Researchers in Japan have teamed with the government of the Philippines to develop satellites that can examine the damage caused by typhoons and massive rainstorms in the Southeast Asian nation. Six technicians from the Philippines are already working with researchers at Hokkaido University in Sapporo and Tohoku University in Sendai in the development of the first in a planned pair of observation satellites. Read more via The Asahi Shimbun
March 15, 2015—A University of Houston researcher will train South Asian government officials to independently manage their water resources, using computer software that interprets data collected from NASA satellites.
March 13, 2015 — To handle climate changes and reduce the loss of lives and properties, Taiwan government establishes a SuperGIS-powered platform, to provide latest information to support decision making.
On 26 February 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted its first geospatial resolution recognizing the global importance of location and positioning to the UN Member States. The resolution on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development was brought forward by Fiji with the co-sponsorship of a further 52 Member States.
March 11, 2015—Two global organizations, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the InLocation Alliance (ILA), have begun working together to advance indoor positioning capabilities.