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MapmyIndia and LetsVenture partnership

Mapmylndia and LetsVenture have recently announced their partnership to encourage startups and developers in India to leverage Mapmylndia’s map and location technology stack to solve problems for Indian and global markets, and to get the opportunity to pitch for investments from leading angels and institutions that are part of the LetsVenture platform. http://mapmyindia.com/eloc

Bluesky 3D laser maps will help protect coastal heritage sites

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) has commissioned aerial mapping company Bluesky to capture highly accurate laser maps of six coastal locations in the Irish Sea. The new fi veyear CHERISH project, funded through the European Union’s Ireland-Wales programme, will analyse coastal and island archaeology and maritime heritage sites most affected by climate change, coastal erosion, storms and rising sea levels. The early acquisition of the Bluesky LiDAR data for CHERISH will provide the fi rst 3D data for many of the Welsh islands under study. Bluesky-world.com

South Africa unveils a map for bioenergy

South Africa will be able to identify opportunities for bioenergy and make strides towards a ‘green economy’, thanks to The South Africa Bio-energy Atlas.

At the atlas’ recent launch in Pretoria, the country’s Science and Technology minister said: “What the Bio-energy Atlas shows is that we have much higher potential for bio-energy than we ever thought,» she pointed out however, that it was important the country moved to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the green economy, saying: «We need to get off the starting line.»

The atlas is designed to work both as a data source and a decision support tool. It will identify the effects of climate change on the country and aim to ensure South Africa does not become a victim to them, but a contributor to sustainable development. Specifi cally, it is hoped the new atlas will contribute to securing a provision of sustainable, renewable energy. http://www.bioenergy-news.com

Vadodara, Gujarat to conduct GISbased survey of properties in city

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will be conducting a GIS based survey of properties in the city. The civic body will be deploying technique for the fi rst time. VMC offi cials said that the system will map all the properties in the city on a map obtained by the civic body from the National Remove Sensing Agency (NRSA). A pilot project of the GIS-based system was conducted at the ward nine of the civic body. Offi cials said that the new system will have all data regarding the properties in the civic body’s precincts like the status of the payment of their property tax, their area, purpose of their use and others. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Maha Metro’s Project Management goes hi tech

Setting up an industry benchmark with one of the most innovative uses of Information Technology for infrastructure industry, Maha Metro a joint-venture of the Govt. of India and Govt. of Maharashtra announced ‘Go-Live’ of its Digital project management platform. Maha Metro’s Digital Project Management Platform (5D BIM & ERP) has gone Live exactly as planned. In line with the global best practices, Maha Metro has adopted this pioneering approach of digital project management on 5-Dimensional Building Information Modelling (5D BIM) integrated with SAP ERP supported by Owner’s Support Office (OSO) to complete its Nagpur and Pune Metro Projects with sanctioned cost and time and with highest quality and safety. Maha metro will also have BIM level 3 which is being deployed in advanced countries like UK and Singapore. Mega projects like Cross Rail of UK, Transport London, Sydney Metro and Mass rapid transit Malaysia are managing the projects on such systems. http://www.india-press-release.com

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