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Dharavi redevelopment to kickstart with survey

The Dharavi Redevelopment Project Pvt Ltd (DRPPL), a joint venture between the government of Maharashtra and the Adani Group, recently announced that a survey would be launched to collect data from the lakhs of slum dwellers living in Dharavi. The data will be used by the government to determine the rehabilitation eligibility of the residents. The survey will also create, for the first time ever, a ‘Digital Dharavi,’ an advanced library of one of the world’s largest informal settlements.

The survey will begin from Kamla Raman Nagar, with a unique number being allotted to each slum tenement. This will be followed by laser-mapping of the respective lanes, known as a ‘Lidar Survey’. A trained team will visit every tenement with an indigenously developed application to scan documents.

Dharavi encompasses several thousand industrial and commercial units manufacturing garments and leather items.

UNCTAD-AIR initiative to harness geospatial technology

UNCTAD has partnered with the Atlantic International Research (AIR) Centre, a non-profit organization, to help Brazil and South Africa boost their earth observation capabilities.

The joint work will arm both countries with much-needed data to support evidence-based urban planning and management, and to report on their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative was announced at a global workshop on Earth observation held in the Azores, Portugal in January.

Kongsberg Geospatial adds Echodyne Radar to IRIS Terminal

Kongsberg Geospatial has partnered with Echodyne to accelerate and extend Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) applications. The collaboration will provide enhanced situational awareness to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators by visualizing all airspace movement, cooperative and noncooperative, to ensure safe and reliable UAS operations.

Amini and Zindi collaboration

A new partnership between Zindi, a data science company in Africa, and Amini, a pioneering data solutions provider, marks a significant step forward in the quest for agricultural innovation. This strategic alliance aims to harness on-the-ground data sources, creating and collating new agricultural datasets across the continent.

Contract awarded for Mumbai’s digital twin

Genesys International secured a contract worth Rs 155 crore with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to develop a 3D city model and map stack for Mumbai. This project is a significant development in applying advanced mapping technology to develop a highly accurate Mumbai 3D model, creating a unified mapping platform with multiple layers. The project aims to provide an elaborate and comprehensive overview of the city’s landscape to enable precise planning and collaboration among various stakeholders. www.timesofindia.con

Mosaic, Movella improve mobile mapping and geospatial analysis

Mosaic has joined forces with Movella to introduce a revolutionary integration that promises to redefine precision and efficiency in mapping and 3D reconstruction projects. This collaboration merges Mosaic’s cutting-edge Mosaic 51 and Mosaic X camera systems with Movella’s XVN, enhancing GIS platform integration and supporting extensive 3D reconstruction with unprecedented precision.

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