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INSPIRE KEN Webinar Meeting | EuroGeographics

INSPIRE KEN Webinar Meeting | EuroGeographics | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

The INSPIRE KEN is holding a Webinar Session about cloud architecture. 

The Webinar will be based on a presentation by Cédric Moullet working at Swisstopo. Camptocamp is proud to see that the infrastructure developed in collaboration with swisstopo is actually the european refrence.

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IMDEX 2013: le marché des drones UAV pour plates-formes navales évalué à $3 milliards

IMDEX 2013: le marché des drones UAV pour plates-formes navales évalué à $3 milliards | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

With UAVs entering the forefront of Asian militaries’ thinking, the potential market over the next ten years for ship-based tactical UAVs is predicted to fetch some $3 billion. 

Bob Nugent, VP of advisory services at AMI International, told Shephard that the Asia-Pacific market potential for ship-based aerial platforms, both manned and unmanned, is $10 billion over this timeframe, with UAVs expecting to factor for almost a third of it.

Unmanned platforms include VTOL systems such as the Camcopter and Fire Scout, as well as fixed-wing vehicles such as Aerosonde and ScanEagle. The smaller nature of these examples fit into local requirements calling for UAVs to be operated off the increasing amount of corvettes, OPVs and frigates being procured in the region. 

He said that militaries in the region are ‘keeping pace’ as the technology matures, and unmanned platforms are gradually becoming programmes of record alongside their manned counterparts.

‘This “new normalcy” will help unmanned systems be further accepted as valuable capabilities rather than exotic curiosities,’ Nugent explained. 

However, he added that many military systems being introduced within the region are still at test and trial stage, while some systems are operational but in a civilian capacity with ministries of interior, forestry, emergency services and research institutes.

Nugent used India as an example of a nation in the region that has advanced its approach to unmanned technology, investing in land-based UAVs that augment manned maritime patrol aircraft.

Meanwhile, Australia has advanced in its UAV development through its Aerosonde business, the Republic of Korea has tested maritime UAVs from Europe as well as having indigenous ventures in mind, and Singapore has combined foreign USVs such as Rafael’s Protector with its own systems developed by ST Technologies. 

Aside from UAVs, unmanned maritime vehicles are also a hot topic in the region, which could be integrated into new manned vessel programmes, particularly in mine warfare: ‘This would involve something like the US LCS [Littoral Combat Ship] mission package concept for mine warfare in which unmanned surface vessels serve as the host platform for mine warfare sensors and counters- to include UAVs,’ Nugent added.

The US Navy’s USS Freedom was highlighted at the IMDEX exhibition after its deployment to the region in April, and Nugent said that this was significant because it relies on unmanned vehicles in many of its mission packages.

UUVs are also of importance to the area, particularly ones that take on a torpedo form factor so that they can be launched and recovered from conventional torpedo tubes on submarines. Nugent said that this kind of operation means that the UUV can operate at ranges and depths that minimise risk of detection or damage to the submarine it’s operating from. 

Schiebel showcased its Camcopter UAV for the first time at the show, which is operated by three undisclosed navies in the region. 

‘There is no ship without a radar…and there should be none without a UAV,’ Hans Georg Schiebel, MD of the company, explained to Shephard. ‘There is no recession for UAVs. Although there are austerity measures underway in many countries…there isn’t when it comes to UAVs.’

The company works with ship-building primes to ensure ease of integration onto vessels, and is also operated by commercial customers in the region, with 140 systems operated in total worldwide. 

As ship procurement proliferates in the region, Schiebel predicted that all vessels will have some sort of beyond line of sight capability, which a UAV is suited for.


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Short Sharp Science: Tron-like map of bike journeys reveals London's hubs

Short Sharp Science: Tron-like map of bike journeys reveals London's hubs | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

Snapshot of 5 million bicycle journeys - and a handy map of London's commuter hotspots.


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Dubai Municipality to apply open geospatial standards for enterprise-wide GIS - AME Info

Dubai Municipality to apply open geospatial standards for enterprise-wide GIS - AME Info | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

The GIS Department at Dubai Municipality has recently organized a joint session for the project to apply the open geospatial standards of Geographical Information...

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Open Data, un premier bilan français

Open Data, un premier bilan français | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it
Six mois après le lancement du portail gouvernemental de libération des données publiques Etalab, de nombreuses initiatives ont fleuri partout dans l'hexagone.
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The Internet map

The Internet map | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

Fantastik !

Cartographie des sites internet qui prend des allures de carte du ciel.


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Per Square Mile: If the world’s population lived like…

Per Square Mile: If the world’s population lived like… | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it
Shortly after I started Per Square Mile, I produced an infographic that showed how big a city would have to be to house the world’s 7 billion people. There was a wrinkle, though—the city’s limits changed drastically depending on which real city it was modeled after. If we all lived like New Yorkers, for example, 7 billion people could fit into Texas. If we lived like Houstonians, though, we’d occupy much of the conterminous United States.

 

Here’s that infographic one more time, in case you haven’t seen it:....


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Europe Launches Key Galileo Satellites

Europe Launches Key Galileo Satellites | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it
America’s days are sadly numbered as a world leader and Europe is emptying its cargo off the ship while it still can. Europe’s infrastructure is seeing improvements despite a faltering economic system.

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polis: Mapping and Naming Informal Pathways

polis: Mapping and Naming Informal Pathways | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

They came up with the idea of collaborating with local residents in naming the streets and helping to make street signs. To name a place is to certify its existence; knowing that your home has an address that can be mapped provides a sense of rootedness.


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French government to use PostgreSQL and LibreOffice in free software adoption push

French government to use PostgreSQL and LibreOffice in free software adoption push | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it
French government agencies could become more active participants in free software projects, under an action plan sent by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in a letter to ministers, while software giants Microsoft and Oracle might lose out as the...

 

For our business model this is a good news.

Since 10 years now we are fallowing this direction for our geospatial, business and infrastructure solutions.

 

 

 

 

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Growth through innovation - The innovation spiral - Ernst & Young - Global

Growth through innovation - The innovation spiral - Ernst & Young - Global | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it
Innovation doesn’t come from organized plans. It comes from a preparedness to deal with the uncertainty of the future.

That's wy Camptocamp is involves in the major Code Sprint of the Geospatial Open Source Community.

http://openlayers.org/blog/2010/06/30/openlayers-3-on-github/ ;

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INSPIRE KEN Webinar Meeting | EuroGeographics

INSPIRE KEN Webinar Meeting | EuroGeographics | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

The INSPIRE KEN is holding a Webinar Session about cloud architecture. 

The Webinar will be based on a presentation by Cédric Moullet working at Swisstopo. Camptocamp is proud to see that the infrastructure developed in collaboration with swisstopo is actually the european refrence.

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Users: Apple iOS 6 maps are a mess - CNN

Users: Apple iOS 6 maps are a mess - CNN | Open Source Geospatial | Scoop.it

The mistake appears to be one of many in Apple's new mobile maps, which replaced Google Maps as the default map application in iOS 6, the new operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod...

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