International GIS Tidbits - 5/25/11
Geosciences Australia is looking at cloud computing to manage its petabytes of data. A recent report suggests the current Office of Spatial Data Management is not yet organized to manage the countries geodata.
Esri Australia is building a pilot to take its experience with routing cement trucks for Hanson worldwide.
- press release (pdf - why pdf??? BTW, the clever headline didn't work internationally since we do not know who Hanson is!)
The ministry of Trade and Industry in partnership with the German Development Cooperation (GDC) will officially launch the first ever Rwandan economic and trade atlas.
Publishers used GIS in production for the print book.
A server belonging to NIIT GIS, an NIIT Technologies subsidiary, was compromised last week using a SQL injection attack by a hacking group calling itself the ‘Tigers of Indian Cyber’ (TIC). TIC posted the disclosure in an open security forum giving proof of concept, and a complete list of account credentials. It has since come to light that is was NIIT GIS’ server that was compromised — not the servers at NIIT Technologies.
NIIT GIS is a joint venture between NIIT-Tech and Esri.
Today in Baku Diretor of Norwegian Cadastre and Cartography Organization Helge Onsrud has reported that a tender for creation of system of Electronic Registry of Azerbaijani addresses will be announced in the second half of 2011.