The Centre for Advance Studies in Energy (CASEN), National University of Science and Technology, conducted a one-day training workshop to start ground survey of agricultural fields in Pakistan for the estimation of crop residue leading towards development of biomass atlas of Pakistan.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has approved a project to start three-dimensional mapping as a precursor to planning for their smart city initiative. The work will include the mapping of buildings, streets, trees and water and sewer lines.
A growing trend toward more unexpected urban emergencies requires a scientific approach to support urban emergency management. The concept of a resilient city is an effort in that direction, but it hasn't yet been well defined. A team of Chinese researchers have proposed a dynamic geo-simulation model to integrate data sources, simulate complex geographic processes and improve urban public safety with better emergency response.
Today in Shanghai, there are a series of networks of different instrument types [e.g., automatic weather stations (AWS), weather radar, met towers, wind profilers, lightning mapping systems, remote sensing systems] that provide dense observations through a network of networks. That network of networks is referred to as Shanghai's Urban Integrated Meteorological Observation Network (SUIMON). SUIMON covers the whole of the Shanghai metroplex and nearby seashores, which includes major transportation facilities-notably the Shanghai container port, the largest in the world, and Pudong International Airport.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan are to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific tap the latest technologies, including satellite maps, to help them prepare and respond more effectively and quickly to natural disasters.