPS inertial measuring unit (IMU) to market, and it has greatly improved mapping productivity by providing a detailed position for each image.
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Leptonmaps Adds Vodafone India to its Client List

Leptonmaps is the developer and provider of GIS Products and Services to leading organizations around the world, which rely on its ability to add value, solve business problems and drive profitable growth.
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Kingdom Offers Lanka Aid to Develop Road Networks

The draft agreement for the financial assistance was finalized in Riyadh on Monday during a meeting between the Vice Chairman of the Saudi Fund For Development (SFD) Yusuf Al-Bassam and Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Sri Lanka’s secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Planning, at the SFD headquarters in Riyadh.
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Historic Yangon Cityscape Thrown a Surveying Lifeline

Supporters of a campaign to preserve the hundreds of priceless colonial-era buildings that make up Yangon’s unique cityscape have been given until the middle of the year to come up with a viable private sector-led conservation plan.
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Russia Plans to Install GLONASS Ground Support Stations in 34 Countires

Russia plans to install ground support stations for its GLONASS global satellite positioning system in 34 countries across the globe, Russian Space Systems General Director and General Designer Yury Urlichich said.
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March 23, 2012
    
Optech FMS, a New Lidar/Camera Flight Management System

Optech FMS, for its innovative line of ALTM airborne laser terrain mappers and digital mapping cameras.
Cellocator Launches an Integrated Compact GLONASS/GPS Solution

Cellocator launched its Compact GLONASS Solution, catering to service providers in the automotive Russian market.
Intelligent CONstruction: Leica iCON

Leica iCON changes the way construction tasks are performed on site by offering new technology that significantly optimizes construction workflow efficiency.
C-Nav Announces the Development of C-Mariner

This system leverages the two companies complementary strengths - Honeywell's world-class inertial sensing and navigational capabilities merged with C-Nav's advanced DGNSS positioning receiver technology and worldwide distribution and support network.
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New StructureScan HD Sonar Imaging System

The StructureScan HD sonar imaging module offers a new dimension in underwater, picture-like displays for more productive fishing, diving, and search and recovery.
Sokkia Announces New Total Station Series

With the RED-Tech EDM, the FX provides a tight beam signal and strong returns from the most difficult of surfaces – dark and wet.
FARO Announces Release of SCENE 5.0

Automatic fine registration eliminates the need for artificial targets in many cases when piecing together multiple scans, and the new Project Database enables enhanced levels of networking between users.

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What Are the Advantages of Radar Imagery?

With the planned launch of an Indian-built radar surveillance satellite (Risat-1) next month, it seems timely to address some of the advantages of radar imaging versus other imagery data types. In Asia in particular, the ability of radar imagery to see through clouds and fog in order to capture imagery of the ground below is a distinct advantage, however there are additional benefits.
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Water at the Crossroads: Measure - Monitor - Map

This data is used to monitor and understand these resources, and is an integral input for developing policy and planning as well as management of water resources. Several countries are currently reporting issues with respect to clean water availability, and are in need of improved tools, applications and strategies to ensure supply.
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Fourth Digital Earth Summit Scheduled for Wellington this September

The Digital Earth Summit will convene for the fourth biannual event from Sept. 2-4, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. This event is sponsored by both the Wellington City Council and Land Information New Zealand and coordinated by the International Society for Digital Earth. The event follows on a successful event that took place in Perth in 2010.
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DENR Launches Cadastral Survey Projects

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4B has launched recently its Cadastral Survey Project for the municipalities of Magsaysay and Calintaan in Occidental Mindoro to establish project control points, political boundaries and lot surveys.
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Insurers Ignore GIS Technology at their Peril

The caution came on the eve of the release of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry report and follows the Natural Disaster Insurance Review (NDIR) which recommended compulsory inclusion of flood cover in policies for homes in medium and high-risk areas.
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Integrated Information of Highway Bus Routes

Now, through this project, information of bus routes and stops in Taiwan is investigated and compiled thoroughly to integrate spatial and attribute data which is related to countrywide bus operating routes of the 1,300 roads comprehensively.
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Better Connecting New Zealand's Location-based Information

