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Africa launches the first continental GEOSS system

    The border region of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda: ESA Envisat MERIS image/2012
  • 10 November 2013

Africa, the world’s second largest and driest continent, has launched a new space technology infrastructure plan for monitoring and solving its environmental challenges. Backed by 22 African nations and five African science organisations, the AfriGEOSS initiative will support the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)) project, which was founded by the G8 nations in 2005 and is co-ordinated in …..Read More

China to integrate mapping by 2020

  • 21 April 2013

China’s National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation has announced a 2020 deadline to integrate its systems for modelling the nation’s behaviours across land, underground, sea, air and outer space. The Administration’s Deputy Director, Li Pengde, has told the Xinhua News Agency that the future national system will include surveying vehicles and vessels, medium and low-altitude remote sensing mapping platforms, …..Read More