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Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was launched in September 2010.

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31

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New GPS IIF Satellite successfully launched

Delta IV Rocket Launch

On 16 May, 2014 at 20:03 EDT the U.S. Air Force launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a payload containing the Global Position System IIF Satellite (GPS IIF) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA.

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 15:30

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Free Airline Tracking Service announced by Inmarsat

Inmarsat Global Tracking Satellite

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Wed, 14/05/2014 - 17:23

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The Philippines: New disaster operations centre launched

Satellite image of typhoon hitting the Philippines

The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with the technology provider IBM launched the Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) near Quezon City. The new facility is equipped with technology that will allow the Government to monitor and forecast weather, and thus be better prepared for disasters.

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Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:47

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Mapping and Application of GPS: CATHALAC trains professionals

Participants of the course “Mapping and Application of GPS” offered by CATHALAC

On 23 February 2014, CATHALAC finished its training course “Mapping and Application of GPS” which offered professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean a deeper understanding of using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for mapping.

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Mon, 24/03/2014 - 11:02

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GPS: New technique to improve weather models

hurricane Sandy from Space

A new technique for using GPS data developed by a team of researchers led by geophysicist Jennifer Haase from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego could enhance hurricanes and storms predictability.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 10:31

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Indonesia: Indigenous groups use community GPS mapping

NASA's MODIS on Terra satellite shows changes in coastal line of Sumatra Island

In line with Indonesia's One Map Initiative (OMI) launched in 2012, indigenous communities are using GPS technology to demarcate the boundaries of their ancestral lands including forests, reported The Guardian yesterday.

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Fri, 10/01/2014 - 13:03

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China: Expansion of Beidou satellite navigation system until 2020

Satellite image of Beijing, China

China is planning to expand its homegrown Beidou navigation system by 2020 and make it accurate to within centimeters. Up until now the Chinese system has 16 satellites and it is expected to grow to 30 by 2020.

Currently the system reaches an error margin as low as 5 meters. With the improvements China hopes to be able to compete with the US GPS. The system serves the Asia-Pacific region a year now and hopes to expand coverage to other Asian countries.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:18

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NASA is developing GPS-based Natural Hazard Warning Systems

GPSstation used by NASA to develop early warning system technology for disasters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA, is trying to upgrade GPS technologies to use them for early warning systems for hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.

Their success with local systems was presented by weather forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service Offices in San Diego. The presentation included tracking of real-time rain event and flash flood warnings.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:52

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Mon, 12/16/2013

GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02

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