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Is Green Infrastructure Diminishing Innovation?

Since the Environmental Protection Agency, and in turn state and local regulators, have gone all in on green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) concepts a seemingly regrettable consequence has emerged.  Topics specific to the broader adoption…

UK to Fund Internet of Things Research

March 10, 2014 - in Sensors

At the digital technology trade fair CeBIT 2014 in Hannover, David Cameron announced that UK chief science adviser Sir Mark Walport will lead a review…

Sensors for Self-driving Cars Get Smaller

January 23, 2014 - in Sensors, Transportation

When the auto industry begins selling autonomous, self-driving cars, don't expect them to look like the test vehicles out on the road today. There won't…

City of West Hollywood GIS Strategic Plan Innovative City – Innovative GIS

January 20, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Smart Cities

West Hollywood is known as one of the most progressive cities in California.  Home to the renowned Sunset Strip, West Hollywood is a completely developed, diversely populated area of a little less than two square miles.  Home to the famous Whisky-A-Go-Go…

A Breakout Year for BIM for Infrastructure on Display at Autodesk’s Infrastructure Symposium

December 10, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling

In a short period of time, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has taken over as a driving force in the infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and maintenance world. A good place to marvel at this broad adoption, and the resulting efficiencies,…

Ottawa GIS Day Event Tackles Transportation

November 12, 2013 - in Announcement, Transportation

This November 20th, International GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day, the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF), in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, and with the support of Transport Canada, will be hosting a focused half day conference…

Why Cities Are Our Most Important Innovation Platform

November 9, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Urban areas, as Jane Jacobs pointed out in her classic, The Economy of Cities, are not particularly efficient.  They’re expensive, hard to navigate places. So it shouldn’t be surprising that most production happens outside of cities—in farms and factory…

Harvard's Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative government initiatives as Bright Ideas. This year’s cohort hails from all levels of government—including…