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Rising Demand for Water to be a Key Driver for Smart Water Meter Adoption, Says Pike Research

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Water

Worldwide demand for water is rising at a rapid pace and, in the next 20 years, demand for water is expected to be 40% higher than current levels, with the growth in demand surpassing 50% in the world's most rapidly developing economies, according to the 2030…

Competition Calls for Smart Navigation Ideas

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

New approaches that leverage combined usage are a smart way to get the most out of existing infrastructures in the field of satellite navigation. "We're…

UK Department for Transport Hands Over Street Designation Repository to GeoPlace

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Local knowledge and control of roads reduces traffic jams, enabling easier flow of people and vehicles through the road system. From April 2012, government…

Calgary Firm Wins Esri Canada Award of Excellence for Advancing Geodesign

Geodesign is both the art and science of incorporating geography into design. O2 Planning + Design Inc. provides specialized expertise in this area and uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to combine ecology, culture and economics to create…

Sentient City Survival Kit Pushes for a New Awareness

May 23, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

The Sentient Survival Kit has been designed to force us to ask questions about the sensors and intelligent systems that surround our daily urban existence. With phones accessing information, and helping us to navigate our world, we relinquish some control…

UK Aerial Survey Company Launches Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Service

May 23, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

Aerial survey company Bluesky has launched a fast response aerial survey service using state of the art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. The technology, originally developed by the military, includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) guided autopilot,…

The Trust for Public Lands Launches ParkScore

Today, the Trust for Public Lands has launched a rigorous ranking of the top city park systems among the 40 largest U.S. cities. The park rating system uses GIS to create digital maps that evaluate accessibility beyond simply a measurement of distance, as…

Tianjin Waterworks Group Chooses Bentley WaterGEMS and HAMMER to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Water Loss

May 22, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Projects, Water

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Tianjin Waterworks Group Co. Ltd., one of the largest waterworks companies in China, has chosen Bentley’s…

CitiSense Offers Pervasive Monitoring for Analysis

May 20, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

The environmental impacts of our daily activities are largely invisible to us - Carbon dioxide from our cars, fertilizers from our lawns, environmental noise and human stress from driving - yet the impact on our long-term health is inevitable. By pervasively…

Urban India and Planning for Sustainable Cities

May 19, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects, Smart Cities

India is rapidly urbanising and is at a crucial juncture in its development.  The urbanisation phenomenon has both positive and negative effects.  It could be argued that appropriate urban development policies and planning methodology can use the potential…