online mapping system Articles

  • European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM); Metadata of The Soil Maps of Asia

    The European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM) was initiated by the MOSES (Monitoring the State of European Soil) action team members of the Soil and Waste Unit (SWU) in the Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES), located at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy in collaboration with ISRIC – World Information Centre, Wageninegen, The Netherlands to establish a global digital ...


  • Map Algal Blooms with Satellite Remote Sensing Technology

    The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue green algae. Algal blooms can result in ecological, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Online tools `decentralising disaster relief efforts`

    Disaster response and relief efforts are becoming more dynamic and decentralised with the development of web-based geospatial technologies, says a study. Researchers writing in Disasters evaluated the experiences of Harvard ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Noise Calculation Software noise3D online Release 2

    Sankt Augustin, Germany – Sonja Christiansen Informatk GmbH is announcing Release 2.0 of the web enabled noise calculation solution noise 3D online™, a first in 3D noise prediction online services. If you need to predict or map noise levels in the industrial environment and require an affordable tool noise 3D online may be the solution. ...


  • New Maps from Old Photos: Measuring Coastal Erosion

    U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their coauthors from the California Coastal Records Project have found a way to use historical aerial photographs not just to see evidence of coastal erosion, but to accurately measure how much has occurred over time. Applying a low-cost technique called “structure-from-motion” to five sets of oblique aerial photos spanning the years ...

  • A new online monitoring and management system for accidental pollution events developed for the regional water basin in Ningbo, China

    Due to urgency of the accidental pollution events (APE) on one side and the variability in water quality data on the other side, a new online monitoring and management system (OMMS) was developed for the purpose of sustainable water quality management and human health protection as well. The Biological Early Warning System (BEWS) based on the behavioral responses (behavior strength) of medaka ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Final Report - Hotspots Analysis: mapping of existing methodologies, tools and guidance and initial recommendations for the development of global guidance

    UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative - Flagship Project 3a (Phase 1) Hotspots Analysis: mapping of existing methodologies, tools and guidance and initial recommendations for the development of global guidance Foreword This research is funded by the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative and forms part of the delivery of all three (3) of the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Railway warning and protected system – Bridge Demolition

    So the in-situ stress sensors in the concrete could measure the load changes and stress changes with a building damage after eniem earthquake immediately on-line. The alert with GPS item data is spread world-wide over the Internet. The combination also for everyone accessible maps of the world can facilitate the management after disasters substantially. So fast data are available over destroyed ...


    By IBJ Technology

  • Managing Environmental Information in the 21st Century: the Environmental Knowledge Management System

    Introduction In this knowledge-driven world of the 21st century, companies are seeking to implement technology solutions for environmental information needs that seem to be continually changing and expanding. This article will identify key needs and outline possible technology solutions, focusing on the information and tools needed by the environmental professional, an important knowledge worker ...


  • The importance of e-services in cultural tourism: an application to Amsterdam, Leipzig and Genoa

    Despite a busy lifestyle – or perhaps as a result of a stressful lifestyle – more people than ever before make leisure trips, sometimes for a long time but in many cases just for short periods. Modern telecommunication technology brings attractive tourist destinations directly into the living rooms of potential travellers, also destinations that would otherwise have been difficult to find, such ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Visualizing the stories data can tell

    Scientists and technologists are turning numbers about everything from condors to ocean-floor contours into visual representations of environmental issues. We’re living in an era of Big Data, but too often it’s nothing more than a fire hose of numbers and data sets that most would have difficulty understanding. Increasingly, though, entities such as non-governmental ...


    By Ensia

  • Developing a public information and engagement portal of urban waterways with real-time monitoring and modeling

    Waterways can contribute to the beauty and livelihood of urban areas, but maintaining their hydro-ecosystem health is challenging because they are often recipients of contaminated water from stormwater runoff and other discharges. Public awareness of local waterways’ health and community impacts to these waterways is usually poor due to of lack of easily available information. To improve ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WebTrak - example press campaign for WebTrak release

    The following slides contain some references to press releases given by various organisations in response to the launch of WebTrak at Vancouver in May 2009 Similar communications have accompanied many of the WebTrak launches. These can be used as examples to illustrate what can be expected in the initial stages after WebTrak release. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIRST IN CANADA ...

  • Advanced SNCR - NOx Reduction on Large Utility Boilers

    Fuel Tech has recently completed full-scale demonstrations of Advanced Selective NonCatalytic Reduction systems on a number of large utility boilers (>600MW) firing a variety of fuel types. The systems use the latest flexible injection technology and are controlled with a balanced algorithm utilizing unit load, a full grid of continuous furnace temperatures and the plant continuous emissions ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • NovaGerar landfill gas to energy project

    Overview The objective of the NovaGerar Landfill Gas to Energy Project in Nova Iguaçu - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is to explore the landfill gas (LFG) collection and utilization activities of the landfills managed by S.A. Paulista. This involves investing in a gas collection system, leachate drainage system and a modular electricity generation plant at each landfill site (with expected ...


    By LANDTEC

  • Energy efficiency without trying (and with)

    John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically. We use email, bank online and download music not to save energy, but to make life easier and more interesting.  Energy efficiency is a ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • The future evolution of IT in water infrastructure management

    The water industry has been slow to take advantage of information technology (IT), but it is catching up quickly. In many parts of the world, water managers now depend entirely on IT to manage their water supply and wastewater services. IT has become a core part of the business. Computing environments have evolved from individual mainframe computers, through networks based on mini-computers, to ...


    By Innovyze

  • ESdat Environmental Data Management for Site Holders

    Many site-holders engage a variety of consultants, laboratories, and in-house staff to collect, manage and report their environmental data. Unfortunately this often results in data being trapped in various pdf reports, GIS layers, emails, excel workbooks, or even in hard copy. This data becomes increasingly difficult and time consuming to manage and retrieve as more data is collected and as ...

  • Columbus case study: The benefit of a centralized database

    Challenge: The City of Columbus Department of Utilities. OH (CDoU) consists of the Department of Power and Water (DoPW) and the Department of Sewerage Drainage (DoSD). The DoPW has three water plants with its own central laboratory; the DoSD has two wastewater plants and its own central laboratory. While the DoPW stored its laboratory data in an in-house developed Access database; the ...


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