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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...

Sewall releases VirtualAsset Online for managing municipal assets

James W. Sewall Company announces today the release of VirtualAsset Online™, an innovative, software-as-a-service solution for managing municipal infrastructure assets. With VirtualAsset Online, municipal utilities and public works departments can access the complete suite of CartêGraph asset maintenance management software over the web for a fraction of the cost it takes to install, operate, and maintain the software and support systems inhouse. VirtualAsset Online, which...

By air and ground. Aerial mapping to maximize profits on wind farm projects

As the demand for renewable energy increases worldwide, wind energy companies are challenged to develop clean, reliable sources of wind power with maximum profitability. Developers recognize the enormous opportunity that exists in the northeastern United States, particularly in the state of Maine, which leads New England in new wind farm construction. Maine’s mountains offer abundant wind resources, proximity to transmission lines, and low population density. Read more

Steward for success. Old Town's Jim Page is driven to succeed

Old Town's Jim Page is driven to succeed. For the past 13 years, the unassuming leader has rolled up his sleeves and gotten down to business, guiding his famiy's company beyond the Maine border. Read more

Old Town firm to design trails in Millinocket

An Old Town company will design and oversee the creation of a $625,000 walking and biking trail along Millinocket Stream slated for completion by November. Read more

Local businesses welcome broadband boost

Today's announcement of $25.4 million in federal money to expand Maine's high-speed Internet network comes as good news to many in the Bangor region, including the James W. Sewall Co. of Old Town. The 129-year-old engineering and mapping company was selected earlier this year by the state to map broadband service and availability throughout Maine, in anticipation of federal funds that should be arriving in the next couple of days, according to Clarence Young, a business development manager...

Sewall releases new user interface for GeoPower portal

National GIS firm James W. Sewall Company announces today the release of a new user interface for GeoPower™, Sewall’s innovative enterprise solution for the delivery of GIS mapping, applications, and associated information over the web.The new interface, developed jointly by Sewall and multimedia design firm Apt Media, dramatically improves the navigability and visual appeal of the GeoPower portal. GeoPower, based on ESRI server technology, provides multiple users with instant web...

Mapping Maine cancers

Maine's predominantly rural population of 1.3 million has the distinction of having the oldest median age in the United States, as well as the more dubious distinction of having one of the highest age-adjusted incidence rates for all cancers in the country. Indeed, since 2000, Maine has consistently ranked among the top three states in cancer incidence for all anatomical sites and for persons of all ages, races and genders (National Program of Cancer Registries, 2009 #92). Figure 1 shows the...

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