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How Micro-Location, Geofencing and Indoor Location Are Driving The Retail Revolution

December 18, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

Indoor Location has become the holy grail of location based-marketing, bringing consumers from their home to the closest shopping mall or retailer, greeting them with a message as they enter the mall or the store, helping them navigate indoors, send product…

Developing a GIS Web Presence: The Audience-Focused Approach

December 16, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

In the old days, when you wanted to find a restaurant or other business, you had to flip through the yellow or white pages, read each entry, maybe call…

Driving Discipline and Rigor for Utility Asset Management

December 12, 2013 - in Energy, Interview

Spatial Business Systems (SBS) has been consulting with utility customers on the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for more than ten years,…

Asset Management: What does it mean to you?

December 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

The need for an asset management program is beginning to resonate with municipalities throughout the country. Many municipal employees are finding themselves responsible for researching and developing a solution that will meet the unique infrastructure needs…

Denver’s Airport Expansion Primes a Push Toward BIM for Facility Management

November 18, 2013 - in Facility Management, Feature, Featured

Denver’s Hotel and Transit Center Program is an ambitious project that combines a commuter rail transit center and a 519-room Westin hotel to create a new gateway to the main terminal that incorporates sustainability goals. [print_gllr id=6779]   The…

Shanghai Undergoes Geographic Census as Smart City Baseline

November 7, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

Shanghai is undertaking a geographic census, an ongoing data collection effort to capture the city's natural and built environment through 2015 as a means to establish their Smart City project. The Shanghai Institue of Surveying and Mapping will be collecting…

Designing with Data: Shaping Our Future Cities

November 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Planning

With the dawn of a ‘smart’ era the world is undergoing a transformation not seen since the industrial revolution. As more and more of us take to twitter, use the internet to influence governance or map our daily activities, policy makers and business are…

Sensor Sensibility: Project Planning and Deployment Considerations

November 6, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

The wireless sensor network is fundamentally a distributed network of constrained devices. There are a host of considerations that must be taken into account when planning and implementing a wireless sensor network – considerations that are often overlooked…

Bentley Systems Aids Project Efficiency with Point Cloud Integration

October 24, 2013 - in Interview, Modeling

Bentley Systems has a tagline of, “Sustaining the World’s Infrastructure,” and an aligned toolset that has made inroads in the efficiency and performance of infrastructure projects. Informed Infrastructure (I2) editor Matt Ball recently spoke with John…

China’s Smart City Concept Comes Together

October 17, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Smart Cities

China is in the midst of an urban planning boom for "smart cities" across the country with 193 trial cities approved and under development. Acknowledging IBM's concept, the idea involved a combination of sensors, systems and cloud computing resources to control…