viaEuropa Includes South Sudan

Geo-data service provider Europa Technologies is launching an update to its family of global data products. The 2011.2 release reflects recent changes to political borders, making the company the first data provider to publish a digital map showing the newly formed nation of South Sudan. The update also covers first level administrative boundaries worldwide, more countries with second level administrative boundaries, plus Middle Eastern road networks, including city streets at 1:50,000 scale. Europa Technologies is highlighting the release at the Esri International User Conference, taking place in San Diego, California, this week. viaEuropa provides access to high quality, pre-rendered global... (read more)
2011-07-11 10:15:38

South American Ecosystems Atlas

Environmental Education for Primary Schools
The Ecosystems Atlas of South America and Antarctica is an educational programme for primary-school pupils. Software is distributed free to South American institutions that develop educational activities relating to the environment. The project is the result of successful collaboration between the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Vale do Parai­ba University, supported by the Bradesco, Vitae and Atech foundations. One of the outcomes of the first Conference on Remote Sensing Education, held in Balne¡rio Camboriu, Brazil in May 1997 was the Camboriu Document describing remote-sensing educational activities in the region. One major thing it noted was the lack of... (read more)
2007-09-19 12:00:00

Agreement for South Korea Maps

Tele Atlas has announced a partnership with South Korea-based SK Energy (SKE) to license the SKE digital maps and enhanced content of South Korea for distribution to the global Tele Atlas customer base. The move expands Tele Atlas map coverage in the APAC region to 13 countries and territories.
 Under the terms of the agreement, Tele Atlas will gain access to SKE’s existing database of more than 186,000 kilometres of navigable roads in South Korea, covering nearly 100 percent of the country, 3,800 municipalities and 50 million inhabitants.   The maps will include enhanced features such as 40 million address... (read more)
2008-11-19 04:21:03

Focus on South-eastern Europe

Geodis Brno
Geodis Brno operates in the fields of surveying, photogrammetry and sales of survey equipment. Established in 1990 as one of the first private companies in former Czechoslovakia, the company has grown into a group of ten companies working in five countries.<P> Founded in June 1990 by three Czech surveyors and an Austrian survey office, the company was among the first to be licensed legally to carry out geodetic activities in the former Czechoslovakia. Dynamic development and expansion in business activities quickly led to a growing number of employees and enforced a move to new headquarters in 1995. In 1991 came... (read more)
2007-11-14 12:00:00

Hyperspectral Imaging in South Africa

Hyperspectral Imagaing is one of the services provided by Southern Mapping, South Africa. The high-tech hyperspectral camera used by the company captures over 360 simultaneous images at up to 1 nanometre intervals between 450 nanometres (blue light) and 2500nm, which represents the short wave infra red portion of the spectrum (invisible to the human eye). The company has submitted several joint research proposals to the National Research Foundation, in order to allow local skills development at universities with a strong research focus on hyperspectral technology (including Limpopo, Fort Hare, UKZN and Stellenbosch). A detailed hyperspectral course to supplement post graduate... (read more)
2011-03-04 12:00:00

Large Scale South African Mapping

East View Cartographic (EVC) (MN, USA) has been officially designated as a ‘Map Data Services Provider’ for maps from South Africa’s Chief Directorate of Surveys and Mapping (CDSM). EVC is offering topographic maps, orthophoto maps, and aeronautical maps produced by CDSM. This collection is a tool for everything from planning and development to mapping routes for travel. Maps are available in paper and digital formats and EVC can configure and modify the data to suit customer needs. The strength of the South African collection comes from the 1:50,000 topographic maps. These are the largest scale maps available providing full coverage... (read more)
2006-06-09 12:00:00

South Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On 8th April 2009, South Surveying & Mapping was celebrating its 20th Anniversary during a grand ceremony in Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center. Deputy Director of State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, Mr. Song Chao Zhi, Professor Ning Jinsheng, Li Deren, Liu Xianlin, Wei Ziqin, Liu Jinnan, and experts and leaders of surveying industry etc attended the ceremony and expressed their sincere congratulations to the celebrating company.   More than 40 representatives of excellent foreign distributors also came to the conference, as well as some former employees of South, relatives of South staff, branch managers, factory managers and the staff... (read more)
2009-04-14 09:23:51

Cartography in Southern South America

ICA is committed to engaging with countries throughout the world and promoting and developing the discip­line of cartography at an international level. This month we report on the fourth Argentinean Congress on Cartographic Science and the eleventh National Week of Cartography (IV Congreso de la Ciencia Cartográfica y XI Semana Nacional de Cartografía). It was held from 23rd to 27th June 2008 at the Instituto Geográfico Militar (IGM) in Buenos Aires and sponsored by the Cartographic Association of Argentina (CAC). Assistant director Cnl. Ing. Geóg. Hugo Rubén Bertola welcomed over three hundred participants on behalf of IGM. The event marked... (read more)
2008-11-11 12:00:00
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