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Kathmandu goes digital with online city-guide

Savant Associates has unveiled, the first online cityguide of Kathmandu. It uses an interactive mapping engine to facilitate localized search of destinations in Kathmandu on a digitalized map. It provides the users with up-to-date online information and other extensive services on various aspects of city life in Kathmandu.

Indonesia and China implement carbon accounting system

Indonesia and China may soon implement a new carbon accounting system to help fight global warming. Developed in Australia, the National Carbon Accounting System has been designed to provide a ‘balance sheet’ that indicates the level of atmospheric pollution caused by land management activities such as forestry, land clearing and farming. Among the range of methods used in such calculations is analysis of maps of the landscape obtained from satellite imagery and remote sensing.

Web Enabled Ground Water Information System in India

Central Ground Water Board is developing a “Web Enabled Ground Water Information System (GWIS)” in view of the data dissemination. It is an internet based GIS system which will provide a platform for accessing the ground water related data/maps/information policy planning and management. GWIS will comprise the spatial data base infrastructure and a well established communication system connected through Internet/Intranet alongwith security measures. The data from GWIS will be disseminated as per the Map Restriction Policy of the Government of India.

Orissa launches geo-spatial data system for disaster management

Frequently hit by natural calamities like flood, cyclone and heatwaves, Orissa government has launched a pilot project on mobile-based technology for generation of geo-spatial data system as part of it’s preparedness to meet the challenges. The system designed by ISRO, is a combination of a medium resolution camera, a GPS, a palmtop computer and a mobile phone set. The pilot project was launched in Puri district for the first time in the country for creating a data base of relief shelters, hospitals and supply godowns.http://

Dubai Municipality to introduce New Interactive E-Map

Dubai Municipality’s GIS department has unveiled a new interactive e-map. According to Mohammed Abdullah Al Zaffine, director of the department, the new service titled “Takamul” is an electronic service that offers an interactive, comprehensive and high quality map consisting of geographic features and attributes for the Emirate of Dubai.

A new land policy document in China

The Communist Party of China has issued a new land policy document recently allowing farmers to lease their contracted farmland. It also allows them to transfer their land-use right to boost the scale of operation for farm production or to provide funds so they can start new businesses.

Efficient, information-centered production environment for the aviation industry by ESRI

The air navigation and aviation industry will have an easier way to create and manage centralized spatial data, increase their efficiency, and rely on an end-to-end workflow management with the release of Production Line Tool Set for ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.3—Aeronautical Solution. The software continues to be the foundation of an Aeronautical Information Management system, using the geographic approach.

ERDAS Releases Map2PDF

ERDAS Inc has released Map2PDF for IMAGINE, a new product combining TerraGo Technologies’ Map2PDF with the power of ERDAS IMAGINE®, the industry’s leading and most complete collection of software tools designed to manipulate, process and understand imagery and vector data.

CARIS Bathymetric Data Management System for Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia in Canberra has selected CARIS Bathy DataBASE
software for management of large bathymetric data sets, interoperability and distribution. Geoscience Australia is Australia’s national agency for geoscience knowledge and geospatial information.

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