Geospatial information — or, at its simplest, information about location — has revolutionised how we see the world and our place in it. It tells us where on Earth different things are, and how they relate to one another.
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SPACEBEL Signs Contract for Vietnam Earth Observation Satellite

After several years of negotiations, the SPACEBEL consortium was selected in July of 2011 on the basis of their technical proposal and also due to the continuous support of the Belgian Government, both at the Federal and regional levels.
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Sri Lanka to Bring Surveyors from India

Sri Lanka Minister of Irrigation and Water Management Nimal Siripala de Silva says that 200 surveyors will be brought from India to survey the land that comes under the Mahaweli scheme. Addressing a function held in Mahaweli B zone yesterday.
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AAM Geocortex Web Directions Workshop: Perth, WA

AAM are holding a Geospatial Web Directions Workshop in Perth. This will be a great opportunity for current users and those interested in Web mapping and Web GIS to see the latest Geocortex technology advancements and tools.
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March 16, 2012
    
Ag Leader Acquires Water Management Products and Technologies

Ag Leader has acquired Soil-Max, manufacturer of the market-leading Gold Digger tile plow, and the assets of Gradient, Inc., a related company which revolutionized the control of tile plows with the Intellislope GPS-based control system.
Open BIM Program for Improved AEC Collaboration

Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.
WCS to Distribute WorkNC, WorkXPlore 3D in Malaysia

Sescoi is expanding its Asian network of offices and distributors by appointing WCS Solution as Malaysian distributor for its WorkNC CADCAM software, and for WorkXPlore 3D.
Masdar of Abu Dhabi Procures ZephIR 300 Wind Lidars

ZephIR technology has been chosen by both Masdar Power and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology to provide wind measurements in challenging desert conditions in Abu Dhabi.
Optech Announces CS-15000 Aerial Digital Camera

It is the first large-format camera to include both patented field-replaceable shutter and FMC technologies, making it the best solution for wide-area mapping as well as an excellent film camera replacement.
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Efficient Multi Flight Planning for MAVinci UAS

With the new 2.4 MAVinci Dektop Release MAVinci introduces a novelity on the UAS market: the advanced Multi Flight Planning Tool for mapping applications. It automatically calculates multiple flight plans to cover areas which exceed the range of one flight.
Applanix Introduces POSPac MMS V6

The improved accuracy is achieved by unique processing engines that automatically select the best possible network of available satellites and base stations when generating a positioning solution.
EdgeWise Plant 3.0 Released

The new software is 64-bit, multi-threaded so it processes files much faster and we’ve added a number of quick finishing tools to automatically connect pipe runs and complete the model in record time.
Blaze Terra Now Supports Multi-band Imagery

This new capability allows real-time presentation and manipulation of up to thousands of color bands, in high dynamic range (both 8 and 16 bit of colors per channel).   

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Mapping the Japan Tsuanmi Disaster in 3D

3D mapping technologies are being used for mapping and visualization purposes for the event and are helping government, business and the public to understand the tsunami, plan and to develop for the future.
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Could Better Monitoring Reduce the Economic Impacts of Piracy?

The problem of Somali piracy is one of global concern with broad economic impacts to shipping companies, governments, and individuals. South Asia bears a large burden, with the predominant shipping route to Asia preyed upon, and an overwhelming majority of captured crews from Asian countries.
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Australia Floods Call Geospatial Technology to Action

Although waters have receded in some places, more rains are expected over the next few days and it is anticipated that more flooding is a possibility. Geospatial technologies are uniquely poised to aid with supporting emergency services for this disaster event.
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Bhutanese Foresters Training on GIS with U.S. Forest Service

In order to gain technology training on how best to use GIS and remote sensing for forestry mapping, key forest service employees from Bhutan have been receiving training from the U.S. Forest Service.
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Philippines DENR Launches Cadastral Survey Projects

