City to spend $222,000 for GIS mapping of utilities
The city of Hudson will spend an estimated $222,000 to create digital mapping for its storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water utilities. The city expects to receive grant money from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to offset a share of the expense. The City Council on Dec. 21 approved a letter of engagement with the Short Elliot Hendrickson engineering firm to do the field inventory of utility mains and other structures, and then create the GIS database mapping of the systems. www.hudsonstarobserver.com
The second part of the ‘Indo-Thai Geo Spatial Cooperation Programme’ has been launched recently. An agreement was signed under the programme by the two countries, which included mapping on 1:4000 scale of a town in Thailand with expertise from Survey of India (SOI) , in the first part. The second part of the contract focuses on strengthening of Geoinformatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Thailand, under which SoI will provide training to GISTDA officers.
Currently, mapping is underway of U Thong town in Supanburi province of Thailand. The objective of this programme is to provide knowhow to GISTDA about processes for large scale mapping. According to UN Gurjar, additional surveyor general, seven officers from GISTDA will undergo training for one month here from February 1.
Satellite technology to help NHAI monitor highway projects
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and North East Centre for Technology Application and Research (NECTAR) will provide help in monitoring and managing the National Highways. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under ISRO and NECTAR recently. www.thehindu.com/