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Investment opportunities in wind development

Patrick Graham is director of Renewable Energy Services at James W. Sewall Company, an engineering and natural resources consulting firm. He draws on 19 years of engineering and environmental consulting experience and shares his views on investment opportunities in wind power development. More

Maine’s spruce/fir forest harvest predicted to surge over the next 20 years

The Governor's Office has released a new report completed by an Old Town natural-resource consulting firm for the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC) predicting that harvest levels of the state's spruce-fir fiber resource can be increased significantly over the next 20 years while inventory levels are maintained. The report on current inventory and projected growth, prepared by James W. Sewall Co. of Old Town, examines Maine's private, state and commercial timberlands, excluding federal...

MAPPS elects new officers, Board of Directors

MAPPS, the only national association for private sector geospatial firms, elected three new members to the association's Board of Directors and re-elected five others. The MAPPS Board also elected a slate of officers to serve the association for 2011-2013. Richard "Dick" McDonald, PLS, CP, Director of Geospatial Services of T3 Global Strategies Inc., Bridgeville, PA assumed the office of President. McDonald has been a member of the MAPPS Board for six years, including roles as Secretary...

GIS forms foundation for determining cash flow estimates. An interview with Bret Vicary

In this Timberland Special Feature, Bret Vicary, vice president, forestry and natural resource consulting at James W. Sewall Company, who specializes in timberland investment analysis and appraisals, is going to share why appraisals pose a challenge for investors. Towards that end, he shares how effective and useful GIS (an acronym for geographic information system), remote sensing and aerial photography can be in determining timberland inventory. More

Sewall selects GeoCue for LiDAR workflow

James W. Sewall Company of Old Town, Maine, has selected GeoCue Corporation to deploy a GeoCue managed LIDAR production workflow solution. Leveraging a GeoCue enterprise configuration, LIDAR specific workflows, and Terrasolid LIDAR editing tools, Sewall will be fully equipped for all aspects of LIDAR production from receipt of geo-coded LIDAR data in LAS format to final map product delivery. As part of this contract, Sewall LIDAR technicians and management staff have also participated...

Maine Offshore Wind Report official release

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the DeepCwind Consortium released the Maine Offshore Wind Report today. The report is available for download online at DeepCwind.org/offshorewindreport. UMaine Prof. Habib Dagher is leading statewide efforts to develop the technology and infrastructure that will enable Maine to capitalize on deepwater offshore wind as an energy resource.   Funded by more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy...

First Wind deploys Sewall’s ATLAS Enterprise GIS Viewer/Publisher

National GIS firm James W. Sewall Company announced today that First Wind of Newton, Massachusetts, has launched Sewall’s ATLAS Enterprise GIS Viewer and Publishing system. ATLAS, an innovative browser-based GIS solution, enables GIS staff to publish a wide variety of spatial data company-wide via a fast, intuitive, and interactive mapping application built on the Google Maps Enterprise API. High-value environmental and ecospatial information for siting wind projects is now readily...

ConnectME Authority moves forward with broadband mapping and planning

In January of this year, the ConnectME Authority received nearly $1.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to pursue a broadband mapping and planning project, creating the first comprehensive geographic inventory of high-speed Internet services statewide for use in identifying unserved and underserved areas and in planning expansion throughout the State. The grant funds...

Sewall and other members of Offshore Wind Consortium meet with DOE Secretary Chu to discuss offshore wind energy in Maine

As a member of the Offshore Wind Consortium, Sewall presented work on geospatial data analysis for siting offshore wind to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the University of Maine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, on June 14. Sewall CEO Dr. James Page and Director of Renewable Energy Services Patrick Graham, PE, attended the event, which was led by the University and included a tour of the Center. As part of the event, Dr. Page attended a closed luncheon with...

Rockland County GIS Portal receives Geospatial Leadership Award

Rockland County, New York, recently received GeoWorld’s Geospatial Leadership Award in the Public Enterprise category for its GIS Portal. The Portal, based upon Sewall GeoPower™, is an innovative enterprise solution for the delivery of GIS mapping, applications, and associated information over the web.The Public Enterprise Award recognizes a “government entity or nonprofit organization that has pushed the boundaries of what’s possible to achieve broad system buy-in and...

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