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Friday, March 30th, 2012 Integration with BlomURBEX – Informative View of Finland is the most popular web map service in Finland and Blom’s oblique images have been an important part of this service for a few years. In 2011, Fonecta renewed their service and during the process replaced the oblique viewing solution of the old with BlomURBEX integration. Integration was done using BlomURBEX’s API (Application

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A Global Perspective of Energy – Through Spatial Understanding

Energy is a key issue around the globe to today and Geoff Zeiss of Autodesk is no stranger to utilities and infrastructure. He has been writing extensively about energy related matters on his excellent blog ‘Between the Poles’, presenting many pieces in the global energy puzzle. Through his work at Autodesk, Geoff also has global

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Scanning Titanic for the Future

Thanks to recent advances in technology, marine archaeologists are finally able to make a full 3D map of the world’s most famous shipwreck more than 25 years after its discovery. RMS Titanic will never be raised from her resting place two and a half miles down. She can however be raised virtually for all to explore

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Emitel Selects ViryaNet Partner to Implement and Integrate Mobile Workforce Management Solution

ViryaNet Limited announced today that Globema, a ViryaNet partner, was selected to implement and integrate ViryaNet’s mobile workforce management solutionfor Emitel, a broadcasting services provider in Poland. As the leading terrestrial radio and TV broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland, Emitel provides radio, TV and communications services, utilizing a mobile crew of 300 technicians. ViryaNet’s mobile workforce management solution (re-branded

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Bentley Donates Software to Engineers Without Borders – USA in Support of Volunteers’ Important Work Sustaining Infrastructure

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that it has donated a selection of 24 Bentley software products, including MicroStation and ProjectWise, to Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB-USA). The products will be available for use by all of EWB-USA’s 12,000 volunteer members – most of whom are university students – to help them design, engineer, and construct

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A Clearer Picture of Tropical Carbon

Tropical forests, alongside boreal forests and wetlands, are prime ecosystems for storing carbon. Now, researchers have created a new high-resolution map of carbon storage in tropical forests that could play an important role in effective forest management. Read More

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

CN Sells Greater Toronto Area Rail Lines to Metrolinx for GO Transit Services

CN announced today the sale of two rail line segments in the Greater Toronto Area to Metrolinx for C$310.5 million. GO Transit’s Richmond Hill commuter rail service operates over a portion of CN’s Bala Subdivision. Metrolinx is acquiring a segment of the subdivision from approximately Rosedale Valley Road north through the Don Valley to CN’s main east-west

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Beijing Maps South China Sea

n the thick of maritime disputes with several of its neighbours, China on Tuesday said it was mapping South China Sea (SCS) with an aim to step up exploration for oil and gas and to reinforce its territorial claims. China may step up its exploration of South China Sea to reinforce its territorial claims following announcement

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Swiss Re Says 2011 Natural Disasters Cost Insurers $110 Billion

At $49 billion, 2011 was the costliest year in terms of insured earthquake losses after temblors in Japan and New Zealand, while floods in Thailand caused $12 billion of losses, “the highest insured losses ever for a single flood event,” the Zurich-based company said in an e-mailed statement. Claims from man-made disasters were $6 billion.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Geomatics and Intelligent Geography: Leading Curriculum Innovation in Practice

Events that reward educational initiatives pertaining to non-profit and profit specialism reflect experiences that have allowed us to gain a broad perspective on the implementation of new curricula, including ‘disadvantaged’ sectors, but not limited to, and falling within the field of geomatics and intelligent geography. These events have been analyzed in a number of European countries (eg Italy, England and

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