GIS in Forest Management

Preparing a Forest Working Plan in India
A Forest Working Plan regulates wood production, silviculture and tending activities for a predefined period of time by specifying targets, actions and control arrangements. The author shows how GIS was used to prepare a Working Plan for Velhe forest subdivision in India. Systematic forest management requires division of the forest area into blocks and compartments. A block is usually bounded by natural features and divided for administrative purposes into several compartments. For silvicultural management Working Circles (WC) are defined. A WC is a forest area with particular characteristics and the same set of Working Plan prescriptions. Box Velhe Forest subdivision... (read more)
2006-07-24 12:00:00

Construction Data Management

Especially for the construction industry, 12d Solutions have developed 12d Field. This software module allows users to view and utilise entire project models in the field, enjoy real-time set out and pickup capability, import and export to all major file types and interface with most survey instruments.   After 3 years of development and over 18 months of rigorous onsite testing on some of the largest construction sites in Australia, 12d Field is only now being released internationally.   Previously surveyors onsite had access to only a small amount of data which was pre loaded (into a controller) and viewed... (read more)
2009-09-21 09:50:25

Truck Dispatch Management System

Supergeo Technology's Truck Dispatch Management System for construction sites tracks trucks' status and improve the efficiency of truck dispatch by using SuperObjects and GPS technologies. The status of each construction site and truck can be accurately checked using the platform. Infrastructure construction has been an essential index of economic development. The sites are growing in number in many countries with a demand for new buildings. The government agencies in Taiwan, therefore, plan to build a system to manage and dispatch trucks that deliver raw materials for constructions.Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) is the indispensable raw material for constructions. When the construction... (read more)
2010-08-06 12:00:00

Improve Vegetation Management Practices

Network Mapping is soon to take delivery of their ALTM Orion C200, and is planning an immediate deployment in New York state, where the Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) will be used for effective vegetation management in heavily forested areas. Under increasing pressure from regulatory scrutiny, power transmission companies are facing urgent needs to better manage their vegetation clearances. Optech's ALTM Orion C200 is designed specifically for corridor mapping applications.   Kevin Jacobs, CEO of Network Mapping, said to see the Orion's high repetition rate, low weight and efficient post-processing capability as a significant benefit to our utility clients.  ... (read more)
2009-08-17 10:52:24

Topcon Management Changes

Effective immediately, Ewout Korpershoek (left on the image), formerly managing director of Topcon Europe Positioning (TEP), will join the Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) senior executive team as chief marketing officer responsible for all marketing and product management functions at TPS and TEP. Tony Hirayama (right on the image), currently CEO of Topcon Positioning Iberia / InlandGEO and a director of TEP, will become the new managing director of TEP. Hirayama will also remain in his current positions.   Korpershoek was also named chairman of the TEP board of directors. He has been a member of TPS' strategic management team and... (read more)
2011-07-14 12:27:34

Integrated Emergency Management (IEM)

Two main aspects of disasters set them apart from other information management tasks. Firstly, they are uncertain in nature, characterised by “un-ness” as Crichton puts it: “…unexpected, unscheduled, unplanned, unprecedented and definitely unpleasant”1. Secondly, they are complex in terms of communication and subject to information lack or overload. Three further factors add to complexity. Firstly, rapid developments in technology have made data collection easier but information management more complex. However, in an emergency it is essential to know what data and information can be relied upon and trusted. Secondly, though geo-information is vital in addressing IEM, GIS and its interfaces,... (read more)
2007-08-11 12:00:00

Simplify Workflow Management

ESRI is to conduct a free, live training seminar this month demonstrating Job Tracking for ArcGIS (JTX), ESRI's software for tracking project information and simplifying workflows. Getting Started with JTX to Manage Workflow will air on Thursday, 18th March 2010, at 9:00AM, 11:00AM., and 3:00PM Pacific time; noon, 2:00PM., and 6:00OPM. Eastern time; and 4:00PM, 6:00PM, and 10:00PM UTC/GMT. The seminar will introduce improvements to JTX that will be available in the upcoming release of ArcGIS 10. Attendees will learn how JTX can help them design, document, manage, and execute workflows across an organisation and in all phases of a... (read more)
2010-03-15 09:00:04

Land Administration Studies

The United Nations University (UNU) aims at providing scientific knowledge for UN purposes such as millennium development goals. A role is played here by mdg access to land ownership and use. Land lies at the basis of all societies. It is land policy that regulates access to and management of land. Sound land policy is a crucial factor for success in many aspects of society, including economic growth, food security, nature conservation, poverty reduction and housing. Sound land policy and related instruments determine how a government can provide access to land and land-tenure security, implementation of land reform, land-use planning,... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

Land Administration Studies

The United Nations University (UNU) aims at providing scientific knowledge for UN purposes such as millennium development goals. A role is played here by mdg access to land ownership and use. Land lies at the basis of all societies. It is land policy that regulates access to and management of land. Sound land policy is a crucial factor for success in many aspects of society, including economic growth, food security, nature conservation, poverty reduction and housing. Sound land policy and related instruments determine how a government can provide access to land and land-tenure security, implementation of land reform, land-use planning,... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

ICT and Land Administration

Benefiting from Technological Innovations
All land administration organisations face similar challenges: they need to become less bureaucratic, simpler, cheaper and more transparent. Design and implementation of traditional approaches is so time-consuming that land laws are adapted to provide for simpler procedures. Unconventional approaches are urgently needed, both conceptual and technological. The author reviews recent examples of both. Technology is a major facilitator for process acceleration. Countries now at a more advanced stage of development enjoyed the bene-fits of IT application at an earlier stage. Many now face renewal of their IT architecture to cope with evolving customer demand and IT opportunities. Strategic Alignment All... (read more)
2006-06-27 12:00:00
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