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Local Planning Across Metropolitan Chicago Gets a Boost from Ideas Exchange

May 29, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

To help implement the region's innovative GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan, communities across the seven counties of metropolitan Chicago are getting staff assistance and funding from the region's official planning agency and the leading community foundation.…

Min Stad (My City) Gothenburg Provides a 3D Virtual City for Citizen’s Debate

May 29, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects, Smart Cities

The City of Gothenburg and the City Planning Office is developing a new arena for the citizens of Gothenburg for communication and debate concerning city…

Min Stad (My City) Gothenburg Provides a 3D Virtual City for Citizen's Debate

May 29, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects, Smart Cities

The City of Gothenburg and the City Planning Office is developing a new arena for the citizens of Gothenburg for communication and debate concerning city…

Trimble Announces Call for Speakers for its Dimensions User Conference

May 27, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects

Trimble announced today the “Call for Speakers” for its Dimensions 2012 International User Conference being held November 5-7, 2012 at the Mirage and the Treasure Island Hotels in Las Vegas. Trimble Dimensions User Conference sessions address some of the…

Rising Demand for Water to be a Key Driver for Smart Water Meter Adoption, Says Pike Research

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Water

Worldwide demand for water is rising at a rapid pace and, in the next 20 years, demand for water is expected to be 40% higher than current levels, with the growth in demand surpassing 50% in the world's most rapidly developing economies, according to the 2030…

Competition Calls for Smart Navigation Ideas

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

New approaches that leverage combined usage are a smart way to get the most out of existing infrastructures in the field of satellite navigation. "We're looking for truly smart solutions that view existing satellite navigation infrastructures and technologies…

UK Department for Transport Hands Over Street Designation Repository to GeoPlace

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Local knowledge and control of roads reduces traffic jams, enabling easier flow of people and vehicles through the road system. From April 2012, government handed over greater responsibility to local highway authorities for the management of the roads classification…

Calgary Firm Wins Esri Canada Award of Excellence for Advancing Geodesign

Geodesign is both the art and science of incorporating geography into design. O2 Planning + Design Inc. provides specialized expertise in this area and uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to combine ecology, culture and economics to create…

Sentient City Survival Kit Pushes for a New Awareness

May 23, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

The Sentient Survival Kit has been designed to force us to ask questions about the sensors and intelligent systems that surround our daily urban existence. With phones accessing information, and helping us to navigate our world, we relinquish some control…

UK Aerial Survey Company Launches Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Service

May 23, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

Aerial survey company Bluesky has launched a fast response aerial survey service using state of the art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. The technology, originally developed by the military, includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) guided autopilot,…