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New GIS software from India

The Space Applications Centre and Scanpoint Geomatics in Ahmedabad have released a new product, IGIS. It has been developed to a requirement from Indian Space research Organisation for a GIS software that could ingest data from its satellites and turn out information products. It contains an integrated image processing engine and a GIS.

Intelligent Map System in Singapore

The Singapore Land Authority is considering its response to tenders for a government-wide intelligent map system, which closed on 17 November. The system will provide an interface enabling government agencies to build map services. As a result, all Singapore government map data will be presented to the public with a consistent look and feel. Individuals will also be able to access the maps for personal use.

British Police preparing for Olympics

British Transport Police is implementing ERDAS APOLLO 2009, to build a transportation security monitoring system for Olympics in 2012. The system will disseminate gridded data to remote locations quickly, regardless of bandwidth integrating imagery in British Transport Police’s mapping solution.

Properties to be mapped in Bangalore

With the newly introduced property survey based on GIS, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is confident of bringing more properties under the tax system. Out of 850 sq km to be covered, 200 sq km has been surveyed. Upon completion of verification, it will be possible to track what property exists on a road, in a ward or zone with exact dimensions and details of ownership and land use. Even vacant plots and under-construction buildings can be identified and recorded.

PTCL and LMKR ink deed for deployment of GIS solution

Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) and LMK Resources (LMKR) signed an agreement for the deployment of a turnkey GIS solution, which will enable PTCL to better manage Access and Transmission Networks and inside plant infrastructure including its copper and optical fibre network.

GIS contributes to solving crime

Microsoft and ESRI together are driving Homeland Security to effectively help protect citizens. An intended product of this collaboration is the FusionX Appliance, which will enhance the abilities of fusion centre directors at the strategic and tactical level, enabling them to visualise patterns and trends to help prevent future acts of terrorism and crime. Through the intake of raw data such as fire, police and citizen reports, it will allow for geocoding and mapping of the data to help detect man-made acts of terrorism and crime.

Updated OGC Reference Model

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced the completion and availability of Version 2.0 of the OGC Reference Model (ORM). The ORM provides a framework for the ongoing work of OGC, and a guide for those who seek to implement interoperable solutions and applications for geospatial services and data.

High-tech survey of Bihar’s landscape

Bihar Remote Sensing Application Centre (BIRSAC) has prepared digital maps of 20 districts of Bihar having details of boundary of districts with those of block and village borders. BIRSAC has also incorporated maps of major roads, railway tracks and rivers. The state Water Resource Development department too has roped in the services of BIRSAC for mapping of rivers.

eSpatial & RSI Softech, India enters into reseller agreement

eSpatial, leading provider of GIS and Location Intelligence capabilities over the web, and RSI Softech India Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian Geomatics Company, recently announced the signing of an exclusive Reseller Agreement. RSI will act as master distributor for iSMART®, eSpatial’s leading GeoSpatial software suite for development of integrated, enterprise grade spatially enabled applications, throughout the Indian Marketplace. The software supports a number of deployment models which include Pure Web and Customized Client within a scalable, role-based and secure environment. The architectural features delivered with iSMART® address standard IT requirements for the deployment of enterprise business applications. iSMART® provides an ideal enterprise grade hosted services delivery platform for geospatial applications. Delivered applications and services can also be provided to conform with the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services standards.

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