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4B has launched recently its Cadastral Survey Project for the municipalities of Magsaysay and Calintaan in Occidental Mindoro to establish project control points, political boundaries and lot surveys.
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Maharashtra to Use Spatial Tech for Urban Planning

The Maharashtra government is finally climbing the technology curve. It has decided to use geographical information systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies for urban planning.
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Guam Land Director Confirmed

Previously, the Chamorro Land Trust and the Ancestral Lands Commission were run by Executive Directors who essentially carried out the will of their respective boards of commissioners. Among the aims of the Governor's reorganization was to save money, identify redundancies and eliminate them.
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OGC Names Dr. Jinsoo You Director of Asian Services

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Dr. Jinsoo You has become the first Director of Asian Services for the OGC. In this new role, Dr. You will represent the interests of OGC in the region.
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March 9, 2012
    
WCS to Distribute WorkNC, WorkXPlore 3D in Malaysia

WCS Solution acts as Malaysian distributor for its WorkNC CADCAM software, and for WorkXPlore 3D, its high speed view, mark-up and analysis system.
Tropic Forest Dataset Available on ArcGIS Online

Decision makers will be able to easily access this data and use GIS to study tropical forest carbon-density and change, which impacts the atmosphere and affects climate change.
Astrium Services Takes Satellite-based Monitoring to a New Level

Based on cutting-edge satellite imagery, standard and advanced image analysis, processing and interpretation, the new service Go Monitor provides high-quality change information
SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 Launched Globally

SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 apply the whole new SuperGIS Engine 3 as the development core and provides more abundant GIS tools so that users in various fields can effectively display, edit, manage, query, analyze spatial data.
Smart Web Editing and Workflow Optimization

During this webinar, you will discover the breadth of organizations that have deployed such a solution, from municipalities, through transportation and utility infrastructure operators, to government emergency management agencies.
Airborne Search and Rescue Detection & Geotagging Development

Software and hardware engineering efforts at ITRES have moved into the next phase towards integrating our In-Flight Processing System (IPS) development with new highresolution pushframe thermal TABI-1800 imager.
Lessons from UN-REDD in Vietnam

The Programme is conducting interviews with related stakeholders not only in Hanoi but also in pilot province, Lam Dong, where UN-REDD Phase 1 has been running since 2009.
Armenia’s PM is Satisfied With Cadastre Activities

Qualitative changes were made in the cadastre activities. And the citizens could not believe that such high-quality cadastre work was possible in Armenia, PM Tigran Sargsyan said during Wednesday’s Governmental session.
  

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Thailand Employs a Sensor Web for Natural Disaster Monitoring

Thailand has invested in the concept of the sensor web, creating an interoperable environment for a diverse set of satellite and ground sensors with connectivity to the Internet in order to better understand physical phenomena.
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Considerations for Aerial and UAV Imagery

Digital airborne cameras have been available on the market for use globally for many years, Without doubt they provide high quality results, have nurtured and created capacity for supporting information gathering through to processing and distribution.
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South Korea Launches Space Weather Services

The South Korean government has initiated a new space weather system that will provide up-to-date information about space weather for earth operations and systems.
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Climate Change Tracking Program Partners China with U.S. University

The University of Maryland is partnering with Beijing Normal University to create the Joint Center on Global Change and Earth System Science that will develop tools to track climate change.
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e-GEOS to Provide Satellite Data and Maps for Emergency Management

e-GEOS (80%-owned by Telespazio and 20%-owned by the Italian Space Agency) has won two tenders launched by the European Commission worth a total of EUR 9.6 million, as part of the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) programme.
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SuperGeo Supports to Establish GIS Education Center in Kaohsiung

With the increasing demands and application use of Geographic Information System in the south of Taiwan, SuperGeo Technologies has co-founded the GIS Education Center with the Geography Department at National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), one of the most reputed and finest Universities in Taiwan.
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Stewart Walker Elected as ASPRS Vice President

The results of the 2012 election have been tallied by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Tellers Committee and they reported that Stewart Walker, Director - Product Initiatives for the Geospatial eXploitation Products business area of BAE Systems in San Diego, California, won the election to become ASPRS Vice President for 2012.
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March 2, 2012
    
