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Disaster Prevention through Intelligent Monitoring Systems

July 4, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

In recent years many high-profile natural disasters have made the headlines and claimed hundreds of thousands upon thousands of lives. Many countries are beginning to realize the importance of accurate environmental monitoring systems and are developing advanced…

DV Solutions Updates Visual Command Center Risk Visualization and Response Software

June 29, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

IDV Solutions has updated Visual Command Center with new features to help security departments identify risks, interrogate threats, and initiate action.…

New Global Initiative on Urban Resilience Announced at Rio+20

June 22, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and partners unveiled a new initiative that will catalyze urban resilience action worldwide at the Rio+20…

Vast Defenses Now Shielding New Orleans

June 15, 2012 - in Emergency, Water

Nearly seven years after flood waters from Hurricane Katrina gushed over New Orleans, $14.5 billion worth of civil works designed to block such surges is now in place — a 133-mile chain of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps too vast to take in at once,…

Taiwan Gets New GIS for Disaster Prevention and Planning

June 14, 2012 - in Corporate, Emergency

Taiwan has a new geographic information system (GIS) for disaster prevention and planning for the Circum-Pacific seismic zone. Due to frequent high-impact seismic events, the government has made disaster prevention and effective urban planning a priority.…

Geodetic Monitoring in the Swiss Canton of Ticino Saves Lives from Rock Fall

June 7, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

During the night of 14 May 300,000 m3 of rock broke off the Valegion mountain and crashed down 1,000 m to the valley floor in the Swiss canton of Ticino, near the village of Preonzo. Thanks in part to Leica Geosystems’ Deformation Monitoring solution GeoMoS…

The 8th International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management

May 13, 2012 - in Announcement, Emergency, Projects

Gi4DM 2012 will take place in Ensched, The Netherlands from Dec. 13-15. Disasters of natural and technological origin have caused enormous socioeconomic losses and millions of victims in the past years. Hazard prediction and risk mitigation need improvements…

Partnership Between EuroGeographics and European Environment Agency on Emergency Management Service

May 8, 2012 - in Emergency, Modeling, Projects

EuroGeographics and the European Environment Agency (EEA) put national mapping and cadastral agencies’ data at heart of the GMES emergency management service. Emergency services working in the immediate aftermath of disasters will benefit from fast access…

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Will Challenge Emergency Managers For Decades

May 8, 2012 - in Emergency

They call it “critical” infrastructure for a reason. Roads and bridges, energy, water, even the food supply: The loss of any one of these can bring a region to its knees. It’s not just the collapse of a critical resource that can wreak havoc. Rather,…