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Riyadh Metro Awards Project Management Contracts

August 27, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) today announced the two winning international consortia who will oversee the design and construction of Riyadh’s new $22.5 billion metro system. The contract awards are the next major step in the development of the…

DB Netz AG Selects Intergraph’s Geospatial Solutions to Manage Geospatial Data of Germany’s National Railway Infrastructure

August 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Rail, Transportation

DB Netz AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG and responsible for the railway infrastructure in Germany, recently selected by public tender Intergraph’s…

California Wildfire Threatens San Francisco Water Supply

August 27, 2013 - in Projects, Supply, Water

The Western wildfire season continues to rage in California, with the Rim Fire posing a threat to a reservoir that supplies a majority of San Francisco's…

City of Raleigh’s Open Data Portal Wins National Award

August 26, 2013 - in Projects

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has recognized the City of Raleigh’s open data portal with a 2013 Web 2.0 Award. The award recognizes state and local governments that have used Web 2.0 technologies and civic/social media tools to further citizen engagement,…

Remote Sensing Will Play an Increasingly Important Role in the Wind Power Market

August 25, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

The wind power market currently provides almost 3 percent of global electricity production. As the wind power industry matures, wind forecasting technologies are becoming critical in order to integrate greater amounts of variable wind energy into the grid.…

3D Laser Mapping Launch New Mobile Mapping Data Logger

August 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

3D Laser Mapping has made the ZEB1 mobile mapping system easier to use, more portable and more reliable with the inclusion of a unique data recording system. Launched in 2012 ZEB1 is the world’s first, truly mobile, hand held, rapid laser mapping system.…

www.WhatIsSmartGrid.org Aims to Educate the Public

August 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

How can a smart grid save homeowners $500 a year? What is a smart meter? Consumers looking for information about smart grid online now have a new resource, WhatIsSmartGrid.org, launched today by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). WhatIsSmartGrid.org…

Digital Earth and Data Cities Scoping the New Frontier for Global Science Solutions

August 21, 2013 - in Modeling, Projects

Global science organisations have produced the world’s first comprehensive report on moves to create a networked environmental monitoring system, using Google-era technologies to help manage the Earth’s resources.The Group on Earth Observations (GEO),…

Autodesk Unveils New Autodesk Point Layout Software to Boost Accuracy and Productivity at Construction Sites

August 21, 2013 - in Construction, Corporate

Autodesk, Inc.  (NASDAQ:ADSK) has completed the acquisition of technology assets from Colorado-based Get The Point, LLC and today introduced Autodesk Point Layout, new software for layout at construction sites. The move strengthens Autodesk’s construction…

Remapping Coastal Areas Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

August 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Plans for remapping parts of the East Coast where Hurricane Sandy altered seafloors and shorelines, destroyed buildings, and disrupted millions of lives last year are being announced today by three federal agencies. This remapping plan comes one day after…