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USDA Announces Smart Grid Funding For Rural Electric Co-ops

July 16, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 15 states will receive loan guarantees to make improvements to generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. "Maintaining…

Oracle’s “Big Data, Bigger Opportunities” Report: Smart Grids Increase Utilities’ Data Collection 180x

July 11, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Today Oracle announced the results of the "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Plans and Preparedness for the Data Deluge" research report, which surveyed…

Oracle's "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities" Report: Smart Grids Increase Utilities' Data Collection 180x

July 11, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Today Oracle announced the results of the "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Plans and Preparedness for the Data Deluge" research report, which surveyed…

Mapping Census 2010 Illustrates Major Changes in US Population

July 9, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects

Mapping Census 2010: The Geography of American Change from Esri Press depicts the extraordinary changes in the American population over the past decade. Extracted from the data collected by the US Census Bureau in 2010, the new maps are displayed side by side…

Intergraph Launches the MuniSight Geospatial Mapping Solution at MISA Event

July 6, 2012 - in Corporate, Projects, Smart Cities

The Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Conference, which takes place annually in Ontario, Canada, provided the perfect platform for Intergraph to introduce its newest enterprise GIS solution to the Ontario market. Held this year from May 27-30,…

Disaster Prevention through Intelligent Monitoring Systems

July 4, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

In recent years many high-profile natural disasters have made the headlines and claimed hundreds of thousands upon thousands of lives. Many countries are beginning to realize the importance of accurate environmental monitoring systems and are developing advanced…

Creating Liveable Cities Relies on the Four C's

More than 100 governors, mayors and top leaders from 98 cities and regions discussed challenges and innovative solutions to build liveable cities and foster harmonious communities at the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum (WCSMF). At the forum which was themed…

Creating Liveable Cities Relies on the Four C’s

More than 100 governors, mayors and top leaders from 98 cities and regions discussed challenges and innovative solutions to build liveable cities and foster harmonious communities at the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum (WCSMF). At the forum which was themed…

US$400 Billion of Water Infrastructure Investment Depends on Adaptive Water Management

June 30, 2012 - in Projects, Water

Aging infrastructure, population growth, legislative and legal developments have all contributed to an ongoing need to consider dynamic water management strategies and solutions while concurrently facing economic challenges.  Financing shortfalls could partly…

TedPrize Winner City2.org Relaunches with Stories on Transformation

June 27, 2012 - in Projects

This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea: The City 2.0. Last February, we launched the TheCity2.org to serve as a platform for people all over to world to dream up and build the future of our cities, and in…