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  • Mapping pesticide contamination risk

    A new computerised tool helps regulators identify water sources at risk of pesticide contamination. The tool can be used to produce maps indicating water bodies at risk of contamination by taking into account: adjacent land-use, the concentration of pesticides in the environment and biological indicators of contamination. Protection of water resources is a key priority for the EU and water bodies ...

  • Mapping and analysis for Australia floods

    Esri has developed a web application that provides mapping and analysis to enhance Australia flood information supplied through the Ushahidi social network. The network allows people to report incidents via SMS, e-mail, or the web. The information is categorized and analysed using geographic information systems (GIS) technology to provide hot spot visualisation. By combining web GIS capabilities ...

  • 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

  • Mapping carbon pricing initiatives

    The World Bank has released a report, titled 'Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives: Developments and Prospects,' which provides an overview of current and prospective carbon pricing initiatives at the international, regional, national and sub-national levels. The report recommends flexibility in carbon pricing, alignment with national priorities, a staged approach for the introduction of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ChunLab purchases Irys System for whole genome mapping

    BioNano Genomics Signs Two New Distributors For The Asia-Pacific Region And Announces First Irys System Placement In Korea To ChunLab Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact  ...


    By ChunLab, Inc.

  • AgTerra Launches New Mapping Software

    AgTerra Technologies of Sheridan, Wyoming announces the release of MapItFast, new mapping software for Android tablet and smartphone devices. MapItFast allows users to easily map points, lines, and areas (including user labels and descriptions) based upon their current GPS location. Features are placed on background street maps and/or aerial imagery. Pictures from any camera may also be ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Noise mapping and prediction to the latest standards

    Brüel & Kjær has announced new enhancements to Predictor-LimA, its powerful and intuitive noise mapping and prediction software. This update means that Predictor-LimA now provides: • Internationally recognized proof of calculation method compliance according to ISO 17534 software quality assurance • Compliance of CNOSSOS-EU, the European ...

  • Map oil spill with mobile app

    Trimble has launched Map the Spill, a mobile app and website that empowers Gulf Coast residents and the public to report on the oil spill. Map the Spill allows those directly and indirectly impacted by the spill to capture and chronicle what they see happening to the land, sea and wildlife in their areas. Using rich media and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, citizens can be part of a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • Tripod Data Systems Introduces SOLO Forest GIS Mapping Software

    Tripod Data Systems (TDS) today introduced SOLO Forest™ GIS mapping software. SOLO Forest is designed specifically for forestry applications, and includes the features, functions and terminology foresters commonly use in the field. “While foresters have been using GIS software for some time, they have had to navigate through complex menus and toolbars to access the functions they need,” said ...


  • 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 ...

  • Mapping Natura 2000 habitats across Europe

    A recent study has described a way to accurately map the distribution of different habitats across Europe. These maps contribute to the development of a Pan-European Ecological Network1 designed to conserve and manage the natural heritage of pan-Europe. Destruction of natural habitats is a major cause of biodiversity loss and the EU has implemented a number of initiatives designed to combat this ...

  • Climate Smart Agriculture: Mapping guidance on climate change

    The CEIL PEAKS programme contracted GCAP to produce a report as guidance for DFID country offices on actions needed to address the predicted impacts, both negative and positive, of climate change on agriculture and the potential adaptation measures. Fourteen examples of guidance on agriculture and climate adaptation are reviewed under section headings: Framing Guidance on Adaptation; Scanning ...

  • Scientists publish road map for low carbon future

    The UK lacks a coherent energy system that can effectively meet future energy needs while preventing rapid climate change, according to leading scientists.  A report, published today, of a discussion meeting held at the Royal Society calls for a new vision for energy generation that is based on the long term replacement of fossil fuels through the development and deployment of new technologies. ...


    By Royal Society

  • Web-based Haiti aid map released

    On January 11,  2011, the U.S. Chamber BCLC and InterAction launched the Haiti Aid Map. This online system gives simple, fast and accurate information about who is doing what, where. It has become a valuable tool for NGOs working in Haiti and has helped them to better use resources and not replicate what others are doing. It is also a way that donors and ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Mapping groundwater flooding for the EU Floods Directive

    In the coming years the EU Floods Directive1 will require Member States to produce flood hazard and risk maps. Taking the UK as a case study, new research highlights the need for advances in data collection, mapping and groundwater flood warning systems to meet EU requirements for maps and management plans. Although often occurring less frequently than fluvial (river) flooding, the effects of ...

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