Hello, and welcome to this Infrastructure-themed GeoSpatial Stream. I’m your host, Todd Danielson, and today’s Lead Sponsor is Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief.
Today’s Top Story is once again Nepal, as a new 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Nepal, near mount Everest. It appears to have killed at least dozens more, adding to the 8,000-plus who died in the major quake two weeks ago. Until more details are learned about the new disaster, this Top Story is about a collection of maps and data that Caltech and JPL scientists amassed to describe the internal workings of the Earth’s crust below Nepal.
The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project released models estimating the slippage of the fault that killed thousands. Other maps show building devastation as well as individual measurements of ground movement across the country.
Project scientists have been developing the approaches, infrastructure and technology to rapidly and automatically use satellite-based observations to measure the movement of Earth’s surfaces associated with geophysical processes.
According to Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, “I fully expect that within five years, this kind of information will be available within hours of a big disaster, ultimately resulting in an ability to save more lives.”
That was today’s Top Story. I’ll be back with more news after this message from Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief. It’s a bit longer than our typical commercial, but it includes an update on the Nepal earthquake as well as a way to donate to help those there rebuild from the destruction.
The Sogi hydroelectric plant, built in 1909, has been mapped as part of the CyArk 500 Challenge, an international project to digitally preserve and create awareness of some of the world’s most significant cultural and industrial heritage sites. The Sogi site has been recorded in 3-D by an international team using Topcon technologies.
In industry headlines, Trimble announced a series of software enhancements, including the Trimble Inpho 6.1 photogrammetric suite, UASMaster 6.1 and UASMaster Lite for UAS applications, and eCognition 9.1 and eCognition Essentials 1.1 image-analysis software.
Leica Geosystems acquired Technet-Rail 2010, a software-development firm specializing in geospatial Big-Data applications for the rail transportation industry.
And IMAGINiT Technologies released its Clarity engineering design products, which are compatible with the Autodesk Revit 2016 product line. Key new features improve collaboration and deepen BIM coordinators’ abilities to manage projects and models.
For today’s Final Thought, I simply want to remind our viewers that they best way to help those suffering in Nepal is to donate money or supplies. There are many worthwhile relief organizations out there, but if you don’t have a favorite, replay the message earlier in this broadcast for details on how to donate.
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