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GeoWrap: SpaceX is hiring staff, ESA calls for EarthCARE mission advisory group and more

SpaceX invites job applications for hundreds of positions

US: Elon Musk’s space travel company SpaceX is hiring nearly 500 new employees across a variety of departments and locations. The boost is likely thanks, at least in part, to the successful launch of a reusable Falcon 9 rocket last week…(Read more)

ESA calls for EarthCARE mission advisory group

France: With ESA’s EarthCARE Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer satellite now entering its ‘production and qualification’ phase, ESA is calling for a new Mission Advisory Group. EarthCARE – the largest and most complex Earth Explorer mission to date – is being developed…(Read more)

CRCSI releases white paper to turn spatial data into knowledge platform

Australia: Today, the Australia and New Zealand CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI), released the White Paper Towards a Spatial Knowledge Infrastructure to position new knowledge concepts across the emerging digital economy…(Read more)

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to be involved in developing autonomous cars

US: NASA’s Kennedy Space Center has recently joined a partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help in developing self-driving cars. To submit a multi-faceted proposal related to research and development of autonomous vehicles, the Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partnership was formed…(Read more)

Trimble launches new version of smart water management software

US: Trimble has launched a new version of its smart water management software — Trimble Unity 3.8. A cloud-based, GIS-centric Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution — Trimble Unity — offers a suite of applications and tools for the water, wastewater, storm water and environmental water industry…(Read more)

Indian state signs MoUs with ISRO for using geospatial in governance

India: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed an agreement with Andhra Pradesh govt. for using geospatial technologies in state governance and development. These MoUs were signed in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar…(Read more)

Urban monitoring boosted by new data processor

France: A new processing tool has been developed to bundle information contained in large amounts of satellite data, paving the way for the wealth of Copernicus Sentinel satellite data to be more easily incorporated into online environment-monitoring services…(Read more)

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BIM adoption and implementation around the world: Initiatives by major nations

That Building Information Modeling or BIM provides an unparalleled opportunity for improvements in productivity and cost-savings through all phases of the AEC industry has been long espoused. But how is BIM adoption progressing in some of the major countries of the world? Let’s have a look…(Read more)

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