Major Updates to Autodesk's Portfolio

Autodesk Inc. (CA, USA) has announced new versions of its software portfolio, including more than 25 products that help its customers create, manage and share digital assets most effectively, to compete and win. Autodesk's major new product releases include: Autodesk Inventor 10, a 3D design software. Inventor 10 introduces comprehensive functional design features that effectively prevent 'over-engineering' and save time and money on projects. Autodesk Civil 3D 2006, a 3D civil engineering design program that features a dynamic engineering model to complete projects faster and more accurately. Autodesk Map 3D 2006, which connects CAD and GIS data with geospatial tools.... (read more)
2005-03-21 12:00:00

Call for Participation in OWS-4 Testbed

The Open Geospatial Consortium (MD, USA) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 4 (OWS-4) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at the link below. The OWS-4 sponsors are organisations from multiple countries seeking open standards for their interoperability requirements: GeoConnections (Canada), Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL (US), BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the US National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the US General Services Administration (GSA), other major US agencies, the National Technology Alliance, the NATO C3 Agency, the Ordnance... (read more)
2006-04-12 12:00:00

Bentley Calles Issues for Presentations

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (PA, USA) has announced that BE Conference 2007 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, from 29th April till 3rd May, and BE Conference Europe will be held at the Hilton London Metropole in the United Kingdom, from 10th till 14th June. In addition, the company issued a call for presentations for both events. The BE Conference is a once-a-year learning opportunity for Bentley user organisations. The call for presentations is a BE Conference first. BE users from around the world are invited to submit an application to present a best practices session... (read more)
2006-10-20 12:00:00

Sultanate of Brunei to Transform Public Infrastructure

JSY Systems, a partner of Autodesk based in Brunei, has signed an agreement with the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Ministry of Development of the Sultanate of Brunei for the project management, design, supply, delivery, installation, integration, development, testing, training, commissioning and maintenance of an Integrated Document Production System (IDPS) for the Public Works Department (PWD). Expected to be completed by September 2007, the IDPS solution will standardise all public building design, construction and management processes, enabling Brunei to increase delivery speed, decrease costs, increase productivity and enhance the overall quality of public building construction across the country. A... (read more)
2006-12-08 12:00:00

OGC and GITA Emerging Technology Summit IV

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is partnering with the Open Geospatial Consortium (MA, USA) to organise the next in a series of Emerging Technology Summits (ETS IV) focusing on information system interoperability standards, such as Building Information Models (BIM), to be held from 21-23 March 2007 in Washington, D.C.   Increasingly, public and private sector organisations all over the world are understanding the importance of information processing standards that speed up productivity in enterprises in the physical infrastructure, capital project, and building management industries. This ETS will focus on those standards and the benefits of BIM. These benefits include: Lower... (read more)
2007-01-17 11:39:27

3D Simulation in CAD and GIS

Sivan Design Ltd
Sivan Design Ltd was founded by its present CEO, Shlomo Sivan and David Sivan, and incorporated as a privately held company in 1996. Since its inception the company has been dedicated to the development of Civil Engineering CAD products and GIS turnkey software solutions. The R&D and management divisions of Sivan Design are located in Israel, where a team of highly qualified experts in software, CAD and civil engineering develop technology and products. The software is sold worldwide through representatives or strategic alliances with local providers of professional services. The company currently employs 21 professionals and sales have increased by... (read more)
2007-02-23 12:00:00

BE Conference 2007 Opens Registration

Bentley Systems, Incorporated has opened the registration for BE Conference 2007, being held 29th April 29- 3rd May at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, USA. Those registering by 23rd March will receive an early bird discount that reduces the Learning Program fee by US$200 – from US$995 to US$795. The BE Conference offers: -         Keynotes by Bentley executives on future technology and business trends -         Hundreds of courses and thousands of hours of accredited learning -         Best practices sessions from experienced peers and technology experts -         Hundreds of technology updates across all industries and disciplines -         An exhibition... (read more)
2007-03-20 10:14:23

Building Information Models (BIM) Demonstrated in OGC Testbed

On March 13, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Facility Information Council has released the first version (see link) of the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) for a two month industry review period. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has been helping to promote this standard through interoperable web services using NBIMS and helping to ensure compatibility with the geospatial industry's consensus based open standards for urban mondeling.   The OGC Web Services test bed (OWS-4) demonstration, held December 7-8, 2006 at an emergency response center in the New York metropolitan area, showed how interoperability is possible among... (read more)
2007-07-02 12:00:00

A New Age (I)

GIM International Interviews David Schell, Chairman and CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium
On 23rd October 2007, at the annual Geoint Symposium, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) announced that Microsoft Corporation had joined the organisation as a Principal Member. This important milestone was reason for us to approach David Schell, OGC chairman and CEO, and to ask him about the background to, benefits and consequences of Microsoft membership. Mr Schell touched on so many interesting issues that we are publishing this extended interview in two parts, this first focusing on the new Microsoft membership. The second part, to be published in GIM February, will focus on topics including benefits of standards implementation,... (read more)
2007-12-08 12:00:00

Harvard University

Harvard University for many years had no geography department, yet faculties and students have played an important role in GIS and there is now considerable academic activity focused on interoperability. In the 1960s Howard T. Fisher (1903-1979), who directed the Laboratory for Computer Graphics (LCG) at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), was a pioneer in adapting computerised technology to the field of geography. One of his students was Jack Dangermond, Harvard MLA 1969 and the founder of ESRI Inc. First Formal Course With the death of Professor Fisher in 1979 operations ceased at LCG. In the absence of any... (read more)
2007-12-08 12:00:00
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