Land Information New Zealand Wins Environmental Award

LINZ’s efforts to help fight Wilding Conifers – a rapidly spreading invasive pest tree – were recognised at this year’s Spatial Excellence Awards. LINZ’s web-based mapping and monitoring tool for authorities to assess and improve efforts to control the spread of this significant pest, picked up the top prize in the Environment and Sustainability Category. According to deputy chief executive Crown Property, Jerome Sheppard, the tool is being used by authorities all over the country and underpins the National Wilding Conifer Management Programme – a partnership between LINZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Department of Conservation, New Zealand Defence... (read more)
2017-11-20 09:01:59

Fugro’s Oil Seepage Mapping Collaboration Wins Environmental Award

Fugro has been honoured with an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance, a California-based non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries. The project identifies and maps oil seepage from abandoned offshore well sites in Santa Barbara County and was performed for long-time customer Aqeuos Corporation under contract to the non-profit environmental group Heal the Ocean. The award was presented by Craig McLean, assistant administrator and acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) during the organisation’s BlueTech Week, an international gathering of over 485 marine professionals. Sharing the award with Fugro is Planck... (read more)
2018-01-10 10:56:05

Interactive Map Shows USA Chemical Disaster Zones

A new interactive map and report (Life at the Fenceline), shows that people living within a three mile 'fenceline' zone of hazardous chemical facilities are disproportionately people of colour, impoverished, and suffer a greater risk of cancer and respiratory illness caused by air pollution. The mapping and analysis found that over 124 million Americans (39%) live in constant threat of catastrophic explosion or poison gas release within a fenceline zone of one or more hazardous chemical facilities. The analysis also found that 24 million children attend 125,000 schools (45%) and 11,000 medical facilities (39%) are vulnerable to chemical disasters within fenceline zones.... (read more)
2018-10-10 04:22:03

Paul Drury

Paul Drury is GIS data manager who oversees the production of spatial data products relating to flooding. This includes project management of production operations and reporting to stakeholders as well as the preparation, integration and quality assurance of data assets. Paul’s experience includes managing technical computing and data build projects in the UK. He is an expert in GIS and data analysis with an understanding of the environmental data industry. He has a BSc (hons) in Environmental Sciences from the University of Brighton. (read more)
2018-09-04 02:07:48

Unique 3D Habitat Map of the Great Barrier Reef

International aquatic remote sensing company EOMAP recently showcased its unique contribution to the world's first 3D habitat map of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) at the International Forum on Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB Day 2019) in Australia. The mapping project, titled ‘3D live habitats for the full extent of the Great Barrier Reef’, will for the first time provide maps of the predicted coral types and underwater landscape for the more than 3,000 reefs within the 350,000 square kilometres of the GBR. EOMAP’s cutting-edge technology provides essential data for this revolutionary project, in which the University of Queensland (UQ), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park... (read more)
2019-05-20 10:58:04

Richard Fry

Richard Fry is a Senior Research Fellow based at the Health Informatics Group at Swansea University Medical School working in the SAIL databank to provide environmental context to linked health data. (read more)
2017-08-03 03:02:57

REMAP Harnesses Google and NASA Data for Ecosystem Mapping App

University of New South Wales’s (UNSW) has developed REMAP, a mapping tool that uses machine learning and archival Landsat data to map ecosystem change. The app uses machine learning to develop a map which users can train to classify specific ecosystem types by identifying a few pixels from Google Earth, or by uploading their own field data. From that little bit of data, REMAP can apply that information to recognise ecosystems in a selected area and then returns results that let users know the final extent of the ecosystem and how much it has changed over time. “In the past... (read more)
2018-08-02 10:12:02

David R. Green

David R. Green is the Director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM), Director of the M.Sc. Degree Programme in Geographical Information Systems, and Director of the UAV Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM) at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. (read more)
2017-07-31 03:19:00

GIS and Renewable Energy Sources

Mappable Indicators
Solar parks, wind farms and biomass are examples of renewable energy sources. Use of such not only improves air, water and soil quality, but also brings economic and social benefits to a region. GIS is conventionally used for mapping the potential of renewable energy sources and restrictions on their exploitation. The author identifies indicators for quantifying the economic, social and environmental benefits of renewable energy sources, their nice property being that they can be represented on maps using GIS tools. Mapping examples from northern America are provided. GIS can save time and money when determining where and how renewable energy... (read more)
2010-11-04 02:33:27

OGC Extends Invitation to Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Demonstration

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites members and the public to attend the OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot demonstration online or in-person on the 15th March 2017 at the USGS in Reston, Virginia. The OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot (Arctic SDP) was initiated to demonstrate the diversity, richness, and value of providing geospatial data using international standards in support of spatial data infrastructures. It will show how international standards help stakeholders to gain new perspectives into social, economic, and environmental issues by providing an online network of resources that improves the sharing, use, and integration of information tied to geographic... (read more)
2017-02-28 03:54:30
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