Urban planning

Indian Space Research Organization to contribute to urban planning

Calcutta city in India during the night. Satellite imagery can contribute to urban planning. (Image: ESA)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will map 500 cities in September this year. Urban planners' work is to be supported by this information and nearly 50 million people are expected to benefit from the outcome.

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Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:57

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UK Environment Agency to make LiDAR data freely available

UK Environment Agency LiDAR data covering 60% of England and Wales to be freely available (Image: NASA/GSFC)

The UK Environment Agency (EA) will make its LiDAR data sets freely available to all users from September 2015.

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Fri, 19/06/2015 - 12:36

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Fiji minister urges industry to embrace geospatial technology

Tropical Cyclone Wilma raged over the Pacific Ocean

Fiji's Minister for Lands, Mere Vuniwaqa, stressed the importance of using geospatial technology in urban and regional planning, as well as climate change and green growth, as the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reported.

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Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:18

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OGC announces new Urban Planning Domain Working Group

Open standards can facilitate the development, assessment and use of information

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has launched a new working group on urban planning. The Urban Planning Domain Working Group (SWG) has been chartered to "define the role for OGC standards and related activities within the Urban Planning discipline and to provide an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in this domain," as OGC points out in a recent press release.

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Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:23
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New Urban Data Map to be unveiled at Esri User Conference

The Urban Observatory has mapped 50 cities to better understand city dynamics

A new Urban Data map will be unveiled at the Esri User Conference July 2014 and introduced in February 2015 at the newly renovated Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C. by the Urban Observatory. The Urban Observatory is a collaboration aimed to serve as a big data telescope for urban planning by Esri and Richard Saul Wurman, founder of the Ted Conference series.

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:59

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Pakistan: SUPARCO supports city planning using satellites

Islamabad, Pakistan seen from Space in 2003

The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), which hosts one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, will support the Pakistani Capital Development Authority (CDA) in preventing encroachments in Islamabad and improve urban planning and monitoring in Pakistan's capital.

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Tue, 24/12/2013 - 10:52

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