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Joint China-Brazil Remote Sensing Satellites

The CBERS Programme, a co-operative Chinese-Brazilian Earth Resources Satellites Programme with versatile cameras, has realised a vast success of the Brazilian data distribution policy that is leveraging research and business...

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Global Standards for Hazard Detection

The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and strategic partners, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the private sector, are designing and developing SensorNet,...

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Today and Tomorrow

The 4th International Conference and Exhibition Laser Scanning and Digital Aerial Photography was recently successfully held with the theme of ‘Today and Tomorrow’. More than 170 participants from twelve countries...

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OGC RSI for Context

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (MA, USA) has published a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit input on technologies related to Contextual State Descriptions (CSD). A CSD describes the context...

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Universal Map Database

RMSI (CA, USA), a publisher and distributor of geographic information for the United States, has developed Universal Map: an exhaustive carto-graphy geo-database covering entire North America. The project, demanding technical...

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ArcGIS 9 Business Analyst

ESRI (CA, USA) has made available its ArcGIS Business Analyst desktop software for the ArcGIS 9 platform. The functionality includes a processing framework for modelling and scripting, spatial statistics tools,...

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Standardising Digital Geographic Information

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (see websites) Technical Committee 211, Geographic Information and Geomatics Plenary Meeting was hosted by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission JRC (see...

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Maturing of INSAR

Two important articles, both from Canada, in the present issue of GIM International are on imaging radar. One article focuses on Canada’s second SAR earth observation satellite: RADARSAT-2. This satellite...

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