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Pictometry Announces Seamless Integration with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

November 28, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling, Projects

Pictometry International Corp. – the inventor of measurable, aerial oblique imagery and analytics tools – announces the launch of the Pictometry Integration for Autodesk  AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 and 2012 products. Users can now seamlessly access high…

EPA Recognizes Seven Communities for Smart Growth Achievement

November 28, 2012 - in Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes seven communities with its 2012 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. The Smart…

AU 2012 Keynote Takes a Tools-oriented Approach

November 27, 2012 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling, Projects

Autodesk University kicked off today with Jeff Kowalski, chief technology officer, taking the stage to talk about tool making. Autodesk has shaped their…

U.S. and Mississippi Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with The City of Jackson

November 21, 2012 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced today a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the city of Jackson, Miss. Jackson has agreed to make…

Streams Show Signs of Degradation at Earliest Stages of Urban Development

November 16, 2012 - in Projects, Water

The loss of sensitive species in streams begins to occur at the initial stages of urban development, according to a new study by the USGS. The study found that streams are more sensitive to development than previously understood. "We tend not to think of waterways…

Twenty Year Plan Needed to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure in Canada

November 14, 2012 - in Projects

With the federal government wrapping up nearly six months of consultations on its long-term infrastructure plan, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) says Canada needs a twenty year plan with predictable funding to fix its crumbling infrastructure.…

Bentley Utilities Designer V8i to be Launched in 2013

November 13, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Bentley will launch the all-new Bentley Utilities Designer V8i (SELECTseries 3) in early 2013. Bentley Utilities Designer V8i is a CAD-based design application for electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities with integrated job and workflow management and…

Calgary Improves Emergency Situational Awareness

November 8, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

The City of Calgary's new Emergency Operations Centre features state-of-the-art facilities, including a new Geospatial Emergency Management (GEM) system developed in partnership with Esri Canada. This geographic information system (GIS) integrates and displays…

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 to the public. The Illinois Open Technology Challenge is a pilot initiative that will make Illinois’…