TAG: China

Auto-scanning total stations working on China’s expressways

May 21, 2018By

Spectra Precision‘s Focus 35 robotic total stations are helping build the world’s largest expressway network. For instance, the Focus 35, with its time-saving automatic scan template, is checking the cross-section quality of the twin Nan Kunshan tunnels for the new six-lane Shazhan S14 regional highway. Excavation under Nankun Mountain for the twin tunnels, each 4.1 kilometers (km) long and each... read more

Open Earth observation data now more accessible

November 16, 2016By

At the 13th Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Plenary Meeting, representatives from GEO’s 103 member governments and 106 participating organizations convened to launch a new look for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal. The meeting was held Nov. 9-10 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Participants also addressed how best to advance GEO initiatives linked to its sustainable development goals... read more

Esri agreement to provide access to Chinese maps, imagery

July 5, 2016By

Esri and the National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC) have signed an agreement providing access to NGCC’s mapping web services, starting this fall. The historic agreement will allow more users outside of China to access the country’s authoritative cartographic and imagery data. Users of the Esri ArcGIS platform will have access to the maps for no additional charge. NGCC is a... read more

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The Accidental Super Power

March 5, 2015By

Geography Paints Both Rosy and Grim Picture of the World
As a graduate student in the late '80s I was learning about "New Geography" using a cutting-edge technology called GIS. It's easy to focus on the technology aspects of GIS and forget the reason for our tradecraft. I was reminded of that reason when I read The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan. It effectively uses geography and analytics to explain how the world has been shaped and is evolving. read more

GIS for Disaster Management to Boost Market in China

February 12, 2015By

The increased use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in disaster management has resulted in the growth of the GIS market in China, which is expected to post a CAGR of 11.75 percent from 2014-2019, according to research from TechNavio. The report “GIS Market in China 2015-2019” focuses on the increased use of GIS technology across various systems such as forest fire management, flood management... read more

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