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GeoWrap: Study confirms presence of nitrate in aerosol; HD maps and more

3D Repo virtual reality project shortlisted for British Construction Industry Award

UK: 3D Repo has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Construction Industry Award. These Awards have been recognizing excellence in construction for society for 30 years, and have the backing of the Prime Minister through the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award. The awards will be presented on 11th October at a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. In a year when a record breaking number of entries were submitted, 3D Repo…(Read more)

Seven Trent Waters uses Raztecs data analytics to detect pipeline leakage

WaterUK: Seven Trent Water are now using Rezatec’s pioneering pipeline leakage detection data product to reduce cost and improve efficiency. The satellite powered data analytics provide crucial insights. By using its approach of data analytics, including machine learning and data processing algorithms, Rezatec has developed asset risk and pipeline leakage data from earth observation. Dr Bob Stear, Head of Innovation,at Severn Trent Water says: “We’re very excited to be trialling…(Read more)

GeoCue Group provides free LiDAR data for Hurricane impact areas

US: GeoCue Group, in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and with support from the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) is providing free access to pre-event LiDAR and imagery data in the areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The data are provisioned on GeoCue Group’s Earth Sensor Platform (ESP), hosted in Amazon Web Services, and are available at GetLiDAR.com. ESP is a joint project developed…(Read more)

Trimble’s FieldMaster Logs application registered with FMCSA

US: Trimble announced that its FieldMaster Logs application has been registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a self-certified Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution. FieldMaster Logs adds Hours of Service (HOS) and Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) functionality as part of its robust Fleet Management portfolio. In order to prevent driver fatigue and reduce accidents, the FMCSA’s HOS rules restrict the number of hours a driver…(Read more)

ISRO-NASA joint team confirms presence of nitrate in aerosol

India: In a joint study conducted by ISRO and NASA to find the presence of nitrate in the aerosol layer over Asia, has confirmed the same, according to a TOI report. The study started after satellite images showed the presence of nitrate in the aerosol layer over the Asia region. According to ISRO, measurements by the joint team has “confirmed the presence of aerosol layer seen in satellite measurements over the Asian region and it also shows a sharp increase of aerosol concentration…(Read more)

Pillar announces the launch of its Geospatial division

US: Pillar, a premier roadways and operations maintenance advisor, has launched its Geospatial Solutions division. Sarah Hague has been announced as the director of the new team that will utilize GIS data to maintain roadways, provide information and increase efficiency of local government services. Ms Hague is a certified National Emergency Number Professional (NENA), certified GIS Professional and ESRI certified professional. She has more than 17 years of experience in the field of GIS…(Read more)


Impact of Mexico earthquake mapped by ESRI

A powerful temblor of 7.1 magnitudes on the Richter scale rocked Mexico, causing rampant destruction and huge loss of life and property. The death toll in this tragedy has crossed 225 and thousands more are injured, missing, or lying in the debris, waiting to be rescued.  The epicenter of this powerful quake was in Puebla, which is about 80 miles from Mexico City. ESRI has drawn an impact summary map so as to entirely focus on the region and provide accurate and detailed analysis…(Read more)

HD Maps: New age maps powering autonomous vehicles

HD Maps of a Street - Credits: HereUse of digital maps in navigation devices and mobiles has become passé, more so, because these maps are simple, primarily meant for humans, who can understand simple instructions as they navigate. In this era of autonomous vehicles, where machines and robots need to make decisions on roads, we need a new set of maps, purposefully built for robotic systems. Maps now need to be democratized beyond humans. While robots have the capability to do some things more efficient than humans…(Read more)