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Airports Authority of India released national register 2017

Airports Authority of India (AAI) which is managing 126 airports (including Civil Enclaves) have taken up the onerous task of preparing a comprehensive National Register containing details of all Civil Airports/ Airstrips in the country and the work carried out is first of its kind. The details of 288 airports/ airstrips could be of use for emergency landing, disaster management/ Defence and security related activities.

GIS lab in Leh, India

A newly established Disease Surveillance Centre (DSC) and GIS laboratory of the Sheep Husbandry Department has been inaugurated in Leh, India. The DSC and GIS have been established under the Pashmina Promotion Programme of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The Disease Surveillance Centre is a high-tech laboratory facility currently being operated by trained officers of the department who are supervised by the District Sheep Husbandry Officer, Leh.

New version of SphereVision 360 Imaging System

Arithmetica has launched a new version of its 360-degree imaging system, SphereVision 1.4. It allows PDF documents to be imported as base maps onto which additional imagery, floor plans and asset information can be added. Users can also place hotspots for referencing additional data onto the base map and into the 360 imagery workflow.

OS to support Singapore

Ordnance Survey International (OSI) has been contracted to support project lead the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Government with its continued vision to be a Smart Technology world leader. The two-year project will address the automation challenge of converting IFC-BIM, which is building and construction industry data, into CityGML, an open standardised data model and exchange format that stores digital 3D models of cities and landscapes.

Technology to Control Vehicle Emissions in real time

EarthSense Systems is helping develop a system to automatically activate zeroemission running of hybrid vehicles along the most heavily polluted city streets. Using its state-of-the-art Zephyr air quality monitoring sensor, EarthSense will measure local air quality levels, in real time, and upload them to a specially developed hybrid vehicle interface, triggering on-demand zero-emission running instructions in vehicles when pollution levels are high enough.

Known as Project ACCRA and led by Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technology, the project is being undertaken in partnership with Leeds City Council.

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