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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…

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…

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…

Ron Blank & Associates and GreenWizard Launch Strategic Partnership

February 3, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Environment

Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. (RBA) has launched a strategic partnership with GreenWizard, Inc. RBA is the nation's leading provider of AIA continuing education for design professionals. The company also develops education courses and guide specifications…

Digital Inclusion: How does your city score?

February 3, 2014 - in Projects, Smart Cities

One of the requirements on any smart city to-do list is to make digital inclusion a priority. That's why we thought the digital inclusion checklist from the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) is so worth sharing. Developed in collaboration with partners…

StreetMapper to Laser Map Indian Infrastructure

February 3, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

StreetMapper is being deployed to laser map city centres and transportation networks across India. The world’s most accurate mobile laser mapping system StreetMapper has been purchased by Geokno, a technology company specialising in Geographical Information…

CH2M Hill to Focus on Five Markets

February 3, 2014 - in Corporate

CH2M HILL announced today that the global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm will hone its business to five key markets and six core regions in order to more effectively serve the infrastructure needs of its clients around the…

Cityworks Delivers Cost Savings for Philadelphia

February 2, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance

A large city with a population of 1.5 million, the City of Philadelphia is charged with tracking daily maintenance and costs as well as coordinating multiple departments and maintaining compliance with regulatory standards. Using Cityworks, the leading GIS-centric…