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Global Competitiveness Report Marks U.S. Infrastructure Downturn

May 27, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

The United States' global rank in infrastructure has dropped off considerably from where it was four years ago, both in absolute and relative terms, according to a recent report. U.S. infrastructure ranked 14th in the world this year, a full seven slots lower…

Greener Cities Project Wins NASA Challenge

May 23, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

Students at the Software Engineering and Management bachelor program at University of Gothenburg, were appointed winners of NASA's Space Apps Challenge…

Critigen Named Geospatial Solutions Company of The Year

May 23, 2013 - in Corporate

Geospatial Media and Communications named Critigen “Geospatial Solutions Company of the Year 2012” at the Geospatial World Forum held in Rotterdam,…

New Book Unsprawl Explores the Expense of Surburbanization

May 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Planning

Unwinding the unsustainable ways in which we’ve built our communities over the last half-century is the most pressing challenge confronting planning, design and development today. Utilizing a dozen case studies from throughout North America, Unsprawl examines…

Agency9 and City of Norrköping Receive International Award for Urban Planning in 3D

May 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

City of Norrköping and the Swedish software company Agency9 received the Excellence Award in Urban Planning at the international reputable conference “Geospatial World Forum 2013” in Rotterdam. The award was received for the innovative use of web based…

Xerox “Smart Grid” Parking System Makes it Easier for Cities to Manage Transportation

May 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Municipalities now have a way to manage parking operations with a central management solution. Merge, a technology from Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the first system to fully integrate and provide analytics on all aspects of metered and off-street programs. Merge…

Halcrow Uses @RISK from Palisade to Determine Level of Flood Resilience

May 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency, Modeling

Halcrow, a CH2M HILL company, uses risk analysis software from Palisade as a key element in its programme to mitigate the consequences of severe flooding in the UK. @RISK is used to quantify the uncertainties in Halcrow’s process that determines the risk…

Portland, ME Deploys GeoBlade Suite for Public Safety GIS

May 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Security

GIS capabilities for public safety agencies have advanced significantly over the last few years. The City of Portland, ME Police and Fire Departments have realized the need for GIS integration for their public safety operations.  Portland had recently deployed…

FEMA Helps Integrate Hazard Mitigation in Local Planning

May 20, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

One of the main objectives of the guide is to help community planners make the business case for mitigation. Whether part of the comprehensive plan, capital improvement plan, or any other authoritative tool in a planner’s arsenal, integrating hazards into…

BLUERIDGE Analytics Announces a New Parceling Tool for Its SITEOPS Land Development Software

May 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

BLUERIDGE Analytics, provider of SITEOPS, optimization software for land development, proudly announces the release of the Residential Parceling module. “It is amazing how quickly I am able to lay out residential subdivisions and produce alternative designs…