Glanville Environmental Attains Membership of The Survey Association

Glanville Environmental, including its specialist survey division Glanville Geospatial Services, has announced that it has been accepted as an Affiliate Member of The Survey Association. Glanville Geospatial Services was founded in 2017, initially to support the civil engineering and wastes management services of Glanville Environmental, headquartered at Lee Mill in Devon.  However, the geospatial business unit quickly thrived in its own right, winning high profile project work from major organizations across the South West and Wales, including South West Water, Exeter University and Bristol City Council. Its complete portfolio of geospatial services now includes 3D laser scanning, topographic surveys, utility... (read more)
2019-05-31 10:09:49

MGISS Helps MS Environmental Protect World Heritage Sites

Centimetre accurate 3D computer visualisations are helping architects and townscape planners understand how proposed developments can affect UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The work by MS Environmental, using the latest satellite positioning and data collection technology from Mobile GIS Services (MGISS), has already included projects for UK sites such as the City of Bath, Kew Gardens, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal and Derwent Valley Mills, as well as Valletta in Malta. MS Environmental (MSE) is a specialist in verified photomontages, also known as verified views and AVRs, which are computer-generated images designed to show developments in their real-world context.  MSE approached... (read more)
2020-05-13 09:17:30

Fugro’s Oil Seepage Mapping Collaboration Wins Environmental Award

Fugro has been honoured with an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance, a California-based non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries. The project identifies and maps oil seepage from abandoned offshore well sites in Santa Barbara County and was performed for long-time customer Aqeuos Corporation under contract to the non-profit environmental group Heal the Ocean. The award was presented by Craig McLean, assistant administrator and acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) during the organisation’s BlueTech Week, an international gathering of over 485 marine professionals. Sharing the award with Fugro is Planck... (read more)
2018-01-10 10:56:05

GeoSmart Partners with Centremaps to Offer Environmental Data and Reports

GeoSmart Information, the innovative environmental reports, data and services provider, has teamed up with Centremaps, to provide flooding and drainage data on its geospatial portal. The CentremapsLive portal offers architects and planning consultants Ordnance Survey MasterMap extracts, aerial imagery, historic maps and environmental reports. Centremaps have now enhanced the depth of site analysis by adding GeoSmart’s full range of reports including: EnviroSmart – Phase 1 contaminated land risk assessments, with site walkover and geotechnical assessment options FloodSmart – Comprehensive flood risk assessment reports, including the latest groundwater flood risk data SuDSmart – Site infiltration suitability for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS),... (read more)
2017-10-06 03:28:20

Simon Chester

Simon Chester is the Communication Coordinator at the Open Geospatial Consortium. He holds a BSc in Resource and Environmental Management, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication. (read more)
2018-05-21 10:20:32

Jonathan Iliffe

Jonathan Iliffe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering. His expertise lies in the area of geodesy, and specifically those issues that relate to coordinate reference systems - national or local, on land or at sea. (read more)
2019-01-17 04:09:47

First High-resolution Map of the Great Barrier Reef Released

One and a half million square kilometres of bathymetric seafloor data have been released to the public by Geoscience Australia under partnership with James Cook University and the Australian Hydrographic Service of the Great Barrier Reef. The project carried out high-resolution bathymetric scans, which were combined with existing datasets held by the government to create the most comprehensive, detailed models produced to date. The release comes as the federal government announced an AU$60 million investment in protective measures for the Great Barrier Reef, which include measures to shield the Reef from polluted water, and investment in Australian Institute of Marine... (read more)
2018-02-06 11:22:34

Myriota to Open AU$2.7 Million IoT Lab

Satellite communications startup Myriota will open a ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) laboratory in Adelaide after winning a Future Funds Grant from South Australia. Under the terms of the grant, the government will match Myriota’s $1.36 million investment to open the Adelaide facility, which they claim will create 50 new jobs in the state for software and hardware developers, and data networking and satellite communications professionals. The announcement follows space startup Fleet’s Future Jobs Fund award and shores up an increasing concentration of investment in ‘new space’ satellite and space communications infrastructure in the South Australian capital. Myriota is a startup... (read more)
2018-03-01 02:16:32

Simon Navin

Simon Navin MRICS MCInstCES is project lead within Smart Practice at Ordnance Survey. He currently is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of OS’s Smart/IoT sector projects including the UK’s key Internet of Things demonstrator project, CityVerve in Manchester. Simon began his career in the built environment in 1990 and has extensive experience in environmental management, planning, design, architectural visualisation and construction. He is a chartered surveyor and OS’s representative for Survey4BIM and a member of the CICES Anglia and Central Region committee. (read more)
2019-07-01 12:00:48

Copernicus Sentinel-2B Delivers First Images

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union’s Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme. With a swath width of 290km, the satellite’s first acquisition began over the Baltic Sea and made a strip-like observation through eastern Europe, ending in northern Libya. The data was relayed in real time to the Matera ground station in Italy, where the images were then processed. While eastern Europe was mostly cloudy, Italy’s sunny skies allowed the teams to get their first glimpse of... (read more)
2017-03-16 10:04:25
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