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Coastal Protection in Thailand by SuperSurv 10

Supergeo has announced that the cuttingedge mobile GIS app- SuperSurv 10 has been selected by a government agency that is in charge of protecting marine and coastal resources in Thailand for spatial data collection. The core mission of this department is to conserve and restore the precious flora and fauna resided in the marine and coastal ecosystem. For the government authority of environmental protection and ecological monitoring, one of the most important tasks is to patrol the conservation areas and record the species of flora and fauna regularly. To achieve this goal, field workers should bring handheld GNSS devices to the field, activate mobile GIS software to check current position, and record the attributes of specified animals or plants. Based on Android OS, SuperSurv 10 is mobile GIS equipped with both basic and advanced GIS features that can significantly assist spatial data collection. www.supergeotek.com

Palestine will wait for new GIS map

A map of the village at the county courthouse hasn’t been updated since 1984, and the East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce was hoping to change that. The map was done by the chamber and provided to the courthouse for public use. Chamber treasurer Bonnie Davis, who also works at the courthouse, said that she looked into whether it would be possible to make a new, updated map of East Palestine, but learned it would cost a few thousand dollars.

“We would have to hire someone to do that,” she told the chamber at its recent meeting.

Chamber member and past director Tim Weigle said that a new map likely wouldn’t be needed, since a new countywide GIS map will provide the information. Weigle is also on the board of county commissioners, which back in May approved a request from Auditor Nancy Milliken to hire Ohio University for development of a GIS. www.morningjournalnews.com

Drone-based GIS mapping of Panaji on cards under Smart City Mission

Imagine Panaji Smart City Development (IPSCD) limited, India has decided to take up GIS mapping of the capital to improve municipal tax collection and to identify municipal tax defaulters. IPSCD, the special purpose vehicle formed to implement the Smart City Mission has announced that it would create a GIS-based masterplan for the capital. GIS mapping will also be used to identify utility services, which will come in handy while planning the city and giving permissions for digging. All the data collected will be stored on a digital database. http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com

OS releases open dataset and free map of Britain’s greenspaces

To make it easier for people to locate and access greenspaces, the UK government has released a new database and interactive digital map that identifies accessible recreational and leisure greenspace in Great Britain. Delivered by Ordnance Survey (OS), the map is available for free and contains the data from OS and other sources. This is achieved by OS Maps’ popular leisure mapping app and online service.

This comprehensive map of Great Britain’s greenspaces is also available as an open dataset, called OS Open Greenspace, for communities, businesses and developers to create products and services that will encourage healthier and greener lifestyles.

Since the greenspace map was reaffirmed as a commitment in 2015, OS has worked in collaboration with a large number of non-government organizations and government partners to compile the OS Open Greenspace dataset and digital map. www.osmaps.uk/greenspace.

Pune India completes GIS mapping of 2.5 lakh properties

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), India has completed almost 33% of the ‘geo’ enabled property tax survey to automate its entire property tax assessment function. PMC is expecting to complete the remaining work in the next six months.

Property tax department head, Suhas Mapari, said that there are around 8 lakh properties in the city and the municipal corporation is doing its GIS base mapping to increase its revenue and to calibrate the identified unassessed properties.

The PMC is undertaking a door to door survey for doing the GIS mapping and then feeds the necessary information into the software. It is a tiresome task, but once the project would be complete, it would be very helpful for the civic body as all the information would be available at one click. www.hindustantimes.com

Solutions to Transform Building and Construction Industry

ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing business innovation consulting company in the Middle East and Africa, successfully held a joint workshop with Microsoft on the challenges faced by the construction and building materials industry. The event focused on how specific solutions provided by ISYX Technologies using Microsoft Dynamics 365 can improve the productivity of the industry players on various projects.

The key objective of the workshop was how to focus on the improvement of specific project parameters like sales automation, supply chain and delivery, material estimation, project P&L management, dashboard, KPI’s per project, resource allocation per project, service maintenance, amongst others.

D365 is completely project-centric and is a work-breakdown structure, driven solution. It covers actual versus budget variance analysis, material variance, labour variance, cash flow analysis, EVA analysis, projected cash flow over sixmonth period, project portfolio analysis, amongst others. It provides coverage for every process of a project based organization. http://mid-east.info

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