Articles in the Applications Category

Jun 2014 | No Comment

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), or as most civil aviation authorities now call them, UASs (for Unmanned Aircraft Systems), are attracting a lot of attention lately from geospatial professionals…

May 2014 | No Comment

The paper aims to validate the use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals prior to the occurrence of earthquakes as a means of earthquake prediction, by referring to the Great East Japan Earthquake (hereafter called the Great Earthquake). The Great Earthquake occurred….

Apr 2014 | No Comment

Up-to-dateness is a contemporary problem in the realm of cadastres, land registration, and land administration. It is argued that up-to-dateness is closely related…

Mar 2014 | One Comment

Urban Population in India increased from 62 million (19%) in 1951 to 377 million (31%) in 2011, and is expected to increase up to around 37% by 2021.

Mar 2014 | No Comment

The problems in sharing of geospatial data among public sector organizations is a well established fact (Onsrud et. al., 1995; McLaughlin, 2003; Williamson et. al., 2004; Nebert, 2004; Masser, 2005; Georgiadou, 2006; Nama Raj Budhathoki and Zorica Nedovic-Budic

Feb 2014 | No Comment

Urban areas garbage is collected either by a government agency or private contractor. Garbage disposal constitutes a basic and expected service or function of urban local body.

Feb 2014 | No Comment

For space faring nations or group of nations, maintaining their autonomy in the engineering of technologies allowing the success of exploration missions is mandatory. This article focuses on one of these technologies…

Jan 2014 | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released on November 7, 2013 its first annual Roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace. The Roadmap addresses current and future policies

Jan 2014 | No Comment

Bhuvan (, a unique geoportal of NRSC that provide diversified geospatial services, is gaining popularity day by day and is much appreciated for its dynamic services. Initiated in 2009, Bhuvan has grown up rapidly and has made its impact on Indian user community. Expanding it’s state-ofart facilities and a datacentre at Hyderabad, Bhuvan is now extending geographically with its distributed architecture.

Jan 2014 | No Comment

Potential conflicts between customary and / or informal systems of land tenure with the state supported formal systems of land registration are an issue in many developing regions. Africa presents a significant challenge because the traditional authorities (chiefs, clans, families etc.)