National Spatial Data Infrastructure Act

Japanese Legislate to Advance Geo-information
In May 2007 a new bill on National Spatial Data Infrastructure was enacted by the Japanese government, aiming to provide a legal framework for the development and distribution of geo-information based on GIS and Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT).<P> The Government of Japan began discussions on the promotion of GIS in 1995, soon after the Kobe earthquake that claimed the lives of over six thousand people. Having learned the potential of GIS for prompt emergency response and recovery, the government took measures to develop a new GIS infrastructure; policies on both GIS and PNT have since been developed. In... (read more)
2008-01-11 12:00:00

CORS Infrastructure Supporting GIS Mapping

International Land Systems (ILS has delivered the Continually Operating Reference Stations (CORS), a key component to upgrade the Mongolian geospatial network and to map suburban areas. On 2nd December 2010, the Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development and the Millennium Challenge Account, Mongolia presented the Delivery Ceremony of the CORS. ILS was contracted to implement the CORS as part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded Property Rights Project (PRP). The PRP seeks to increase the security and capitalisation of land assets held by lower-income Mongolians. Project activities will improve the formal system for recognizing and transferring land rights,... (read more)
2011-01-04 08:40:47

Power Line Infrastructure Management Support

Southern Mapping Company (SMC) completed several power line surveys in Africa, using Lidar to derive a digital terrain model and digital ortho-photos to obtain a map of the specific areas. Aerial surveying saves valuable time, money and resources for these tasks. "The processed data has been handed over to our clients and can now be used to evaluate their current power line infrastructure, therefore aiding them in effectively managing current- and planned infrastructure. This information proves vital in assessing environmental hazards adjacent to power lines," says Peter Moir, Chief Executive Officer of SMC.A key goal of the overhead power line... (read more)
2010-04-16 03:12:00

Spatial Data Infrastructure - Africa Newsletter

The May 2007 Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) regional newsletter for Africa has been released by the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association. The May issue includes (among many other items): - Somalia Water and Land Information Management System (SWALIM) newsletter and feature articles - Installation of global positioning system (GPS) permanent network stations in Angola - Egypt's first earth observation satellite (Egyptsat-1) launched - NEPAD spatial development programme - an indicative assessment - A Standardized Approach for Uniquely Identifying a Health Facility - Open Data Consortium proposes geodata portal transaction requirements - Evaluating African protected areas - Analysis of nationwide... (read more)
2007-05-14 09:04:56

Australia Modernises GNSS Infrastructure Networks

Trimble has been selected by three Australian state government organisations to modernise their respective Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) infrastructure networks for high accuracy positioning: the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) in Victoria, the Land and Property Management Authority (LPMA) in New South Wales, and the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) in Queensland. A private network in Perth, RTKnetwest, also chose Trimble hardware and software to modernise and expand its network. For the DSE in Victoria, Trimble will provide 57 GNSS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) receivers and Trimble VRS3Net software for the Positioning Regional Victoria project... (read more)
2010-06-16 02:42:54

Monitoring GNSS Infrastructure Network Dynamics

Trimble (CA, USA) has introduced an application for monitoring the dynamics of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) infrastructure networks: Trimble Integrity Manager software. In a GNSS network, movement of a reference antenna results in reduced data integrity. Antennas can shift for a variety of reasons such as tectonics, weather or simple human error. With Trimble Integrity Manager, network operators will know immediately if movement has occurred and whether action is needed.   The software provides a constant assessment of a network's quality with detailed reports, analysis and alarms to monitor the position of network antennas, giving operators key insight into... (read more)
2007-07-10 09:15:03

The Year in Infrastructure 2011

Bentley Systems, USA, has made the digital version of The Year in Infrastructure 2011 available online, and printed copies can be requested. This 240-page yearbook highlights the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world's infrastructure. It features descriptions and colour images of the more than 300 project nominations recognised and 20 winners honoured at the 2011 Be Inspired Awards ceremony which was held in November 2011 at Bentley's Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.   Bentley's Be Inspired Awards competition acknowledges outstanding achievement and innovation in infrastructure design, construction, and operations. The winners are... (read more)
2011-12-23 12:00:00

JSC PeterburgGaz Standardises Infrastructure Management

JSC PeterburgGaz, a gas supplier serving St. Petersburg, Russia, has standardised on Intergraph utilities infrastructure management technology to more efficiently manage its gas supply network serving nearly five million customers. Intergraph's geospatially-powered utilities infrastructure management software improves data quality and accuracy to enable electric, gas, water and communications utilities to more efficiently manage and track network assets while reducing costs. The comprehensive, enterprise-capable infrastructure management platform houses a connected data model of the entire energy network and is based on open, scalable technology optimised for interactive graphic performance, ease of integration and the data integrity needs of both large and... (read more)
2010-04-29 02:40:00

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Acquires GISquadrat

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has acquired GISquadrat GmbH of Vienna, Austria. The acquisition is aimed to enhance Hexagon’s geospatial, cloud and mobile solutions for governments and utility providers in Europe. A Hexagon partner prior to the acquisition, GISquadrat uses Hexagon software in a cloud environment to provide data capture and management services and applications, including task-specific field solutions for infrastructure networks and public services. GISquadrat’s Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions provide lower total cost of ownership for business-critical data. The company serves more than 300 customers and thousands of users. Maximillian Weber, senior vice president of EMEA, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure commented... (read more)
2016-09-27 11:46:54

IP-S2 for Infrastructure Assessment

The Center for Highway Asset Management Programs (CHAMPS) at Virginia Tech is conducting research for the Virginia Department of Transportation using Topcon's IP-S2 mobile mapping system to determine the location and condition of roadside assets. Topcon's IP-S2 is a vehicle-mounted, mobile 3D precision mapping and survey system that combines dual-frequency GNSS signal tracking and positioning and inertial measurement to integrate laser scanning and digital imaging.Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza, CHAMPS' director, and the Vecellio Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, is being assisted by graduate students Dimitrios Sideris and Grant Howerton in the execution of the research.CHAMPS' researchers are... (read more)
2010-04-12 10:00:36
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