Handbook of Urban Statistics released

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who released the "Handbook of Urban Statistics" today, expressed confidence that the publication will serve as a valuable tool in the hands of policy makers, planners, administrators, researchers and other stakeholders in urban development. The Handbook, which was released at a function held here,

Centre for excellence inaugurated

Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS applications have immense opportunities to address various emerging challenges in the fields of agriculture, oil and gas, defence, public works, water resources, environment , said S.M. Ramasamy, Chairman-DST Geospatial Chair, Centre for Remote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi. The Central and State Government sectors like public works

Mapping India’s Electricity Deserts

A project uses satellite imagery to show how access to power has improved in villages across the country. Cow dung and Kerosene lamps. That’s how many of the 200 million-plus Indianswho live without electricity generate light and heat in their homes. The number of such households has decreased during the last

US researchers develop new location system to bring GPS accuracy down to centimetre-level

Researchers from California, US, have developed a computationally efficient way to process GPS data in order to improve location accuracy from the metre-level down to a few centimetres. The research was led by University of California at Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering Jay

Smart City Proposal Assessment by WRI India Sustainable Cities

Government of India recently announced the list of 20 cities selected under the Smart Cities mission. These 20 cities have proposed ambitious initiatives focussed on business and industry, basic civic infrastructure, information and communication technology, governance, and other areas. Most cities have opted for projects that involve retrofitting and enhancing existing

4D Mapper – Asset management System

4DMapper breaks down the geospatial data delivery bottleneck and leverages the value of your data by streaming it to your clients. 4DMapper is the only platform of it's kind, that automatically ingests virtually any data type; imagery, digital terrain, GIS data, WMS, pointclouds, inspection data... and enables immediate viewing, measurement

City Lab published 10 maps that defined 2015

A cartographic tour through the year’s biggest stories. 1) All the ways to Cuba It was December 2014 when President Barack Obama announced the U.S. would restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, ending more than half a century of economic embargo and political stalemate between the two countries. As a result, throughout