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GeoWrap: Nominations for Carl Pulfrich Award open, FAA announces advisory committee on UAVs

Leica Geosystems opens nominations for Carl Pulfrich Award 2017

Switzerland: Leica Geosystems is calling industry related professionals to submit their nominations for this year’s Carl Pulfrich Award, the prestigious industry honour that recognises advancements in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth imaging. Nominees will be considered on the basis of experience, activities in field of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and contributions to the advancement of all aspects of earth imaging field…(Read more)

FAA unveils significant drone statistics, announces new advisory committee on UAVs

US: In his opening remarks at the UAS Symposium in Reston, Michael Huerta, administrator of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), laid out some notable statistics on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), as well as announced a new drone advisory committee. “We’re ushering in a new age of American aviation: the unmanned aircraft era,” he said. “And it’s moving at a quicker pace…” (Read more)

UK’s DoT launches inquiry into development and regulation of UAVs

UK: The Department for Transport in the UK has launched an inquiry into the non-military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and how they can be developed and regulated in the UK. The concern has been raised about the growing number of drones posing safety risks, with high-profile reports of aircraft and helicopters coming close to colliding with UAVs…(Read more)

Indian state to use remote sensing to prevent crop residue burning

India: In their battle against burning crop residue, state authorities in Punjab are using geospatial data to detect crop fires and alert the concerned deputy commissioner and district monitoring committees through SMSs. This plan is the outcome of the December 10, 2015, orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), asking the state to use remote sensing facilities to monitor and curb crop burning... (Read more)

Belarus seems positive on signing cooperation agreement with ESA

Belarus: European nation, Belarus, is expected to sign a cooperation agreement with European Space Agency, according to a report of BelTA. The chances of signing this agreement will be discussed during the Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) that is to be held in Belarus in 2018, said Aleksei Belotserkovsky, head of the intellectual information systems department…(Read more)

CAAI authorizes Airobotics to fly drones beyond line of sight

Israel: The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) has granted Airobotics the authorization to fly fully automated drones without a pilot – a move which Airobotics says will “allow for the most innovative Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) commercial drone operations”. In a statement posted on company’s website, Ran Krauss, CEO & Co-Founder of Airobotics, said: “Here in Israel, we are always pushing the boundaries of innovation…(Read more)


Commercial space to enjoy larger role with NASA under Trump

The private industry is buoyed by President Trump’s efforts to boost commercial space activities. The NASA Transition Act signed by President Trump on March 21 is an important piece of legislation that opens up huge opportunities for the private commercial space industry, feel some players. “The Act provides robust support for public-private partnerships which will benefit NASA while bolstering private…” (Read more)


NASA released its popular app for Amazon Fire TV

NASA released its popular app for Amazon Fire TV. The version joins previous releases of the app for iOS, Android and Apple TV devices. NASA app allows public to browse the agency’s amazing discoveries directly from their personal devices. Users with Amazon Fire TV and other services can explore NASA’s wealth of images, videos and more on their home televisions.

Swiss hospitals will use drones to exchange lab samples

Hospitals in the Swiss city of Lugano have been testing the use of drones to transport lab samples. Use of drones between two hospitals will be an everyday occurrence. According to the company Swiss Post. Smartphone application will be used to fly drones.

IoT is a bundle of Analytics of Things and Security of Things, says Niraj Prakash of Oracle

In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World Niraj Prakash, Director, Solution Consulting of Oracle explains about IoT.