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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Getmapping’s Scottish Flight SIM Scenery

Getmapping’s complete aerial photographic survey of Scotland will soon be available as a comprehensive set of terrain scenery for the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator, ‘Generation X’ edition. The 3rd volume, Scotland South, created by Horizon Simulations for Playsims Publishing, covers over, 30,000 sq/km and is supplied on 7 DVDs. The 4th volume, due in April,

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The Strauss Center Uses Esri Technology to Better Target Aid

The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program has implemented Esri technology to view how climate change impacts vulnerable populations in Africa. CCAPS created the dynamic mapping tool in partnership with AidData for use by researchers, policy makers, journalists, and citizens. Users can visualize any combination of CCAPS data on climate change,

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Wave Energy Scientist Rewarded

The inventor of a wave energy device has been awarded the Saltire Prize Medal for his outstanding contribution to the marine renewables sector. Dr Richard Yemm invented the red “sea snake” wave energy converter when he founded Pelamis Wave Power in Edinburgh in 1998. The device has since gained popularity across the world. He was presented with the

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Top Priorities in Biodiversity Science Agreed

Concluding a four-year global consultation, international experts have agreed on key efforts needed to reduce the on-going loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. On Day 2 of the Planet under Pressure conference in London (planetunderpressure2012.net) March 27, leaders of the global biodiversity research programme DIVERSITAS described the urgent need to better understand the “5 Ws”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

UPC Unveils Development Plan for Urban Areas in Al Ain

Building on ‘Plan Al Ain City 2030’, the Urban Structure Framework Plan launched in 2009 which provided the overarching principles and directions aligned with projected economic and demographic trends for Al Ain City, and following the recently completed Al Ain Plan, which focuses on downtown Al Ain, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Autodesk Introduces Engineering Software, Cloud Platform

Autodesk Inc. unveiled new design tools and a revamped cloud-computing platform called Autodesk 360 that lets customers use the programs over the Internet. The new package includes design, engineering and entertainment software, the San Rafael, California-based company said today. It connects to Autodesk 360, letting users store, edit and share their designs. The system also lets customers

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre Organizes Workshop on Using Satellite Imagery

The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) organized recently a technical workshop entitled ‘Using Satellite Imagery in Geospatial Data Systems’ which was well-attended by representatives of the Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure Programme (AD-SDI) member entities and industry experts. Read More

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Minister Oliver: Natural Resources Powering Canada’s Economy

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, today outlined the Government of Canada’s vision for the country’s future prosperity to government and industry leaders at a reception hosted by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The Minister emphasized that Canada is facing tremendous opportunity to capitalize on natural resource development and stimulate jobs and growth in a

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Surrey Heath Borough Council Uses Interactive Maps for Public Consultation

Surrey Heath Borough Council is using interactive maps for the public consultation stage of a major development, the Camberley Town Centre Area Action Plan. The maps built into Council’s website enable citizens to go online, view maps, aerial photography, download details of the proposed development and leave comments. This facility is enabled through Astun Technology’s

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Soviet Weather Satellite Falls in Antarctica

Meteor 1-1, the Soviet Union’s first fully operational weather satellite, fell in Antarctica on Tuesday after more than four decades in orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry said.  “According to data provided by the Main Center for Space Reconnaissance, which is part of Russia’s Space Forces, fragments of the Meteor 1-1 satellite entered the Earth’s atmosphere

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