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EarthSense Systems is equipping commercial delivery vehicles with air pollution sensors as part of a project to test the performance and emissions of low-carbon lorries. Using their state-of-the-art Zephyr air quality monitoring sensors, it will collect real-time pollution measurements to help develop zero-emission running strategies for a range of environmentally friendly commercial vehicles and their cooling units.
The research is part of the Temperature-controlled Range-extenders and Integrated Urban Mapping of Pollution (TRIUMPH) project, led by logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel and supported by Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low-carbon technologies. Working in partnership, Cenex will manage data collection and mapping for the trial, while Microlise develops a supporting telemetry system and Tevva provides zero emission running strategies – based on the real time air quality measurements captured by EarthSense. Finally, Emissions Analytics will be responsible for measuring trial vehicles’ emissions and range capability. EarthSense Systems is a joint venture between aerial mapping company Bluesky and the University of Leicester. www.earthsense.co.uk
Teledyne CARIS™ has announced the release of Bathy DataBASE™ (BDB) 4.4. This new version addresses the important areas of feature generalization and automation of product generation for chart compilation, as well as the increasing emphasis on bathymetric Lidar surveys.
A collection of new techniques for generalizing bathymetry in chart compilation workflows can be found in BASE Editor™, which is part of the BDB suite. Point suppression and smoothing techniques help reduce the manual work associated with turning survey data into chart ready vector features. These techniques can be used in isolation or together with other bathymetric feature compilation tools to produce the best results possible. www.teledyne.com
TCarta Marine has made the world’s most dynamic environments easier to monitor and manage with the introduction of its new multi-scale Shoreline Products. Offered in GIS-ready vector format, the Shoreline data sets are derived from satellite imagery and accurately delineate mean sea level for the land-water interface at coastal areas around the world.
It is creating the Vector Shoreline Products at Global, National and Local scales for mapping applications as diverse as environmental protection, coastal infrastructure development and flood insurance rate calculations. Many of the Vector Shoreline Products are available off-the-shelf, while others are custom derived from archived or newly collected satellite imagery. www.tcarta.com