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Seismologist Says Growing Population Exposes World to More Catastrophic Earthquakes

February 18, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Planning

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2016—The earth shook in southern Taiwan last week. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed 116, injured 550 and damaged 34 historical monuments. Scientists can tell you where earthquakes are likely to occur and predict their frequency…

Researchers Find New Cause of Strong Earthquakes

February 11, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international…

PM Environmental Welcomes Randy Bishop as Regional Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant

January 5, 2016 - in Environment, People, Surveying/Mapping

CINCINNATI, Jan. 5, 2016—PM Environmental is proud to announce the addition of Randy Bishop as Regional Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant.…

As Oso Disaster Anniversary Nears, Kentucky Geologists Urge Preparation for Landslides

March 12, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 11, 2015—As the anniversary of the most fatal landslide in the history of the continental United States approaches, we are reminded of the importance of evaluating geologic hazards and communicating that information to communities that…

Washington State Looks to Fund Statewide LiDAR Mapping of Geologic Hazards

October 10, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects, Surveying/Mapping

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is requesting $6.6 million to expand LiDAR mapping across Washington. The agency is making the case for the high-resolution mapping method due to the landslide disaster at Oso that killed 43 people. Detailed…

Virtalis Launches GeoVisionary Version 2

October 24, 2013 - in Uncategorized

The end of October will see Virtalis shipping the widely anticipated GeoVisionary Version 2.0. GeoVisionary was developed by Virtalis in collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS) as specialist software for high-resolution visualisation of spatial…

Portland Gets a New Map for Landslide Risk

October 24, 2012 - in Emergency

The rain has arrived and that means soon so will the landslides. New state maps reveal thousands of previously unknown ancient slides in and around the Portland area. The maps reveal more than 8,000 historic landslides. The majority of those slides, geologists…

British Geological Survey Makes 3D Model of Inverness’s Geology

August 13, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling

A 3D model of a Scottish city's geology could help planners to make decisions on how it grows in the future. British Geological Survey (BGS) is creating the computer generated image of rocks and soils beneath Inverness. A similar project that examined the…

British Geological Survey Makes 3D Model of Inverness's Geology

August 13, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling

A 3D model of a Scottish city's geology could help planners to make decisions on how it grows in the future. British Geological Survey (BGS) is creating the computer generated image of rocks and soils beneath Inverness. A similar project that examined the…