GeoWrap: Intermap Technologies reports 2017 Q1 results, ISRO to launch South Asia...

GeoWrap: Intermap Technologies reports 2017 Q1 results, ISRO to launch South Asia Satellite and more

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AGS announces 2nd annual Geography Teacher Fellows Program sponsored by Boundless

US: The American Geographical Society (AGS) has announced its 2nd annual Geography Teacher Fellows Program, sponsored by open-source geospatial software company Boundless, to promote geo-education across the U.S. The program gives 50 teachers the opportunity to attend the annual Geography 2050…(Read more)

Quantum Spatial to explore opportunities for women in Geospatial and Remote Sensing

US: Quantum Spatial will be hosting Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT) on April 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. PDT for “Visualizing the World in 3-D”, a special free event that introduces attendees to professional opportunities for women in remote sensing and the geospatial analytics industry, across all technical and management realms…(Read more)

Trimble and Brookfield GIS launch mixed-reality program for facilities management

US: Trimble and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (Brookfield GIS) are collaborating on a world’s first mixed-reality program for the property and facilities management industry using Microsoft HoloLens and Trimble technology. The program is the first project to be launched in Brookfield GIS’ Building Digital Workplace Virtual Lab, a collaborative virtual environment(Read more)

Intermap Technologies reports 2017 Q1 results

US: Intermap Technologies Corporation has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. For the first quarter of 2017, Intermap reported total revenue of $2.6 million, compared to $1.4 million last year. For the first quarter 2017 and 2016, personnel expense was $1.9 million and $2.7 million, respectively…(Read more)

CMFRI develops database to monitor intrusions into Indian waters

India: The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here has developed a database of all fish landing centres along the Indian coast describing their location, types of fishing activity, seasonality, and extend of fishing operations, which will help enhance fishermen’s safety as well as the security of the country…(Read more)

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After launching US spy satellite Falcon 9 successfully returns on ground

SpaceX’s, falcon 9 rocket made a successful liftoff from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission was supposed to happen Sunday, but SpaceX delayed its flight because of a sensor problem on the bottom part of the rocket.

Space diplomacy: ISRO to launch South Asia Satellite on May 5

India embarks on space diplomacy like never before. ISRO to launch “South Asia satellite” GSAT-9  on May 5. GSLV on its 11th mission will carry the 2230 Kg ‘South Asia Satellite’ from Sriharikota. It is purely a communications satellite costing Rs 235 crore. The Satellite has 12 Ku band transponders which India’s neighbors can utilize to increase communications.

BLOGS:

What are the challenges in implementation of geospatial technologies?

Every decision undergoes a process of analysing the pros and cons of the decision. Similarly adoption of every technology has its own pros and cons. The implementation increases when the pros exceed the cons. Similarly, the use of geospatial technology comes with its own pros and Cons…(Read more)

Mapping the land from space (in the Cloud)

There are at the very least six separate global land cover mapping efforts. The European Space Agency (ESA) just released an unprecedented 24 annual global land cover maps as a part of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI), tracking land cover over the period from 1992 to 2015…(Read more)

5 months, 5 launches and back: SpaceX breaking new grounds every day

SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the US government at 7:15 a.m. ET, and then successfully landed the booster for recycling. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Watch the launch of the rocket here! Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX…(Read more)