Size of Chinese GIS Market and other International GIS News
"The yield of the industry this year is expected to reach RMB 150 billion Yuan [US $22 B]" per China Economic Net which also notes an annual growth rate of 25%. A flurry of acquistions are expected with Founder International recently completing the acquisition of Easymap.
A Nepali researcher with the University of Arizona in the United States claims to have developed the most exhaustive Geographic Information System (GIS) database for Nepal on his own.
Dr Tank Ojha -- a one-time officer with the Department of Mines and Geology, who, in his own words, was kicked out of the department by his seniors -- has incorporated soil maps, geomorphological maps, land use maps, digital topographical maps, geological maps and seismicity maps for the whole country. ...
Nepal GIS Society is planning to work with Dr Ojha, who spends nearly half a year doing research in Nepal, and they have recently submitted a big proposal to National Science Foundation of USA on natural hazard mitigation and sustainable agricultural issues for funding.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to launch a pilot project to map the noise levels at sensitive areas of the city within a month.
“We are going to launch a pilot project in some noise-sensitive areas like schools and hospitals to see how effective it is. Then we’ll make up our minds whether to do it for the entire city,” municipal commissioner Subodh Kumar said.
A noise map is a graphic representation of the sound level distribution existing in a given region for a defined period.