Tuesday, September 30, 2008

GIS professionals Needed

We are looking for GIS professionals (ASP.NET,PHP, C#, SQL Server,
having excellent exposure in .NET domain. Working Knowledge with
Excellent troubleshooting
and problem-solving skills, Hands on Exposure in GIS principles,
Should have proficiency in COM,PHP and .NET Framework (Windows and
Webapplication development)

Company:Kavin Corporation, Bangalore 
Salary : 13000-15000 
commitment: 15 months 
Refundable Deposit: 5000
Exprience:1+ yrs
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Monday, September 29, 2008

SatGuide launches 'Citizen Mapper’ in India

India - SatNav Technologies, a Hyderabad based IT Products Company; the pioneers of GPS Technology in India, today announced the launch of 'Citizen Mapper' – a GPS Enthusiast centric initiative aimed at rewarding the users for suggesting additional Points of Interest (POI’s) and also sharing updates on what changes occur in their city. POI’s are important landmarks such as Hospitals, ATM centers, Malls, Theaters which help in navigating easily to the end destination.

Users can visit www.roadsofindia.com and seek information on routes by filling the From and To fields. The website will then provide the route from the present location to the end destination. 

This route will have several Points of Interest. In case, the user notices or knows that some additional POI’s can be added to the route to make it easier to navigate, the user can send the input in the form of a mail to customerfeedback@satnavtech.com. Other customers who already have SatGuide software on their Phones, Computers or Navigation devices can just send the feedback whenever they have anything to share. For example a new building that has come up, some new one ways that have been announced, a road that has been recently closed, etc. 

The feedback ensures that the user automatically gets registered on SatNav’s website and company then rewards the user by crediting Rs. 5 into that account, for every POI that gets incorporated in the map. Users can accumulate the rewards in units of Rs.5 and can then exchange the accumulated amount for various SatGuide products. This amount can also be transferred to family or friends who wish to purchase SatGuide products.

Another attractive package under the Citizen Mapper scheme is that once a user gets to 50 credits, he can also avail a free upgrade of SatGuide with maps for his PND, PDA, Phone, Laptop or Desktop. If he does not have the navigation software the upgrade will be available along with the next purchase, a value of over Rs 2000. 

Commenting on this, Mr. Amit Prasad, CEO and Founder MD of SatNav Technologies said, “Our pioneering effort in GPS has enabled us to provide the maximum number of POI’s giving the user greater detail for reaching the required destination easily. With this win-win scheme we have introduced, not only will we be rewarding the users for their inputs but also make our maps the most robust in the industry with regular updates. 

Additional POI’s and vicinity information coming directly from the users will ensure that our products become more relevant to every individual.” 

Source : http://www.satnavtechnologies.com/

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Hi-tech PCR with geospatial techniques in New Delhi

Six days after Delhi was shaken by serial blasts and saw subsequent calls for modernisation of police force to combat terrorism, the hi-tech Central Police Control Room (CPCR) will be inaugurated on Friday at the Delhi Police headquarters at ITO. 

With over 500 PCR vans fitted with the latest Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) and an online city map installed in the CPCR to track the movement of these vehicles, senior cops are expecting that their fight against terrorism and the overall policing standard will get a major boost. 

Commissioner of Police Y S Dadwal said: "The new system would help us in achieving the maximum possible efficiency in attending to distress calls and will augment our capacity for better response to the citizens of Delhi. The project was in the pipeline for the past three years." 

The number of emergency phone lines — 100 — has also been doubled from 30 to 60 and this would enable people to report terrorist and criminal incidents without hindrance. 

Devised by HCL Technologies, the system will function on a call centre module. 

"Earlier, when someone used to call 100, it was first noted down and then fed into computer after which the information was sent to the PCR to move to the spot. In the new set-up, the call receiver would pass on information about any distress call to the despatch wireless operator, who would locate the PCR van closest to the place of occurrence on the digital map and direct it to attend to the call. It will improve the response time by 10 minutes to 

30 minutes," said a senior police officer. The wireless uplink for data transfer between a PCR van and CPCR will be facilitated by a GPS receiver, a Mobile Data Terminal and a General Pocket Radio Service (GPRS) or Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) modem installed in the van. 

The technology would enable data storage, starting from receipt of distress calls to filing of the report by the PCR operator, thus making the entire exercise paperless and requiring lesser manpower. 

The screen reflecting the "real-time" position of a PCR van, even when it would be on the move, will also have updated information on the calls being attended to by each of the vehicles. The system would have an in-built mechanism to record distress calls and also the interaction among the receiver, dispatcher and operator for any future reference. It will also help in efficient management of the PCR vans as well as other police vehicles, curbing down their misuse as the man sitting in the CPCR will keep a track of the vehicles. 

