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Friday, September 02, 2011

Taipei’s Integrated Crime Management Solution and other International GIS News

Police in Taipei have started using a combination of Global Positioning System, Geographic Information System and security cameras and satellite images to boost their anticrime efforts.

It'll cost NT$2 billion (US$68.94 million) and can "integrate information provided by GPS, GIS and the “110" hotline telephone reporting system, to pinpoint the location of an incident so police can be quickly dispatched there."

The data described includes images from more than 13,354 digital cameras in the road surveillance system; an additional 27,000 high resolution cameras will be added by 2014. There is no discussion of how satelite images are to be used.

- GMA News

China announced that its mapping scientists have finished a 1:50,000-scale map database which will provide essential geographic reference to China's economic and social development, per an official with National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. There was even a press conference about it!

 
Trains across India will have GPS enabled signboards in the compartments that note the speed and next station. A pilot was successful and the plan is to roll it out on trains across the country. Why?
According to the official, railways has been working hard in consultation with Geological Survey of India (GSI) to give final shape to the project. "Once the new device is introduced across the country, passengers travelling in AC coaches will easily know the stations or places passing through. It will be a great relief for them, especially during night journey as visibility is poor through AC windows," he said. 
by Adena Schutzberg on 09/02 at 04:42 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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