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High Tech Bridges of the Future

August 17, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Design/Engineering

The United States alone is home to more than 600,000 bridges. There is no official number for bridges throughout the world. Most barely warrant the attention: they are drab examples, barren of aesthetic attraction; purely functional. World travelers, however,…

Study Shows Sea Level Rise to Threaten West Coast Tidal Wetlands Over the Next 100 Years

August 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping, Water

CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 14, 2015—The U.S. Geological Survey and Oregon State University released a report this week examining Pacific Northwest tidal…

Mabey Hire Makes £1.3m Investment in New Fleet of Heavy Goods Vehicles

August 17, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate

Aug. 17, 2015—Construction industry leader Mabey Hire has commissioned a fleet of 13 Scania Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), in a £1.3 million spend that…

Real Earth Partners with Velodyne to Lower Cost of Entry for Creating High Res LiDAR Maps

August 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

MORGAN HILL, Calif. and PITTSBURGH, Penn., Aug. 13, 2015—In a move aimed at stimulating the growth of new mapping applications, Real Earth (http://realearth.us) has partnered with Velodyne LiDAR to lower the cost of entry for creation of high quality LiDAR-sourced…

MIT Study: Traffic Jams Magnify How Roads Affect Fuel Consumption

August 14, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Roads

It seems all too obvious that getting stuck in a traffic jam will increase your car’s fuel consumption. After all, the engine is running but you are going nowhere. Less obvious is how traffic jams affect other factors in fuel efficiency, such as the condition…

High Performance Homes Wins 2015 Housing Innovation Award

August 14, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 13, 2015—High Performance Homes (HPH) an industry-leading builder of high performance homes in the Mid-Atlantic, has been selected as a 2015 Housing Innovation Award Winner by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Housing Innovation…

Hexagon Geospatial Automates Property Change Assessments in ERDAS IMAGINE

August 14, 2015 - in Products, Surveying/Mapping

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 13, 2015—Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce it has filed a patent for a new, fully automated Image Change Detection technique in ERDAS IMAGINE that is ideal for property change assessments. The new patent-pending Image Change Detection…

The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas Industry to Reach 1.25 Million by 2019

August 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Oil & Gas, Sensors

Gothenburg, Sweden, Aug. 14, 2015—According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 0.5 million at the end of 2014.…

3-GIS Announces Integration With Auto-Design Engine From Biarri Networks

August 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

Decatur, Ala., Aug. 11, 2015 – 3-GIS, a global provider of web-based fiber network design and management solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Biarri Networks to fully integrate 3-GIS Fiber Network Solutions with Biarri Network’s…

CDOT to Improve Monitoring and Communications at Wolf Creek Pass Tunnel

MINERAL COUNTY—The Colorado Department of Transportation will have work underway August 20th to scope the US 160 Wolf Creek Pass tunnel for future fiber optics installation. CDOT has installed cable from Walsenburg to South Fork, excluding the tunnel. Next…