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GeoWrap: Iconic bridge project connecting Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau adopts BIM; Chief launches new Meridian Live Mapping System and more

Iconic bridge project connecting Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau adopts BIM

China: The Leighton-Chun Wo joint venture standardized on a BIM methodology to drive consistency on this large multi-discipline design project that will connect Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai. This revolutionary project includes 50 kilometers of bridges and tunnels and will create a distinctive entry point to Hong Kong. Leighton Asia conducted the civil, electrical, mechanical, structural…(Read More)

Chief launches new Meridian Live Mapping System with Galileo laser scanner

US: Chief, the leading provider of computerized measuring equipment and vehicle specification data, introduces a Live Mapping™ system that’s more accurate, robust, and easier to use than ever before. Building on decades of measurement experience, Chief engineers designed the state-of-the-art Meridian™ computerized measuring system with the compact new Galileo™ multi-point laser scanner to provide real-time, full-picture measurements of collision-damaged vehicles…(Read More)

Maxar Technologies celebrates first year of its news bureau initiative

US: Maxar Technologies marked the first year of operations for its News Bureau initiative that leverages the power of its high-resolution satellite imagery and analysis for social good and global transparency. The Maxar News Bureau is a partnership program with trusted media organizations around the world. In the past year, the News Bureau has played a pivotal role in exposing the displacement…(Read More)

Airbus to provide near real-time access to its satellite data

US: Airbus has launched near real-time satellite imagery capabilities together with its 24/7 Emergency Image Delivery Service to aid those facing emergency situations. By leveraging the Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) polar ground station in Svalbard, Norway, Pleiades and SPOT constellation images are now retrieved at every orbit, resulting in ultra-fast image deliveries after collection…(Read More)

Mapping Earth’s species to identify conservation priorities

US: The Half-Earth Project has launched online the first phase of their cutting-edge global biodiversity map. This unique, interactive asset uses the latest science and technology to map thousands of species around the world and illuminate where future conservation efforts should be located to best care for our planet and ourselves. “The extinction of species by human activity continues to accelerate…(Read More)

Skyguide and AirMap partner to develop Europe’s first National Drone Traffic Management System

Spain: skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, the leading global airspace management platform for drones, announced that they will develop and deploy the first national drone traffic management system in Europe. The system will be the first national deployment of U-space, Europe’s vision for the digital infrastructure that will support safe and secure access to European skies…(Read More)

Vaisala bolsters its global remote sensing support network

US: Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has signed a succession of new regional partnerships in response to rising global demand for its advanced wind measurement system, the Triton Wind Profiler. Additionally, as wind farm owners and operators worldwide continue to expand their use of remote sensing in wind industry applications, Vaisala has launched an improved…(Read More)

NavAidDrone, a new drone-based measurement system for navigational aid inspection

Germany: Following a joint-development effort with FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH, LS telecom’s Colibrex announces the launch of NavAidDrone, a drone-based system for navigational aid (NAVAID) inspections. The NavAidDrone is used for field measurements required for commissioning and regular maintenance of Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). It will support Air Navigation Service…(Read More)

QuEST Global acquires EXILANT Technologies to bolster capabilities and enter new markets

India: Engineering solutions providing company, QuEST Global Services (QuEST Global), has announced the acquisition of, an advanced technology provider, based out of Bengaluru, India. The acquisition will strengthen QuEST Global’s advanced technology capabilities, and expand our footprint into the Hi-Tech industry. EXILANT is QuEST’s fourth acquisition this financial year after the acquisition…(Read More)


A new global geospatial dataset for agriculture and food security

SERVIR, a joint initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has released a new global geospatial dataset for agriculture and food security around the world. The dataset, called the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI), is available for analysis and download, and produced weekly…(Read More)

GIS and Remote Sensing tools to analyze landslides

Landslide is a general term used to describe the down-slope movement of soil, rock and organic materials under the influence of gravity (Varnes, 1984). There is a crucial role of GIS and Remote Sensing tools for improved landslide inventory mapping and landslide assessment and susceptibility. In this concept note, the application of GIS is emphasized for the prediction and mapping of landslide susceptible…(Read More)