TAG: infrastructure

UN, Geospatial Media cooperate on geospatial infrastructure

November 12, 2019By
Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media (left) and Stefan Schweinfest, director, UNSD, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, sign the letter of cooperation. (Photo: UNSD/GMC)

Letter signed to advance role of geospatial knowledge infrastructure in global society and economy Geospatial Media & Communications has signed a letter of cooperation with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to work together to advance the role of geospatial knowledge infrastructure in global society and economy. Consistent with their respective mandates, the UNSD and Geospatial Media will collaborate to... read more

Durham public works uses Nearmap to manage massive city growth

February 6, 2019By
Nearmap high-resolution aerial image of Durham, North Carolina, photographed Jan. 15. (Photo: Nearmap)

Location content provider Nearmap has partnered with the city of Durham, North Carolina, to help it manage infrastructure projects. The city’s Public Works Department uses Nearmap’s high-resolution imagery to aid in managing all infrastructure data for the city, including the city’s $16 million a year Stormwater Utility Fund. “Having access to imagery back to 2014, we’re able to go back... read more

Bentley Systems releases open-source library, iModel.js

October 17, 2018By

Open-source JavaScript library for creating immersive connections to infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems has released its iModel.js library, an open-source initiative designed to improve the accessibility, for both visualization and analytical visibility, of infrastructure digital twins. iModel.js can be used by developers and IT professionals to quickly and easily create immersive applications that connect their infrastructure digital twins with the... read more

Extensis and LizardTech unite as one company

October 3, 2018By
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Extensis and LizardTech are uniting as one global company to help organizations increase their return on investment and the value of their digital assets, fonts and large imagery. In 2017, Extensis and LizardTech collaborated on the development of new portfolio asset geo-referencing capabilities for applications in the geospatial, infrastructure, architecture/engineering/construction and building information modeling segments. With Extensis’ market leadership in... read more

Bentley acquires Plaxis, SoilVision for infrastructure workflows

April 30, 2018By
SoilVision applications provide capabilities for engineering related to soil properties, soil behavior, and groundwater flow. (Image: SoilVision)

Bentley Systems, a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has acquired Plaxis, provider of geotechnical software, based in Delft, Netherlands. Bentley has also agreed to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada. The acquisitions, with Bentley’s market-leading borehole reporting and data management software gINT, serve to make Bentley a complete digital source for geotechnical professionals. With the acquisitions,... read more

Bentley Systems to celebrate Year in Infrastructure in October

March 20, 2018By
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Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference will be held Oct. 15-18 in London at the Hilton London Metropole. Bentley Systems is a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure. Presented by Bentley Institute, the conference is a global gathering of leading industry executives and prominent thought leaders in the design, construction and operations of the world’s infrastructure. The... read more

Trimble MX9 mapping system designed for surveying, engineering, GIS

February 5, 2018By

Trimble has released its MX9 mobile mapping solution for large-scale scanning and mapping missions. The Trimble MX9 combines a vehicle-mounted mobile lidar system, multi-camera imaging and field software for efficient, precise and high-volume data capture for a broad range of mobile mapping applications such as road surveys, topographic mapping, 3D modeling and asset management. The Trimble MX9 captures dense point-cloud data... read more

DJI’s privacy mode enables flight without internet data transfer

October 9, 2017By

DJI has launched a new Local Data Mode that stops internet traffic to and from its DJI Pilot app, providing enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. Local Data Mode will be available in the next update on the DJI Pilot app on CrystalSky and for select Android tablets. When an operator activates Local Data Mode, the app... read more

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Harnessing scan-to-BIM technology on historic sites

August 23, 2017By

When it comes to renovating a building, unforeseen structural problems or lack of knowledge about the materials used can result in costly delays. Detailed site surveys help to highlight these issues before work begins — and digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in identifying them. A project undertaken at a 112-year-old school highlights the advantages of using 3D mobile indoor mapping... read more

Bluesky granted funding for mobile phone mapping project

February 9, 2017By

Geographic data specialist Bluesky has secured funding from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky led study will assess the feasibility... read more