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Sydney Harbour Bridge Preservation Benefits from 3D Mapping

February 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Cutting-edge 3D mapping technology has emerged as a new secret weapon in preserving Australia’s most famous man-made icon. Reaching up 134 metres from sea level, and measuring 48.4 metres across and 1,149 metres in length, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the…

EMC Selects the RIEGL VMX-450 Mobile Mapping System

February 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

RIEGL USA has started off 2013 with a bang by completing its first VMX-450 sale within the first quarter of the year. EMC, Inc. is expanding their line…

Train Derailment Due to Faulty GPS

February 5, 2013 - in Transportation

A train partially derailed after colliding with a tractor trailer, sending emergency officials and Hazmat crews to Westmoreland County on Tuesday morning. The…

The EPA Just Released a Report on Funding Options for Transit-oriented Development

February 4, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Communities have learned that the benefits of public transport can be enhanced when station-area planning makes it easier for people to walk or bike, provides affordable housing options, and offers businesses greater access to potential employees and customers…

Woopert Partners with Parsons on $1.5 Billion FAA Contract

February 4, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Woolpert, a national geospatial, design and infrastructure management firm, announced today it was named a key teammate on the Parsons Government Services Inc. team to provide design, construction and geospatial support services on Parsons’ recently awarded…

Investing in Infrastructure Could Reduce Our Long-term Debt

January 30, 2013 - in Transportation

Suppose we could enhance our long-run growth prospects, reduce our long-term unemployment problem, and reduce our expected future debt at the same time. Would that be a policy worth pursuing? Infrastructure spending moves people off of couches and into productive…

Yotta DCL Updates Horizons Highways Asset Management System

January 29, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Highway technology and services company Yotta DCL has announced new features for Horizons, its web platform that integrates GIS, pavement and asset management. Highways authorities and agencies use the visualised asset management system for managing and gaining…

IBM Is Harvesting Location Data from Cell Phones to Build Better Bus Lines

January 29, 2013 - in Transportation

People around the globe are flocking to cities, where, the thinking goes, they’ll be able to live nice, robust lives more efficiently and emit less planet-killing pollution. Ideally. But city living can only truly be a solution to woes like climate change…

3D Laser Mapping’s StreetMapper Proves FIT for France

January 28, 2013 - in Transportation

FIT ESIC and FIT CONSEIL, leading players in the French geographic information market, have purchased a StreetMapper mobile mapping system. Following extensive market research and system trials the companies, with divisions specialising in surveying and engineering,…

Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Infrastructures: A Billion Dollar Business Opportunity

January 20, 2013 - in Transportation

The use of sensors can contribute to these projects by creating a series of smart applications that may lead to a better and safer world. Throughout the years, many transport infrastructures-bridges, tunnels or viaducts-have collapsed due to natural disasters…