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Researchers Improve Transportation Safety

October 15, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Car-related accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Over 30,000 people died from car-related accidents in 2011, and thousands more are involved in accidents that cause injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety…

311GIS Aids Salisbury Citizens in Reporting Concerns

October 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) welcomes Salisbury, N.C. to the community of 311GIS users.  311GIS is an easy-to-use online solution for citizen…

Internet of Things Gets Major Distance Boost From IBM and Semtech

October 15, 2013 - in Corporate

IBM and Semtech Corp., a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced a significant advancement in wireless technology,…

New Mobile Mapping System from ACTRIS

October 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

With the strong support of SBG Systems, ACTRIS revolutionizes GIS data collection method by releasing VIAPIX, a vehicle-borne image-base mapping system. The company chose the IG-500E for real-time image georeferencing. This miniature inertial sensor directly…

New Initiative to Support $40 Billion Smart Cities in UK

October 13, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The UK’s cities will be helped to get smart, thanks to the launch of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’s new Smart Cities. It comes as a new report published today values the smart cities industry at more than $400 billion globally by…

After Sandy: A New ULI Report Looks at Mitigating Climate Change Through Land Use

October 11, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

The reality of climate change will forever change community building, with planning and development decisions increasingly based on strengthening community resilience through what is built, and where and how it is built, according to a new report released…

Twin Cities Introduce a Fleet of Natural Gas Powered Trucks

October 10, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Republic Services, Inc. today announced the deployment of 23 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant…

ReCitizen Announces a Leadership Training Program for Revitalization Specialists

October 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Every year, thousands of new revitalization, regeneration, and redevelopment initiatives are launched at the regional, community, or neighborhood levels. But few have anyone qualified to design or run them. A new 2-day leadership training program, Certified…

Los Angeles Plans a Performance Metrics Website

October 9, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Modeled on systems set up by Minneapolis, Boston and other cities, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garsetti will soon unveil a website that is supposed to answer the public’s most commonly asked questions. How many violent crimes have occurred in my neighborhood?…

Topcon IS-310 Focuses on Improved Layout and BIM Productivity

October 9, 2013 - in Construction, Corporate

Topcon Positioning Group announces the IS-310 imaging layout station – an advanced imaging and measurement system designed to increase Building Information Modeling (BIM) productivity in the construction layout and as-built phases of any building project.…