Malaysia is currently using a sophisticated system called 'Light Detection and Ranging' (LiDAR) to detect and predict natural disasters for managing disasters more efficiently and effectively. Natural Resources and Environment Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamit said the system was currently used by agencies under the ministry, Minerals and Geoscience Department, together with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for 'landslide mapping' in Cameron Highlands, Ipoh and Klang Valley. Read more in Malaysian Digest
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water, and aims to have a new satellite crop monitoring system working in time for the peak of this year's monsoon in July. Using remote analysis to assess soil moisture and crop development has the potential to cut input costs and raise yields, say experts, in a country of 1.25 billion where half of workers make a living from agriculture. Read more in Reuters
March 25, 2015—NAVITEL is glad to inform that the navigation map of India is now available for purchase.
India's scientific expeditions in the polar region will get a boost with the ministry of earth sciences deciding to procure a polar research vessel (PRV) from Spain. Loaded with advanced features, the new PRV — which has been commissioned by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa — will be the most hi-tech research vessel India will have. It will facilitate research expeditions in the polar region where many teams from the country, including those from Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), have carried out studies. Read more in The Times of India
Seattle, WA, March 25, 2015 — SpaceCurve announced today that Via Informatics, the industry leader in crowd-sourced location analytics and developer of LocationGeniusTM, has selected SpaceCurve to be their spatial data platform. SpaceCurve is the first company to build a platform specifically for spatially organizing and enabling the analysis of large-scale spatial data.
March 25, 2015 — The Department of Civil Engineering in De La Salle University, Philippines selected SuperGIS Desktop and Analyst Extensions to establish a superior education and research environment to cultivate the first-class personnel for the public infrastructure in the Philippines.
Hallowell, Maine – March 25, 2015 — Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) version 16.1. This release features multiple enhancements to speed up online data sources, several new file formats and improved exports using image-optimized palettes. Blue Marble's geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.
Washington, D.C. – March 23, 2015 — TerraGo, a pioneer of geospatial collaboration and enterprise mobility software, announces the availability of the TerraGo Edge hosted solution. Now customers have the flexibility to determine the best deployment option for their organization. Whether they want to install the software on-premise or access a hosted solution, TerraGo Edge provides a cloud-based solution that lets mobile users share and synchronize GPS location notes in real-time from iOS and Android apps, or any web browser.
March 20, 2015 — The conference technical committee is now accepting abstracts for the Smart Cities India 2015 exhibition and conference, which will take place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during 20-22 May 2015.
March 18, 2015 — The availability of WorldDEM, the global pole-to-pole Digital Elevation Model, is continuously expanding and now extends to more than 50% of the Earth’s landmass. The 3D mapping database now covers large parts of Northern and Southern America, Western and Southern Africa, Middle East, Australia, Northern Europe and Asia. The newest additions to the database are complete coverages of Scandinavia, Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Angola and Saudi Arabia.
March 18, 2015 — Developed by Supergeo Technologies, SuperGIS 3D Earth Server is going to support underground utilities management. The breakthrough tech enables administrators to comprehend the distribution of underground utilities that cannot be seen in daily life and to arrange urban plans and make policies and decisions with full-scale perspective.