Hello, and welcome to this Asia-Pacific-themed GeoSpatial Stream. I’m your host, Todd Danielson, and today’s Lead Sponsor is Trimble Geospatial Division.
Today’s Top Story is Yaogan-23, the latest remote-sensing satellite launched by China on November 15th. You know I’m a satellite-launch video junkie, so I couldn’t pass up these beautiful nighttime images.
The satellite will be used for scientific experiments, natural-resource surveys, crop-yield estimates and disaster relief. China plans to launch 100 more satellites for remote sensing and navigation, so it looks like I won’t have any shortage of Chinese launch videos.
That was today’s Top Story. I’ll be back with more news after this brief message.
Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using geospatial technology to locate tigers in problem areas and relocate them out of harm’s way.
A topographic map of the disputed Northern Territories off the coast of Hokkaido in Japan has been updated for the first time in 92 years using satellite images. The islands were seized by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II but still claimed by Tokyo.
In Australian conference news, GIS People hosted Australia’s largest GIS Conference, Brisbane GIS Day. With more than than 2,000 attendees, it was also the world’s largest GIS Day event.
And the Locate 15 Conference, also being held in Brisbane in March 2015, began its Call for Papers and added the Geospatial Information Technology Association ANZ as an organizing partner for the event.
And one last story from Down Under, as the Australian Department of Defence signed a three-year agreement with Esri Australia to provide 65,000 military and civilian personnel with GIS technology.
For today’s final thought, here’s a clip from a UN Food and Agriculture Organization video describing how it uses geospatial technology worldwide.
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