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Smart Technologies and Infrastructure for Energy, Water, Mobility, Buildings, and Government: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

The momentum behind the development of smart cities continues unabated. City leaders around the world are committing to smart city objectives as they attempt to shape the development of their cities to meet social, economic, and environmental challenges. National…

Researchers Shed New Light on Himalayan Earthquakes

June 15, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate

MISSOULA, Mont.—A University of Montana researcher is part of a team whose research is breaking ground on the complexity of earthquakes and the possibility…

VisualEyes Provides a Forecasting Boost to the Energy Industry

May 17, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance, Sensors

Lightning, strong winds, snow, freezing temperatures, fog and heavy rain are just some of the meteorological challenges facing those managing energy-production…

New Willamette River Flood Inundation Maps to Aid Residents and Emergency Managers

April 19, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Stormwater

PORTLAND, Ore. — New flood inundation maps focused on the Coast Fork Willamette River near Goshen, Oregon were published online Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. The maps, in conjunction with the…

Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Shaking in 2016

March 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards. This is also the first one-year outlook for the nation’s earthquake…

Esri Teams with Partners to Build Better Flood Forecast Maps

March 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Modeling, Planning, Stormwater

Redlands, Calif., March 22, 2016—Esri is participating in the White House Water Summit, in celebration of the United Nations' World Water Day. Esri has committed to building new technology that maps the extent and depth of flood forecasts, along with Kisters,…

AirVisual Launches Free Air Pollution Forecasts for More than 5,000 Cities Worldwide

January 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Maintenance, Sensors

BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2016—AirVisual, a social enterprise providing air quality tools and information, now offers free air pollution forecasts for more than 5,000 cities worldwide. The forecasts are available on both a web and mobile platform to empower residents…

The FAST Act Impact on Cement and Concrete

December 17, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Transportation

Known as the FAST Act – short for Fixing America’s Surface Transportation – the bill provides more than $305 billion to surface transportation programs. Of this, $207.4 billion will be targeted at the federal-aid highway system. According to a PCA analysis, the…

Shipments of Connected Wearables will Reach 228 million in 2020

December 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

Gothenburg, Sweden, Dec. 15, 2015—According to a new report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of connected wearables reached 72.5 million in 2015, up from 25.3 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a compound annual growth…

Expect Modest Growth in 2016 U.S. Transportation Construction Market

December 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

WASHINGTON—The likely passage of a five-year federal surface transportation bill, increased investment from state and local governments, and continued strengthening in the U.S. economy are the key factors driving an expected 4 percent growth in the 2016…