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SAP Enterprise Asset Management Data for Integrity Engineers

AssetWise APM helps integrity and reliability engineers working with SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) to develop programs that support riskbased inspections (RBI) processes. With a view to the SAP Portal in realtime, inspectors and maintenance technicians are empowered with the information they need, when they need it in the field. With access to SAP EAM asset and work history, users can navigate assets geospatially and get immediate feedback when condition readings are out of allowable tolerances. The asset health dashboard consolidates and analyzes all condition data from inspections and real-time monitoring devices, which facilitates more timely and accurate decisions on corrective actions.

Intermap Chooses Global Mapper

Blue Marble Geographics has announced that Intermap Technologies has signed an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) providing unrestricted access to Global Mapper and the Global Mapper LiDAR Module throughout the company’s data management and processing operations.

UN-GGIM: Europe announces creation of GRF-Europe

Europe is contributing to the UN’s Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) by developing a platform for exchanging information and expertise. The creation of a new UN-GGIM: Europe working group, GRF- Europe will connect a range of stakeholders and act as an intergovernmental link whilst also promoting the sharing of open geodetic data and common standards as well as fostering capacity building where needed. In doing so, it will provide a link between the geospatial community, including EUREF the International Association of Geodesy Reference Frame Sub-Commission for Europe, scientists and policy makers. “The UN General Assembly urges the sharing of geospatial data to benefit people and the planet,” explains GRF-Europe Working Group Leader, Markku Poutanen from Finland.

The GGRF aims to change from the current system, where contributions to the development of the global geodetic reference frame are undertaken on a ‘best efforts’ basis, to one where they are made through a multilateral collaboration under a UN mandate.

Hydrographic Production Database (HPD)™ 3.2

Teledyne CARIS™ have announced the release of Hydrographic Production Database (HPD)™ 3.2. As part of the CARIS Ping-to-Chart™ solution, HPD offers an integrated suite of products for managing data in a seamless database, providing simultaneous data compilation by multiple users.

This release offers exciting features which will allow HPD users to implement new workflows, create new products, and obtain even more value from their database.

USGS and ISRO cooperation

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have finalized an agreement for new levels of cooperation in the exchange and use of Earth observation data. The memorandum of understanding was recently signed by Dr. Suzette Kimball, USGS Director, and Dr. V. K. Dadhwal, previous Director of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO.

The agreement will allow USGS to receive data of full U.S. coverage (including Alaska & Hawaii) from two of the sensors onboard ISRO’s Resourcesat-2 satellite. These data include the Advanced Wide-Field Sensor (AWiFS) with a ground sample distance of 56 meters and the Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor III (LISSIII) with a ground sample distance of 23.5 meters.

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