Mapping

Japan: JAXA successfully launched new mapping satellite Daichi-2

The launch of ALOS-2 on 24 May was broadcast live via Youtube

On 24 May 2014, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA successfully launched their new mapping satellite Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2). The satellite was launched onboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 (H-IIA F24) from Tanegashima Space Center.

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Mon, 26/05/2014 - 08:09

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IWG-SEM released emergency mapping guidelines

Report aims on harmonizing mapping processes

The International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM) published a working document on mapping guidelines.

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Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:30
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The Philippines: Government to complete flood hazard mapping in 2016

satellite image of floods in the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines wants to finish up the mapping process of all flood prone zones in the country by 2016.

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Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:16

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Fri, 03/28/2014

Mapping and Application of GPS: CATHALAC trains professionals

Participants of the course “Mapping and Application of GPS” offered by CATHALAC

On 23 February 2014, CATHALAC finished its training course “Mapping and Application of GPS” which offered professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean a deeper understanding of using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for mapping.

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Mon, 24/03/2014 - 11:02

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Crowdsourcing: Mapping water depth from vessels

Satellite image of UK and Ireland

Teamsurv, an innovative project funded from the UK European Satellite Navigation Competition as well as from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, wants to introduce crowd source mapping to every vessel in and around the UK. The project aims to help create better charts of coastal waters, by logging depth and position data whilst they are at sea, and uploading the data to the web for processing and display.

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Wed, 19/02/2014 - 14:37

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Wed, 02/19/2014

Australia: New South Wales launches GIS Emergency Response System

NASA's Terra satellite image of flooded communities in Australia

New South Wales State Emergency Services (NSW SES) launched a new mapping system to help emergency responders coordinate better rescue operations. It allows volunteers on the ground to instantly share real-time information.

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Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:28

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Esri International User Conference

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The Esri UC is the most important gathering of Esri developers, partners, and GIS consultants, giving you full access to the latest game-changing geospatial technologies under one roof. The annual Esri International User Conference aims to help stakeholders to identify and apply cutting-edge solutions on current challenges.

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14/07/2014 to 18/07/2014

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San Diego Convention Center

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San Diego

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ESRI

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Relief efforts in Philippines: satellite data used for crowdsource mapping

Relief workers continue struggling to reach some of the most devastated regions

More than 900 volunteers are helping in the recovery efforts in Philippines by collaborating on online maps, through the OpenStreetMap network. The method uses

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Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:02

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China: UN-SPIDER Capacity Building for Flood and Drought Mapping

26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.
26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.

From 27-31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam participated in the training.

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:34

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21st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013)

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The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2013 (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013) is the twenty-first event in a series of symposia and workshop that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial

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05/11/2013 to 08/11/2013

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Mon, 17/06/2013

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Orlando, Florida

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Orlando, Florida

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ACM

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Oracle

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