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Monday, July 6th, 2009

Topcon Makes Initial Purchase of Italian Software, Hardware Company

TOPCON Positioning Systems (TPS) , a subsidiary of the TOPCON Corporation, has purchased a significant ownership interest of Destura, s.r.l, a software and hardware technology company located in Concordia Sulla Secchia, Modena, Italy. TPS has committed to buying the remaining ownership interest by 2014.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Two Green Capitals Represented at Green Week

Participants showed their interest when Stockholm and Hamburg, both nominated Green Capitals, last week participated in Green Week in Brussels

Monday, July 6th, 2009

HOK Tops Annual Ranking of Green Design Firms

For the second consecutive year, HOK ranks as the greenest design firm on the planet. A new survey published in the July 6, 2009, issue of Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine ranked the global architectural design practice as the firm engaged in the most sustainable work.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Australia – Update on Geophysical Data Releases

The current status of Geoscience Australia’s geophysical survey data acquisition is available in a comprehensive table on the Geoscience Australia website. The Pine Creek (Woolner and Rum Jungle) data is scheduled for release on 10 July 2009.  

Monday, July 6th, 2009

LEEDing the Way for Neighborhood Development

Expanding the benefits of green building to include its surroundings, LEED for Neighborhood Development, one of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newest rating systems, will be rolling out later this summer. Many practitioners and developers are waiting eagerly for this LEED rating system, which is the first to look beyond a single building and

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Bluesky Launches Digital Map of Trees

Aerial survey specialist Bluesky has launched a brand new digital map layer accurately modelling the location and extent of trees and their proximity to buildings. Designed as a tool to aid insurance assessors, property developers and Local Authority Planners, ProximiTREE details the exact spatial location and height of individual trees together with the circumference of

Monday, July 6th, 2009

How valuable are satellite observations of seawater quality?

Global Earth Observation (GEO), such as satellite observations, helps manage environmental resources and prevent disasters. However, they are expensive. A recent study proposes a framework to assess the value of GEOs in which stakeholders are consulted.

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) – Opportunity

A key objective of MEDIN is to establish an operational network of linked marine data archive centres (DACS) to provide secure long-term storage for marine data. This network will provide the capability to upload and retrieve data. Data contributors should have free access to their data managed within the DAC framework.

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Commission AdoptsTemplate for National Renewable Energy Action Plans

The Commission adopted today a decision establishing a template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) as required by the recent Renewable Energy Directive 1 . The template will guide Member States in the elaboration of their Renewable Energy Action Plan and detail their strategies for reaching their 2020 renewable energy targets. Each Member State

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Intermap Technologies Contracts Digital Data Services

Intermap Technologies announced today a new data distribution agreement with Digital Data Services, a leading provider of mapping products and GIS services, to offer Intermap’s uniformly accurate 3D digital elevation models, orthorectified radar images, contour line maps, and optimized triangulated irregular network (TIN) models worldwide.