Mapping

SituMap: new mapping app to enhance emergency response

SituMap, created at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will enhance emergency response (Image: NASA)

The company of recent creation CartoFusion Technologies has developed a mapping application called SituMap that allows first responders to effectively detect an emergency situation.

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Tue, 14/07/2015 - 15:04

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Agreement between British Geological Survey and Bluesky

Great Britain and Ireland satellite picture (Image: ESA)

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Bluesky mapping company have reached an agreement so that a set of BGS's map layers will be available for purchase on Bluesky’s website. These geological and geohazard maps will include eight layers with high resolution aerial images, detailed elevation models and Ordnance Survey mapping.

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Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:34

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State of the Map US 2015

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The meeting is bringing together the diverse world of OpenStreetMap at a symbolic venue for three days of talks, workshops, and discussions around the project.

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06/06/2015 to 08/06/2015

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New York

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Great Wolf Lodge

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  • United States of America

Event Organisers: 

Open Street Map

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Volunteers mapped Nepal’s Earthquake within 48 hours

Dharahara tower in Kathmandu before and after the earthquake (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.

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Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:12

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2015 Geospatial Summit

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The summit will help to find out more about the planned retirement of the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88), how this will impact the mapping work, and what tools are planned to ease the transition to new, more accurate datums.

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13/04/2015 to 16/04/2015

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Hilton Hotel in Crystal City

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Arlington

Venue Country: 

  • United States of America

Event Organisers: 

NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and National Society of Professional Surveyors

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 Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS)

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Rwanda implements the first Land Use Mapping Portal in Africa

Rwanda satellite map (Image: NASA)

Rwandans can now easily access land-use plans and other spatial data through the National Land Use Planning Portal (NLUPP).

The portal, the first of its kind in Africa, has been established on Esri's ArcGIS platform by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Tue, 10/03/2015 - 12:20

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GIS Mapping and Spatial Analysis for Policy Makers

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Almost all the data collected, analysed and visualized in all organizations have a spatial element. This has made Geographic Information Systems (GIS) a standard component in NGOs, public and private organizations. This has also created the need for GIS professionals in these organizations. 

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23/03/2015 to 27/03/2015

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Nairobi

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Nairobi

Venue Country: 

  • Kenya

Event Organisers: 

E-enhancement Centre

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Draft Versions IWG-SEM Mapping Guidelines - Flood Chapter

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Draft versions of IWG-SEM Mapping Guidelines - Flood Chapter

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USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D

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Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11

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Geospatial and Mapping Science Degrees

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Geospatial and Mapping Sciences from the University of Glasgow is an innovative, industry-sponsored programme. Developed in close collaboration with employers to meet global demand for professionals in the field, it is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in geomatics, including hydrographic surveying; land registration/cadastre and LIS; photogrammetric and remote sensing engineering and management of geospatial information.

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56

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Date: 

01/09/2014 to 01/07/2015

Venue City: 

Glasgow

Venue: 

University of Glasgow

Event Organisers: 

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences of the University of Glasgow

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