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VisualEyes Provides a Forecasting Boost to the Energy Industry

May 17, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance, Sensors

Lightning, strong winds, snow, freezing temperatures, fog and heavy rain are just some of the meteorological challenges facing those managing energy-production facilities, such as windfarms. Forecasting favourable and unfavorable weather is vital for safety…

New Report Points to Benefits of Embedding Digital Technologies in Infrastructure

May 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

WASHINGTON—The United States must transform existing “brick-and-mortar” physical infrastructure into digital infrastructure to seize the next wave…

Mapping Water Use: Landsat and America’s Water Resources

April 29, 2016 - in Sensors, Surveying/Mapping, Water

Water is one of our nation’s most important natural resources, one that’s long been considered inexhaustible. Yet changes in land use, climate, and…

Esri Announces Winners of the Visualize Your Water Quality Challenge

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Sensors, Water

Redlands, Calif., April 26, 2016—Esri joins the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey in congratulating the winners of the Visualize Your Water Quality high school citizen science challenge. In the challenge, students from 13 US…

Beach Buoys Deployed to Detect Beach Contamination

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology developed by researchers from Michigan State University and the U.S. Geological Survey. The technology comes in the form of buoys…

Energy Management and Building Controls Specialist Autani, LLC Joins EnOcean Alliance

April 21, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Sensors

COLUMBIA, Md., April 21, 2016—Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls, has become a member of the EnOcean Alliance.  Autani incorporates a variety of EnOcean-based lighting and HVAC-focused devices into their EnergyCenter building control system,…

Teletrac Navman and Garmin Partner to Provide New In-cab Fleet Management Solution in North America

April 20, 2016 - in Products, Sensors, Transportation

GLENVIEW, Ill., April 19, 2016—Teletrac Navman, a leading GPS tracking and fleet management provider, announced a partnership with Garmin to provide a new in-cab tablet solution. This solution enables customers to use Teletrac Navman's fleet management app…

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Central and Southeast Texas

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding in parts of central and southeast Texas following intense rainfall. Record rains have led to significant flooding around the Houston area, causing fatalities and more than 1,000 high-water rescues.…

Historic Flood Hits Houston

April 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Sensors, Stormwater

Houston has been hit very hard by rains and flooding this week. Some parts of Houston received 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours on Monday. The flooding has claimed six lives with more than 1,200 high-water rescues and more than 1,000 homes evacuated…

Caltrans Partners with Waze Connected Citizens Program

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans today announced a new, free data-sharing partnership with Waze, the navigation app powered by drivers, in which each will share data to provide the public with better traffic and road information. "Combining the real-time anonymous data…