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New GIS to be Launched by Vietnam in the Mekong Delta

Radar Image of Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City National University is working in conjunction with southwestern provinces of Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Long An to integrate the region’s discrete  spatial databases into a unified platform designated as the Mekong Delta Geographic Information System (MDGIS).

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Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:59

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Fri, 04/11/2014

Uzbekistan: New equipment to forecast disasters

satellite image of Uzbekistan

The Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided the Institute of Geology and Geophysics in Uzbekistan with computer and GIS technology to monitor natural processes that may cause disasters such as earthquakes and landslides.

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Fri, 07/03/2014 - 12:17

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Fri, 03/07/2014

Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS User Conference: "Empowering Pacific Communities through improved Geospatial Data"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Since the inception of Pacific GIS/RS User Conference in 1999, this annual event has attracted a lot of participants. Each year the range of GIS/RS technologies presented cover an array of applications including the management of resources of the small island Pacific nations.

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-18

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24/11/2014 to 28/11/2014

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Multipurpose Theater, Japan Pacific ICT Centre on Laucala Campus

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Suva

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GIS students called to apply for pro humanitarian data analysis project

satellite image of the Earth

Students of GIS analysis are invited by the geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company Azavea to apply for the company’s third annual "Summer of Maps".

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Thu, 27/02/2014 - 11:07

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Thu, 02/27/2014

Satellite technology to help fight Deforestation

Satellite image of deforestation in Brazil

The World Resources Institute, with Google and 40 other global partners, launched a website last week that helps monitor forests, Global Forest Watch.

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Mon, 24/02/2014 - 12:42
Mon, 02/24/2014

Mongolia: Space Technologies for drought and dzud monitoring and early warning

Satellite image of deserts in Mongolia

Recognizing the socioeconomic and humanitarian effects of drought in the Asia-Pacific region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) initiated the Regional Cooperative Mechanism for Drought Monitoring and Early Warning, under its Regional Space Applications Programme (RESAP). The Mechanism is active in five countries: Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar.

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Tue, 18/02/2014 - 12:25

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Tue, 02/18/2014

Regional Workshop East Africa on remote sensing for agriculture and forestry management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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VITO provides training on the SPIRITS software to participants of the regional workshop East-Africa on remote sensing for agriculture and forestry management that is organized by the RCMRD and other partners in the AGRICAB project. 

 

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03/02/2014 to 14/02/2014

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Nairobi

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Africa Platform for Knowledge and Data Sharing on Earth Observation

RCMRD

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IGAC: New Satellite image processing system

MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows floods in Colombia

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Colombia, Instituto Geografico Agustin Codazzi (IGAC), has enhanced its capacities to create accurate maps and baselines by acquiring a GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Satellite and Aerial processing system from the remote sensing software provider

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Thu, 30/01/2014 - 11:47

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5

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Thu, 01/30/2014

High level panel discusses useful data for disaster risks

Earth image taken by NASA satellite

The participants in the high-level panel “Perspectives on the Value of Earth Observation” on the last day of the tenth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) in Geneva last week, agreed that effective risk assessment and 

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Tue, 21/01/2014 - 13:15

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ESA: Sentinel 1a to be launched in April

Sentinel 1 from the European Unions Copernicus Program

BBC reported last week that the launch of the multibillion Euro satellites programme Sentinel is set to launch in the beginning of April.

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Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:30

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51

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Mon, 01/20/2014

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