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Feb 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS – GIS


Bhubaneswar to have GIS-based holdings’ assessment

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Orissa, India is putting in place a GIS-based system which will create maps for the individual properties in the Capital.

Mumbai to detect underground water leakages

The first pilot project by Brihan Mumbai Mahanagarpalika (BMC), the city’s civic body, to detect underground leakages in pipelines will begin soon using GIS along with sound sensors and ground penetration radars. http://timesofi

Lucknow to m lable online

The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), Uttar Pradesh, India has launched a portal that will enable an allottee to get the details of any property in Lucknow. All one needs is to type the property number and the computer would flash the name of the owner, property’s registry number and the number of installments paid.

IISc takes a shot at urban planning

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in collaboration with the government, inaugurated a Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, recently. It will help in conducting basic and applied research in infrastructure, transportation systems and urban planning. The centre will set up laboratory in GIS, remote sensing, GPS and disaster mitigation. http://timesofi

MWH releases GIS-centric decision support software

MWH Soft, has released CapPlan for InfoWater, a GIS-centric decision support software for water infrastructure management and risk assessment.

Satellite-based sprinkler system

Faced with historic droughts, the governments of Georgia, California and Idaho are turning to GIS maps and satellite-based computerised sprinklers for drought recovery and to prepare for a future of less water. The sprinkler has a satellite that tracks weather patterns and automatically adjusts water schedules based on an environment’s needs.

SuperGIS Server 1.0 beta version

SuperGeo is going to release the beta version of SuperGIS Server 1.0 for open testing. The end users only need to install desktop or mobile application software and use internet to connect SuperGIS Server to acquire data and functions from the server.

New version of GeoConcept

The new version of GIS software from MapMechanics, GeoConcept 6.5, is claimed to be signifi cantly faster than before and is easier to use. It brings improvements in both thematic analysis and map displays, and is fully compliant with Microsoft’s .NET programming environment.

OGC server for climate change studies

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) have announced that a Climate Change Integration Plugfest (CCIP) server would be launched at the FOSS4G conference, 20-23 October 2009.

ArcGIS API for Silverlight

The beta release of the ArcGIS API for Microsoft (MS) Silverlight will allow application developers to integrate ArcGIS Server and Microsoft Virtual Earth services and capabilities in a Silverlight application.

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