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GeoWrap: FAA plans to release UAS facility maps, CRCSI to collaborate with India and others

FAA plans to release UAS facility maps

US: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps from April 27. These maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely…(Read more)

Bluesky to map Shropshire Estate in 3D for National Trust

UK: The National Trust has turned to aerial laser mapping to create accurate 3D models of the Dudmaston Hall estate in Shropshire, Emgland. Working with aerial mapping company Bluesky, the Trust plans to improve access to the historically and culturally important estate…(Read more)

GLTN releases Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) software Version 1.5

Kenya: Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has announced the latest major release of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) software Version 1.5. The STDM Ver.1.5 full release includes enhanced functionality and extensive stability improvements…(Read more)

UK space agency appoints new Chief Executive

UK: The UK space agency has appointed a new Chief Executive – Graham Turnock. Graham has been the Chief Executive of the Better Regulation Executive, a unit within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, since 2011…(Read more)

NOAA publishes agency-wide framework to optimize and accelerate modeling

US: A new report describes high-priority recommendations to improve the way NOAA develops and operates models. If implemented, unified modeling could reduce costs and optimize resources for NOAA, while utilizing community efforts more effectively…(Read more)

Geospatial technology lays foundation for collaboration between India and CRCSI Australia

India: A group of officials from Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) of Australia met Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology & Earth Science Y. S Chowdary and Dr Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India here at the Ministry of Earth Sciences…(Read more)


Drone that can survive almost any crash

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a UAV that is protected from moderate collisions. The UAV’s design comes from exoskeletons, that are found in insects in nature. These exoskeletons remain rigid during flight, but are flexible to absorb crash-impacts.


All about SoI’s Nakshe portal and Geospatial Policy Framework in India

SoI Nakshe portal and Geospatial Policy Framework in India

Set up in 1767, Survey of India (SOI) — the country’s oldest surveying and mapping agency – is celebrating 250 years of mapping India. Over the last three centuries, Survey of India, which happens to be the oldest scientific department of India, has spearheaded various mapping and geospatial initiatives for the country, and has worked in close association with a plethora of multilateral agencies around the world. (Read more)