Articles in the Mycoordinates Category

Jun 2018 | Comments Off on My Coordinates

 

Data mines & data mining
In this digital world
how we all are vulnerable,
is well demonstrated by
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data controversy.
When we are tracked, tapped and trapped,
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),
A regulation in European Union (EU) law on data
Protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU
Is a welcome and comforting step
As it endeavors to restrain
The data harvesting …

May 2018 | No Comment

 

DÉJÀ VU
According to the Survey of India website
(http://www.surveyofindia.gov.in/news/view/103)
One may see the New Map Restriction Policy- 2017
for Sale, Publication and Distribution of Maps and Data
released by the Ministry of Defence, India
It states that “the renewal of the guidelines
is necessitated so as to bring them
in tune with the liberal economic regime
and to accommodate the technological changes…
However, is …

Apr 2018 | No Comment

 

Stephen Hawking – Beyond time!!
You came
And enriched the world,
The world of science,
And the world of knowledge.
Moreover, you epitomized
The unimaginable abilities and tenacities
Of the human spirit
That could triumph
Any oddity of any magnitude.
You have gone
Beyond the frame of
Space-Time,
You will remain as a beacon
In the …

Mar 2018 | No Comment

 

Pause and re-plan!
A recent study
‘Satellite-derived Time and Position: A Study of Critical Dependencies’
by The UK Government Office for Science
Reviews the UK’s dependency on GNSS
And recommends measures to improve resilience
Including by adopting potential back-up systems.
More than the findings,
The worth appreciating is the approach.
The approach of ‘a pause’
Where …

Feb 2018 | No Comment

 

Car to caravan
Another feat of mankind.
Falcon Heavy by Sapce X symbolizes
The dreams and the dreamers.
Imagination, inventiveness and ingenuity.
A journey from surrealism to reality.
It was not Falcon Heavy alone,
Along with it was Tesla Roadster.
A craft, along with a car.
Will it eventually be followed by a caravan?
Who knows!

Bal …

Jan 2018 | No Comment

 

Technology trends
Robotics, automation, Artificial Intelligence
Photogrammetric drones, Integrated UAV solutions
Point Clouds
LiDAR precision, driverless car
Earthquake prediction tool
Simulator, modeling reality, …
Robust positioning, real-time kinetics, accurate 3D maps
Internet of Things, virtual reality, …
Interference, jamming, spoofing…
Sensor fusion, …
Disruption is a new paradigm
For Innovations

Bal Krishna, Editor
bal@mycoordinates.org

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Dec 2017 | No Comment

 

Collapse of Global village?
It was about globalization.
Open economy, free trades, …
Political barriers were overtaken by economic interests.
The world saw a common interest in working together.
A successful example of that is European Union.
However, a perception is gathering momentum
That some gained more at the expense of others.
Hence, the trend is …

Nov 2017 | No Comment

 

Gone in smog
If you don’t breathe,
You die.
But if you breathe in Delhi,
You may still die.
Air is poisonous.
Visionaries visionless,
Government clueless,
Millions helpless.
Come November,
It is smog all around.
Delhi needs a breather,
To be safe and sound.

Bal Krishna, Editor
bal@mycoordinates.org

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Oct 2017 | No Comment

 

Facts and fictions
The booming fake content industry
Might be serving the immediate interests of the some
But will have long-term consequences,
Not only in terms of increasing distrust
For print and digital media – both
But also may have indelible marks
On unsuspecting minds.
The phenomenon will not be confined
To only political, social and …

Sep 2017 | No Comment

 

Right to Privacy
Though in many countries,
Privacy enjoys a strong legal framework
India has been cautious.
On one hand the Government has the propensity
To encroach the private space of the citizens,
The citizens are, by and large, unaware and unmindful
Of the concepts and importance of privacy.
Given this, the Supreme Court of India …