Some interesting ideas from NOAA point out how Green infrastructure is showing a lot of promise. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management has developed a suite of products communities are using to better understand and implement green infrastructure approaches. In addition to hazard reduction, green infrastructure provides many benefits such as climate adaptation, heat reduction, and water quality enhancement. Incorporating green infrastructure into new and existing development can be economical while making communities safer, environmentally sound, and aesthetically pleasing.
Interesting news comes out of Terrace, B.C. recently as the 21 Local Governments in the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) gathered for their first summit. The RBA is seeking a cross-government revenue sharing agreement with the BC government to address infrastructure and servicing impacts, while also providing a legacy from the multi-sector economic expansion now underway in Northwest BC. CFTKTV Terrace described the event as “a momentous signing that involved every local government in Northwestern BC”.
INSIGHT™, Designed as a land management system, is the result of CloverPoint’s decades of experience designing and developing spatial information solutions. Insight collects, filters, processes and distributes information for organizations with assets spread across multiple locations and has gained traction beyond land management through its ability to collect information from multiple sources and share it with users based on their roles within the system.
Congrats goes out to our good friends at the Wet’suwet’en First Nation (WFN) on hosting their 10th annual golf tournament, a fine example of community spirit, sportsmanship, and fun! Even with a fluke rain shower, fun was had by all and most impressive to hear was that the WFN managed to raise approximately $20,000 to be put towards their language and culture fund!
So here we are, another major update to Windows – enter Windows 10 (we won’t talk about 9). Late in July Microsoft finally lifted the lid off their latest iteration of Microsoft Windows with R 10. According to Microsoft, this is the most secure Windows ever, delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates. Windows 10 offers one experience that will be available on a broad range of devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more. Early reviews are out and some are even touting Windows 10 as the best release ever (eg. PC Advisor), mainly thanks to noteworthy features like the Start menu, Edge browser, Cortana, and the “free” offering.
CloverPoint, a developer of land management software recently hired Amanda Munro as the company’s new Vice President of Public Relations. Amanda’s agency life started at Peak Communicators, where she was an Account Manager. In the role with CloverPoint, Amanda is…
Google MyMaps has existed for some time now, most GeoGeeks are likely well familiar with the service, however, it seems that everyone (well, anyone using Google+) will now be exposed to Google custom map making tools as the company has now rolled myMaps into Google Drive – think custom Google Maps for all!
Sadly, and somewhat expected, the 2015 Canadian wildfire season has become somewhat epic and shows no immediate sign of easing up. For those needing to stay in the know it is paramount to have access to real-time or near real-time data, news updates, and maps. Selecting and tracking down the resource that you need can be a little tricky as a Google search will yield tons of related hits.
With the 2015 ESRIUC rapidly approaching (July 20-24, 2015 in San Diego, CA), a hot topic at the event will no doubt be ArcGIS Online. For those who have been anxiously waiting, ESRI will also be officially releasing their next major update to AGO around the same time frame. Recall, ArcGIS Online is Esri’s mapping platform that enables organizations (and everyone for that matter) the ability to discover, share, make, and use maps via any device, any place any time! A fine example of sharing is the Story Map, a simple way that anyone can leverage ArcGIS Online as a platform to create and share their story on a map errr. webmap!