Integrated Coastal Zone Management

CoastWatch: A Geo-information Service for Europe
An integrated approach towards coastal zone management requires relevant, credible and reliable (geo-)data. However, the legends of geo-information covering coastal zones vary so much between the various European countries that integrated use of the national databases is difficult. The CoastWatch project aims at delivering homogeneous data to support integrated coastal zone management. Many conflicting interests come together in Europe’s coastal zones. The zones house a large part of the population of Europe and form a vital link for transport and trade. These coastal zones also contain some of the most valuable habitats and landscapes and are the favoured destination for... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Integrated Coastal Management Act

Surveying Challenges in the South African Coastal Zone
Since time immemorial the seashore has played an evolving but important role in society. In South Africa, the interface between rights in the land and the seashore has been the high water mark (HWM). The Seashore Act No 21 of 1935 (SSA) and the Maritime Zones Act No 15 of 1994 (MZA) governed the extent of these rights. Environmental concern, increasing risks in coastal areas, and the need to approach the management of coastal land and sea in a more holistic manner, has led to the Integrated Coastal Management Act No 24 of 2008 (ICMA), which largely replaces the SSA.... (read more)
2011-09-09 02:15:05

Data Management Services

Solutions from Airbus Defence and Space
Easy access to repositories of space-borne imagery and other geospatial data is becoming increasingly important now that sensors are able to produce petabytes of data in the blink of an eye. The value of imagery to customers relies not only on its quality, but also on the ability to provide easy access to, and management and analysis of, the resulting geodata. Here, the author presents the geodata management services developed by the Geo-Intelligence programme line of Airbus Defence and Space and its strategic partners to serve the diverse needs of a broad spectrum of users. (By Jessi Dick, Airbus Defence... (read more)
2016-05-02 10:49:14

INSPIRE-ready Geodata Management

M.O.S.S. has released INSPIRE.Insight, an INSPIRE-ready geodata management application providing an end-to-end solution specifically aimed at helping organisations meet their obligations to publish and share geospatial data in compliance with the INSPIRE framework. INSPIRE.Insight is a multi-tiered consultancy and implementation programme that addresses the different aspects of INSPIRE-compliancy and caters for different organisational sizes, requirements, roles, and budgets. The different service levels provide the building blocks required to achieve INSPIRE compliancy. The approach and offering is very flexible. Depending on their needs, clients can select the specific service level they require, ranging from a free INSPIRE data model for ArcGIS... (read more)
2010-05-04 12:00:00

Incident Management Solution

Intergraph's Incident Management version 9.1 is to provide police, fire, EMS and security agencies the ability to optimise agency resource allocation and improve response coordination to better save lives and protect property in the communities they serve. Dispatchers, first responders and security personnel will benefit from greater and more streamlined access to real-time incident data through Intergraph's Incident Management solution version 9.1, an integrated software suite that meets the complex and uniquely inherent demands of incident response. Based on the award-winning interoperability platform, the solution combines the industry's leading computer-aided dispatch (CAD), mobile dispatch, communications and fire interfaces. Incident Management... (read more)
2010-08-03 09:30:02

Facility Management System

SuperGeo Technologies will shortly release its Facility Management System. Users can manage, create and navigate diverse facility information via the GIS platform promptly. Facility Management System enables users to browse, edit and manage facility information through the Internet anywhere and anytime. In co-operation with GIS technologies, this system assists users in integrating, managing and analysing the facilities in a certain region.   The map service in Facility Management System supports to display the cached images, vector layers, and Web maps, enabling field surveyors to rapidly key-in the related data and to efficiently manage the rich information with ease. In consequence,... (read more)
2011-08-18 12:15:32

Utilities Infrastructure Management Solutions

Intergraph is expanding its proven utilities infrastructure management solutions with new, open standards-based spatial data infrastructure (SDI) capabilities to foster greater interoperability. Intergraph SDI capabilities enable secure, fast and seamless access to geospatial data published by different organisations, improving collaboration for emergency response and incident management, and increasing productivity for utility network planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations. Intergraph's G/Technology infrastructure management solution is a feature-rich, open and scalable geospatial application platform designed to meet the unique needs of utilities and communications companies. The newest version, G/Technology 10.1, supports the use of data published via the Web using the standard... (read more)
2010-04-28 02:34:48

Fugro’s Management Structure Changes

Effective 2012, Fugro, Netherlands, will be managed in accordance with a board-of-management model. The increased size of the company makes a more collective decision-making process and more delegation of operational tasks desirable for the ongoing development of the company. This change in management model coincides with the departure of Mr. K.S. Wester who will reach retirement next year.     Fugro will depart from the CEO model, which has been in effect for many years. Effective 1 January 2012 the Board of Management will consist of the following members that are currently already employed by Fugro and whereby the current... (read more)
2011-05-10 03:09:07

Asset Management with Microdrones

One of the latest UAVs is the Microdrone, developed by German company microdrones GmbH. It has been used for a variety of monitoring and surveillance applications, as well as for aerial photogrammetry and infrastructure inventories. It is a mature product and has already been sold to users all over the world. Essentially, the Microdrone is a miniature helicopter with four small, independent rotors. These rotors are computer controlled by small electric motors. Tilts of the rotor blades and heads allow the Microdrone to move in the air in any direction you desire. The Microdrone claims to be stable, which means... (read more)
2012-04-02 11:01:17

Spatial Data Management Conference

Registration for the 1Spatial Conference 2008: '1 Source of Truth' is now open. The Conference will take place from 29th April to 1st May at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Stansted Airport, UK and will offer practical advice on centralised data management and provide a single access point for accurate information. 1Spatial's annual conference will tackle the major issues faced by organisations working with spatial data, including: - How to integrate and re-use spatial data across an organisation, with reference to guidelines, such as the EC Directive on Public Sector Information Re-Use - Addressing the problems and data management issues raised by... (read more)
2008-01-18 09:36:18
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