Environment, Security and Society

  < Marguerite Madden, president, Commission IV, with Andrea Presotto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and currently post-doctoral researcher at the University of Georgia, standing before Dr Presotto’s poster at the 2010 Orlando, Florida Commission IV Symposium.   A special Joint Symposium of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Commission IV and AutoCarto 2010 was held in conjunction with the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)/Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS) Specialty Conferences in Orlando, Florida, USA on 15th to 19th November 2010.  The theme of the Symposium Technical Program co-chaired by Marguerite Madden, president,... (read more)
2011-03-31 04:02:51

ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit

Decision makers from the public and private sectors will gather at the ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit to exchange practical solutions for homeland security, crisis management and business continuity. The summit will take place at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver, Colorado (USA), 12-14 September 2005. This conference will address key issues in emergency management, health care delivery, transportation, distribution, communications, utilities, law enforcement, agriculture, manufacturing, banking, and retail services. Improving access to and use of spatially relevant information at exactly the right time provides a common operational picture that supports effective action. The ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit provides... (read more)
2005-04-18 12:00:00

Geospatial Technology in Homeland Security

GIS for Homeland Security, a new book from ESRI Press, chronicles the value of GIS technology in a growing arsenal of technologies used to protect the nation from natural disasters, diseases, and terrorist threats. The book by Mike Kataoka, an ESRI Press editor and former journalist, describes in nontechnical language how GIS works as a core technology for gathering and analysing intelligence; protecting critical infrastructure; responding to forest fires, hurricanes, and other catastrophes; and planning for bioterrorism or disease outbreaks.   GIS for Homeland Security presents 15 case studies that demonstrate how public agencies and private entities are putting GIS... (read more)
2007-11-06 09:22:20

Security of Land Tenure Key

GIM International Interviews Keith Bell, Task Manager, World Bank
The work of the World Bank focuses on achievement of the Millennium Development Goals that call for the elimination of poverty and sustained development. This month’s interviewee is responsible in the Bank for task managing land-administration projects throughout the East Asia Region. His contributions to the international community of surveyors are always highly appreciated thanks to his realistic views and opinions in relation to land-administration systems in developing countries. GIM International interviewed him. World Bank (WB) has for decades been very much engaged in the development of land administration. What needs to be achieved in these projects, and what is... (read more)
2007-11-14 12:00:00

Galileo Security Facility Development Contracts

LogicaCMG has been selected for three important development contracts valued at over €20 million (about £14 million) in Europe’s Galileo programme. The three contracts are to develop the facilities that manage the most security sensitive elements of the programme - the Public Regulated Service Key Management Facility (PKMF), the Mission Key Management Facility (MKMF) and the Ground Control Segment Key Management Facility (GCS-KMF). These key management facilities, developed to stringent security specifications, will assure continued and accurate service to authorised users. They generate, distribute and manage cryptographic keys that will be used by a range of security modules within Galileo,... (read more)
2006-05-16 12:00:00

Road Safety Analysis

Terrestrial Laser Scanning to Improve Road Safety
With the growing interest in (inter)national road safety programmes comes a need for documentation of road systems for safety analysis and traffic-accident reconstruction studies. This requires reliable, accurate and timely data, which, as the authors demonstrate, Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) can provide. While driver and vehicle factors contribute to crashes, road-risk maps can help identify areas of roads where safety might be improved. Road inventory databases enable the move from 'black-spot treatment', that is improvement of sites associated with a high incidence of crashes, to route management and eventually to network safety management (www.reference.com/browse/wiki/road_safety). Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) can serve... (read more)
2007-07-07 12:00:00

Public Safety Interoperability Framework

Intergraph facilitates multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional data sharing with its Interoperability Framework, an interoperability platform which supports industry standard information exchanges, such as the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). The Interoperability Framework, based on Microsoft\'s integration and connectivity server platform, Microsoft BizTalk Server, is featured in Intergraph\'s latest-generation computer-aided dispatch (CAD) offering, Intergraph I/CAD version 9.0.     The Interoperability Framework enables public safety agencies to transfer CAD information, allowing for multi-point exchange of information across software applications.   Intergraph's Interoperability Framework was selected as one of the top 15 leading new products of the year introduced at the Association of... (read more)
2009-10-06 09:57:35

UAV-based Mapping: Safety First

While it is positive news for our industry that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) is continuing to increase, the rise has brought with it a key question: how do we ensure that drone users are operating in a safe and law-abiding manner? In recent months, there have been a number of headlines about both illegal operations and the ensuing legislation. Although these news stories have been focused on consumer drone use, we must be mindful that the same issues apply to commercial activity, according to Jean-Thomas Célette – particularly within the geospatial sector as professionals such... (read more)
2019-04-03 11:40:57

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Acquires GISquadrat

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has acquired GISquadrat GmbH of Vienna, Austria. The acquisition is aimed to enhance Hexagon’s geospatial, cloud and mobile solutions for governments and utility providers in Europe. A Hexagon partner prior to the acquisition, GISquadrat uses Hexagon software in a cloud environment to provide data capture and management services and applications, including task-specific field solutions for infrastructure networks and public services. GISquadrat’s Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions provide lower total cost of ownership for business-critical data. The company serves more than 300 customers and thousands of users. Maximillian Weber, senior vice president of EMEA, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure commented... (read more)
2016-09-27 11:46:54

Jordan's Incident Management and Homeland Security Improved

The Kingdom of Jordan has successfully deployed Intergraph public safety and security incident management software as part of a nationwide homeland security initiative to prevent and respond to local and regional terrorism threats and related security challenges. Intergraph's public safety and security incident management software supports police, fire, and emergency response agency operations throughout the 648-square mile capital city of Amman by providing seamless incident response for its nearly two million residents. The suite provides command-level viewing required for coordinated response during multi-agency and multi-incident emergencies and the planned expansion to a nationwide security system. The homeland security initiative includes the... (read more)
2010-09-06 12:00:00
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