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Geodesign Empowers the 250-year Plan

January 24, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Planning

The GeoDesign Summit kicked off today in Redlands, Calif. at Esri headquarters auditorium. This fourth event continues the future-oriented conversation that relates geography to design. This is a new way of thinking as well as an emerging toolset that is focused…

Space-Time Insight Adds Predictive Analytics

January 23, 2013 - in Featured, Projects, Sensors

Space-Time Insight has announced some next-generation capabilities timed for debut at next week's Distributech Conference (Jan. 28 - 31). The company…

The Geospatial Dimensions of Intelligent Infrastructure

December 18, 2012 - in Feature, Featured

The concept of intelligent infrastructure involves the combination of sensors, network connectivity and software to monitor and analyze the inputs for…

Autodesk Harnesses Consumer Buzz to Increase Cool Quotient

December 3, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured

Autodesk University 2012 took place in Las Vegas last week, with more than 8,000 Autodesk customers gathering from more than 80 countries. The event also included a live Internet broadcast to customers that were unable to attend. This year’s theme of “Learn.…

Interior Location and Mapping: Prompted by Innovations that Improve Position and Navigation

December 2, 2012 - in Feature, Featured

Imagine if the mapping of the interior of buildings would have benefitted from the explosive growth of navigation that has come from ubiquitous GPS receivers. Decades of GPS position and tracking data have greatly improved the mapping of our world, but unfortunately…

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 vision through a global conversation with their customers to explore the power and potential of design…

Smarter Driving Key to Sustainable Transportation Planning

November 26, 2012 - in Feature, Featured, Transportation

In the popular mind, smarter, greener, and more sustainable transportation is generally equated with mega-projects like high speed rail, light rail, long tunnels for rail transport and, well, new subways and other versions of railway transportation. London’s…

Bentley Addresses Entropy with Products that Tackle Process

November 19, 2012 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Smart Cities

The Be Inspired Awards program and Innovations in Infrastructure Conference held from Nov. 13-14, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, provided a unique gathering of Bentley customers across a broad range of infrastructure disciplines and project types. The conference…

Achieving Model-Based Design for the Smart Grid

November 12, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Sensors

Smart Meters and SCADA Contribute a Big Data Perspective Smart meters and intelligent electronic devices provide granular data about the state of the utility network in near real-time. The availability of such data is in no small part what is making the smart…

Trimble CEO Steve Berglund Addresses Radical Change

November 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured, Lifecycle

Steve Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble, addressed the audience at Trimble Dimensions this morning in Las Vegas. This is the sixth user conference, and Berglund indicated that over the years, the message for the keynote has focused on the fact that technology…