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TAG: urban planning

Why geospatial data needs artificial intelligence

January 27, 2021By
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By San Gunawardana, Guest Author Advances in geospatial technology have opened up many new possibilities in areas such as national security, urban planning and emergency preparedness. When I was embedded with the U.S. Army as a scientist in Afghanistan, I got to experience firsthand the exceptional value of 3D data. The military used nation-scale imagery and lidar to generate 3D... read more

GIS is key to developing smart cities and buildings

September 19, 2018By
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GIS is growing in importance to urban development, whether for environmental impact studies, geofencing or building information modeling (BIM). Sharing GIS data with developers is critical to a coordinated approach to smart city growth. read more

Report on cities and drones released by National League of Cities

August 22, 2016By

Report highlights crucial information cities need when regulating drones The National League of Cities (NLC) has released Cities and Drones, a new report that provides cities with insight on the recently released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules relating to drone operation. The report also provides suggestions for how local governments can craft their own drone ordinances to encourage innovation while also... read more

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Cityworks enhanced with new functions in 15.1 release

August 4, 2016By

Cityworks has released Cityworks 15.1, making the care of critical infrastructure, capital assets and property easier and more straightforward. Cityworks 15.1—Platform 4.1 introduces Cityworks “apps” — functional applications that run parallel to the platform, providing faster updates for fixes and new functionality. Cityworks 15.1—Platform 4.1 includes updates to Cityworks AMS and PLL, Web Services (APIs) and Storeroom, as well as... read more

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CyberCity 3D interactive maps help cities visualize the future

November 16, 2015By

CyberCity 3D has developed a 3D Smart Cities mapping platform to help municipal authorities and planners visualize their towns and cities in 3D. Existing and future city plans, proposed developments and schemes, can all be visualized together with relevant data using a simple, out-of-the-box solution, with streaming to any web connected device. The CyberCity 3D Smart City maps can be... read more

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100 Resilient Cities Teams with Trimble on Global Initiative

August 24, 2015By

100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, is partnering with Trimble, which will offer a critical resilience building tool to 100RC’s network cities. Using Trimble eCognition Essentials software, cities can leverage readily available satellite and aerial imagery from manned or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to produce timely, accurate land use and mapping information that can be used with a... read more

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Esri CityEngine 2015 Provides Advanced 3D City Design

May 1, 2015By

The release of Esri CityEngine 2015 allows GIS professionals, architects, planners, and urban designers to create 3D city models faster and share them easily via ArcGIS Online. These new features open the use of 3D models for every day, real-world simulation, emergency response, urban planning, and entertainment scenarios. “CityEngine 2015 is faster, sports higher-quality visuals, and introduces an innovative and unique 3D... read more

Safe Software Offers Geospatial with Minecraft Webinar

February 6, 2015By
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Safe Software is offering a webinar that discusses how the popular building game Minecraft offers a gaming approach to real-world geospatial scenarios. The presenters will discuss examples such as rapid design prototyping to increasing citizen and youth engagement, and helping urban planners create the perfect city block. The presenters say they also will show attendees how they can integrate GIS,... read more

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