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Autodesk Expands Infrastructure Design and Analysis Portfolio with Acquisition of Sam and AutoTrack Software

August 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expanding its portfolio of technology for Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure following the completion of the acquisition of certain technology assets from two UK-based software companies.  From Bestech…

International LiDAR Mapping Forum Announces Call for Papers

August 15, 2013 - in Announcement, Corporate

SPAR Point Group, organizer of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), which will take place February 17-19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado, USA, announced…

CGI to Supply Data Services for the GB Smart Meter Implementation Programme

August 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

CGI announced that it was chosen by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as the data service provider for the Data Communications Company…

DroneMetrex Maps a Railway in 3D with its TopoDrone-100

August 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

DroneMetrex has successfully performed a high-precision railway mapping project in Australia. The company’s in-house developed TopoDrone-100 flew and reliably mapped 0,5 km on each of the four sides of the approach to the crossing intersection of the railway…

Agency9 Adds 3D Gaming Effects to Web-based GIS and Planning

August 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

Agency9 CityPlanner, the unique web service for 3D visualisation now releases support for 3D rendering effects such as real time shadow mapping, ambient occlusion, atmospheric scattering and god rays. These effects, traditionally only seen in high-end video…

Chicago’s LakeSim Prototype Connects Planning with Scientific Models

August 14, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Water

Rapid urbanization around the world is leading to the construction of real estate developments at a scale and pace far beyond human experience. Among these efforts is Chicago Lakeside Development, a 600-acre development on the coast of Lake Michigan on the…

MARSH Releases a Report on Infrastructure Resilience

August 14, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate

A new report from the MARSH Infrastructure Practice highlights that the resilience of infrastructure assets needs to be enhanced and sustainability should be assessed at the project inception stage and throughout the asset's life cycle. However, many infrastructure…

Smart Grid Market to Surpass $400 Billion Worldwide by 2020

August 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

What is the outlook for the global smart grid market? According to the latest report by GTM Research, Global Smart Grid Technologies and Growth Markets 2013-2020, the global smart grid market is expected to cumulatively surpass $400 billion worldwide by 2020,…

Teaching Urban Development in the Urban South

August 14, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

SA+P has recently signed an agreement with Malaysia's leading engineering and science school – the Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) – to develop new materials to strengthen the teaching of sustainable city development in the global South and around…

The White House Urges a More Resilient Electric Grid in the Face of Climate Change

August 14, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

This week marks the tenth anniversary of one of the worst power outages in the United States, during which tens of millions of Americans were affected across parts of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey.…