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RESTEC e-news #003 (Aug,2014)

In This Issue
  1. ALOS World 3D Topographic Data Covering Southeast Asia
  2. “Remote Sensing in My Life”, Greetings from Pioneering Researcher in Remote Sensing in Japan, Shunji Murai, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
  3. RESTEC Supports Remote Sensing Training Workshop in Kinshasa, DRC
  4. RESTEC Employee Receives 2014 IEEE GRSS Highest Impact Paper Award
  5. Message from Coordinator

1. ALOS World 3D Topographic Data covering Southeast Asia is now available

RESTEC has uploaded the information listed below on “World 3D Topographic Data” website in collaboration with NTT Data.

– Production Area (Southeast Asia is now available)
– Sample Application Form
– Technical documents

For more information

2. Remote sensing in my life

I was a lucky man as I was involved in remote sensing from the very beginning of its history. It was February in 1972 when I visited the Willow Run Laboratory, Michigan University (renamed to ERIM after several years) where I met remote sensing for the first time in my life. Dr. Jerry Cook kindly explained to me what is remote sensing.


3. RESTEC supports Remote Sensing Training Workshop in Kinshasa, DRC

The training focuses on basic remote sensing technology co-hosted by the Japanese government and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government will be held in Kinshasa – the capital of DRC – from 29 Sep. to 1 Oct. 2014. The governments are going to invite about 30 trainees from Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries.
RESTEC has been supporting the arrangement and will send 2 lecturers to the workshop.

For inquiries, contact

4. RESTEC Employee Receives 2014 IEEE GRSS Highest Impact Paper Award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) has selected the paper co-authored by an employee of RESTEC – Mr. Kazuo Isono, Deputy Senior Research Scientist (currently Manager of the World 3D Project Team) – for the 2014 Highest Impact Paper Award under its Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.

For more information

5. Column 2. Mt. Fuji or Mt. Fiji (1990)

Some of you might know that Mt. Fuji was officially registered as the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in 2013. I wondered when was “u” replaced by “i” in Mt. Fuji?


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