Commissioned by the German Federal Railway Authority, and under the direction of Disy Informationssysteme GmbH, the consortium of fi rms Disy, Pöyry and SoundPLAN are performing strategic environmental noise mapping of German rail lines up to mid-2017. By this point in time, according to EU guidelines, the third round of strategic noise mapping must be completed, not only for the main rail lines but also EU-wide for all carriageways. This major project involves not only the calculation of noise levels, but also a complex data management system to check, clean and homogenise huge quantities of data as the basis for the sound propagation calculations. The countrywide noise maps resulting from this project are the basis for noise action planning. Heterogeneous output data requires complex data management
A particular challenge relates to the almost unimaginable size and heterogeneity of the data that has to be processed. This data not only comes from different sources, it comes in different formats, levels of quality and spatial layouts. These must be reconciled and verifi ed against one another so that in the end the noise map can be calculated. www.disy.net
GZC chooses SuperPad
Supergeo has announced that the multifunctional mobile GIS software, SuperPad, has been recently selected by the Slovenian geodetic consulting fi rm, Geodetski zavod Celje, d.o.o. (shortened as GZC) as the tool to collect and processing geospatial data. www.supergeotek.com
The French Ministry of Defense chooses Global Mapper
Blue Marble Geographics and Alain Olivier Geomatique, Blue Marble’s partner based in France, have announced that the French Military of Defense (Ministère de la Défense) has signed a three-year agreement to deploy Global Mapper throughout all of branches of the country’s armed forces. This enterprise license provides unlimited access to Global Mapper’s powerful geospatial data processing and analysis functionality for all frontline and support defense personnel. www.bluemarblegeo.com
Bentley Systems has announced OpenRoads ConceptStation, a conceptual modeling application that empowers highway engineering professionals to quickly create conceptual road and bridge models in a matter of hours – not days. It enables rapid and iterative conceptual and preliminary design, leveraging contextual information obtained through point clouds, reality meshes, GIS, and other sources.
It combines engineering drawing tools and project costs to facilitate better decision making in the conceptual design phase of a project.
GIS tech to track tax defaulters
Proposed as smart city, administration of Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh, India has warned violators to shun illicit practices. The hill town will undergo survey based on GIS for property tax and violations in constructions made by the residents of this region. Corporation has urged the residents to contribute in the development of the town as smart city. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com
PCI Geomatics and PrecisionHawk partnership
PCI Geomatics has announced that it has entered into a long term partnership with PrecisionHawk, a leader in the commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry, to deliver improved data analytics to its customers. www.pcigeomatics.com