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Showing posts from September, 2010

Starting Today - FOSS4G 2010 @ Barcelona

Image by XuRxO via Flickr Today is an important day again for open source geospatial software enthusiasts of the world. Its because the "Free and Open Source Software for Geomatics Conference 2010" will begin today. The Conference Program contents are very impressive.

GPS to check Illegal Sand Mining

Sand being the most used material in construction activities is becoming scarcer day by day. River sand mining is a big business in coastal areas of India . This article discusses the problem of illegal sand mining in Dakshina Kannada district , Karnataka State , India and the method adopted to tackle such activities through the use of GPS . Due to environmental hazards created by uncontrolled sand mining in the neighboring Kerala State, the high court of Kerala had banned sand mining in the state. This came as a severe blow to construction activities in the state. Thereafter many alternatives were chalked out.