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Major government project in Africa bagged by Teledyne CARIS

Teledyne CARIS will be delivering a full software solution, through its distributor Unique Group to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office. The solution, includes software that will be implemented as part of a larger project to be executed by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) where a new hydrographic survey vessel is being built. Three additional survey motor boats are also slated for manufacture, all of which will be equipped with HIPS and SIPS™ to process acquired hydrographic data.

Locate government establishments easily in Kerala, India

The state government of Kerala in India is set to conduct GIS mapping of all government establishments, including schools and hospitals, across the state. As part of this, it has directed government offices across the state to upload their details, including their locations, on the map online.

A senior officer with the Electronics and IT Department said GIS was being implemented as a prefix to introducing the Kerala Fiber Optic Network (K-FON) programme which aims at providing high-speed Internet connectivity to all government establishments in the state. The GIS map will be created using the information submitted on this website. As government has undertaken the drive to provide all services on e-platform

DARPA seeks tools to capture underground worlds in 3D

DARPA is seeking information on stateof- the-art technologies and methodologies for advanced mapping and surveying in support of the agency’s Subterranean (SubT) Challenge. Georeferenced data – geographic coordinates tied to a map or image – could significantly improve the speed and accuracy of warfighters in time-sensitive active combat operations and disaster-related missions in the subterranean domain. Through the Request for Information, DARPA is looking for innovative technologies to collect highly accurate and reproducible ground-truth data for subterranean environments, which would potentially disrupt and positively leverage the subterranean domain without prohibitive cost and with less risk to human lives. These innovative technologies will allow for exploring and exploiting these dark and dirty environments that are too dangerous to deploy humans.

Esri launches R&D Center in New Delhi, India

Esri has announced the opening of its latest research and development center, located in New Delhi, India. The new location will focus on data science, deep learning, and geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) solutions, revolutionizing spatial analytics to overcome some of the world’s biggest challenges. The center will play a significant role in developing the next generation of Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise based on a microservices architecture.

NavVis Cloud

NavVis has launched NavVis Cloud, a new cloud-based platform that gives laser scanning professionals access to NavVis IndoorViewer as a Softwareas- a-Service (SaaS) solution. Fully immersive, web-based 3D buildings can now be delivered as part of every scan project using point cloud files from terrestrial laser scanners and the NavVis M6 Indoor Mobile Mapping system (IMMS). The intuitive user interface and functionality lets every project stakeholder access, interpret and interact with scan data.

TrueLook, Autodesk BIM 360 Integration

TrueLook has announced the second phase of its integration with Autodesk BIM 360, the industry’s leading project delivery and construction management software.

It allows construction camera users to conveniently livestream videos on the home dashboard of the leading construction management platform.

Malaysian State to launch blockchain solution to track agricultural products

The Malaysian state of Penang is considering the use of blockchain technology in food and agricultural products supply chains.

According to the country’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Sim Tze Tzin, cited by the newspaper, the technology can be used for various applications in the industry. For instance, consumers would be able to track the origins of a particular product they purchase by scanning codes. Additionally, the industry can quickly warn consumers about the outbreaks of dangerous foodborne diseases. Key advantage of using blockchain is that the data stored on a decentralized network cannot be altered. Moreover, Sim believes that blockchain helps to improve security, reduce operational costs and bypass middlemen.

Survey of India signs MoU with Haryana, India

Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Department of Revenue & Disaster Management, Govt. of Haryana & Survey of India, and Govt. of India for large scale mapping using UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) / Drone for Revenue, Urban and Rural area including ground control network and delivery of geo-referenced cadastral revenue maps for state of Haryana. The Project shall cover approx. 44,000 sq. Km, covering entire state of Haryana.

The delivery of complete project is around 18 months. A digitized, georeferenced, accurate and up-to-date map of each land Parcel and each property in Urban areas and village Lal dora (Abadi deh) will get generated.

Accurate Change detection, using high resolution imagery will help in identification of true urban growth development process. The unplanned settlements and areas where housing is not in compliance with current planning and building regulations will be identified to help enforcement and effective action before the construction attains huge proportions.

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