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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…

New UK Manager for COWI Mapping

May 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling

Rollo Home has been appointed as Senior Market Manager for the Mapping division of the International consultancy firm COWI. He will be focusing on the…

Tianjin Waterworks Group Chooses Bentley WaterGEMS and HAMMER to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Water Loss

May 22, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Projects, Water

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced…

New Smart Sensors Can Count Mobile Devices

May 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Detecting how many people or vehicles are in a certain place is a difficult task that in the past has been addressed by using expensive and limited video camera image analysis; now with the Smartphone expansion everybody has a mobile device with Wifi or Bluetooth…

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,…

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,…

CitiSense Offers Pervasive Monitoring for Analysis

May 20, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

The environmental impacts of our daily activities are largely invisible to us - Carbon dioxide from our cars, fertilizers from our lawns, environmental noise and human stress from driving - yet the impact on our long-term health is inevitable. By pervasively…

Urban India and Planning for Sustainable Cities

May 19, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects, Smart Cities

India is rapidly urbanising and is at a crucial juncture in its development.  The urbanisation phenomenon has both positive and negative effects.  It could be argued that appropriate urban development policies and planning methodology can use the potential…

Welsh Town Harnesses Wikipedia for Mobile Tour

May 18, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The small town of Monmouth in Wales have harnessed Wikipedia to chronicle their history. Visitors can use their smart phones to scan bar codes at points of interest to call up details about landmarks in 26 languages. There are more than 1,000 points marked…

HP Announces New Mobile and Cloud-based Large-format Printing Solutions

May 18, 2012 - in Corporate

HP today announced new mobile and cloud-based printing solutions for its HP Designjet systems, including an HP ePrint & Share application for Android. On display at the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention, the new solutions and features…