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Harvard's Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative government initiatives as Bright Ideas. This year’s cohort hails from all levels of government—including…

ICLEI and USGBC Bring Together Leading Mayors in Addressing Solutions to Support Resilient Communities

October 1, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

At the National Press Club today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) hosted the latest…

European Cities Make Preparations for Climate Change

October 1, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

'Be Prepared' has been the official Scout motto since 1907; a new tool will help city planners do just this in preparing cities to face changing weather…

Mobile OpenTreeMap Supports Urban Forestry Projects

September 27, 2012 - in Corporate, Environment

OpenTreeMap, an open source software project for collaborative, geography-enabled urban tree inventory, now enables smartphone and tablet access to public tree inventories and planting sites.  Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company…

Indoor Positioning Deployed Throughout Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

September 27, 2012 - in Corporate, Facility Management

NAO Campus, the 3D indoor location system developed by Pole Star and already deployed over 2 million square feet at the Paris- Charles de Gaulle Airport has been extended to most terminals with a total of 6.5 million square feet covered on four levels. Thanks…

Sensordrone Wins Global Design Competition

September 26, 2012 - in Corporate, Environment

 The Sensordrone Tricorder Platform for Consumers and Mobile Device Developers is a key fob-sized device that includes multiple environmental sensors that enable consumers to run a variety of Apps -- from carbon monoxide monitoring to breath alcohol testing.…

Smart Growth Strategies Curb Emissions Due to Lower Car Use

September 26, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

A new study finds that smart growth approaches to urban planning could substantially reduce the number of miles that residents drive in a year. The research was published this week in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. Smart growth focuses…

London's Multi Billion Pound Development Gets Mapped

September 25, 2012 - in Design/Engineering, Modeling, Projects

Aerial photography from Bluesky has been used to create an interactive map illustrating the massive regeneration project that is transforming London’s South Bank. The project is set to metamorphose the Nine Elms district of London from a semi-derelict, light…

London’s Multi Billion Pound Development Gets Mapped

September 25, 2012 - in Design/Engineering, Modeling, Projects

Aerial photography from Bluesky has been used to create an interactive map illustrating the massive regeneration project that is transforming London’s South Bank. The project is set to metamorphose the Nine Elms district of London from a semi-derelict, light…

New York City Adds Sensors to Manhole Covers to Monitor Flow

September 25, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

New York City has 7,400 miles of sewer lines, with a need to monitor elevated flow levels to stop problems before they get worse.New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has started a sensor pilot program with aims to improve performance…