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Inaugural Living Cities Design Competition Launched by Metropolis Magazine

September 10, 2013 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Smart Cities

In the coming decades New York City, as well as other urban areas around the world, will face dramatic population growth. It is predicted that New York alone will add one million more residents by 2040. Finding housing will pose a crisis for hundreds of thousands…

Autodesk Extends Roadway Design and Simulation Via the Cloud

September 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Autodesk extended their Infrastructure Suite this week with the new Autodesk Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 Pro. This cloud-based offering adds to…

Scenario Maps Designed to Manage Possible Levee Breach

September 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency, Planning

The people of Muscatine, Iowa, enjoy the beauty and the power of the Mississippi River, but they live in fear of floods. It's only a matter of time before…

Continental and IBM Enter Connected Vehicle Collaboration

September 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

At the Frankfurt IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) International Motor Show, the international automotive supplier Continental and IBM (NYSE: IBM), one of the world's leading technology companies, announced a collaboration agreement that will see…

URISA Announces GIS-Pro 2013 Virtual Conference

September 10, 2013 - in Announcement, Corporate

URISA is pleased to announce a GIS-Pro 2013 Virtual Conference  for those who cannot make it to GIS-Pro 2013 in Providence, RI next week. URISA is building on the success of previous live events at GIS-Pro to offer a virtual conference experience. Take the…

Smart Grid Program Supported More Than 3,000 Jobs in Second Quarter

September 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

ComEd announced that work related to the Smart Grid program resulted in more than 3,000 full-time equivalent jobs in the second quarter of 2013.  These include more than 1,000 direct full-time equivalent jobs at the utility and its contractors as submitted…

International M2M Council Names Officers, Committees

September 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

The International M2M Council (IMC) today announced the election of its first slate of officers. The new association aims to bring together all segments of the global machine-to-machine (M2M) industry, including automotive telematics, transportation, remote…

MIT Maps the Logistics of Megacities

September 10, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

As ever-larger “megacities” become home to more and more of the world’s people, the supply chains that bring essential supplies to these crowded populations will become increasingly complex. To help manage these logistics, researchers at MIT’s Megacities…

E.ON and IBM Deliver Innovative Service Offerings to Customers with New Smart Energy Solutions

September 9, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has been selected by E.ON Metering to operate its Smart Metering IT infrastructure in a private cloud. The new platform will improve the integration of renewable and decentralized energy sources, while also allowing…

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Chooses Cadcorp Software for Resource Planning

September 9, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

A resource planning and performance reporting tool from specialist British GIS software developer Cadcorp, is to play a central role in helping Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) save lives - and money. HFRS is already one of the most cost efficient…