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Yotta DCL and Mayrise Systems Join Forces to Expand Local Authority Systems and Highways Asset Management Business

July 2, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Yotta DCL and Mayrise Systems are to combine to strengthen their map-based asset management systems and services business in the UK and overseas. This development follows the announcement, which is subject to shareholder agreement, that Mayrise Systems is…

Infrastructure Industry Set For A $190 Billion Injection: Who Will Profit?

July 1, 2013 - in Maintenance, Transportation

Despite how far human ingenuity has come, nothing we make or build is meant to last forever. Bridges especially are prone to substantial wear and need…

New York Pedestrian Maps Are Coming as Part of WalkNYC Initiative

June 25, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced the initial installation WalkNYC, the agency’s comprehensive…

Putin Pledges $43 Billion for Infrastructure

June 23, 2013 - in Transportation

President Vladimir Putin pledged on Friday that Russia would invest at least $43 billion to upgrade the country's roads and railways to help spur growth and leave a lasting legacy for generations. Russia is looking at ways to boost its economy, which is expected…

Shanghai Invests in Vehicle Monitoring Infrastructure

June 23, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Shanghai will invest 190 million yuan (US$30.65 million) to build infrastructure for China's homegrown Beidou Navigation Satellite System that can be used for everything from monitoring vehicles transporting hazardous materials to locating people. A vehicle…

The MAP-21 Change to Bridge Guidelines Holds Promise to Correct a Grave Deficiency

June 19, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Transportation funding is at the core of the problem with deficient bridges throughout the United States. The Government Accountability Office understands that there is a problem, and have issued reports in the past about the country's bridge safety program.…

GeoJot+ iPad App Facilitates Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

June 18, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

DLZ Corporation of Columbus, Ohio, has deployed an automated method of mapping sidewalk and curb ramp accessibility as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The digital mapping technique utilizes a GPS-enabled Apple iPad 2 tablet and the GeoJot+…

Optech Announces Lynx SG1 Mobile Mapper

June 18, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

Optech announces the imminent release of the Lynx SG1 Mobile Mapper (Survey Grade), which replaces the Lynx M1 as the flagship model of Optech’s mobile product line. Lynx SG1, a 600-kHz dual sensor head system, raises the bar for mobile surveying by collecting…

The UK Looks to Innovation for Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Shipping

June 17, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, has visited the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) £2m marine technology project in London which seeks to increase the efficiency of British shipping by more than 30%. The project is being…

Seattle Breaks New Ground with Bicycle Master Plan

June 14, 2013 - in Transportation

Already considered among the leading U.S. cities for “bikeability” the city of Seattle has recently taken strides to accelerate its plan to triple bicycle usage and improve bike safety in the city. Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation made…