land information management News

  • Commission and EEA sign agreement to provide detailed information on land cover in Europe

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission (EC) have signed an agreement to provide information on land cover in Europe, compiling data from land, air, sea and space. The agreement was signed on May 25, during a Green Week event in Brussels. Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA, and Mr Heinz Zourek, Director General for the EC Directorate-General for ...

  • New tools aid arid-land water management

    New tools developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are improving water management in arid regions. In areas where water is scarce, land managers irrigate with water that travels via intricate canal systems. At the ARS U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz., director Bert Clemmens and his colleagues are developing computer software to automatically ...

  • Belize gets $2.5 million IDB financing to improve land management

    The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $2.5 million loan to Belize to assist the government establish a more dynamic and efficient land market by improving country-wide access to land management services, their quality and efficiency. The resources will finance the expansion of a parcel-based land information system and the improvement of urban land information as well as support the ...

  • World Bank loans Turkey US$203m to modernise land management

    The World Bank has approved a loan equivalent to US$203 million to the Government of Turkey for the Land Registry and Cadastre Modernization Project. The Project will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the land registry and cadastre services. 'The Project constitutes a next generation of Bank operations in the area of land management and cadastre, where the country already has a well ...


    By The World Bank

  • Partnership makes strides in promoting sustainable land management in Africa

    Improved land management strategies and technologies being used across sub-Saharan Africa are helping protect the environment, boost agricultural productivity, strengthen livelihoods and enhance food security, according to a new study. The document - published by the New Partnership ...

  • `They ain`t making it any more`: managing our land sustainably`

    Ladies and gentlemen, In the early Seventies, Joni Mitchell protested in her hit song 'Big Yellow Taxi' that we were "paving paradise to put up a parking lot". If the lyrics were fitting forty years ago, they are even more so today. They’re also a fitting introduction to this conference. That’s because today we will be ...

  • Ametek Land Launches Latest Generation

    AMETEK Land, the leading industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement specialist, has developed an innovative new pyrometer that provides high accuracy and a three-in-one capability specifically for aluminium applications, including extrusion press exit, extrusion press quench zone, and aluminium strip mills. The SPOT AL ...


    By AMETEK

  • Microlise Lands Goldstar Heathrow Contract

    Goldstar Heathrow has deployed a transport management solution from Microlise, comprising the Fleet Performance product with Safety, 3G Cameras, Trailer Tracking and Temperature Monitoring modules included. The deployment, which is already underway, will see 100 trucks, 16 vans and 54 trailers ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • Michigan`s New Surface Water Information Management System

    LANSING, Michigan, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - The state of Michigan has developed a new online tool for water managers and the general public to track the water quality of the state's rivers, lakes, and streams. The Michigan Surface Water Information Management, MiSWIM, system was introduced in late June by the Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources ...

  • Michigan`s New Surface Water Information Management System

    LANSING, Michigan, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - The state of Michigan has developed a new online tool for water managers and the general public to track the water quality of the state's rivers, lakes, and streams. The Michigan Surface Water Information Management, MiSWIM, system was introduced in late June by the Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources ...

  • Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map new and improved

    Just released, the latest edition of the nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast shows the extent of land cover types from forests to urban areas. The National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2011) is made available to the public by the U.S. Geological Survey and ...

  • USSI Lands Global Meat & Poultry Corporation

    Colorado Springs, CO (July 17, 2006) – Unique Software Solutions, Inc. (USSI) has recently signed a large meat and poultry corporation as one of its Occupational Health Manager® (OHM) customers. The client has opted to license the OHM/ASP™ version of the OHM software system. They chose the OHM/ASP™ version due to its initial cost and outlay. With the ASP (Application Service Provider) version, ...

  • 7T Lands TERMIS Order for the Whole of Estonia

    Untitled Document The Estonian utility company Tallinna Küte / Era Küte has placed an order for TERMIS Real-Time for operational management of their district heating systems in Estonia. The software ...


  • B.C. launches consultations on land-based spill capabilities

    The Government of British Columbia has launched a major consultative initiative to gauge the province's capabilities to respond to large scale, land-based oil pipeline spills. Building on five previously announced conditions for the approval of heavy-oil pipelines - most notably the proposed Embridge Northern Gateway pipeline to bring heavy oil from Alberta to tidewater in Kitimat, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Land use conflicts necessitate integrated policy

    Demand for land in Europe is high. Food and biomass production, housing, infrastructure and recreation all compete for space, with impacts on our climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services. In a recent assessment, the European Environment Agency (EEA) analyses land use change in Europe, concluding that we need an integrated policy approach based on reliable data to balance sectoral demands and ...

  • Golden opportunity to contribute towards contaminated land guidance

    Defra's consultation on proposals to revise its contaminated land guidance will provide a golden opportunity to ensure the guidance is effective and fit for purpose, says Environmental Protection UK (EPUK). The consultation is seeking views on proposals for updating and revising the Statutory Guidance which underpins the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • First standardised map of global land cover released

    The first map of detailed information on worldwide land cover collected using uniform international standards, the Global Land Cover-SHARE database, was released in March by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Experts say it will help to improve research into natural resources and monitor global environmental changes. “It is more precise and accurate ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scientists struggling to put land degradation into SDGs

    Lack of data and poor communication by scientists may be keeping land degradation and desertification off the sustainable development agenda, experts warned the UN Convention to Combat Desertification's (UNCCD) 2nd Scientific Conference last week (9–12 April). The fear is that these challenges could cause land ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • First Marriott scholar graduates and lands a job!

    Three years after forming a partnership with the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation is proud to announce that Brayan Melo is the first Scholar to complete the Marriott Scholars Program. Brayan graduated from Buffalo State College in May 2010 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality administration. ...

  • The LED Promise Land : A Connexion Market Perspective

    LED lamps will eventually be what we use to replace incandescent bulbs - Compact fluorescent lamps are a temporary but still viable alternative to energy-efficient ...


    By Connexion

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