"It will also be equipped with a system that will leave a message for the policemen if they are found busy," an officer said. There are 100 lines of MTNL which will be used for this purpose and in case some of the lines are not working, the system will not be paralysed as a backup plan from some private service provider will be present to support the system.The Delhi Police also plans to install GPS and GIS system in the official vehicles of SHOs, ACPs and DCPs. 

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Senior Consultant Needed

Job Location(s):
Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad

People having strong experience on Aerial Triangulation, 3D Plannimmetry, Ortho Generation, total Photogrammetry suite can apply.
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Salary: from $6,000.00 up to $10,000.00 per year
Position Type: Full Time, Employee
Required Education Level: Masters
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Phone Number: 91 40 66413225/6
Fax Number: 91 40 66759595
Mobile Number: 91 9246559595


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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

World's glaciers facing huge threat: UN

The United Nations said Monday that swathes of mountain ranges worldwide risk losing their glaciers by the end of the century if global warming continues at its projected rate.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report that whilst nature has always observed a certain periodic rate of deglaciation, the current trends observed from the Arctic to Central Europe and South America are of a different order.

"The ongoing trend of worldwide and rapid, if not accelerating, glacier shrinkage on the century time scale is most likely to be of a non-periodic nature, and may lead to the deglaciation of large parts of many mountain ranges by the end of the 21st century," the report warned.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Needed:Cadet Spatial Information Officer

Cadet Spatial Information Officer
Job Location(s):
Queensland - Brisbane  
This role is only available to residents of Australia
or to those who hold valid working visas or permits

Reference: QLD/NRW7951/08

Department Of Natural Resources & Water
Woolloongabba / $28 839 - $42 625 p.a.

• Paid study leave and reimbursement of HELP fees
• Excellent employment opportunity in a team environment

NRW works with industry, community, land holders and government to ensure that the management of our natural resources is innovative, responsible and balanced.

This position provides opportunities for practical experience in the collection and management of fundamental land information datasets such as property data, topographic data and satellite/aerial imagery using the latest technologies and systems.

Enquires contact;
Laurie Glass
(07) 3896 3377

Closing Date: Monday, 22 September 2008

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Iran launch of Omid successful

Iran announced Sunday that it launched a satellite into space earlier in the day, the country's first domestically made.

The satellite, Omid (hope), was launched Sunday by using Safir (ambassador) satellite-carrier rocket, the armed forces said in a statement, quoted by the official IRNA news agency.

The Omid Satellite which was successfully fired on the birth anniversary of the last Imam (prophet) of Shiites, Hazrat Mahdi (who is believed to reappear at the end of the world) illustrated the auspicious name of the Imam in the space, IRNA said. 

According to Iran's English-language Press TV satellite channel, the domestically manufactured Omid Satellite will pass over the country six times a day.

The launch of Safir rocket aimed to test remote sensing, satellite telemetry, and geographic information system (GIS) technology as well as remote and ground station data processing, Press TV said.

Another news agency Fars quoted government spokesman Gholam- Hossein Elham as saying that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was at the launch of the communications satellite from Iran's space station.

In February, Iran said it has prepared for the satellite launch by sending a probe into space of a rocket on the mission.

Ahmadinejad announced in his press interview in Istanbul Friday that Iran would in near future launch its first domestic satellite to the space.

Iran, embroiled in a standoff with the West over its disputed nuclear ambitions, has pursued a space program for several years, according to media reports. 

Source : http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ISRO to forecast crop behavior

ndia - Farmers can heave a sigh of relief as a forecast system will keep a tab on crop behaviour and, in case of failure, issue a warning before the beginning of the agriculture season. 

The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics has tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the project to forecast crop condition and drought-like situations with the help of satellite images. The project started last week. 

Satellite images of the ground where the crops are harvested will be matched, analysed and calculated with the data provided by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and a conclusion will be arrived at. Initially, the project will be carried out in Karnataka on a pilot basis. Later, it will be implemented in other major agricultural states like Maharashtra. 

A three-member team of the Gokhale institute, headed by Rajas Parchure, joint director of the institute, will be part of the project. Works such as data analysis, forecasting and methodology will be done by the Gokhale institute team. 

“We will mainly receive three types of data — yield, satellite images and data from the IMD. This will be done for Rabi and kharif crops. The satellite images of the crop, right from harvesting to its final outcome, will be taken at various phases. These images will be compared with the rainfall data provided by the IMD and the yield of that particular crop from that particular field from where the image has been captured,” Parchure told TOI. 

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com