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Aclima and Google Maps Make Commitment to Map Air Pollution in Los Angeles and Other California Cities With Street View Cars

September 29, 2015 - in Sensors, Smart Cities, Transportation

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015—Aclima, a San Francisco company specializing in the development, design and deployment of environmental sensor networks, announced today that Aclima and Google Maps commit to measuring and mapping air quality within three major California…

‘Street view’-style Mapping Planned for James River

April 16, 2014 - in Modeling, Water

In late June, a ring of six digital cameras will be mounted atop a pole on a raft that will float the entire 340 miles of the James, capturing a panoramic…

Google Earth and Street View Provide Insights for Urban Designers

November 11, 2013 - in Planning

For years, Pittsburgh Mayor-elect Bill Peduto has been advocating development that builds on the city's human scale, proximity of buildings and historic…

Google Street View Imagery Being Used to Assess Earthquake Damage

October 31, 2013 - in Emergency

Klaus-G. Hinzen, a seismologist with Cologne University in Germany -- studying images of damage from the magnitude 6.3 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in the Italian Abruzzi Mountains -- realized Google street views taken less than one year before the earthquake…

Google Mapping out Canada’s Parliament Hill

April 10, 2013 - in Facility Management

Google has come to Parliament Hill. For the next few days, a team from the technology giant is walking through the halls of the Parliament buildings to map out the centre of democracy for its popular Street View site. “They can virutally walk through these…

Google Mapping out Canada's Parliament Hill

April 10, 2013 - in Facility Management

Google has come to Parliament Hill. For the next few days, a team from the technology giant is walking through the halls of the Parliament buildings to map out the centre of democracy for its popular Street View site. “They can virutally walk through these…

Thermal Imaging from the Street, Startups Promise Mass Energy Audits

March 19, 2013 - in Energy

Sagewell and Essses are two startups that apply thermal imaging to street-level imagery as in Google Street View. Both companies have developed business models to provide consumers thermal images of their homes and to make money on referrals. An infrared…

Google’s Street View Car Starts Mapping Sandy Damage

January 6, 2013 - in Emergency

Google's Street View car was spotted Thursday snapping pictures of Staten Island homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy for updated imagery on Google Maps. The car's presence, first reported by the New York Post, triggered an outcry among some residents…

Google's Street View Car Starts Mapping Sandy Damage

January 6, 2013 - in Emergency

Google's Street View car was spotted Thursday snapping pictures of Staten Island homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy for updated imagery on Google Maps. The car's presence, first reported by the New York Post, triggered an outcry among some residents…