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Ordnance Survey releases mapping tool

A mapping tool that gives a detailed picture of local information in almost every corner of Great Britain has been released by Ordnance Survey (OS). The free data set brings together information about crime, business rates, property types, local transport and geographical information. The OS expects developers and designers to use the tool to improve information people can access via the web. www.bbc.com

Printing technology at Survey of India goes digital from offset

Survey of India has recently installed A0 size colour LED Plotters at four offices namely Bhubaneshwar, Dehradun, Ranchi and Shillong. The high speed print ondemand LED plotters will subsequently replace the existing printing system comprising of Offset Press and Computer to Plate Equipment. This LED plotter is more economical in cost per print as compared to offset printing process, which was used by Survey of India since long.

Seoul to digitize N Korean cadastral maps

The S. Korea government is mulling over to digitise over 300,000 cadastral maps of North Korea for permanent storage which it has kept since the division of the peninsula in 1953. The aim is to prevent disputes and confusion over land ownership in the event of reunification. www.Chosun.co

Bhutan’s geo-portal to be set up by 2017

According to Bhutan’s National Land Commission (NLC) secretary, Pema Chewan, ‘by 2017, the government will offer access to geospatial data through its geo-portal’. He, however, added that to define who will have access to what level of geospatial data, a data sharing policy is a must..The land commission with technical assistance from the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has already begun the process of gathering data for the seven districts in the southern belt.. KuenselOnline

SuperPad unveils NTRIP Solution for cm level accuracy

Supergeo has released NTRIP solution on its Windows Mobile GIS app, SuperPad, for high accurate field data collection and geospatial workflow enhancement. SuperPad is a feature-rich mobile GIS application for fieldbased personnel to collect, edit, display and measure spatial data at a reasonable budget.

Rolta and Hitachi India sign MoU

Rolta India and Hitachi India have signed an MoU for jointly addressing significant market opportunities in high-growth business segments in India The companies will work closely together to explore strategic business collaborations for infrastructure systems in large verticals, to offer comprehensive and seamlessly integrated solutions.

Multi-year NGA contract for Intergraph

Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) has been awarded a five-year contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The contract provides for the purchase of IGS and Hexagon Geospatial software and related software maintenance.

Burkina Faso updates its base map

In 2011, IGN France International was awarded the project to update the national base map of Burkina Faso. It was funded by the European Union under its 10th European Development Fund. Completed between 2011 and 2015, this project consisted in the creation of 34 topographic maps at a scale of 1.200 000 as well as the updating of the national topographic database. The previous base map had not been updated since the 1950’s and did not reflect any longer the changes that have occurred in Burkina in the recent years. IGN France

Rwanda unveils its land-use portal

The government of Rwanda has launched its National Land Use Planning Portal (NLUPP) to give its citizens easy access to land-use plans and other spatial data on the web. Built on Esri’s ArcGIS platform by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority with the support of the USAID, NLUPP is the first portal of its kind on the continent of Africa

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