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Trimble Gets Introduced to the SketchUp Community at the 3D Basecamp

October 15, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling

The fourth SketchUp 3D Basecamp started today in Boulder, Colo., and runs through Wednesday. The event has roughly 280 attendees who are power users of the tool, as well as developers that extend functionality with various add-on features. John Bacus, product…

Researchers to Create 3D Carbon Dioxide Mission Maps for Major U.S. Cities

October 10, 2012 - in Energy, Environment, Featured, Projects

Climate scientists from Arizona State University and Purdue University are creating three-dimensional carbon dioxide emissions maps of major cities in…

Autodesk Announces First Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Award Winners

October 3, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured

Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and CGarchitect, a leading online magazine and end-user community for visualization…

A Tidal Shift in Water Network Management

September 24, 2012 - in Feature, Featured, Wastewater, Water

Water consumption worldwide is on the steepest of hockey stick curves—since 1950, annual consumption has tripled, and in 2006 passed 4,300 km3… that’s about 30% of the available supply of renewable water. Water consumption is expanding considerably faster…

Siemens Sustainable Cities Lab Opens in London

September 21, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Modeling, Planning

Siemens has completed construction of an interactive showcase for sustainable cities in London, with the official opening this weekend. The Crystal is a landmark building located in the Royal Victoria Docks, the centre of London's new Green Enterprise District,…

Corpus Christi Steps into 3D GeoDesign and Emerges a Winner

September 13, 2012 - in Featured, Modeling, Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

When the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (DMD) decided to use 3D visualization to help promote and plan its revitalization program, it probably did not know that it would turn into a case study for one of the most significant movements in city…

Asian Megacities Urged to Go Green

August 15, 2012 - in Featured, Planning, Smart Cities

The Asian Development Bank has just released a report that urges the largest cities in the region to act quickly to invest in infrastructure to mitigate natural disaster. The rapid development of the region has raised environmental risks, according to the…

Roadway Sensors Provide Real-Time and Historic Data

August 9, 2012 - in Featured, Interview, Transportation

Robert Bray is a senior software architect at Autodesk, Inc., a computer aided design firm that readers may have heard about. He recently sat down with Informed Infrastructure to discuss his view of sensored roadways, and the uses of the information they develop.…

Gehry Technologies Creates an Online BIM Collaboration from a Project Perspective

July 17, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Modeling

Gehry Technologies (GT), a spin-off of Gehry Partners since 2002, has created a web-based 3D file management and project collaboration platform purpose-built for AEC professionals. The system incorporates project management and and building information modeling…

Toward Intelligent Infrastructure

July 2, 2012 - in Featured, Modeling

We are living in a world with a rapidly growing population and an urbanization rate that is increasing year over year. According to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), people living in urban areas will increase from 50% worldwide in…