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Rising Oceans Mean Planners Need to be Our First Responders

November 4, 2012 - in Emergency, Modeling, Planning, Projects

As Hurricane Sandy dissipates and recovery efforts begin, people are asking what role climate change plays in influencing such storms. Oceans have absorbed much more of the excess heat from global warming than land and scientists understand that when hurricanes…

Illinois Governor Launches an Open Technology Challenge

October 27, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects

Governor Pat Quinn today announced a major accountability and transparency initiative designed to help local governments expand the amount of data available…

Pennsylvania Governor Announces $79 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects

October 24, 2012 - in Construction, Projects, Water

Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $79 million in 27 non-point source, drinking water, and wastewater projects in 16 counties through…

Leica Geosystems and Critigen Partner for GIS Asset Collection and Management Market

October 23, 2012 - in Corporate, Projects

Leica Geosystems and Critigen have entered into a formal partnership to meet increased demand for improved Asset Collection and Management solutions. Many organisations are now placing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the centre of their asset management…

Isle of Wight to Become an Ecoisland

October 21, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

 IBM and other companies are working with the Ecoisland project to develop innovative ways to save energy and reduce emissions and waste, while also cutting the islanders’ fuel bills – potentially by up to 50 percent. Ecoislands is a global leader for…

Streetlight Mapping Project Uncovers Savings for Holy Cross Energy

October 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy, Projects

Holy Cross Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative utility that serves more than 55,000 consumers in western Colorado, recently used Esri technology for a street and security light project that has helped update and correct its billing system. “We have…

SAP Weighs in on the Mobile Internet of Things

October 12, 2012 - in Projects

“SAP is building an impressive portfolio of vertical partnerships”, says Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Telecoms at Ovum from today’s MobileCon event. “The company is betting big on M2M and the cloud to provide a huge opportunity in enterprise…

Bentley Announces Project Finalists in 2012 Be Inspired Awards Competition

October 11, 2012 - in Announcement, Corporate, Projects

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the project finalists in the 2012 Be Inspired Awards competition and the seven winners of the 2012 Be…

Economic Downturn Cut Architecture Firm Revenue by 40 Percent, Employment by Almost a Third

October 11, 2012 - in Corporate, Projects

Since the beginning of the recession in early 2008, architecture firms have collectively seen their revenue drop by 40 percent and have had to cut personnel by nearly a third. Despite a national recovery from the recession in 2009, construction activity continued…

Researchers to Create 3D Carbon Dioxide Mission Maps for Major U.S. Cities

October 10, 2012 - in Energy, Environment, Featured, Projects

Climate scientists from Arizona State University and Purdue University are creating three-dimensional carbon dioxide emissions maps of major cities in the United States. The maps estimate greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes down to individual…