Geoinformation for Disaster Management Conference in Istanbul

The world has experienced several devastating disasters in this century, first an Earthquake of a very high magnitude and then Tsunami afterwards or heavy rainfalls followed by floods and landslides, which are more and more of a common occurrence. To address disaster management, geoinformation is needed. The Gi4DM2018 Conference, to be held in March 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, is open to receive proposals for papers. Most of the potential to mitigate such a disaster in the future would have to be in the field of vulnerability reduction by adaptation, e.g. in urban planning and construction, based on risk and vulnerability... (read more)
2017-10-17 02:31:58

DNV GL Launches Data Platform to Unlock Big Data

DNV GL is launching an industry data platform targeted at companies in the maritime and energy industries that are increasingly recognizing the need to overcome data quality issues and manage the ownership, control, sharing and use of data to boost their profitability and explore new business models through digitalization. Remi Eriksen, President and CEO of DNV GL, explains: “The potential for smarter use of data in our industries is enormous. Companies have always turned to us for independent, expert assessments and best practices – to build trust in the safety, efficiency and sustainability of their physical assets or operations. Now... (read more)
2017-02-13 11:22:48

Aerial Photomaps Reveal Secrets to Improving Farm Management

Ultra-high-resolution aerial photography and 3D landscape models from Bluesky are helping Outfield Technologies to develop innovative image recognition techniques to improve agricultural land management and crop production. In addition to the pioneering research project, the Bluesky data is also providing estate managers with up-to-date and accurate mapping for subsidy applications, planning proposals and corroboration of existing data and reports. Supported by the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative, with funding from the UK Government Local Growth Fund, Outfield commissioned Bluesky to capture 7,000 hectares of 5cm-resolution photography. Covering farmed land, environmental focus areas and woodland on a large estate in East Anglia,... (read more)
2018-12-05 10:18:28

Yorkshire Water Asset Management Using Aerial Imagery in GIS

Yorkshire Water is using high resolution aerial photography to help manage its water network and assets over an area of nearly 15,000 square kilometres. The company has signed a new three year contract with Bluesky, building on the success of a previous three year agreement with the aerial mapping company. The aerial photography is accessible using Yorkshire Water’s intranet and desktop geographical information system (GIS), to around 3,000 individual users. Primary uses include Asset Data Mapping, Land Management, Grounds Maintenance, Control Room Operations and Conveyancing. The Bluesky aerial map data sits alongside MasterMap data from Ordnance Survey, as well as... (read more)
2017-07-27 12:00:37

Trimble Adds to Unity Smart Water Management Software

Trimble has announced the latest version of its smart water management software—Trimble Unity 3.8. Trimble Unity is a cloud-based, GIS-centric Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that offers a suite of applications and tools for the water, wastewater, storm water and environmental water industry. Trimble Unity enables customers to monitor real-time operations, deploy smart meters, assess the condition of assets, reduce leakage and non-revenue water (NRW), and locate and map critical infrastructure using Trimble high-accuracy GNSS mapping technologies. Version 3.8 extends the platform’s capabilities to include proactive asset performance monitoring with the integration of Trimble Telog wireless Internet of Things (IoT) remote monitoring... (read more)
2017-04-11 02:52:46

senseFly Updates Drone Flight Planning & Management Tool eMotion

senseFly, a producer of professional mapping drones, and a Parrot Group company, has released a new version of its industry-acclaimed flight and data management software, eMotion. eMotion 3.5 includes a raft of new features and functionality, all designed to make the working lives, and workflows, of geospatial professionals simpler and more efficient. “eMotion is the most powerful software of its kind in the professional drone space,” said Alexis Roze, senseFly’s eMotion Product Owner. “These exciting additions further distance eMotion from the pack, bringing many more commercial UAV operators across the world the exact functionality they need to collect accurate geospatial... (read more)
2018-03-28 02:35:54

CartoPac Adds iOS Support to Mobile Asset Management Software Suite

CartoPac International Inc., an enterprise mobile software and services company, has extended their Software Suite to support the iOS operating system. Combined with existing Windows and Windows Mobile applications, the addition of iOS enables delivery of advanced mobile functionality to a broad range of devices used for geospatial data collection. “Companies struggle to find single mobile software that supports the diverse requirements and robust functionality needed for both asset inventory and inspection workflows,” said Glenn Vlass, CartoPac Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “With the recent addition of mobile for iOS, our software gives organizations a single platform to... (read more)
2017-02-07 03:48:47

Driving Address Management Efficiency Using a Corporate Gazetteer

Whatever your business, using poor quality, inaccurate address data is going to impact on more than just your reputation. In fact, the lack of an effective address management system is likely to cost your organisation thousands of pounds in wasted staff hours, both in the office and out in the field, ineffective billing and for the emergency services, it could even risk lives. In large organisations, there are likely to be multiple departments and systems creating and managing records for the same address. For example, in a Local Authority the same address could be used by a council tax system,... (read more)
2018-10-05 12:14:43

Environment Agency Incident Management Portal Receives International Award

The Environment Agency’s Incident Management (IM) Portal has been awarded a ‘Special Achievement in GIS) Award at the 2018 International ESRI User Conference in recognition of its outstanding use of GIS technology. Stuart Bonthrone, Esri UK Managing Director, visited the Environment Agency office in Bristol where he presented the award. Catherine Wright, Director for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management said “The Incident Management Portal is just one example of how the Environment Agency is working to improve incident response. The portal is a great example of how the Environment Agency is using technology to improve its response to environmental... (read more)
2018-08-17 12:01:49

Dronecloud Beta Testers Required for Powerful Drone Management Software

Dronecloud has developed a full end-to-end solution to manage the complex workflows involved in running internal and external drone teams, from client job commissioning and compliance through to flight planning and data delivery; and is the first drone management platform to harmonise customer engagement with industry-leading drone compliance. Dronecloud is an easier way to manage and grow drone operations whilst engaging with clients and stakeholders. The solution is expected to launch towards the end of Q1 2019. In the meantime, drone operations of all sizes are welcome to register and help refine what is set to become the ‘go-to platform... (read more)
2019-01-15 11:40:36
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