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Hurrricane Sandy to Katrina: Two Disasters Exceeding $200 billion in Damages Set Stage for Opening of 2014 Hurricane Season

May 30, 2014 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

At a recent summit in New York's financial district, the news was pay now or pay much more later. Speaker after speaker either showed scientific evidence of potential disasters due to sea level rise or the enormous costs that are sure to follow the new reality…

GIS-Pro 2014 Featured Speakers Revealed

May 30, 2014 - in Announcement, Corporate

URISA is pleased to announce the featured keynote speakers participating at GIS-Pro 2014, September 8-11, in New Orleans. GIS-Pro attendees will learn…

New ARCADIS Report: Built Assets Contribute $27 trillion to Global Economy

May 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

Built assets generated a total global income of $27.1 trillion in GDP in 2013 according to a new study published by ARCADIS, (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading…

City of Moncton Embarks on Pioneering Connectivity and Collaboration Program

May 30, 2014 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that the City of Moncton, located in New Brunswick, Canada, has completed an important step in its effort to deliver a step-change in public management…

SAP and IBM Collaborate to Serve Transportation and Logistics Industry

May 30, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

IBM IBM +0.37% and SAP AG SAP +0.04% today announced plans for a global collaboration to provide tailored business applications and consulting services for the transportation and logistics industry. Across the globe, transportation companies such as ocean…

Esri Sponsors Civic Day of Hacking Events in Four US Cities

May 29, 2014 - in Corporate

As thousands of people come together for the National Day of Civic Hacking events, May 30 through June 1, Esri experts will offer support in Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, and New Orleans. Developers, non-profit organizations, and governments around the world…

AECOM Projects Win Eight Engineering Awards Across Four Canadian Provinces

May 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Earning three awards in Manitoba alone, AECOM won a total of eight engineering awards in four Canadian provinces, as technical innovation and professional expertise were celebrated across the country. The individual awards were given out respectively by the…

IBM Unleashes New Tools To Accelerate Data-Driven Cities

May 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Smart Cities

IBM  announced that the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Montpellier, France, are working with IBM to make data-driven decisions to rapidly transform the way they provide water, transportation and emergency management. These and other cities around the…

Detroit’s Blight Mapping Data Guides Decision Making

May 29, 2014 - in Analysis, Maintenance, Projects

The Motor City Mapping project took place this past winter as a principal project of the Blight Task Force. Motor City Mapping saw 150 Detroiters survey 377,602 parcels of land in Detroit, 99% of property in the city, in an effort to establish an accurate…

GeoTel Communications Telecom Data Sets to be Featured in Fortune Magazine

May 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Modeling

GeoTel Communications, LLC, a leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and web-based platforms, today announced that Fortune Magazine will feature its telecommunications infrastructure  data and fiber…