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

Vol. 10, Issue 30, August 13, 2015

Crowds Respond to Map Nepal Disaster
Crowdsourcing has added a new dimension to Nepal’s disaster response capability following the massive earthquake that struck this Himalayan country on 25 April, killing more than 8,000 people, injuring thousands and leaving tens of thousands displaced.
UN Body Stresses Vital Role of Geospatial Data for Sustainable Development Goals
Geographic information about people and the planet is critical to making better decisions and will be vital to achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals that countries have recently agreed on.
Arrow 200 GNSS Receiver Supports Atlas H-10 Correction Service
The Arrow 200 Bluetooth GNSS receiver by Eos Positioning Systems now supports the new Atlas H10 GNSS correction service. Using the H10 service, the Arrow 200 GNSS receiver is able to achieve 8-cm accuracy, in real-time, virtually anywhere in the world.
Avenza Releases MAPublisher 9.6 for Adobe Illustrator
Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the PDF Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 9.6 for Adobe Illustrator.
Advanced Maptek Spatial Data Systems Target Mine Survey Productivity
The company will showcase the latest I-Site laser scanner hardware and systems at this week’s Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) 2015 National Conference in Perth.
SP80 Bests GNSS Competitors in Rainforests of Southern Chile
Base stations were set up in a small area cleared for the purpose and the rovers moved from point to point under the canopy.  The SP80 achieved fixed solutions in less than three minutes 95 percent of the time. 
ISRO Teams with Urban Development Ministry to Map 4,041 Towns
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has tied up with the Union Urban Development Ministry for mapping over 500 towns and cities, to make a base plan for better planning and management. 
Researchers Call for Mapping in Order to Reduce Risks
Researcher Nugroho Dwi Hananto of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) said the government could prepare for the impact of tsunami-triggering earthquakes should it have a map of the sea basin. 
Video Newscast
This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the massive phytoplankton blooms along both U.S. coasts; NOAA reporting record high temperatures across the globe; NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative; industry news and more.
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