DAC clears proposals worth Rs 15,935 Cr (approx $2.2b) । The approval covers purchae of Rifles, Carbines and Light Machine Guns for the Army, Navy and Air Force । New weapons are required by the Indian Army’s for effective engagement of Pakistani infiltrations । Leading Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away । Globally respected for her liberal views, she was a strong pro-democracy activist । SpaceX Launches the World’s Most Powerful Rocket, and aboard it, Mr Musk’s electric red sports Car । “It’s kind of silly and fun, but silly and fun things are important,” he said Feb 6। Mr Elon Musk owns both SpaceX, the world’s biggest space company, as well as Tesla cars। SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has ferried payload to Space Station but this time, rocket is turbocharged। For the first time, NASA was not involved in launching such a heavy rocket। Singapore Airshow Opens Feb 6 । Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Airbus, Sikorsky, and the global biggies are taking part । Honeywell Provides Fuel Made From Mustard Seeds For Trans-Pacific Flight । Russia views India as a Privileged Partner, says Rostec CEO Chemezov । US Carrier Carl Vinson to make first ever visit to Vietnam in March । Carl Vinson woll dock at Da Nang, apparently boosting bilateral military cooperation । Happy Republic Day to All Indians । Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s । India successfully test fires 5000-Km A380s ICBM। Defexpo to be held April 11-15 in Tamil Nadu, India’s southern state। HAL receives RfP for 83 LCA Tejas from IAF। The new LCAs will have AESA combat Radar। IAF had announced the decision for new LCAs sometime back। INS Kalvari commissioned into Indian Navy December 14। Prime Minister Modi ceremonially inducted the Scorpene class boat in Mumbai। Built by state-run MDL with French collaboration, Kalvari is the first submarine inducted after 2000। Modi described the Kalvari as a fine example of Make in India। Five more Kalvari Class submarines are to be commissioned over the next couple of years।
February 17, 2018
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ADSIC Organizes Awareness Workshop on Geospatial Analysis of Big Data


Abu Dhabi, UAE. In line with its goal to build spatial data capabilities and raise knowledge levels of Geographic information Systems (GIS) in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) organized an awareness workshop on Geospatial Analysis of Big Data and key Spatial Data trends for 71 employees across more than 25 entities, on November 15.

The workshop was in accordance with the strategic objectives of the Abu Dhabi e-Government and aimed to raise geospatial awareness, build human capacities in government entities and present the latest on geospatial systems.

The session included a detailed presentation on the theoretical and practical background and various aspects of big data, in addition to special presentations on key case studies, best international practices and the most important sources regarding Big Data and how they relate to ADSIC’s Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI).

Moreover, the workshop included analysis and open discussions of international products and globally implemented projects and their capacity in government business sectors and across a number of vital sectors, such as oil and gas, transportation, telecommunications, and agriculture, amongst others.

Keeping with the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) programme framework and under the umbrella of a mutual cooperation agreement with Esri; the international corporation specialized in GIS, ADSIC invited Mr. Mansour Raad, from Esri, to host the workshop.

“The workshop has enabled us to exchange ideas and discuss big data challenges and opportunities with our strategic partners from other government entities and how to make best of them in light of the AD-SDI Programme and its supporting technologies through GIS,” said Ms. Khawla Al Fahim, Executive Manager – Spatial Data Centre at ADSIC.

Al Fahim added: “Spatial data has become a key element in providing the latest and most accurate geographic information and government services supported by accessible, effective and reliable spatial data. ADSIC is committed to raising awareness levels and constantly evaluating them to suit the requirements of our government partners.”

Notably, the workshop addressed the outputs of activities related to the analysis of transportation data through taxis in the emirate, which has already been implemented in cooperation with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transportation.

To achieve optimum benefit from the joint activity with Esri, ADSIC coordinated with several government entities on the sidelines of the workshop to host technical meetings with experts to develop action plans to transfer gained knowledge through the implementation of work modules with the Abu Dhabi Education Council, the National Petroleum Construction Company and the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) model.

The AD-SDI Programme was launched within the framework of Abu Dhabi’s e-transformation efforts in 2007 to provide Abu Dhabi’s government and people with efficient modern, flexible and dynamic geospatial data. Since then, the program has grown in prominence by improving services and providing innovated reliable solutions and has witnessed significant growth from 8 entities to more than 70 in 2016.

The programme also plays a key role in improving operational and practical features of government entities through several areas such as situation analysis and influence, business decisions, emergency response, transportation security and safety, assessing demographic trends and community planning, resource management and others.




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