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EarthSense releases map of air pollution in UK

EarthSense Systems has published MappAir – the first ever high resolution nationwide map of air pollution. Combining data from satellites and its own air quality monitoring sensors together with open source data, it has used complex modelling techniques to create the highly accurate map.

Initially available for the whole of the UK at 100 metre resolution, MappAir shows how air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide, changes across the country and within towns and cities, highlighting likely sources and potential clean-air refuge areas. Using the British National Grid, EarthSense has divided the UK into 100 metre squares – about twice the size of an average football pitch.

Air pollution readings from satellites and its own Zephyr air quality monitoring sensors were combined with open data, including traffic emissions and weather conditions, to produce an annual average for each cell.

Global Mapper SDK available on Amazon Web Services

Blue Marble Geographics has announced that the Global Mapper SDK has been expanded to provide data processing capabilities in the cloud. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), developers can utilize Global Mapper’s scripting language to provide a range of online data access, creation, editing, conversion, and distribution services for clients and customers by accessing an AWS hosted version of the SDK.

Pitney Bowes launches Global Collaboration Community

Pitney Bowes Inc. has announced the global availability of the Li360 Community, an online community for clients, product engineers, partners and the “GIS curious” to explore Location Intelligence capabilities, applications and tools to resolve challenges in the market. The Li360 Community is a home for all subject matter experts, and those interested in GIS to generate mindshare that will grow the Location Intelligence market and foster leading innovation.

To date, over 1000 people are accessing the Community to share best practices, analyze case studies, participate in real-time discussions, and identify development needs for Location Intelligence solutions. The Community has received 40,000 page views, and over 15,000

ISRO plan to cut down jumbo track deaths

A team from the Kolkatta office of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) visited the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College to discuss on a prospective project to prevent deaths of elephants on the Dooars rail tracks and help in the forecast and rescue of people during natural calamities in north Bengal though the Geographical Information System.

The organisation is also planning to set up a regional GIS centre at the college, sources said. G Srinivasa Rao, a scientist posted at the Regional Remote Sensing Centre of Isro in Kolkatta said,

"We want to use GIS technology to prevent deaths of elephants and during natural disasters in north Bengal. We had some discussions today and will again visit the college next month."

Russia offers UAE to use its Glonass navigation technologies

Russia is offering the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to use Russian Glonass navigation technologies, the press service of the Russian ministry of industry and trade said after Minister Denis Manturov’s talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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