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Charting the human story through how we drew our maps

On December 7, 1972, one of the three astronauts on board the Apollo 17 spacecraft took a photograph. Released by US space agency Nasa after the mission's safe return from the moon, it showed - for the first time - the fully illuminated face of the earth.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 2:47pm

Skills top-up for surveyors

Becoming a Building Surveyor HKUSPACE

The University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE) is offering a new programme aimed at providing the in-depth knowledge and technical know-how required to become a building surveyor in Hong Kong.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

US aircraft carrier group visits city

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

China launches GPS satellite No 8

China will launch an eighth navigation satellite to perfect its Beidou-2, or Compass, satellite navigation and positioning network within days, the Ministry of National Defence said on its website. It said the satellite would be sent into orbit by a Long March 3C rocket at Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing fears hostile use of GPS by visitors

Beijing is concerned that field data collected by foreigners could be used by hostile powers to help guided missiles hit key military and civilian installations, mainland experts say.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Scalex MapWheel

What is it? An effective way to measure distances on maps quickly and accurately. The MapWheel

is a robust pen-like tool fitted with a roller wheel on the tip that provides scaled measurements

of most maps. An easy-to-read screen along the side panel indicates length, count and scale factors simultaneously.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Warning over illegal mapping

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Transparency urged on flat sales

8 May 2007 - 12:00am

Project a blessing for some villagers, but a curse for the environment

Six scaffolding frameworks have been erected along the banks of Nu River at Yabiluo, 60km upstream from Liuku town.

Labourers tie up small hydrographic survey ships along the banks, and about a dozen surveyors chat and rest in tents.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Landlords decry slow progress in conversion bids

Applications for relaxing offensive trade use still pending for more than a year, leading to loss of interest and income

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am