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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…

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…

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 development of the data capture services including aerial imagery, LiDAR, mobile mapping and thermal sensing,…

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 that Tianjin Waterworks Group Co. Ltd., one of the largest waterworks companies in China, has chosen Bentley’s…

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…