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Google Earth Outreach to enable mapping tools for Indian NGOs

India: In a bid to leverage Google’s mapping tools to disseminate knowledge and foster enabling, Google Earth Outreach team is providing its Google mapping assistance to Indian NGOs and other environmental organizations. As per the India State Forest Report 2017, India has added 8,021 Sq Km of forest and tree cover in the past two years. Taking stock of the scenario that India’s environmental and cultural landscape is drastically changing, Google Earth Outreach team…(Read more)

Global Mapper v19.1 now available with a new multivariate query tool

US: Blue Marble Geographics has announced the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 19.1. This intermediate release augments the impressive list of new features and functions that were introduced in version 19.0 with even more new tools and improvements to the existing functionality. Highlights of this release include a completely redesigned attribute querying tool; a new option to save and export 3D lines from the Path Profile tool; support for…(Read more)

National Gendarmerie conducts post-hurricane missions with SimActive

Canada: After bearing the brunt of Hurricane Irma last year, the National Gendarmerie of France has been using SimActive’s high-end mapping software Correlator3D in northeast Caribbean’s Saint Martin Island. The software has facilitated rapid mapping from UAV images for damage assessment, aiding reconstruction efforts. “Correlator3D generated orthomosaics of excellent quality with the UAV missions post-Irma”, said Mathieu Cerciat, Geomatics Chief of the National Gendarmerie…(Read more)

Trimble becomes the latest corporate partner of THRIVE AgTech venture and innovation platform

US: SVG Partners announced that Trimble has become the latest corporate partner to join the THRIVE AgTech Venture & Innovation Platform. Trimble’s broad range of GPS, variable rate implement controls, wireless communications and analytics software is increasingly delivering new capabilities for agriculture. The new relationship between Trimble and SVG’s THRIVE platform signifies the continued commitment to advancing a safer and more sustainable agriculture supply chain…(Read more)

Rolta announces financial results for Q3, registers growth of 2.9%

India: Rolta India has announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended on December 31, 2017. In an announcement, the company declared the consolidated revenue for Q3 FY-18 at INR 7.70 billion against INR. 7.49 billion in Q2 FY-18, registering a growth of 2.9% quarter on quarter basis. On the other hand, the consolidated EBITDA for this quarter registered at INR 2.43 billion against INR 2.47 billion in Q2 FY-18, registering a decline by 1.7% quarter on quarter basis…(Read more)

Maxar Technologies announce shifting its headquarters to Colorado

US: Maxar Technologies has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to Westminster, Colorado from San Francisco, California. “We are excited to become part of the dynamic Denver business and tech community,” said Howard L. Lance, president and chief executive officer of Maxar Technologies. “This move represents an opportunity to bring together our executive leadership team in a common location, as well as to establish a base for our future…(Read more)

New study finds sea level rise accelerating

US: Global sea level rise is accelerating incrementally over time rather than increasing at a steady rate. According to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data, this acceleration is mainly driven by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica. This acceleration has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100 when compared to projections that assume a constant rate of sea level rise, according to lead author Steve Nerem…(Read more)

Fitbit ushers into employee health care with Twine Health acquisition

US: Globally known wearable player Fitbit will soon acquire Twine Health, a health coaching platform aimed at helping employers manage chronic disease in the workforce, according to a Venturebeat report. Established in 2014, Twine Health is a cloud-based platform that connects clinicians with patients so they can create plans and collaborate through synchronized apps toward meeting designated goals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, the acquisition is expected to close…(Read more)

Civic body in India to conduct GIS survey to keep track of public and maintenance work

India: Spending every year most of its funds on various construction and maintenance works, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has now decided to conduct a GIS mapping survey for every civic work it undertakes to ensure transparency and avoid wastage of public money. “The civic administration would conduct GIS mapping of each development project it undertakes — from construction to maintenance and repair. This would ensure that every detail regarding…(Read more)

Satellite derived bathymetry from TCarta plays key role in aquaculture siting project

UK: British Engineering and Scientific Consultancy Firm, BMT, is using Satellite Derived Bathymetry from TCarta as a critical dataset in the selection of new fish farming sites in the Arabian Gulf. BMT is performing the site selection work on behalf of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD). “Aquaculture development is emerging as a major market for highly accurate bathymetric data products,” said David Critchley, CEO of TCarta, a global provider of marine and terrestrial…(Read more)

Indian state of Maharashtra to test blockchain technology

India: The state government in Maharashtra is looking ahead at giving a green signal to five or six pilot projects involving startups in the upcoming months to test blockchain technology in the state, reported the Economic Times. The projects would be in the domain of financial inclusion, land records, supply-chain financing, goods and farm insurance and motor vehicle registration. “We are looking to work with startups to implement blockchain use cases. It will cut…(Read more)

Revenue from location-based services to grow by 25 percent this year in South Korea: Study

South Korea: Revenue generated from location-based services has been forecast to grow by 24.8 percent to reach 1.2 trillion won this year, as compared to the previous year. According to the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA), last year’s revenue was pegged at 976.9 billion won. KISA conducted a study last year and took the data from more than 800 location-based service providers that had sought registration with the Korea Communications Commission…(Read more)

Schiedel launches new 3D BIM catalog for commercial and residential chimneys

UK: Schiedel Chimney Systems has launched a new 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) Catalogue, providing architects, specifiers and engineers an interactive and accurate way of choosing the best solutions from Schiedel’s range of commercial and residential chimneys, flues and associated equipment. Delivering comprehensive data on all components, the 3D BIM Catalogue is free to use, allowing those involved in the initial planning stages to confidently…(Read more)

Trimble partners with Aquarius Spectrum to add leak detection and monitoring solutions to its Smart Water portfolio

TrimbleUS: Trimble has announced an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the U.S. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management sensors and software solutions to address the growing challenges associated with aging water infrastructure, leakage and non-revenue water (NRW) loss. Utilities globally…(Read more)

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What are the top upcoming projects from ISRO?

Exactly a year ago on this day Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) captured the entire world’s attention with successful launch of a record 104 satellites. Now, after a splendid year in 2017, it is all set to begin 2018 with a bang. In fact, it already did when on January 12 its old warhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 42nd flight (PSLV-C40), successfully launched the 710 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite for earth observation…(Read more)

What is BIM?

Elements of BIMWhat is BIM? BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that provides architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more effectively plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. Building Information Modeling refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data and information between the various project parties…(Read more)