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Trimble Acquires Spime to Grow Its GPS Business

May 25, 2012 - in Products, Sensors

Advanced positioning technology company Trimble has acquired mobile GPS company Spime. Spime specializes in GPS software platforms for use by smartphone app developers. Its MapMan LBS Platform integrates social and location services into GPS-enabled apps.…

Rising Demand for Water to be a Key Driver for Smart Water Meter Adoption, Says Pike Research

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Water

Worldwide demand for water is rising at a rapid pace and, in the next 20 years, demand for water is expected to be 40% higher than current levels, with…

Competition Calls for Smart Navigation Ideas

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

New approaches that leverage combined usage are a smart way to get the most out of existing infrastructures in the field of satellite navigation. "We're…

UK Department for Transport Hands Over Street Designation Repository to GeoPlace

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Local knowledge and control of roads reduces traffic jams, enabling easier flow of people and vehicles through the road system. From April 2012, government handed over greater responsibility to local highway authorities for the management of the roads classification…

BIMx by GRAPHISOFT is First 3D AEC App to Fully Utilize the New iPad’s Retina Display

May 23, 2012 - in Corporate

GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, has announced an update for its BIMx application. The BIMx 1.2.455 update for iPhone/iPad app provides native support for the iPad 3 Retina display, resulting in…

Calgary Firm Wins Esri Canada Award of Excellence for Advancing Geodesign

Geodesign is both the art and science of incorporating geography into design. O2 Planning + Design Inc. provides specialized expertise in this area and uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to combine ecology, culture and economics to create…

Thirty-Two World Renowned Land Use Leaders Named Trustees for Urban Land Institute

May 23, 2012 - in Corporate

Thirty-two of the world’s foremost land use and real estate industry professionals have been named to serve as Urban Land Institute (ULI) trustees for terms beginning July 1, 2012. The trustees provide leadership in advancing ULI’s mission, which is to…

Sentient City Survival Kit Pushes for a New Awareness

May 23, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

The Sentient Survival Kit has been designed to force us to ask questions about the sensors and intelligent systems that surround our daily urban existence. With phones accessing information, and helping us to navigate our world, we relinquish some control…

UK Aerial Survey Company Launches Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Service

May 23, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

Aerial survey company Bluesky has launched a fast response aerial survey service using state of the art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. The technology, originally developed by the military, includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) guided autopilot,…

The Trust for Public Lands Launches ParkScore

Today, the Trust for Public Lands has launched a rigorous ranking of the top city park systems among the 40 largest U.S. cities. The park rating system uses GIS to create digital maps that evaluate accessibility beyond simply a measurement of distance, as…