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Game On – Why Your Tween is Poised to be the Next Geospatial Super User

October 9, 2012 - in Column

Much has been written about converging threads in the geospatial arena over the past several years (6 articles in Safe’s blog alone!), whether it’s BIM and GIS, 3D and 2D, 2.5D and 2D, or even geospatial and music videos!  But over the past couple of…

GeoDesign Provides the Third Phase of GIS Evolution

October 9, 2012 - in Design/Engineering, Interview

The convergence of design tools with the analytics and data aggregation capabilities of GIS is an ongoing process. With Esri’s GeoDesign concept and…

Sensor Data Helps Calibrate Water Models

October 2, 2012 - in Interview, Modeling, Sensors, Wastewater, Water

Thomas M. Walski, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F. ASCE, is Bentley Systems senior product manager for Water and Sewer Products. Walski has been intimately involved…

Sensor Sensibility: Deployment Strategies and Design Tradeoffs

October 1, 2012 - in Column

Before we delve too far into the various applications of wireless sensor networks, it may be of some use to review the characteristics of such a system. While wireless sensor networks allow us to deploy and gather information in a variety of places that are…

A Tidal Shift in Water Network Management

September 24, 2012 - in Feature, Featured, Wastewater, Water

Water consumption worldwide is on the steepest of hockey stick curves—since 1950, annual consumption has tripled, and in 2006 passed 4,300 km3… that’s about 30% of the available supply of renewable water. Water consumption is expanding considerably faster…

Creating and Enabling a Smarter Enterprise with Location Intelligence

September 18, 2012 - in Column

The recent economic downturn has forced enterprises of all shapes and sizes to do more with less, yet they are still expected to return profitable results. This has led many businesses to shift their priorities and strategies for effectively managing customer…

Planning Tools Have Their Place

September 15, 2012 - in Interview

The place that we live affects our access to jobs and public services, culture, shopping, education and our feeling of personal safety, security and health. Balancing access and limiting economic segregation is a daunting task for urban planners. Throw in…

Roadway Sensors Provide Real-Time and Historic Data

August 9, 2012 - in Featured, Interview, Transportation

Robert Bray is a senior software architect at Autodesk, Inc., a computer aided design firm that readers may have heard about. He recently sat down with Informed Infrastructure to discuss his view of sensored roadways, and the uses of the information they develop.…

Web 3.0 and the Rise of Process Engines

July 11, 2012 - in Interview

Paul Torrens, an Associate Professor and Director of the Geosimulation Laboratory at Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has conducted many innovative research projects on topics such as city models, immersive modeling,…

Sensor Sensibility: Sensors Transform the Information Ecosystem

June 25, 2012 - in Column, Featured, Sensors

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Sensor Sensibility. This column will focus on a number of topics related to sensors ranging from sensor platforms to sensor data, standards to architectures. Sensors are transforming the information ecosystem, providing an…