historical land data News

  • New `Historic` Promap Release

    Landmark Information Group has made significant enhancements to its industry renowned and market leading mapping tool, Promap The new and improved Promap, which provides 18,000 property professionals with immediate online access to Ordnance Survey historical mapping and aerial photography, now includes the most comprehensive set of Ordnance Survey historical maps dating from the 1840's, ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Environmental Data Resources Announces New Historical City Directory Super Library

    Environmental Data Resources Inc. (EDR), the national provider of property-specific environmental information and risk management solutions, today announced a $3.2 million investment to enhance and expand its historical resources collections over the next three years. The first use of these funds is part of a project called EDR's City Directory Super Library. ...

  • Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project

    Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests from citizens in recent weeks. President Daniel Ortega, with Wang Jing, president of the contracting firm HKND Group, said the canal will change the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Solar-power plane airborne on historic round-the-world trip

    With its wings stretched wide to catch the sun's energy, a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak Monday in a historic first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fossil fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seat aircraft when it lumbered into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ameresco to Implement $3.7 Million in Energy Efficiency Improvements in Historic Farmington, Connecticut

    Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it has entered into an ...


    By Ameresco, Inc.

  • Land degradation on the rise, according to FAO

    Land degradation is intensifying in many parts of the world, according to a study using data taken over a 20-year period, FAO announced this week. Defined as a long-term decline in ecosystem function and productivity, land degradation is increasing in severity and extent in many parts of the world, with more than 20 percent of all cultivated areas, 30 percent of forests and 10 percent of ...

  • Ametek Land’s New Temperature Analysis Software is Spot On!

    AMETEK LAND has introduced a new innovation to its SPOT range of non-contact infrared thermometers which enables the simultaneous storage and analysis of data from up to 40 spot thermometers. The new LAND SPOT Server Software builds on the features of the SPOT Viewer to enable users to be able to compare live and historical data from multiple thermometers. This has many benefits in terms of ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Report: Groundwater pumping in California has land sinking

    Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, state officials said, citing new research by NASA scientists. They said Wednesday that the data show the ground is sinking nearly two inches each month in some places, putting roads, bridges ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hatfield Provides Land Cover Mapping for the Government of Botswana

    As part of the National Development Plan 10, the Government of Botswana embarked on the production of a national land cover/land use mapping for the entire country at scale 1:50 000. Hatfield Consultants is supporting the Botswana Department of Surveys and Mapping (DSM) to produce the land cover/land use data for Kgalagadi and Ghanzi Districts – these two districts alone cover an area of ...


    By Hatfield Consultants Ltd.

  • Europe`s Largest Archive of Digital Historic Maps Now Available From Landmark Information Group

    Landmark Information Group has firmly established itself on the map, boosting its portfolio of digital mapping and land data intelligence with the addition of nearly 450,000 Ordnance Survey maps. Landmark's historic database is now the largest archive of its kind in Europe, with one million map tiles. The additional maps include datasets that have previously not been available in a digital ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Understanding land use change and US ethanol expansion

    Understanding changes in land use—such as deforestation, urbanization and agriculture expansion—is important if society is to properly address the challenges of climate change, utilization of natural resources, and energy production and consumption. However, the intensifying debate over potential indirect land use changes resulting from biofuels expansion is nebulous at best. At worst, it is ...

  • AMETEK Land Wins Glass Focus ‘Innovative Solution’ Award 2017

    AMETEK Land’s innovative use of real-time, in-furnace thermal imaging for Encirc saw them win in the Innovative Solution category – sponsored by Glass Technology Services Ltd – at the Glass Focus Awards 2017. ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

    A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg - and its first sea crossing - of its historic round-the-world trip. The Solar Impulse 2 touched down at Ahmadabad airport in Gujarat state about 16 hours after it took off from Muscat, Oman, for the 1,465-kilometer (910-mile) flight without a drop of fuel. The world's first aircraft powered by ...


    By Associated Press

  • Historic UN Environment Assembly Calls for Strengthened Action on Air Quality, Linked to 7 Million Deaths Annually, Among 16 Major Resolutions

    The inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) concluded its five-day deliberations in Nairobi on Friday with 16 decisions and resolutions that encourage international action on major environmental issues ranging from air pollution and the illegal trade in wildlife, to plastic debris in the oceans, chemicals and waste. "The air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that grows our food are ...

  • AMETEK Land In-furnace Thermal Imaging Solution Wins Glass Focus Award for Innovation

    The award-winning collaborative project involved real-time, in-furnace thermal imaging using AMETEK Land’s Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) to optimise furnace operations at Encirc’s Elton site in Cheshire, UK.     “We are delighted to win this award. It is a testament to the three ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Environmental Data Resources extends global reach of commonground

    An additional 200 professionals worldwide have recently joined commonground, the global online business community for environmental due diligence. The bump in membership comes after Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR) invited a select group of environmental professionals from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America to join the community. With strong representation from the United ...

  • Climate data shows clear signs of warming

    However you view the evidence, whatever set of measurements you examine, the picture that emerges is consistent: the Earth is heating up. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports: “In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators − greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc − continued to reflect trends of a warmer ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New climate data reflect trends of a warming planet

    In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to indicators in the State of the Climate in 2013 report by the American Meteorological ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NASA data show some African drought linked to warmer Indian Ocean

    A new study, co-funded by NASA, has identified a link between a warming Indian Ocean and less rainfall in eastern and southern Africa. Computer models and observations show a decline in rainfall, with implications for the region's food security. Rainfall in eastern Africa during the rainy season, which runs from March through May, has declined about 15 percent since the 1980s, according to ...

  • Residential Generators, 3rd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data

    Over 1.4 billion households worldwide depend upon grid electricity to deliver safety, comfort and convenience through lighting, communications, refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating. Dependent upon the fail-safe and coordinated operation of power plants (generation), transmission and distribution systems, grid electricity supply is an assumed basic utility of the developed world and a ...


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