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New Report Points to Benefits of Embedding Digital Technologies in Infrastructure

May 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

WASHINGTON—The United States must transform existing “brick-and-mortar” physical infrastructure into digital infrastructure to seize the next wave of economic opportunities that will create jobs and improve people’s quality of life, according to a…

Connected Traffic—Learning from Smartphones to Develop Smart Cities

August 6, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Feature, Featured

Compared to other industries, transportation technology is like the car that stalls when the light turns green. Traffic is whizzing by on both sides,…

Leica RCD30: Better Resolution with More Details for 3D City Modeling

October 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

Norcross, Ga., Oct. 6, 2014—Leica Geosystems’ RCD30 Penta Oblique system is now available with new optics. Compared to the previous configuration,…

New Licking County Flood Maps are a Click Away

March 21, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects, Water

A new flood warning system is available to help Licking County, Ohio, better prepare and plan for floods. The U.S. Geological Survey and National Weather Service partnered to create digital flood inundation maps for portions of the North and South Fork Licking…

Prix Ars Electronica 2014 and the category “Digital Communities”

March 9, 2014 - in Announcement, Sensors, Smart Cities

Prix Ars Electronica, the international competition for CyberArts, has the new category of “Digital Communities” among its many awards this year. The “Digital Communities” category focuses on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of the Internet…

EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

July 31, 2013 - in Projects, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of municipalities, industries, and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system.…

Digital Urban Planning Starts with Common Tools

April 9, 2013 - in Planning

In Louisville, Ky., Ted Smith, chief of economic growth and innovation, is working to help his fellow government agencies meet their goals by harnessing new approaches to open data in what he calls "digital urban planning." "Traditional city planning is just…