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March 30, 2016

OS Reveals Winning Geovation Challenge Ideas to Improve Water Use

Last December Ordnance Survey, with support from Southern Water, United Utilities, the Environment Agency and The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), launched its latest Geovation Challenge, asking developers and start-ups for sustainable ideas that improve how Britain manages its water use. The Challenge attracted a total of 51 ideas, from which ten finalists

March 30, 2016

Intergraph NetWorks Extends the Utility Network Model Across the Enterprise

Huntsville, Alabama, March 30, 2016 – Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has launched Intergraph NetWorks, a flexible software suite that provides utilities and communications companies with secure, real-time access to location-based engineering and operational data and capabilities across the enterprise. Easy to configure and powerful to use, Intergraph NetWorks unlocks value in existing geospatial investments. It enhances

March 29, 2016

FAA Doubles “Blanket” Altitude for Many UAS Flights

After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously, the agency had put in place a nationwide Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for such flights up to 200 feet. The new

March 29, 2016

CACI Awarded $180 Million Prime Contract to Provide Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence Services to U.S. Special Operations Command

ARLINGTON, Va.—CACI International Inc (NYSE MKT: CACI) announced today it has been awarded a $180 million contract to provide Joint Geospatial Analytic Support Services (JGASS) to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This five-year (one base plus four option years) contract represents new work for CACI and expands its presence in its Intelligence Services market area.

March 28, 2016

State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data and Cut Costs

WASHINGTON - A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative drone technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and save money. According to a March 2016 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 33 state departments of transportation have or are exploring, researching, testing or using unmanned

March 21, 2016

China’s Forest Recovery Shows Hope for Mitigating Global Climate Change

China's sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China's forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has become a story of recovery, according to the first independent verification published in today's Science Advances by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers. "It is encouraging that China's

March 18, 2016

Esri Partners, Developers, and Government Leaders Highlight the Need for Insight into Creating Location-Based Solutions

Redlands, Calif., March 17, 2016—Esri met with clients, partners, government leaders, and technology experts from more than 40 countries during recent conferences in Washington, DC, and Palm Springs. The meetings addressed current transformational technology shifts and the role of location analysis as a problem-solving tool. At the Esri Federal GIS Conference, Partner Conference, and Developer Summit,

March 18, 2016

Great Britain Gains a Foot in Height

The latest calculations from Great Britain’s mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, reveal that Ben Nevis is taller than originally thought. Britain’s highest point will now officially appear on all new OS digital and paper maps as 1,345m and not 1,344m. The official increase, which is not the result of a geological movement, was discovered following the restoration of

March 18, 2016

GEO Announces Launch of Early Warning Crop Monitoring Tool

The Group on Earth Observations announced the launch of the Early Warning Crop Monitor, a new tool to fight food insecurity. The announcement was made during the GEO 36th Executive Meeting held in Geneva on 8-9 March. Developed by the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM), initiated by the G-20 Agriculture Ministers, the Early Warning

March 17, 2016

New UAV Can Launch from Underwater for Aerial Missions

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, have developed an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can stay on station beneath the water, then launch into the air to perform a variety of missions. The Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System — or CRACUNS — is a submersible UAV

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