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Indonesian military plane to map quake-hit areas

The Indonesian Defence Forces (TNI) have assigned a CN-235 airplane to carry out aerial photography on areas in the Yogyakarta region affected by 27 May 5.9-magnitude earthquake. The activity is aimed at making a detailed map of areas devastated by the quake.

TNI had also sent a Hercules C-130 plane carrying a TNI field medical team and three helicopters to evacuate victims.

Hong-Kong to implement GIS for population by-census

The 2006 population by-census in Hong Kong will be held in July and August, and 5,000 temporary field workers will be recruited for data collection, the Census & Statistics Department said. The Commissioner for Census & Statistics Fung Hingwang said the department will use the GIS to support the field operation, and let respondents furnish online data, and adopt Intelligent Character Recognition technology, to enhance the efficiency of data capturing.

India, Pakistan agree to conduct joint survey of Sir Creek

India and Pakistan agreed to conduct a joint survey of the Sir Creek area – a marshy area in Rann of Kutch between Gujarat and Sindh province of Pakistan, as they winded up official-level talks in New Delhi. The survey will be conducted both in creek and sea soon and the technical experts of the two countries will work out modalities, officials said.

Google puts street data in map of Australia

Google overnight sneaked out street mapping data for Australia and New Zealand cities within Google Maps. Google Maps offers businesses a means of overlaying their own data or statistics over detailed street maps on their web site.

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