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New “Smart Cities” Initiative Aims to Help Communities Tackle Local Challenges

September 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Smart Cities

Today, the Administration is announcing a new “Smart Cities” Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic…

Barcelona Realizes Innovative Governance with Cloud, Devices and Apps

October 19, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

The City of Barcelona has a global reputation for innovation. Many of the technological solutions that the city has adopted in recent years are at the…

Trimble Connect for Wastewater Manhole Asset Maintenance, Mapping and Inspection Implemented by Orange County Sanitation District

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) has implemented Trimble Connect software in combination with…

Portland Transit Defines Data Access

June 22, 2014 - in Transportation

Days before TriMet hosts its first open-source "data hackathon," nine new mobile tools to help rider riders navigate Oregon's largest public transit system have popped up in the agency's App Center. Even amid budget and ridership troubles in recent years,…

The Government Wants to Regulate Map Apps

June 20, 2014 - in Projects, Transportation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Obama White House emphasized that point in a proposed new transportation bill that would not only place restrictions on built-in automobile navigation aids, but also apply to apps on smartphones.…

Esri Launches Climate Resilience App Challenge

March 10, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

In June 2013, President Obama announced a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. This blueprint for action includes the Climate Data Initiative, an effort to encourage tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help…

What Use Are Apps When Your Infrastructure is Under Water?

March 4, 2014 - in Emergency

This winter has seen unprecedented high winds and flooding resulting in widespread and in some cases, long-lasting power outages in the UK, particularly in the west of England. Whole villages have been inundated and families have been forced to evacuate their…

Smart Sensors, Wireless Links to Make Cities More Efficient

February 26, 2014 - in Smart Cities

Smart bins with sensors and wireless links that remotely alert cleaners when they are full are among the devices on show at the Spanish city where the Mobile World Congress starts today. Manel Sanroma, a math professor who became Barcelona’s chief information…

ICMA and Esri Announce Plans for #LocalGov Technology Alliance in 2014

February 6, 2014 - in Announcement, Smart Cities

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, and Esri, the premiere geo-spatial analytical software solution have teamed together for a second year of projects undertaken as part of the #LocalGov Technology Alliance. The Alliance seeks to engage…

New Apps in the FARO 3D App Center Ensure the Right Tool at All Times

September 25, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

When working, it is usually better to use one tool that is perfect for the task at hand rather than many that are only almost suitable. That is precisely the case when working with complex data – such as 3D laser scans that comprise millions of measuring…