Wednesday, 27 May 2015


AAM IndiaThe Australian Group AAM has fored a joint venture called AAM Sky Geospatial Solutions and plans to invest $10 million to help develop the Indian market. The company brings vertical solutions for government, planning and oil and gas. The arrangement is a 50/50 joint venture with Hyderabad-based Skye IT Solutions.

Nepal Quake

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal took over 8,600 lives and injured over 16,800 people, destroyed or damaged over 760,000 homes – directly impacting over 3.8 million people – as well as many schools and government buildings.

KozhikodeKozhikode, a city on the Malabar Coast in India's Kerala state, is undertaking a comprehensive mapping effort. The data will be added to a geographic information system (GIS) that will include roads, government offices, educational institutions, water bodies, and heritage sites.

Formosat FloodingTaiwan is constantly faced with threats of natural disasters such as typhoons, torrential rains, mud slides, earthquakes, etc. Given these pressures, it has become a priority to integrate various sources of disaster warning information and exploit them to improve the efficiency of disaster prevention, mitigation and emergency response actions.

Dinosaur FootprintThe Walking with Dinosaurs in the Kimberley research project, funded through the Australian Research Council Discovery Project scheme, has researchers helping  palaeontologists by documenting 130 million year old tracks using sophisticated 3D imaging technology. They have also trained the Queensland team to use the equipment for independent expeditions with the resulting data being sent back to CSIRO scientists for processing.

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