Intergraph Launches GeoMedia Smart Client for Integrating GIS

Intergraph proudly announces the launch of GeoMedia Smart Client, providing a means for organizations to geospatially accelerate their business workflows with the power of GIS.
Geneq Introduces Affordable, Rugged Handheld Computer

The SXPad is a full-featured, affordable, rugged handheld computer for GPS/GIS data collection that is built for mobile GIS users.
Aerodata Launches Aero+

Aerodata International Surveys has launched Aero+, a range of value added data solutions that inform intervention strategies, save money and reduce our impact on the environment.
earthmine Australia Launches

Together with Landgate and Geomatic Technologies, earthmine, Inc. today announced a joint venture between the three companies, creating earthmine Australia.
MEO Australia - Acquisition of Floyd 3D Seismic Survey

MEO Australia Limited advises that the S/R Veritas Viking II completed acquisition of the Floyd 3D seismic survey in WA-454-P in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf region of the Timor Sea (Petrel sub-basin) at 16:31 (WST) on 27th February 2012.
Galileo’s Surveying Potential

New Galileo signals have great potential for pseudorange-based surveying and mapping in both optimal open-sky conditions and suboptimal under-canopy environments.

  

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How Cartographers Make Surveyors Look Good

Surveyors are experts at collecting spatial data with high accuracy and precision. But cartographers are masters when it comes to making maps and graphic products that represent surveying information. For users of cartographic products though, how the surveyor collects the data is an important piece of the wider geomatic puzzle - poor data will never look good, no matter how much cartographic magic is applied to it. 
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Asia Smart City Building Contains a Strong ICT Core

There are a great many large-scale city building efforts underway in Asia that are taking the smart city approach for management of infrastructure. At the core of these developments is an investment in information and communications technology (ICT) that enables the rapid connection and monitoring of systems.
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Virtual Water: Monitoring and Measuring the Flow

Real water we all know about, but virtual is something many of us may not be familiar with. Scientists have conducted research that aims to understand the available water for use on the planet, and the virtual pathways. Virtual water is an estimation of the water used to produce products, which can then be shipped locally or globally.
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Australia Begins Large-scale Mapping of Debris on its Shores

There are a great many large-scale city building efforts underway in Asia that are taking the smart city approach for management of infrastructure. At the core of these developments is an investment in information and communications technology (ICT) that enables the rapid connection and monitoring of systems.
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Indian Ring Rd Project: JDA Ffails to Acquire Land

A JDA team had to return empty handed from Mahapura village. A team of Sanjosh Supreme, a company awarded work, was also prevented by the villagers in Gonair and was not allowed to carry a survey.
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February 24, 2012
    
New Geospatial Data Released in Cropscape Tool

The CropScape tool is designed to provide the public with easy access to interactive visualization, geospatial queries and dissemination without the need to download specialized software.
PCTEL to Showcase New Precision GPS L1/L2 Antenna

PCTEL announced today its new GPS L1/L2 ruggedized antenna designed for reliable performance in high-precision, heavy-duty GNSS tracking applications.
Galileo IOV PRN11 Can Be Tracked by Septentrio Receivers

Customers who already own an AsteRx3, PolaRxS or PolaRx4 with Galileo reception enabled have been able to start gathering measurements from the first moment the signal was made available, without needing special firmware.
1Spatial Announces New Appointments In Australian Office

1Spatial is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Madsen to the position of Regional Manager, Australia/New Zealand, based in the 1Spatial office located in Sydney, Australia. Brett brings wealth of experience, having previously managed Lagen Spatial in Australia for 10 years, prior to its acquisition by the 1Spatial Group in April 2011.
AEROmetrex Signs Distribution Agreement With Hawkeye UAV

Australian-owned AEROmetrex, leader in digital aerial data acquisition and processing, and New-Zealand company Hawkeye UAV, pioneer in commercial Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations have signed a distributor agreement for AEROmetrex to market Hawkeye-UAV technology and imagery throughout Australia.





  

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