News on all things surveying and mapping for Asia and the Pacific.

Vol. 10, Issue 38, Oct. 15, 2015

Malaysia Invests in a UAV for Monitoring and Disaster Response
The Malaysian federal government has invested in a new unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor land use, natural resources and to aid in disaster management. 
Chinese and Russian Companies Align on Urban Observer Satellite Project
The Chinese investment fund, Cybernaut, signed an agreement with the Russian space technology company, Dauria Aerospace, to invest $70 million to develop 10 satellites as part of the Urban Observer project. 
Trimble Acquires PocketMobile to Accelerate its Development in the Field-to-Office Mobility Market
Trimble announced today that it has acquired privately held PocketMobile headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. 
Teledyne Optech a Sponsor at 2015 Asian Conference on Remote Sensing
Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce we are a sponsor at the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) taking place on October 19-23 in Quezon City, the Philippines.
GIS Partnership to Aid Removal of Land Mines
Esri and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), strengthening a partnership to eliminate land mines and explosive remnants of war through the power of geography. 
Ordnance Survey Selects SimActive’s Correlator3D
SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce the purchase of Correlator3Dâ„¢ licenses by Ordnance Survey, the UK government agency responsible for mapping. 
Xplore Technologies Expands Distribution in China & Japan
Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of the world’s broadest range of high-quality rugged tablet computers, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Avalue Technology, Inc. 
Mapillary Partners With Esri to Provide Real-Time Street Photos for Cities
Mapillary, a street imagery solution for municipal projects including public works, transportation, utilities, and more, today announced a partnership with Esri, the world leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
Video Highlight
This Earth-imaging newscast covers the sensing of hurricanes, remotes sensing study of the capuchin monkeys in Brazil, smallsat provider Astro Digital, and more.
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