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Australia Sees Great Promise with Smart Grid Smart City Trial

July 29, 2014 - in Electric Grid, Energy

More than $28 billion in net economic benefits could flow to Australia over the next 20 years if smart grid technologies trialled in the Hunter were adopted nationally, a national energy conference has been told. The $100 million Smart Grid Smart City project…

Worldwide Consultancy COWI Selects ZEB1 Hand Held Mapper

June 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

International consulting group COWI has added the world’s first truly mobile, hand held, rapid laser mapping system to its surveying equipment portfolio.…

Australia Studies Social Vulnerability and Resilience to Disasters

June 6, 2014 - in Analysis, Emergency, Projects

Science can tell us much about the nature of floods, how fires behave and the response of a building to strong winds. However, not as much is known about…

GHD Increases Efficiency with AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation

February 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Modeling

GHD, one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies, has achieved considerable cost savings by integrating AVEVA Electrical with AVEVA Instrumentation. Impressed with both its performance and the technical support…

Powerline Bushfire Risk Can Be Cut, Says Vegetation Mapping Expert

February 6, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy

The risk of powerlines sparking major bushfires can be significantly reduced with cutting-edge mapping technology, according to a visiting international expert. Chris Kelly – founder of US vegetation management software company Clearion – has been invited…

Buried Services Mapping Technology Ensures Sino Iron Project is Always on Solid Ground

January 20, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance

CITIC Pacific Mining has taken a high-tech approach to managing underground infrastructure at the largest magnetite project under construction in Australia, with the development of an industry-first, interactive buried services reporting and mapping system.…

Melbourne Warned that Most Livable City Status Requires More Work

October 14, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Melbourne's status as the world's most liveable city could be its undoing, an international community design guru has warned. Gil Penalosa, the keynote speaker at the Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference in Melbourne on October 13-16, said the city's…

Landmark Information Group Signs Deal to Provide Site-Specific Environmental Risk Reports for Sites in Australia

October 7, 2013 - in Corporate, Environment, Land Development

Landmark Information Group has signed a partnership agreement with Melbourne-based Spatial Vision to provide their specialist Environmental Risk Assessment report, CheckSite, to the UK market. CheckSite, which will be available through Landmark’s Envirocheck…

3D Adds New Dimension to Townsville's Development Future

February 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

In a first for regional Queensland, Townsville City Council is using cutting-edge Geographic Information System (GIS) technology from intelligent mapping specialists Esri Australia to create a digital 3D map of the state’s unofficial northern capital. Townsville…

Brisbane's Airportlink Project Benefits from Mapping Technology

December 14, 2012 - in Transportation

Cutting-edge mapping technology saved more than $3 million from the bottom line of Australia’s largest ever roadworks, according to one of the project’s key architects. Stretching six kilometres under the heart of Brisbane, the AirportlinkM7 tunnel rivals…