Lidar manufacturer RIEGL held their third bi-annual international user conference in Hong Kong and Guangzhou this week. The locations of the event paid tribute to the fast-growing Asian market for the company, and the ambitious two-city venue switch brought the event to two distinct audiences, and gave the international audience of business partners an understanding of how LiDAR is being adopted and applied in China.
HelpMeSee, a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness, has successfully tested a pre-release version of its GIS-GPS app for community mobilization. The mobile app, currently for use on Android devices, will allow community health workers to better locate patients, map the incidence of cataract blindness, and connect patients to partner specialists who can provide care. The system can define the geographic market for each clinic location and maintain epidemiologic information on the prevalence of cataract blindness. It will also integrate with the campaign's surgical reporting system to monitor patients and validate successful outcomes.
Pakistan and China agreed to a number of partnership and cooperation initiatives, including effort to strengthen their cooperation on remote sensing and navigation technologies. The visit to Pakistan by Chinese president Xi Jinping sparked a number of cooperative ventures.
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.