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Cities and Counties Get Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurement

October 7, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Today the first-ever national standard for how to measure and report the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with communities was released by ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA). The U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and…

Chinese Buses Now Must Use GPS in Effort to Prevent Accidents

August 28, 2012 - in Transportation

A bleak 48-hour period that saw 62 lives lost in traffic accidents has prompted the Chinese government to introduce a number of measures, including mandatory…

High-tech Sensors Track Performance of 35W Bridge

August 2, 2012 - in Transportation

Five years after the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring 145, officials say the…

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…

New Smart Sensors Can Count Mobile Devices

May 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Detecting how many people or vehicles are in a certain place is a difficult task that in the past has been addressed by using expensive and limited video camera image analysis; now with the Smartphone expansion everybody has a mobile device with Wifi or Bluetooth…

CitiSense Offers Pervasive Monitoring for Analysis

May 20, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

The environmental impacts of our daily activities are largely invisible to us - Carbon dioxide from our cars, fertilizers from our lawns, environmental noise and human stress from driving - yet the impact on our long-term health is inevitable. By pervasively…

Smart Grid Market in China, Japan and South Korea to Hit US$19 Billion by 2016

May 13, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Asia is quickly becoming a center of global smart grid activity. The cumulative smart grid market in China, Japan and South Korea is currently valued at US$8.5 billion, with that number forecasted to increase to $19 billion by 2016, according to GTM Research's…

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…