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  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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. ...

  • Promap maps out the new era for digital mapping

    A new version of Promap was launched on 29th May 2007, giving faster access to digital mapping to the 26,000 property professionals who rely daily on this industry standard mapping tool. The new release of Promap includes a range of performance advancements which will improve functionality and speed of access to Ordnance Survey large and small scale digital mapping. The development of Promap has ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Brisbane flood map

    Esri has developed an online application to manage the floods in Brisbane, Australia. The map displays the estimated flood peaks and the roads affected by the water. The map shows evacuation centres (including street address and bed capacity), estimated flood depths and road closures, throughout the Brisbane area. Currently, this map only features Brisbane ...

  • Iceland on Rubble Master Map

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    By RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH

  • Flood inundation map

    A new online and interactive flood preparedness tool is now available for the Flint River. Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) developed the new Flood Inundation Map to improve flood warnings and emergency management along the Flint River in Albany, GA, USA. The creation of the Flint River Flood Inundation Map tool is a result of a national pilot ...

  • 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

  • European-wide Flood Risk Mapping Services

    Intermap Technologies and JBA Consulting have announced a strategic collaboration to provide detailed flood mapping services for clients across Continental Europe. The provision of Intermap"s NEXTMap Europe digital elevation map data, along with the digital elevation models Intermap produced for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative, will allow JBA"s risk management ...

  • 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 ...

  • New map of global energy flow

    Researchers have developed a new energy map that traces the flow of global energy from the fuel sources to the final services provided. The study provides new insight into the potential of energy efficiency measures by focusing on technologies rather than economic sectors. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA)1, improving energy efficiency remains the largest and least costly ...

  • Free background mapping from OpenStreetMap

    Users of ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport v 3.2 can now add a free background map layer in the Mapper using a special Protocol Layer Connector file (.ttkwp) available from CERChere. This uses Web Map Services ...

  • Sweco to map landslide risks in Gothenburg

    On behalf of the City of Gothenburg’s Urban Planning Office, Sweco is mapping slope stability conditions in a large number of areas in the municipality. This mapping is part of an initiative to adapt the city for future climate changes by preventing landslides and accidents. ”By identifying the risk for landslides it is possible to reduce the risk for property damage and prevent ...


    By Sweco

  • New technology for remotely mapping beaches

    Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology. The depth and pattern of sediment on the floor of the intertidal zones changes daily, yet ...

  • Pacific islands to map coastal hazards

    Pacific Island researchers will be trained in skills such as coastal hazard mapping as part of a programme to use science to make coastal communities safer and more resilient. The US$1.3-million programme is part of an expansion of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) into US-affiliated Pacific Islands, beginning next month (October) and led ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Mapping the Road to a Climate Catastrophe Solution

    What if the Chief Technology Officers of leading global technology companies turned their attention to solving climate change? That’s exactly what they did at the FiReGlobal conference in Seattle several weeks ago, which I attended to hear several of these technologists address “the most critical problem facing the planet – the climate catastrophe.” It was clear that these ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Space radar techniques for land mapping

    Entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency’s Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor land and buildings from small aircraft. The radar can monitor structures such as dams, harbours, canals and buildings, leading to maps for urban planning, territory surveillance and cadastral ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • New maps to help prepare for flooding

    Improved flood maps published today show a reduction in the number of people classed at risk of surface water flooding and will help communities and businesses protect their properties from flooding. The maps show areas of the country at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea as well as new national scale maps of surface water flooding, making them some of the most comprehensive anywhere in the ...

  • Support community mapping for climate adaptation

    Improving access to information technology can help communities assess their own vulnerability and boost local planning, says John Waugh. Climate change affects virtually all of the natural systems necessary for human survival. It has implications for water supply, food production, health and physical ...


    By SciDev.Net

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