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COAST v1.0 Software Released for Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise Cost-Benefit Analysis

May 3, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Water

Blue Marble Geographics, in partnership with the University of Southern Maine, is pleased to announce the release of COAST v1.0. COAST is a free software tool built on the Global Mapper SDK for use in modeling storm surge and sea level rise in relation to…

Dassault Systèmes Acquires Archividéo

May 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Planning

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, a world leader in 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced…

E-on Software Ships Vue 11.5

May 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Projects

e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced today the immediate availability of Vue 11.5 xStream and Infinite, the latest…

Model-based Design Powers China Dam Construction

April 30, 2013 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Modeling

Harnessing power from moving water has the benefit of slowing and controlling flow in order to prevent natural disasters, providing water for human consumption and crop irrigation, slowing soil erosion, and supplying clean power. Hydropower is a low-cost source…

Tidal Energy Modelling Tool Helps Identify Most Efficient Sites

April 24, 2013 - in Energy

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and HR Wallingford are launching a tidal energy modelling tool for use by tidal energy developers to identify the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays or tidal barrage schemes around the UK…

GIS Technology Allows Virtual Tours of Past DePauw Buildings

April 19, 2013 - in Facility Management, Modeling, Projects

Last spring, Wesley Wilson, coordinator of archives and special collections at Depauw University, set out on a mission to document the campus. “We go into the buildings, we see the buildings, but do we really know about who the building is named for? Or…

BIM Saves the Day for $6.5 Million Health Care Expansion Project

Greg Lawes, principal, Meridian Associates, Inc., spoke at SPAR International about how 3D laser scanning and BIM workflows were used for contractor coordination to renovate and expand the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix, AZ last year. “Meridian…

The Business Case for BIM for Infrastructure

April 17, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is experiencing a rapid adoption rate for infrastructure projects. These findings and example case studies are pulled from the 2012 McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket Report(PDF): The Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure:…

Esri Streamlines 3D Production with Procedural Approach #SPAR13

April 17, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Modeling

Esri ran a 3D Production workshop at the SPAR Conference today in Colorado Springs. With the acquisition of Procedural and their CityEngine technology, Esri has added all new capabilities for 3D data production for individual projects, cities or even countries.…

Agency9 Announce Developer Portal for its Leading Web 3D Platform

April 2, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

  Agency9 today releases its Developer Portal to support the growing market of web based 3D applications. Easy access to 3D spatial data and tools as well as integration in existing web applications makes 3D a valuable resource in organisations contributing…