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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…

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…

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…

Sensor Sensibility: Sensors Transform the Information Ecosystem

June 25, 2012 - in Column, Featured, Sensors

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Sensor Sensibility. This column will focus on a number of topics related to sensors ranging from sensor platforms to sensor data, standards to architectures. Sensors are transforming the information ecosystem, providing an…

Technology Strategy Board Opens 'Future Cities' Design Contest

June 13, 2012 - in Featured, Smart Cities

The Technology Strategy Board, the innovation engine within the UK government, has launched a design competition worth £25 million in its hunt for ideas for a "future city". The competition aims to demonstrate large-scale designs and implementations of integrating…

Live Blog: Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure Overview

June 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured

John Graham, president of Intergraph’s SG&I division, gave a kick-off at the Hexagon Conference in Las Vegas today. With the Think Forward campaign, it's about making smarter decisions, whether that’s smart grid, smart policing, smart power. It’s…

Live Blog: Intergraph SG&I Opening

Mark Doherty, CTO of Intergraph's Security, Government and Infrastructure group kicked off the SG&I track with a Mission Impossible theme, taking a look at security and monitoring challenges. A demo illustrated software that integrates a map, security…

Hexagon's Acquisition of myVR Provides Mobile 3D Model Viewing

May 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Modeling

Hexagon AB today announced the acquisition of myVR, provider of software for photorealistic 2D, 3D, and 360-degree visualization of interactive maps over low-bandwidth connections. The Norwegian company compresses large 3D models for viewing on many platforms,…

Informing Design

May 16, 2012 - in Column, Design/Engineering, Featured

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology and design have long been intertwined, hard to separate, and competitive. Born from landscape architecture, GIS was seen as the place for mapping, planning, and analysis, while computer-aided design (CAD) was…

Transgranular Perspiration is Not Sandy Sweat: New Discoveries in Ceramic Tiles at smartgeometry 2012

Since the early 2000s, the smartgeometry conferences have been held in venues as august and varied as San Francisco, London, Barcelona, and Copenhagen. At first glance, Troy, New York—this year's location—seems a little out of place in that lineup, but…