Volume XVI, Issue 10, October 2020
Surveying education in the time of Covid
Embrace the current scenario as a motivator, rather as a temporary nuisance
Robert William Kingdon
Emerging GIS trends and forecasting
The land reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Timothée Rakundo and David Betge
The cost-effectiveness of controlling dengue in Indonesia
Oliver J Brady, Dinar D Kharisma, Nandyan …
Trimble Connect integrates with Microsoft 365 and BIMcollab
Trimble has announced new integrations for Microsoft 365 and BIMcollab with its Trimble® Connect™ cloud-based collaboration platform. It provides users of both platforms with a common data environment for connecting project stakeholders with the data they need to inform decisions and improve team efficiency. In real-time, project …
UK Government to explore new ways of delivering ‘Sat Nav’
New options for a UK satellite navigation and timing capability programme to support the nation’s critical infrastructure will be explored by the government.
The Space-Based Positioning Navigation and Timing Programme (SBPP) will explore new and alternative ways that could be used to deliver vital satellite navigation services …
IRDAI committee recommends insurance for drones
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) constituted a Working Group in June 2020 to study and understand the insurance needs of RPAS owners and operators and make recommendations relating to design and development of products meeting the needs of RPAS owners and operators, including Third Party Liability.
The Working …
£2 million transport location data competition
The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to create a new £2 million competition which will look at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom.
This competition aims to stimulate commercial innovation to help create geospatial solutions to our …
Promoting GIS in Africa
Esri has announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African nonprofit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa’s economic transformation. The goal of the initiative is to engage leaders in business, governments, the African Union, and other regional economic communities through dialogue and potential partnership building in …
Dual payload satellite architecture by BlackSky
BlackSky, a leading provider of global monitoring services, geospatial intelligence and satellite imagery, has announced the next phase of expansion of its high-revisit commercial satellite constellation with the unveiling of its next generation, Gen-3, satellite architecture. The commercial constellation expansion features Gen-3 satellites capable of producing images with 50-centimeter …
Wolbachia releases in high-density urban areas are expected to be highly cost-effective and could potentially be the first cost-saving intervention for dengue. Sites with strong public health infrastructure, fiscal capacity, and community support should be prioritised
Oliver J. Brady
Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
Department of …
Practical solutions for the protection of smallholder land rights
Program Manager for ZOA in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Sector Specialist for Land Rights and Peacebuilding at ZOA Netherlands
In the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), insecurity of tenure rights, displacement, poverty and general security issues are major obstacles to economic and social …