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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…

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…

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…

Welsh Town Harnesses Wikipedia for Mobile Tour

May 18, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The small town of Monmouth in Wales have harnessed Wikipedia to chronicle their history. Visitors can use their smart phones to scan bar codes at points of interest to call up details about landmarks in 26 languages. There are more than 1,000 points marked…

3D Laser Mapping Supports Collision Investigators Online

May 17, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

3D Laser Mapping has launched a brand new website to support Police Collision Investigators. As the nationwide rollout of laser scanners continues, this valuable resource offers a secure online forum that allows Collision Investigators to communicate with…

Real-Time Simultaneous Precise 4D Surveying Above and Below Water

May 17, 2012 - in Projects

The industry’s first custom designed 4D (X,Y,Z and TIME) land and marine survey vessel was launched at the Miami Port and Terminal Technology USA 2012 conference and exhibition. Following the success of their Dynascan mobile mapping system (the world’s…

Intelligent Vehicles to Return Revenues of Over $14bn by 2016

May 17, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Intelligent vehicles, through embedded connectivity, will be directly responsible for creating revenues of $14.4 billion by 2016, as existing telematics players extend to new geographical markets and expand their service models in the next five years, finds…

Europe’s Future Depends on Cities Resilient to Climate Change

May 14, 2012 - in Environment, Projects

Around three quarters of Europeans live in cities. Most of Europe's wealth is generated in cities, and urban areas are particularly at risk due to climate change. Europe should seize the opportunity of improving quality of life while adapting to climate change…