Now available from East View Cartographic is a 1:50,000 scale GIS topographic vector dataset of Myanmar. The vector dataset includes full coverage of Myanmar in a series of 1,134 15-minute x 15-minute sheets. No other commercially-available mapping covers the entirety of Myanmar at the level of detail offered by this map series from EVC. This is a great database for any researcher or corporate/government user with interests in this closed country where virtually no GIS data is available. Read More
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has signed a contract for $2.5 million (CAD) with ScanEx Research and Development Center (ScanEx) to provide RADARSAT data information to multiple ground stations in Russia over three years. The information will be used by Russian commercial, academic, and government users for applications that include maritime navigation, environment effects, ice monitoring, mapping and emergency response. MDA has supplied ScanEx with RADARSAT data information since 2004, supporting a network of ground stations in Russia that are built, maintained, and serviced by ScanEx. The ground stations provide satellite monitoring support for the entire Russian territory, and adjacent regions. Read More
Australia’s first commercial high rise building completely designed, constructed and handed over as a built model with asset management software using Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been named the NSW Development of the Year for 2011. The Rider Levett Bucknall 2011 Innovation and Excellence prize marks the fifth award for Ark-Coca-Cola Place. Conceived, designed, documented, and built using ArchiCAD by GRAPHISOFT, Ark-Coca- Cola Place is a striking new landmark. Owners of the building, Investa, were quick to identify the benefit of Building Information Modeling, and insisted that disciplines working on Coca-Cola Place complete the entire project using BIM.