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UK Transport Organization Reveals a Vision for Spatial Transportation Planning to 2035

October 2, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

A new report, A Vision for Transport Planning, has been produced and published by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Transport Planning Society (TPS), setting out the key role transport planning can play in meeting the pressing…

Mott MacDonald Acquires Design and Build JV Partner Bentley Holdings

September 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

Mott MacDonald has acquired its UK water industry design and build joint venture partner Bentley Holdings Ltd (including its subsidiary company JN Bentley…

UK Government Makes Radical Reforms of the Planning System Part of Long-term Economic Plan

August 3, 2014 - in Land Development, Planning, Projects

Local residents will have a greater say over the future development of their area, under plans announced by Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis…

Driverless Cars Can Hit the Streets in the UK in January

July 31, 2014 - in Roads, Transportation

The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time. In addition, ministers ordered a review…

UK Cities Demonstrate Smart City Advancements

June 19, 2014 - in Announcement, Smart Cities

Good connectivity and citizen engagement is the key to a truly smart city of the future, according to speakers at the PlaceEXPO Future Cities event in Liverpool on Tuesday. Property professionals packed out the morning event, sponsored by Muse Developments…

GGP’s Award Winning Software Delivers Success for Local Authority Data Managers

June 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling

UK Local Authorities using advanced Gazetteer Management Software from GGP Systems have been some of the top achievers at a recent awards ceremony that celebrated good practice in the management of municipal records. Top ranked authorities using the GGP software…

Water Scientists Reveal 10 ‘Golden Rules’ of Strategic Flood Management

May 23, 2014 - in Modeling, Planning, Water

With many families across the UK still dealing with the consequences of last winter’s flooding, the International Journal of River Basin Management has just published 10 ‘golden rules’ for strategic flood management (SFM). Written by an international…

Bluesky Heat Loss Map Helps Keep Coventry Residents Keep Warm

April 10, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

Coventry City Council is helping residents stay warm with targeted advice and support for those with poor insulation or at risk of fuel poverty. Using map accurate thermal infrared images the Council can compare heat loss between neighbouring properties accurately…

Bluesky Aerial Mapping Helps Harrow Council Tackle Growing Beds in Sheds Problem

March 24, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Smart Cities

Thermal imaging and laser scan data collected by aircraft is helping Harrow Council tackle the growing problem of unscrupulous landlords renting out sheds and outbuildings as dwellings. Supplied by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the map accurate thermal images…

Ordnance Survey’s Online Map Service Supports the Environment Agency with Detailed Flood Mapping

March 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency

OS OnDemand, Ordnance Survey’s online map service, has been a valuable asset to the Environment Agency during this winter’s flooding, providing millions of households and businesses with access to detailed flood mapping. The storms affecting Britain since…