The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced the formation of a new OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG) to address geospatial interoperability challenges in the international energy and utility domains.
Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, IPCC Chair Rajendra K. Pachauri, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: The launch of Sustainia100. Esri announces that Eye on Earth has been chosen for this prestigious list of solutions.
This year’s Intergeo will feature national and international speakers. Cornelia Rogall-Grothe, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, president and CEO of Trimble Steven W. Berglund and president of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) CheeHai Teo, will all hold keynote speeches.
Trimble announced the “Call for Speakers” for its Dimensions 2012 International User Conference being held November 5-7, 2012 at the Mirage and the Treasure Island Hotels in Las Vegas.
Trimble opened its 6th international users conference on Monday with more than 3,500 registered attendees from 80 countries around the world.
Bentley Systems, the company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced that Geospatial World, published by India-based Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt. (formerly known as GIS Development Pvt. Ltd.), has honored Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to geospatial communities worldwide.
Working with carbon reduction company Sustain, Bluesky is helping a number of Housing Associations across the UK make the most of their housing stock’s solar energy potential. Using high resolution aerial photography combined with detailed 3D models Bluesky are able to measure the potential for solar energy generation for individual properties based on a number of contributing factors such as roof size and aspect. These measurements are helping the Housing Associations produce income from Feed-in Tariffs, reduce energy bills for householders and decrease carbon emissions.