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RIEGL Launches the First Survey-grade LiDAR for UAS

February 5, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has been developing the world’s first survey-grade UAS LiDAR sensor, the VUX-1. As early as February this year, it is already time to show off this innovative sensor: join us at the official launch event ILMF taking place…

GO TO 2040 Wins National Smart Growth Award

February 5, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has announced that the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan is the 2013 National Award for Smart…

Aibotix Launches a New Generation of Copters with the Aibot X6 V2

February 5, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

The year 2014 has just started and the company Aibotix from Kassel presents its new version of the Aibot X6, the Aibot X6 V2, just on time for the new…

Global Infrastructure Investment to Reach $4T by 2017

February 5, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Financial

The simultaneous crumbling of aging infrastructure in advanced economies and surge of development in developing economies will drive a steady four percent annual growth on infrastructure investment well into the second half of this decade, pushing total investment…

Paragon Routing Software Helps Eden Farm to Deliver on Promise

February 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Eden Farm, the UK frozen food and ice cream wholesale distribution company, has implemented a Multi Depot routing and scheduling solution from Paragon Software Systems to help improve transport efficiency and customer service. The Paragon Multi Depot system…

You Can’t Stop Urban Flooding

February 4, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects, Water

When you live in Lyons, Colo., you know where your flood plains are, because a creek flows right through town and it has a habit of getting unruly. But Eve and Walt’s trailer park wasn’t in the flood plain, at least not as it appeared on official maps.…

Esri Helps Alabama Power Company Stretch Its Lidar Data Investment across the Utility

February 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Financial

Energy provider Alabama Power Company used Esri technology to move its valuable lidar data out of boxes and into the hands of more staff members, a move that is saving time and money for design, construction, maintenance, survey, and rights-of-way protection.…

Autodesk Commits $250 Million in Software & Services to American Middle & High Schools

February 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Autodesk, Inc. is joining with President Barack Obama and other leading technology and telecom companies to help prepare American high school students for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) careers. The company will expand its Design…

Crowdsourced Maps Aim to Improve Pedestrian Safety

February 3, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Online crowdsourcing maps with Shareabouts are a good way to engage residents in identifying problematic pedestrian locations. Each board can have its own map, open for anyone to identify intersections where they feel unsafe or see others at risk. Residents…

Online Course on City Design Goes Over Fundamentals

February 3, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

City Design online course shows the fundamentals of city planning, building and exploitation via funny short video lectures (like the one above) and a variety of brief assignments for self-control. It is ideal for people who want to know about designing the…