environmental mapping News

  • Kraft foods maps its total environmental footprint

    Kraft Foods today shared results of a pioneering survey that measured its impact on climate change, land and water use.  The multi-year footprinting project - in partnership with Quantis Inc. (www.quantis-intl.com) and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and notable academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment - goes far beyond ...

  • FIND Maps Releases OceanWise Marine Data and Maps

    FIND Maps (www.findmaps.co.uk), the UK's most advanced online mapping website for professionals, is now authorized to deliver OceanWise marine datasets. These comprise an international range of Georeferenced Raster GeoTiffs as well as OceanWise Marine Themes (GIS compatible vector data). The Marine Themes datasets are compiled using authoritative data from the UK and other Hydrographic Offices. ...

  • Soil maps generate reliable quaternary geologic map

    Geologists, archeologists, anthropologists, ecologists, engineers, and natural resource managers routinely use National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) data across field sciences. Researchers at Iowa State University decided to test the reliability of this data as applied in geology, and sought to create the best possible Quaternary geology map of the Des Moines Lobe solely using NCSS data. Their ...

  • Mappt - professional environmental mapping app for Android tablets

    Mappt™ the new Android app for mapping and data collection May 1st, 2013 -- Mappt™ is a new game-changing Android app for technical and professional staff who need to record data in the field and then seamlessly integrate it with desktop GIS systems. Mappt will change how spatial information is created, used, edited and shared between the field and the office. ...


    By Scantherma Pty Ltd

  • Sound and the City - environmental noise mapping made simple

    Brüel & Kjær launch latest version of Predictor software. Environmental noise mapping is now much simpler with world leading sound and vibration expert, Brüel & Kjær’s new Predictor™ 7810 software. Created specifically for use with Brüel & Kjær’s 2250 and 2270 sound level meters, Predictor™ 7810 V 6.1 is the most efficient multi-purpose Windows® software package available for noise ...

  • Easy environmental noise mapping from Brüel & Kjær

    Predictor-LimA Type 7810 version 11.2 responds to customer input and resolves some issues to provide more robust software, that enables calculations in line with latest agreements on standard interpretation (ISO 17534). Other Enhancements include feature importation from open street map in LimA to create models more quickly, Chinese calculation methods and - in Predictor - enhanced results ...

  • EPOCH and Google® maps application

    Logical Data Solutions has developed a new web-based application combining environmental, health and safety data within EPOCH with Google Maps™. On the map, site locations are displayed with a drill down capability to view simple contact, document and picture data as well as scorecard information on environmental, health and safety data, and more. The new EPOCH component is called EPOCH-EIS and ...

  • Mapping pesticide contamination risk

    A new computerised tool helps regulators identify water sources at risk of pesticide contamination. The tool can be used to produce maps indicating water bodies at risk of contamination by taking into account: adjacent land-use, the concentration of pesticides in the environment and biological indicators of contamination. Protection of water resources is a key priority for the EU and water bodies ...

  • EPA enforcement interactive map

    This isn't particularly new news but I thought I'd blog about it because, well, it's pretty cool! I spent time playing with the EPA's compliance and enforcement interactive map earlier today and was amazed by how detailed the content is as you navigate through the tool to find the information you need. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Expedition to map the Arctic seafloor

    American and Canadian scientists are setting sail this summer to map the Arctic seafloor and gather data to help define the outer limits of the continental shelf. Each country may exercise sovereign rights over their extended continental shelf’s natural resources of the seabed and subsoil. These rights and authorities include control over minerals, petroleum and sedentary organisms such as clams, ...

  • Unexplored Arctic region to be mapped

    A scientific expedition this fall will map the unexplored Arctic seafloor where the U.S. and Canada may have sovereign rights over natural resources such as oil and gas and control over activities such as mining. Both countries will use the resulting data to establish the outer limits of the continental shelf, according to the criteria set out in the Convention on the Law of the Sea. The extended ...

  • African renewables potential mapped

    Tapping into Africa's renewable energy could transform living standards across the continent, according to a report that has mapped the potential of renewables in the region. The report aims to help African governments set up renewable energy plans, and has called for the urgent transfer of relevant ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Mapping the climate change challenge

    Plans and policies to achieve the goal set at the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 have yet to be fully developed and implemented. There is an important role for science to feed political discussions by communicating the costs and benefits of climate policies. One way to do so is through mapping that systematically explores the consequences of different choices. Two articles recently published in ...

  • North American Environmental Atlas launches comprehensive land cover map

    A new map in the North American Environmental Atlas depicts North America’s environment as a mosaic of forest, prairies, deserts and cities. Land Cover 2005 provides a harmonized view of North America’s surface and offers a foundation for understanding the physical cover on a continental scale and the environmental issues that relate to it. Based on satellite images from 2005, the new map is the ...

  • EPA Releases EJSCREEN, An Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. EJSCREEN’s simple to understand color-coded maps, bar charts, and reports enable users to ...

  • EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an interactive web-based mapping tool that provides the public with access and information on Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed with EPA for major projects proposed on federal lands and other proposed federal actions. When visiting the website, users can click on any state for a list of EISs, including information about the ...

  • FIND Maps announces EnviroFIND offer

    FIND Maps, the UK's most advanced online mapping website for professionals, has announced the launch of an offer for its ‘EnviroFIND’ online commercial environmental data viewing subscription service. This service has been featured and highlighted by the Environment Agency in their Acorn Magazine. All clients need to do to take advantage of this offer is spend over £500 on ...

  • FIND Maps Releases Environmental Data Viewing Subscription Service ‘EnviroFIND’

    FIND Maps, the UK's most advanced online mapping website for professionals, has announced the launch of ‘EnviroFIND’ – an online commercial environmental data viewing subscription service. EnviroFIND has been specifically designed for organisations which need to view Environment Agency and BGS/NERC data while being legally compliant.  It is currently the only web ...

  • FIND mapping portal and consultancy services launches to the environmental sector

    FINDmaps.co.uk has launched to the environmental sector as a result of overwhelming success in the property world. FIND is the UK's most advanced online mapping tool for businesses and works for free on any internet browser - they use a ‘software as a service’ business model where you only pay for the data you use. This makes a highly cost effective solution to companies reviewing software, data ...

  • Scientists map penguins from space

    Penguin poo (guano) stains, visible from space, have helped British scientists locate emperor penguin breeding colonies in Antarctica. Knowing their location provides a baseline for monitoring their response to environmental change. In a new study, published this week in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography, scientists from British Antarctic Survey, (BAS) describe how they used satellite ...

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