Latest GIS News | Week 20/2015

Latest GIS News

Hey folks!

I would like to present you a new regular segment called “Latest GIS News” where you can find the latest articles on GIS and Remote Sensing related topics from all kinds of media:  tweets, blog posts, newspaper articles, developers sites, etc. Come back every week to check out whats happening in the GIS world and stay up to date with recent developments and new advancing technologies.


Here is what I`ve found in the media this week:

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May 14th 2015: Using Satellites To Sense How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal


Map of Seismic Movement

Map of Seismic Movement taken from

On April 25, 2015, the Earth moved violently in Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, injured at least 19,000, and displaced hundreds of thousands in cities and villages near the Himalayas.

The quake destroyed infrastructure and homes, both modern and historic, while triggering landslides on Mount Everest, near the village of Langtang, and in several other locations around Kathmandu. The Gorkha earthquake has been called the worst natural disaster in Nepal since a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in 1934. …

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The Telegraph – Calcutta India

May 15th 2015: GIS map to track holding tax defaulters – Move to help municipal corporation spot each house within its jurisdiction

The civic body is planning to take the help of satellite imagery techniques to keep tabs on holding tax defaulters. An official of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the geographic information system (GIS) maps would help spot each house within corporation limits. …

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May 14th 2015: UAVs Monitor Dryland Ecosystems and Soil Erosion at Jornada Experimental Range

Unmanned aerial vehicles are monitoring dryland ecosystems and soil erosion in a collaboration between New Mexico State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services at the Jornada Experimental Range, north of Las Cruces. …

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May 14th 2015: Introducing eCognition Suite 9.1

Trimble Geospatial is pleased to announce a new version of the Trimble® eCognition® software suite. eCognition Suite 9.1 offers additional workflows to increase efficiency and quality of deliverables for Remote Sensing and GIS experts. …

[read more here]

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About This Author

Martin was born in Czech Republic and studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is currently working at GeoVille - an Earth Observation Company based in Austria, specialised in Land Monitoring. His main interests are: Open-source applications like R, (geospatial) statistics and data-management, web-mapping and visualization. He loves travelling, geocaching, photography and sports.

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