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Badger State Maps Put TIGER in the Tank

The USGS US Topo map program has entered its third, three-year cycle of revising and updating the digital US Topo maps. To start this new cycle, the USGS National Geospatial


Guidelines for Civilian Use of Drones on Anvil

New Delhi – India: There are “serious issues” with drone operations and the government is in the process of drafting guidelines for its civilian use. As part of this process,

Remote Sensing

Russia Reduces Reliance on Foreign Remote Sensing Satellite Data

MOSCOW – Russia Space Agency Roscosmos has said that Russia has significantly reduced its dependency on foreign remote sensing satellites. “A significant reduction has been noted in the use of foreign Earth remote


China Launches Gaofen-4 Remote Sensing

The Chinese have closed out the year with the launch of Gaofen-4 Remote Sensing from Long March 3B/G2 rocket. The launch involved the orbiting of a geostationary remote sensing bird,


Bhuvan – Training Explaining the Functionalities and Utilities of Bhuvan

Training is offered on Bhuvan Visualization, Services and Collaborative Applications. In order to increase the awareness on Bhuvan, attract Academicians to participate in crowdsourcing & development and initiate Government agencies


FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins

Registration will be free for the first 30 days The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new web-based registration system for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is now active.  Hobbyists and recreational

Global Positioning System

Indian Postmen Will Be Coming With GPS Devices from 2016

India – In the biggest move of India Post’s modernization programme, the Department of Posts (DoP) has plans to roll out its ambitious project of giving global positioning system (GPS)


Ahmedabad to go for Base map Mapping for Real-time Civic Services Monitoring

Gujrat, India – Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has approached ISRO’s Space Application Centre (SAC) for preparing a base map for Ahmedabad. The base map is a prerequisite for implementing the


ASPRS Scholarship Application Deadline Has Been Extended

The Application Deadline for 2016 Awards has been extended to Sunday, January 31, 2016 ASPRS has been pleased to offer twelve scholarship awards totaling more than $50,000 in value. Available to


Drone Mapping in Gurgaon to Create Administrative Tools

According to recent news by The Economic Times, drones was used to complete a minute drone aerial mapping exercise of Sohna town, Gurgaon (near NCR), to create new age administrative