During the lazy hazy days of August, when many people were vacationing, two of DigitalGlobe’s plans became public. One is a request to NOAA to distribute higher resolution data and a second has to do with changing the orbit on one of its satellites. Our editors explore these plans and their implications.
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In the mid-1990s, geospatial technology developers, solution providers and vendors came together in India to provide a much needed impetus to the geospatial industry. But a similar initiative for topographical surveying and mapping is needed. Surveying and mapping forms the basis of all geospatial analysis and it is important to convene a forum on the most current tools and technology. This article provides information on the history of surveying in India...