US: Esri will provide software, data, online services, training and professional services support to the AidData Center for Development Policy. The centre, which will be headquartered at the College of William & Mary (W&M) in Williamsburg, Virginia, will seek to dramatically increase global aid transparency. It was created with a five-year, USD 25 million award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation.
Planet Action will participate and will officially call for projects that relate to the various issues raised by water resources and cooperation by the end of this year. Get ready!
The iMapGeo program highlights geospatial challenges and success stories from across the globe, integrating live events, user stories and online media to help people in the geospatial industry tell their story. The stories feature the application of geospatial knowledge and technology to solve real-world problems.
Planet Action is one of the partners and Planet Action projects are diplayed.
During the ESRI France conference, Planet Action will be presenting its activity and will then leave the floor to N. Rochas, AUD (Agency for Urban Development) for a presentation of projects dealing with city growth in Africa.
Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11:00 to 11:30 am - Ecole d'Architecture - 1st floor - room 109.
Please come and see us there!
SPOT 6 satellite image acquired 3 days after the launch.
Bora Bora, which means "first born”, is an atoll in the leeward islands. The island is surrounded by a wide lagoon and a fringe of coral reef, with an extinct volcano in the centre. Bora-Bora is a popular tourist destination, chosen for its bungalow hotels dotted along the lagoon.
On Sunday, 9th September, SPOT 6 was successfully placed in orbit.
A picture-perfect launch brought thesatellite, together with the Japanese satellite Protieres and an Indian experimental satellite, into space aboard the Indian rocket PSLV-C21.
It has now been placed in orbit and is part of Astrium's constellation of optical Earth observation satellites, together with Pleiades 1 and 2, plus Spot 7, later on.
The company will be exclusively distributing the geographic information gathered by this constellation, and will propose the end users new applications, as well as delivery schedules better than ever.
More info on Spot 6 here.
The iMapGeo program (imapgeo.com) highlights geospatial challenges and success stories from across the globe, integrating live events, user stories and online media to help people in the geospatial industry tell their story. The stories feature the application of geospatial knowledge and technology to solve real-world problems.
Planet Action appears as one of the partners and Planet Action project summaries are presented at http://imapgeo.com/articles/view/4544/what-is-imapgeo/. For example:
The Comoro Islands story of "Habitat mapping for forest protection in Comoros" is at http://imapgeo.com/stories/view/4987/land-cover-mapping-in-the-comoro-islands/
The Malaysia story of "Landscape Conservation in Sabah" is at http://imapgeo.com/stories/view/4598/sustainable-wildlife-and-forest-protection-nam-et-phou-national-protected-area/
Planet Action will be at the ESRI International User Conference as ESRI has been a partner of the programme since the beginning.
Other contributors such as ITT Exelis, TRIMBLE will also participate and the event will give us an opportunity to meet and discuss better solutions for the projects we support.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are planning to visit!
The National Group on Tropical Forests (French abbreviation: GNFT) is an informal advisory body whose purpose is to debate French doctrine and policy stances on tropical forests.
Its ultimate goal is to update French stakeholders viewpoints on tropical forests and to draw up a new roadmap and French doctrine on tropical forests, especially in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 (Rio+20).
Full report available here (in French, as well as summarized in English, Spanish and Portuguese).
The partnership established in 2010 between the French Agency of Development (AFD) and Astrium, aims to freely distribute SPOT satellite images to governments, public institutions and NGOs that work for the sustainable management of forests in Central Africa. Financed by the AFD for a total amount of € 8.5 million, the program is coordinated by several French institutions highly specialized in the field of spatial observation,gathered in a consortium led by IGN France International and composed of the following entities: the National Centre for Spatial Studies (CNES), the National Institute of Geographic and Forest information (IGN)and the Institute of Research for Development (IRD).