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#yearroundup — Our top 10 most read blogs of 2019

While we prepare to say Aloha to 2019 and beckon 2020 with high hopes, radiant optimism and exuberance, it’s time to reminisce some of the fond memories and noteworthy events of the year. Throughout the year insightful blogs on a wide range of topics were published on Geospatial World, which received wide traction and generated a thoughtful debate. In case the readers missed keeping a tab on our website regularly, here’s a recap of our ten most read blogs of the year.

1Important facts about India’s lunar mission – Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2, one of the most ambitious lunar mission of India designed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was launched today at  14:43 local time (09:13 GMT) from the Sriharikota space station, India. The Mission that costs $145m  will be the first to land on the Moon’s south pole. The spacecraft has entered the Earth’s orbit and will stay there for 23 days before it begins a series of maneuvers that will take it into lunar orbit. By Mahashreveta Choudhary 

2What is Intelligent Transport System and how it works?

With the conception of smart city transmuting cities into digital societies, making the life of its citizens easy in every facet, Intelligent Transport System becomes the indispensable component among all. In any city mobility is a key concern; be it going to school, college and office or for any other purpose citizens use transport system to travel within the city. Leveraging citizens with an Intelligent Transport System can save their time and make the city even smarter. By Mahashreveta Choudhary 

3Satellite Data shows shrinking reservoirs that may spark a water crisis globally

Chennai faced a rude shock recently when monsoons got delayed this year, completely drying up four major reservoirs supplying drinking water to the city. However, Chennai is far from being the only city in the world to face this kind of acute water crisis. Going by a satellite-based study from the World Resources Institute, neither is it the only city in India. By Anusuya Datta 

4Do you know how many satellites are currently orbiting around the Earth?

In 2019, a large number of satellites and spacecraft will be lifted and sent into orbital this year, and this will enhance our understanding of space and other phenomena on earth that impacts us, including climate change, natural disasters, and agricultural patterns. But to put things in perspective, what would be the exact number of satellites that will revolve around the earth’s orbit many of you must be wondering. By Aditya Chaturvedi 

5What is LiDAR technology and how does it work?

LiDAR, or light detection and ranging, is a popular remote sensing method used for measuring the exact distance of an object on the earth’s surface. Even though it was first used in the 1960s when laser scanners were mounted to aeroplanes, LiDAR didn’t get the popularity it deserved until twenty years later. It was only during the 1980s after the introduction of GPS that it became a popular method for calculating accurate geospatial measurements. By Bhupendra Sharma

6Indoor Positioning: What do you do in a building when your GPS stops working?

What do you inside a building when your GPS stops working? You switch to indoor navigation or indoor positioning services. The newest kid on the geospatial block, indoor positioning is a still evolving field. It combines the power of GPS and precise mapping to the place where human beings spend 70% of their time – indoors. According to the United States’ National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). By Anusuya Datta 

7Major Geospatial technology trends for 2019

Geospatial technology is ubiquitous and the expanse of its reach in multiple fields is growing rapidly. Most technologies require a spatial component and it is one of the pillars of emerging technologies. Be it our day-to-day activities or cutting edge futuristic research, none can be visualized without geospatial information. In 2019, new trends in geospatial technology would have an impact on multiple sectors. Let’s have a look at the major geospatial trends for 2019. By Aditya Chaturvedi

8Six technologies crucial for smart cities

Technological literacy is a key to turn a city into smart city which is well connected, sustainable and resilient, where information is not just available but also findable. It is not a new thing that smart city is all about providing smart services to its citizens which can save their time and ease their lives. By Mahashreveta Choudhary 

9Why LiDAR is important for autonomous vehicles?

Self-driving cars being vague sign-bearers of an indeterminate future would soon become days of the past. Self-driving cars are all set to disrupt the automobile industry and usher its colossal restructuring. In the coming years, you will just need to turn around to see them moving in your neighboring street. Self-driving cars have already hit the roads of California, Texas, Arizona,  Washington, Pennsylvania, Michigan and other US states and countries. By Mahashreveta Choudhary 

10Here are the major satellite launches for 2019

A large number of satellites and spacecraft will be lifted and sent into orbital this year, and this will enhance our understanding of space and other phenomena on earth that impact us, including climate change, natural disasters, and agricultural patterns and foster an enabling mechanism for new disruptions. Let’s have a look at the major satellite launches for 2019. By Aditya Chaturvedi