The private satellite company Skybox published on Friday, 27 December 2013, the first images of their remote sensing satellite SkySat-1 on their website. SkySat-1 is the first commercial satellite to produce high-resolution, HD videos of Earth from Space.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The main goal of this conference is to disseminate knowledge and to share expertise and experiences in geospatial sciences on all aspect of applications. It also aims to build linkage between local and international professionals in this field with industries.
The primary objective of the IGRSM2014 is to gather professionals and industry experts from the geoinformation field globally to disseminate their knowledge and share their expertise and vast experience with participants. This is a perfect venue for the steady flow of latest technology in geoinformation.
A new study by BBC Research LLC, has found that the global market for remote sensing technologies will continuously grow and should reach $12.1 billion by 2019, as Spar Point Group reported. The study includes forecasts for 20 end-user markets in 39 countries.
This training course was conducted as a follow-up action to the Technical Advisory Missions which were carried out by UN-SPIDER in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. This one-month training course was organised by the Center for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) and was jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of
A total of 27 participants from 17 countries were participating in the course.
The overall objective of this international training course was to strengthen the capacity of participants in understanding how space-based information, services and solutions can be used to reduce disaster risks and losses. The participants were exposed to relevant space-based geoinformation (remote sensing, GIS, satellite positioning systems) and communication technologies and their synergies with modeling techniques that can be used in different phases of disaster risk reduction (DRR) for a variety of hazards. The course consisted of five modules including an overview of disaster risk reduction, an overview of space technologies for disaster risk reduction, the application of space technologies to this context and a short project.
Experts from Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Some 25 participants from DPC/MINETAD and representatives various other ministries and universities attended the training. In addition, 7 participants from other Central Africa states (Burundi, Congo, DR Congo, Gabon) participated.
The training was conducted in French language using software donated by Esri (ArcGIS 10 French) and the ILWIS Academic version. The group had access to recent very high resolution Quickbird sample images over hotspots in Cameroon, courtesy of Digital Globe, Inc. The training covered basic elements of remote sensing, GIS basics and simple data extraction and geo-referencing techniques, accompanied by various presentations and visual material on use of remote sensing for disaster management.