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  • ‘Misguided’ nations lock up valuable geospatial data

    Many governments, particularly those in low-income countries, are “shooting themselves in the foot” by failing to give research and development communities open access to their caches of geospatial data, experts have warned. The potential of such data that incudes geographic positioning information, including satellite imagery, to aid ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global geospatial group to promote equitable data access

    A high-level global group promoting geospatial information could help developing countries gain better access to data to help tackle issues such as climate change, conservation and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • NOAA Awards Tetra Tech $49 Million Coastal Geospatial Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Company a $49 million, indefinite ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • European Environment Commissioner receives top UN environment award

    European Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik has received the United Nations' 2013 Champions of the Earth award. The prize - which is the UN system's highest environmental accolade - is awarded to leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a significant and positive impact on the environment. Mr. Potočnik, 55, received the Policy ...

  • Brazils Environment Minister to Receive UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award

    Brazil's Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira is to receive the United Nations 2013 Champions of the Earth award. The prize - the UN system's highest environmental accolade - is awarded to leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a significant and positive impact on the environment. Ms. Teixeira will receive a Policy Leadership award for, among ...

  • Bentley Acquires Microprotol to Extend AutoPIPE’s Market Leadership in High-pressure Plant Environments

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has acquired EuResearch, provider of Microprotol – a leading software application for the design and analysis of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. With this addition to its portfolio, Bentley extends its world-class ...


    By Bentley Systems Incorporated

  • Brian McClendon, co-founder and VP of Google Earth Awarded Top UN Environment Prize

    Brian McClendon, co-founder and VP of Google Earth is to receive the United Nation's highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award 2013, for harnessing the power of technology to support conservation and green economic development. Mr. McClendon was recognized for providing powerful tools, through Google Earth, to monitor the state of the environment, allowing researchers to ...

  • Jack Dangermond to receive UN top environment award for pioneering geo-spatial technology for conservation and development

    An environmental scientist and entrepreneur who revolutionized the use of geo-spatial technology for conservation is to receive the 2013 Champions of the Earth Award, the UN's highest environmental accolade. Jack Dangermond - who founded the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with his wife Laura in 1969 - pioneered the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), which enables people ...

  • EPA Awarded highest honor at Annual GIS Conference

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was awarded the Esri President’s Award at the annual Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif. Esri is a company specializing in GIS mapping software. The President’s Award is given to one organization each year that exemplifies a model for others to follow in implementing geographic information systems (GIS) ...

  • NOAA and Esri Agreement to Broaden Understanding of Environmental Change

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently signed an enterprise license agreement with Esri, the world leader in GIS technology. The agreement enables NOAA to continue building its GIS platform while maintaining data quality in bathymetry, climate and weather data, navigational charting, fisheries protection, natural resource management, marine ...


    By Esri

  • New Esri press book explores the impact of GIS on virtual reality

    Virtual Geographic Environments, from Esri Press, is a collection of key papers written by leading members of the geospatial community that examines the relationship between GIS and virtual geographic environments (VGE). Edited by professors Hui Lin and Michael Batty, the book is organized into five sections, beginning with a primer on VGEs and followed by an exploration of virtual cities and ...


    By Esri

  • Bentley Releases Bentley Water V8 XM Edition

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced the release of Bentley Water V8 XM Edition. This comprehensive water distribution design software helps engineers and GIS professionals in water utilities and municipalities design, document, and manage potable water distribution networks more efficiently. Bentley Water V8 XM provides all the capabilities of Bentley Map including map management, ...

  • Office Hours – Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) Interface

    The Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) software was developed in The Institute for Environmental Modeling at the University of Tennessee. SADA incorporates tools from environmental assessment fields into an effective problem solving environment. In this Office Hours session, a member of the EarthSoft team will demonstrate an EQuIS export to SADA. This session will be held at ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • The sense and sensitivity of technology for all

    The dazzling prospect of environmental information technologies available to everyone in the world was conjured up at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi this week. The vision, however, comes with a caution. The optimistic scenario arises from a combination of geospatial technology and new online services, said Jack Dangermond, CEO and president of the US-based Environmental Systems Research ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bentley extends design and cost-estimating efficiencies of bently expert designer V8i to support water, gas, and communications projects

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, has extended the functionality of Bentley Expert Designer V8i beyond electric utility networks to include water, gas, and communications infrastructure. As a result, utility owner-operators and engineering contractors can now use the powerful ...

  • New Esri Ocean Industry Manager Takes the Helm

    REDLANDS, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013/PRNewswire/ -- Esri has hired Drew Stephensto expand the market for GIS within the ocean industry. Esri, the world leader in GIS, has accelerated the development of its ocean technologies via the Esri Ocean GIS ...


    By Esri

  • Brazil pushes for global information convention

    The issue of access to information could determine the success or otherwise of next year’s UN conference on sustainable development, Rio+20, a member of Brazil’s national preparatory committee told the Eye on Earth Summit which opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday (12 December). "Eye on Earth is an outcome of Rio, Rio will be an outcome of Eye on Earth because information is the key issue," ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Paraguayan Ambassador Visits Cranfield

    Cranfield University was delighted to welcome the Paraguayan Ambassador, Miguel Angel Solano López and the CEO of the Association Guyra Paraguay, Dr Alberto Yanosky to its campus on Friday (30 November) to meet with Cranfield academics involved in international research into biodiversity and ecosystem services. The visit follows a presentation in Brazil by Cranfield’s Dr Humberto ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Selects Woolpert to Upgrade Asset Management Software

    MIAMI, Fla. (March 19, 2013)… Woolpert, a national infrastructure management, geospatial and design consulting firm headquartered in Dayton, recently announced it has been selected by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) to upgrade its Infor EAM Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system to Infor10 EAM. Woolpert began implementation of the Infor EAM application at WASD in 2007 ...


    By Woolpert, Inc.

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recognizes Baker’s Saint Lucie County International Airport Runway Mitigation Project

    The St. Lucie County International Airport recently received the 2010 Regional Director’s Conservation Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region, for its runway mitigation area project. The LPA Group Incorporated, a unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Amex:BKR), redesigned and developed a management plan to restore a wetland habitat area, enhance a gopher tortoise ...


    By Michael Baker Corporation

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