GeoWrap: Asia Geospatial Awards 2017 winners announced; ISRO to launch satellite and...

GeoWrap: Asia Geospatial Awards 2017 winners announced; ISRO to launch satellite and more

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Asia Geospatial Awards 2017 winners announced at GeoSmart Asia

Malaysia: The second day of the GeoSmart Asia 2017 conference featured awards ceremony for the Asia Pacific geospatial industry. The ceremony was organised to recognise and encourage innovations, and excellence brought forward by geospatial technology developers…(Read more)

XAircraft launches farm specific drone in Japan

China: XAircraft, the Chinese drone manufacturing company specializing in agriculture, has launched its flagship P20 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – a farm-specific drone – in Japan where mechanization in agriculture has long been adopted while innovation is relatively slow…(Read more)

ISRO to launch back-up satellite for NavIC on August 31

India: ISRO has announced its next mission on August 31. The back-up navigation satellite, IRNSS-1H, will be launched from the Sriharikota launch center just before 7 p.m. next week. The spacecraft weighing over 1400 kg is similar to the other seven that are already in orbit(Read more)

Flytrex, AHA launch world’s first operational drone delivery system in Iceland

Iceland: Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, is going to become the world’s first city that will have operational drone delivery service. Drone manufacturer Flytrex, in partnership with AHA, an online marketplace in Iceland, announced the official launch of their on-demand food and consumer products service…(Read more)

Blue Marble announces Global Mapper certification classes in Atlanta and Ottawa

US: Blue Marble Geographics will offer official Global Mapper certification training classes in Ottawa, Ontario and Atlanta, Georgia in October and November respectively, the company announced in a press release. The course consists of two days of hands-on Global Mapper instruction…(Read more)

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How Facebook, MIT project is helping in mapping the unmapped

Mapping unmappedResearchers from the Facebook Connectivity Lab and MIT are working on a project that can generate street addresses from satellite images by learning and labeling regions, roads, and blocks. The reason why such projects are important from a geospatial point…(Read more)