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Galileo Outage on July 12

Reposted from Point of Beginning Magazine:

On July 12, 2019, the BBC reported the Galileo network had suffered an outage related to ground infrastructure. The outage meant that receivers would not be able to pick up usable timing and position information from the Galileo satellite constellation.

The BBC quoted a GSA official who noted, “People should remember that we are still in the ‘initial services’ phase; we’re not in full operation yet.”

According to reports, the network’s search and rescue function, which helps pinpoint boat crews or hikers in distress, is unaffected.

The Galileo system is expected to be fully operational by 2020.


Tips for Handling Landfill Leachate

The rising costs of leachate treatment and public concern about hazardous liquids being introduced into the environment has caused landfill owners to seek the best ways to manage leachate. Of course, leachate as we know and as the public refers to is any liquid material that drains from land or stockpiled material. We’ve amassed five suggestions for reducing the amount of leachate your landfill creates.

  • Better grading: If your landfill is full of slopes that can increase run-off then this is counterproductive to leachate reduction. Create landfill plateaus that maximize run-off of leachate materials towards ditches. Additionally, try using soil that has low permeability in areas where you know that trash will rest for some time.
  • Use caps and covers: Geomembrane caps and covers over waste piles that will not be added to for some time is a good way to eliminate rainwater percolation into landfills.
  • Better leachate treatment: Of course leachate can never be completely eliminated in landfills. It is simply a cost of doing business when it comes to landfills. However, by modifying the pH in leachate its concentration can be reduced that it is not as hazardous. Activated sludge is another method of substantially reducing dissolved organic content. Both methods involve a commitment on the part of the landfill owner.
  • Roads: Create roads in order to minimize erosion during severe storms. These roads will help safely guide any run-off that occurs. landfill
  • Landfill management software: Leachate control starts at the top with management. Our software helps you to make important decisions regarding your landfill and that could affect the public.
  • Plantings: Plant sod or seeding around slopes. This will help to prevent soil erosion that can also act as a vehicle propelling dangerous, untreated liquids towards lakes and streams.

Finally, leachate generated from landfills is becoming a great threat to the surrounding environment and with public concern growing over the high concentrations of toxic substances that this can introduce into bodies of surface water, we must also be concerned. Our landfill GPS systems help people whose job it is to move earth and waste do so with greater safety, efficiency and economy. We specialize in GPS construction, earthmoving, grading and accuracy and can help your business become a responsible corporate citizen.


How Technology can Optimize Air space, Increase Compaction and Improve Landfill Management

The most valuable commodity and most vexing challenge a landfill owner faces is that of airspace. He/she must figure out how to leverage available airspace so that maximum density or compaction is achieved. In other words, reduce the amount of airspace currently being used by the facility and more debris can be stored in the space that is now freed. In this way the lifespan of a landfill can be increased by years. In this post we take a look at how landfill GPS systems and our other technologies can help decrease airspace and resolve other issues that are unique to landfills.

  • More accurate passes are possible: Better control over your compactors means that your crews will skip fewer passes. Further, using our GPS waste management systems mean that you will not under-work certain cells within your landfill. Thus, more accurate cell volume data will ultimately help you begin to decrease the amount of airspace your landfill currently occupies.
  • Helps worker remain safe: Being able to better manage your landfill helps you to set up avoidance zones which drivers can then steer clear of. With drivers being able to flag certain areas of your site you will avoid injuries, layoffs, loss of work, etc. All these can cost your company money.
  • Achieve improved density: With the GeoLogic Orion™ System is powered by GCS: Density, you can stop relying on the far less accurate operator judgment and get a precise gauge of compaction levels. This will help you optimize the available density and thus save airspace. As a bonus, our software will help guide operators in their passes saving them time and fuel which saves you money.

According to the Waste Business Journal, over the next four years only 15% of landfill capacity will remain. In some regions, the need to decrease landfill airspace for existing debris is even more urgent. Better airspace management helps you to make better decisions about your landfill. And as with nearly every other industry, the answer lies with the proper application of technology. Our software tools can help you make better and more profitable decisions. It can help you decrease on-site accidents by giving you and operators actionable data on the changing nature of your landfill. It isn’t just about the crews you hire and the compactors you use, it is also about how those crews are guided.


Software formerly known as AMW-Works is now the GeoSite Manager System

As of February 23, 2018, GeoLogic Computers Systems has acquired sole ownership of the copyright to the software formerly known as AMW-Works that was built on GeoLogic software known under its registered trademark and copyright as, GeoSite Manager System. This includes all modules within AMW-Works, such as, but not limited to: Pipe; Ditch; Level; Dig; Point; Topo; Road; and WasteMaster. AMW Machine Control, XMC Machine Control and Pulsar Mechatronics no longer have any rights to the software and may not sell it nor transfer licenses for users of it. GeoLogic is currently recruiting dealers who wish to license and support this software to end users. Please contact GeoLogic for more information and to upgrade to the newest software.