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Ovum Warns Smart Cities Inhibited by Slow Rising of IT-based Modernization

June 11, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The huge and diverse market for ICT-based smart city initiatives is driving a flurry of “smart” and “intelligent” vendor solutions, says Ovum. Yet this market’s potential is being inhibited by immature standards, rigid and siloed infrastructures,…

New Research Helps Planners Address California’s Air Quality and Urban Sprawl

June 8, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a peer-reviewed research report, An Economic and Life Cycle Analysis of Regional Land Use and Transportation…

New Research Helps Planners Address California's Air Quality and Urban Sprawl

June 8, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a peer-reviewed research report, An Economic and Life Cycle Analysis of Regional Land Use and Transportation…

Geodetic Monitoring in the Swiss Canton of Ticino Saves Lives from Rock Fall

June 7, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

During the night of 14 May 300,000 m3 of rock broke off the Valegion mountain and crashed down 1,000 m to the valley floor in the Swiss canton of Ticino, near the village of Preonzo. Thanks in part to Leica Geosystems’ Deformation Monitoring solution GeoMoS…

IBM Smarter Cities Technology Helps NYC Envision Solar Energy Leadership

June 7, 2012 - in Energy, Projects, Smart Cities

IBM is helping New York City (NYC) become a global leader in urban solar energy market analysis and sustainability through an innovative agreement with CUNY Ventures, a City University of New York (CUNY) Economic Development Corporation entity. The goal of…

ComputaMaps Launches DxM Digital Elevation Product Line with 3D Cities

June 6, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects

ComputaMaps, international producer and distributor of geodata, announced today the availability of its new DxM digital elevation product line. Derived from existing ComputaMaps 3D City Planner and textured building databases, the new DxM product line includes…

Survey: Latin American and Asian Cities Lead Way in Planning for Global Warming

June 5, 2012 - in Planning, Projects

Quito, Ecuador, is not considered a global leader by most measures. But there is one way in which Quito is at the forefront of metropolises worldwide: in planning for climate change. For more than a decade, officials in Ecuador’s mountainous capital have…

Finnish Minister Advocates Effective Land Use Planning

June 4, 2012 - in Planning, Projects

Finnish Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala has advocated comprehensive and nationwide land use planning in a drive to enhance effective utilisation of land resources to improve people’s livelihoods in rural areas. This comes in the wake…

Software for the Smart Building to Smart Grid Interface to be Worth $1 Billion by 2016, Says Memoori Research

In many developed countries, industrial and commercial buildings consume 40% of all generated electrical power. Interfacing the Smart Grid with this building stock provides large scale opportunities to balance electrical supply and demand particularly as Smart…

TomTom Searches for Drivers to Explore and Map Five Paradise Islands

June 1, 2012 - in Projects

TomTom today kicks off its Map Paradise Project, a once-in-a life-time opportunity for five families or groups of friends to spend two weeks on a tropical island and earn 10,000 euros for mapping it. The Map Paradise Project will help create five new navigable…