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MDA signs contract with NOAA to seek data from RADARSAT-2

Canada: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates or MDA has signed a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The company will provide near real-time information from its RADARSAT-2 satellite that will be used to provide large and small scale ice and snow products, ice forecasting, and other monitoring services…(Read more)

Six new CubeSat missions selected for next cycle of Fly Your Satellite!

France: Six university teams have been selected for the second edition of the Fly Your Satellite! programme after an intensive week at the Selection Workshop, held at ESTEC from 1st to 5th May. The CubeSats evaluation and selection were carried out by a CubeSat Evaluation Panel, consisting of ESA experts from a range of disciplines…(Read more)

New study finds BIM gaining ground in transportation infrastructure

US: A new SmartMarket Report from Dodge Data & Analytics shows that the use of building information modeling (BIM) is increasing in the horizontal construction market. The Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure 2017 SmartMarket Report – produced in partnership with Autodesk, and with support from Deloitte – analyzes how engineers, contractors and owners are using BIM for transportation infrastructure projects in the US, UK, France and Germany…(Read more)

Indian state Maharashtra sanctions Rs 260 crore for GIS mapping

India: An Indian state cabinet has sanctioned a budget of Rs. 260 crore for GIS mapping of all the C and D municipal corporations, councils and nagar panchayats in the state. The decision was taken in the Maharashtra state cabinet for mapping these urban local bodies to earn higher property tax…(Read more)

SFL signs contract with Dubai Space Centre to build environmental monitoring satellite

Canada: The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto has announced the signing of a new contract for Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to provide a microsatellite for monitoring aerosol and greenhouse gases. SFL’s Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high-performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the mission…(Read more)


Municipalika 2017 focuses on smart and sustainable city solutions

Municipalika 2017 conference kicks off in CIDCO Exhibition and Convention Centre in Navi Mumbai. The three-day event focuses on Smart and Sustainable City Solutions. The event is hosted by the Maharashtra government, supported by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Over 1,000 delegates from 300 cities of India and abroad are participating in the event…(Read more)