Recalled Fire Hydrants Go Unrepaired: Poor GIS Data Contributor to Problem

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., June 28, 2016  — 43 major hydrant recalls have been issued since 1999, affecting hundreds of thousands of these critical fire fighting devices- but almost half have never been inspected or repaired to resolve the offending problem.  The main reason: municipalities nationwide often do not know specifically where these faulty hydrants are located. [Read more…]

Esri, McKim & Creed and 3DR Present Results of UAS Proof of Concept for Coastal Survey

Raleigh, NC—On June 26 at the Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum in San Diego, Esri and McKim & Creed, Inc. will present the results of a proof of concept conducted last month along the North Carolina coast in which several local, state and federal agencies tested the feasibility of using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for beach monitoring surveys. [Read more…]