Mapping

Afghanistan the First Country Mapped using Broad Scale Hyperspectral Data

For the first time, about 70 percent of a country has been mapped using an advanced remote sensing technique known as hyperspectral imaging. In order to assist Afghanistan in understanding their abundant natural resources, in particular the development of an economically viable minerals market, the U.S.

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Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:09

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Wed, 07/18/2012

Crowdsourcing: Singapore Land Authority offers map-based tools

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) recently launched “OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools” to provide organisations with map facility to locate interactive activities and information. OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools is a beta set of map-based tools that community, and organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations can use to facilitate crowd sourcing and create a function on their websites where OneMap will serve a map for users to tag the locations of crowd-sourced information.

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Mon, 16/07/2012 - 12:15

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Mon, 07/16/2012

Nigeria: "Geographical mapping key to disaster management"

At the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Surveyors in Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria's Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo said the Nigerian federal government would do everything possible to map its geographical landscape to address

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:46
Fri, 07/13/2012

MapAction responds to floods in Paraguay

A MapAction team is responding to widespread and repeated flooding in western Paraguay attached to a United Nations’ assistance group. The worst floods for more than a decade began in April. They have left thousands of families in scattered rural communities in urgent need of

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Fri, 06/07/2012 - 08:49

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Fri, 07/06/2012

International Red Cross: GIS increasingly important in humanitarian mapping

Geographic information systems (GIS) become increasingly important to international humanitarian organizations such as the International Red Cross (ICRC), as René Saameli, the ICRC's GIS coordinator, explained in a recent interview. GIS becomes especially useful when operating in the aftermath of a natural

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Thu, 12/04/2012 - 08:51
Thu, 04/12/2012

Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting:

Date: 

16/11/2011

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 28/10/2011

Venue: 

Palais des Nations

Venue City: 

Geneva

Event Organisers: 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

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with the support and collaboration of Secure World Foundation (SWF)

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Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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48

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16

Date: 

05/07/2011 to 06/07/2011

Venue City: 

Vienna

Venue: 

Vienna International Centre

Event Organisers: 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

with the support and cooperation of the Government of Austria and Secure World Foundation

Language of event: 

1

RIT researchers help map tsunami and earthquake damage in Japan

Japan needs maps. Not just any kind—detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out, this port is damaged, this farm field is scoured; this one is verdant.

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Tue, 29/03/2011 - 10:32

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36

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International LIDAR Mapping Forum, New Orleans, 7-9 February 2011

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The International LIDAR Mapping Forum 2011 (ILMF 2011), the eleventh in a series that has long established itself as the premier LIDAR event, attracts professionals from around the world with one focused objective of sharing information on LIDAR technology and Mobile Mapping Systems.

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30

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07/02/2011 to 09/02/2011

UN-SPIDER attended the RCMRD 7th Conference of Ministers

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER was invited to attend the RCMRD 7th Conference of Ministers in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22nd to 23rd November 2010. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an intergovernmental organization with 15 contracting members States from Eastern and Southern African region. The conference of ministers reviewed annual reports, the recent 2007-2010 Strategic Plan as well as approved a new Strategic Plan (2011-2014).

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Thu, 02/12/2010 - 14:47

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-34

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18

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