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Esri and Witt O’Brien’s Introduce Online Platform for Contingency Planning and Response

July 16, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

Esri and Witt O’Brien’s, LLC, have built a new GIS cloud service that will increase an organization’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents. For the first time, emergency management personnel can visualize an integrated…

URISA Notes the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Orange County Case

July 16, 2013 - in Corporate

On Monday, July 8, the California Supreme Court ruled that Orange County must provide spatial databases to outside parties in their original form as complete…

SiteVision GIS Partnership With City of Roanoke VA Goes Live

July 15, 2013 - in Corporate

The SiteVision and City of Roanoke GIS technology initiative enhances an already robust application environment while providing important, new state-of-the-art…

EPA Announces $15 Million in Supplemental Funds to Clean up and Redevelop Contaminated Brownfields

July 15, 2013 - in Financial, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approximately $15 million in supplemental funding to help clean up contaminated Brownfields properties. The Revolving Loan Funding (RLF) will help 41 communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment…

Esri and Institute of Fire Engineers Partner to Improve Fire Prevention Planning

July 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

Esri and the Institute of Fire Engineers—USA (IFE)-hosted Vision 20/20 project have partnered to improve fire prevention planning through the use of simple risk analysis capabilities that include computer mapping and demographic analysis. The methods are…

U.S. Transportation Statistics Atlas Released for 2013

July 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2013 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week. The NTAD is a compilation…

Burns & McDonnell Southeast Shares Georgia’s Growing Water Need

July 15, 2013 - in Projects, Water

Burns & McDonnell - Southeast, an award-winning full-service engineering firm, introduced the infographic, "The Big Gulp: Georgia's Water Challenge," which illustrates the use of water in Georgia and the projected need in the state by the year 2020. In…

Sensors Combine for a Structural Health Detection System

Nearly six years following the bridge disaster in Minneapolis, structures keep failing, including the I-5 bridge in Washington and buildings in both Philadelphia and Bangladesh. Each of these could have been prevented with Resensys LLC's real-time, comprehensive,…

Town of Canmore Flies Aerial LiDAR Survey to Assess Damage from Southern Alberta Floods

July 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

The Town of Canmore, Alberta contracted LiDAR Services International Inc., (LSI), a Calgary based airborne LiDAR mapping company to mobilize their advanced helicopter equipped laser mapping system to conduct an aerial LiDAR and imaging survey of 54 square…

New Tahoe Resort Embraces American Indian Culture and Sustainable Building Practices

July 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 -- following years of close environmental examination -- the Alpine County board of supervisors voted to approve the final map for the 35-acre Markleeville development project. "A paragon has been set in how native heritage, health…