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Mobile Apps Increase the Productivity of Infrastructure Professionals Working in the Field

April 6, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

When working in the field, it is important that personnel are able to view and analyze the most current infrastructure data. Bentley’s mobile Apps bring that information to field crews’ fingertips, whether they leverage that data in construction, maintenance,…

Situational Intelligence Aids Preparation for the Next Sandy

March 27, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy, Feature, Featured

Severe weather – you can find it every day on the Weather channel, moving across America as large storms (often with tornadoes) that pose a direct threat…

Top Five Trends in Managed Services

February 26, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

During the last 18 months we have seen a steady increase in the number of requests that we have received from architecture, engineering and constructions…

Chemical Spill in West Virginia Makes Water Toxic for 300,000 West Virginians

January 13, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Water

A chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia contaminated the Elk River and the state's largest water treatment plant that supplies a nine-county area. The chemical that was spilled is 4-methylcycloheane methanol (MCHM), used in cleaning coal dust. The toxicity…

How Broadband Mapping Drives Economic Development and Planning Initiatives

January 8, 2014 - in Analysis, Feature, Featured, Roads, Transit

While an internet connection has become a daily fixture in the life of most Americans, lack of access to high-speed internet service, also known as broadband, is still putting portions of the country at a disadvantage. Connected Nation, a national non-profit…

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 a few to check their hours, then use an atlas or printed map book to find out how to drive there. The process…

A Breakout Year for BIM for Infrastructure on Display at Autodesk’s Infrastructure Symposium

December 10, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling

In a short period of time, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has taken over as a driving force in the infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and maintenance world. A good place to marvel at this broad adoption, and the resulting efficiencies,…

A ‘First-Timer’ Recaps Autodesk University 2013

December 6, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling, Simulation

I’ve only been working with Informed Infrastructure and Vector1 Media for a short while, but I’ve been in the geospatial technology industry for 17 years. So it’s a bit surprising that I’ve never been to an Autodesk University event. And although I’ve…

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…

Autodesk Infrastructure Symposium Kicks Off to a Packed House #AUINFRA

December 2, 2013 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured

BIM for Infrastructure is the focus of the Infrastructure Symposium today as a pre-event kick-off to Autodesk University in Las Vegas. The event has grown quickly from 20 people five years ago to more than 900 this year. The event provides an educational program…