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OGC , SIG 3D, and TUM Announce Workshop to Gather CityGML Requirements

May 29, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

The OGC CityGML SWG, the SIG 3D, and Technische Universität München will host a joint international workshop to gather requirements to guide the development of the next major version of CityGML (3.0). The workshop will take place on the 20th and 21st of…

Students Map a Future for Themselves and their Neighborhood

May 28, 2013 - in Analysis

This is Voeltner’s fourth year teaching the Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, class. It is one of the electives that’s part of Hoover High School’s…

Quake Changes Christchurch Crime Patterns

May 28, 2013 - in Analysis, Security

Crime maps reveal a major shift in trouble spots throughout Christchurch since the earthquakes. Police are using computer modelling to identify hotspots…

RIEGL Speeds up Accident Investigation:
 Proven Time Savings of Up to 50%

May 28, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

When it comes to accident investigation and rapid deployment scene capture, time is of the essence. Fast data capture, fast turnaround time to clear a scene, and fast data processing is vital to reducing field time, increasing safety, and delivering precise…

Hitting the Point: A Simple Guideline for Contracting 3D Mapping Professionals

May 24, 2013 - in Column, Modeling

Recently, a few technologically specific themes have surfaced in the contemporary business world that all of us can relate to. Whether you are a surveyor, engineer, analyst, or somewhere in gray the topics of “the cloud”, “big data”, and “data mining”…

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 in Gothenburg in April. Their concept of "Greener Cities" will now be judged by an international jury. The…

Sensors Detect Huge Mine Landslide in Advance

May 21, 2013 - in Sensors

A 165-million-ton landslide rocked Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine on April 10, registering as a 2.4-magnitude earthquake in nearby Salt Lake City. The cascade of rock damaged giant trucks and digger machines, but not one of the 500 people who…

High Fidelity Virtual World is a Follow Up to Second Life

May 21, 2013 - in Modeling

Philip Rosedale, the found of Second Life is working on a 3D digital world called High Fidelity. The new world looks to harness body tracking and gesture control for a more immersive virtual reality experience where avatars are controlled by head and hand…

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…

Are We Heading Toward a ‘Too-Smart’ City?

May 21, 2013 - in Sensors, Smart Cities

Today, smart-city programs tend to be limited and fairly granular, though people might be surprised to know exactly which parts of their cities are already sensing and analyzing information. Boston is wired with a system called ShotSpotter, which uses acoustic…