American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTM
Standards and Codes

ASTM Updates February 2009

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMGeoPrac’s monthly update on ASTM standards. There are a bunch of updates to C series for concrete, including standards for making and curing specimens in the field, shotcrete specs, and a handfull of geosynthetic and geomembrrane standards have been reapproved. Read on for a summary.

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Geosyntec Chairman Emeritus J.P. Giroud, Ph.D., was elected to the 2009 class of the National Academy of Engineering.
Press Releases

Jean-Pierre Giroud Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Geosyntec Chairman Emeritus J.P. Giroud, Ph.D., was elected to the 2009 class of the National Academy of Engineering.

Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Jean-Pierre Giroud, Ph.D., Chairman Emeritus of the firm, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the very highest professional distinctions given to an engineer. His election citation reads: “For pioneering research in geosynthetics engineering and its practical application in civil/geotechnical engineering.”

ATLANTA—Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Jean-Pierre Giroud, Ph.D., Chairman Emeritus of the firm, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the very highest professional distinctions given to an engineer.  His election citation reads:  “For pioneering research in geosynthetics engineering and its practical application in civil/geotechnical engineering.” [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]

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Concord GIS
Press Releases

MAPPS Identifies More Than $73 Billion in Potential Geospatial Spending in Stimulus Bill Analysis

Concord GISRESTON, VA, February 23, 2009 – The economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law last week by President Obama includes more than $73 billion in programs that will require geospatial data, technology, services and applications in at least 24 Federal agencies, according to an analysis by MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the association of geospatial firms. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. (Photo by TalkingTree) [/Editor]

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Katrina levee failure with Chinook Helicopter attmpting to fill the breach
Project Related

Possible Seepage at Newly Constructed New Orleans Levee

Katrina levee failure with Chinook Helicopter attmpting to fill the breachWet spots have been detected along a portion of a new levee being constructed by a US Army Corps of Engineers Contractor. The levee is approximately 95% complete, but the Levee Board wants to establish what is causing the apparent seepage before accepting the levee. More after the break. (Photo of Katrina levee failure from greenmannowar)

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LNG Tanker
Miscellaneous

LNG Outlook is Good

A recent Reuters article described how Liquefied Natural Gas or LNG projects are weathering the global recession better than other industries. It states that one reason is the continuing global demand for natural gas and […]

3d Geocoding of an image in Microsoft Virtual Earth
Available Resources

Photo 3D Geocoding Tool for Virtual Earth

The Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D team has released a tool that allows you to semi-automatically position a photo in 3D space. I wrote an article about how to geotag your photos, which results in photos with latitude and longitude written to the EXIF headers of the image. Programs like RoboGeo also support the direction of the camera, but this tool goes quite a bit further to fully orient your photo in 3D space. Click through for more info. (Image Credit: Virtual Earth 3D Team Blog)

3d Geocoding of an image in Microsoft Virtual Earth

 

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