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  • Macrotek Collaborates with E and E Technologies to Serve Southeastern US Market

    Macrotek Inc., a global leader in air pollution control, is pleased to announce a selling arrangement with Energy and Environmental Technologies Inc. (E and E Tech) for representation of all Macrotek products and services in the Southeastern United States. The partnership gives E and E Tech exclusive rights to sell Macrotek’s custom air pollution control products, such as packed bed ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Water quality and wastewater treatment — WISE interactive maps updated

    A series of maps on water quality, updated with the latest information reported by countries, has been published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The maps display water quality parameters in various receiving waters across Europe, alongside information on urban wastewater treatment and receiving areas sensitive to eutrophication. The updated maps are useful for water professionals who ...

  • King County, Washington, grows GIS with Esri ELA

    King County, Washington, the nation's fourteenth most-populous county and home to Microsoft, Amazon.com, Boeing, and Starbucks, has signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Esri to better support the county's geographic information system (GIS) programs and initiatives. The majority of King County's departments have used Esri's ArcGIS software for many years to improve operations and the ...


    By Esri

  • Locus Technologies Forms Alliance with UNC Asheville's NEMAC to Advance Cloud Software Solutions in the Areas of Weather, Climate Change Data, GIS, an

    Locus Technologies (Locus), an industry leader in web-based environmental, energy, and compliance software, and UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC), an applied environmental research center that creates tools to address the challenges and opportunities of human interaction with the environment, announced a broad alliance today. Locus and NEMAC signed ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Space and Time Come Together Through Esri and OSIsoft Partnership

    OSIsoft, producer of the PI System, the leading operational data infrastructure for real-time data and events, and Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS), today announced a strategic partnership to execute on the vision of Real-time GIS. "Maps are a fundamental way in which we communicate information. They tell us where things are. By bringing together ArcGIS and the PI ...


    By Esri

  • Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Launch of New Online Mine Map Viewer

     Governor Corbett today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection has launched Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas, an online underground mine map viewer. Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas allows residents and stakeholders to see detailed underground mine maps that were once only available in hard copies. "This digital mapping project is a major accomplishment," Governor Corbett said. "DEP ...

  • Dr. Todd Pierce Rejoins Locus Technologies

    Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based water, energy, and environmental software, announced today that Dr. Todd Pierce rejoined the company in their newly established office in Asheville, NC. Dr. Pierce will lead Locus' Web-based Geographic Information Services and Augmented Reality Group. Dr. Todd Pierce returns to Locus as Director of Geographic Information Systems. Dr. ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Noise mapping book features Brüel & Kjær expert

    A new book entitled ‘Noise Mapping in the EU: Models and Procedures’ has been published, containing a chapter written by Brüel & Kjær’s Application Specialist Douglas Manvell. It shows how to integrate data with geographical information systems, improve accuracy in model and prediction software - and assess different methods and descriptors for evaluating ...

  • African observatories will gather biodiversity data

    Scientists are pooling remote-sensing satellite data and geographical information services for two pan-African digital observatories that will provide accurate and readily accessible information on biodiversity and forest cover for policymakers. Under a grant awarded in 2009, the European Commission"s (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) is supporting the development of the observatories, details of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • LDA & HCA launch London brownfield database pilot to transform land redevelopment process

    Land redevelopment opportunities, including new homes, in London are set to be transformed, thanks to a new freely available online tool, launched this week by the London Development Agency (LDA) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Open to all, the London Brownfield Sites Database is the country's most comprehensive database of land available for redevelopment. This is accompanied by a ...

  • Effects of shale gas development on water quality: experiences from the Marcellus Shale

    The impact of shale gas development on surface water quality has been explored in a recent study. Focusing on the Pennsylvania portion of the Marcellus Shale formation (which stretches from West Virginia to the Canadian border), the researchers conclude that shale gas wells and the treatment of shale gas extraction waste have measurable impacts on downstream surface water quality. The ...

  • DOE announces release of second carbon sequestration atlas

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the release of its second Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada, which documents more than 3,500 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage potential in oil and gas reservoirs, coal seams, and saline formations. Preliminary estimates suggest the availability of more than 1,100 years of CO2 storage for the United States ...

  • United Force - Brüel & Kjær launches new integrated Predictor-LimA software

    Environmental noise mapping is now much simpler for consultants and authorities with the launch of Bruel & Kjaer’s new Predictor-LimA software suite. This combined version integrates both the Predictor and LimA tools into one powerful and intuitive software suite, which is incredibly simple to use. The suite also models real life quickly and accurately - even in complex situations - ...

  • Ville de Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, Joins Bentley’s Municipal License Subscription Program

    LONDON – BE Conference Europe – Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that Ville de Saguenay, in Quebec, Canada, has joined Bentley’s Municipal License Subscription (MLS) program. The municipality will use its new MLS to develop an advanced geospatial information system and better serve the infrastructure needs of its 156,000 citizens. Bentley’s MLS offers municipalities all the software ...

  • Beijing ranks first in China`s green development index

    The 2010 China Green Development Index Annual Report was released on November 4th, providing the first evaluation and prediction system for green development in China. Thirty provinces participated in the making of the index. Among them, twelve were rated higher than the average national level; the other eighteen provinces were lower than the national average. Beijing ranked first among all ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

    A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns was launched today. The Atlas is an output of BioFresh, an EU-funded project supported by Wetlands International that is putting together the widely dispersed information about life in our rivers and lakes, to better understand, manage and protect our freshwaters for generations to ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA to participate During 9-1-1 Day at T-Bones` Ballpark

    On-scene coordinators (OSCs) from EPA Region 7 will showcase their mobile command post and its state-of-the-art integrated communications equipment as part of the '9-1-1 Day at the Ballpark' event at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., on Saturday evening. The event honors public safety and emergency communications personnel who process 9-1-1 calls and respond to emergencies. EPA's ...

  • Ultrasonic water level sensors monitor flooding in the Philippines

    A variety of factors make the Philippines, and especially the Manila region, among the most flood prone in the world. Tropical rains flow rapidly from mountain uplands to the Manila basin where dense urbanization accelerates run-off. To make matters worse, Manila is built on lowlands that are getting lower due to ground water extraction and the weight of urban concrete and steel. As a result, ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Better protection against floods

    Hurricanes are devastating. Aside from the high, sustained wind speeds, they usually bring with them heavy rain, which can quickly lead to the breaching of flood defences in susceptible areas. Now, US and UK researchers have reviewed hurricane flood defence barriers and technologies with a view to helping engineers find improved designs. Writing in the International Journal of Forensic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Esri wins 2011 visual studio magazine`s readers choice awards

    For the second year in a row, Esri won in the Mapping and GIS Components category of Visual StudioMagazine's (VSM's) Readers Choice Awards for its ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). In addition, Esri received merit awards for ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for SharePoint. Esri created the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF for developers who want to ...


    By Esri

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