Managing Director of Ordnance Survey (OS) International, Peter Hedlund, and Singapore Land Authority (SLA) Director of Geospatial and Data, Mr Ng Siau Yong signed an MOU which will see both organisations intensify focus on the promotion and use of geospatial information to support smart services and solutions which aim to benefit citizens, communities, business and government.
Building on the current, longstanding and strong relationship between OS and SLA, the MOU will support both parties in exploring new collaborations. For example, the OS and SLA aim to jointly hold events between OS’ Geovation and SLA’s GeoWorks, Singapore’s new geospatial industry centre for start-ups, companies and interested communities in both the UK and Singapore. Another key focus of the MOU is the co-development of a proposal for autonomous vehicles, exploring data capture, data processing and standards.www.os.uk
With the aim of having GIS-enabled revenue record maps of the district, a team of the Survey of India (SoI) has started mapping the land record with the help of a drone. As per the authorities, Karnal has been chosen for a pilot project.
As a pilot project, the SoI is preparing details online and GISenabled revenue maps of a few villages and urban areas of Karnal as a technology demonstrator. The technology will involve drone camera and the drone will be operated by experts of the SoI.
The drone would capture the whole area from a height of around 50 metres so that each object was visible easily. The details of non-revenue record land (lal dora) and agricultural land would be covered under this mapping, he added. www.tribuneindia.com
Blue Marble Geographics has announced the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 20. It includes numerous new tools, functional upgrades, and performance improvements across all areas of the application. Among the significant enhancements are a new tool for creating a point cloud from a 3D model, a new free-flight mode for navigating the 3D View, expanded support for tablet and touch screen computers, numerous new Map Layout options, and a new eyedropper tool for selecting a specific color in a raster layer.