Sustaining Infrastructure

Sustainability was the key word at this year’s Bentley Conference, expressed not only by its theme, ‘Best Practices for Sustaining Infrastructure’, but also through other initiatives, including the attempt to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 15% before the end of 2009. The conference took place at the Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, US, from 28th to 30th May 2008.<P> To travel through Africa is to learn the meaning of sustaining infrastructure; there, neglected roads make moving from place to place a long and tantalising experience. Bentley chose the theme of sustainability to illustrate how infrastructure is the engine for... (read more)
2008-07-09 12:00:00 Mathias Lemmens, editor-in-chief, GIM International

Infrastructure Interdependence

Characteristic of today's urbanised world is its increasingly intertwined and complex network of roads, railways, underground cables and other above and below ground infrastructure. Infrastructure interdependency studies are concerned with the interconnectedness between crucial infrastructures such as utilities and transport. Many of these systems play a crucial role in emergency response. Movement to and from base, such as a fire station, to the emergency site, is just one example of the many vital areas of interdependence between various systems.   Integrated Model Proper emergency management requires not only acquisition of (geo-)data, its maintenance and updating, usually carried out by various... (read more)
2009-02-27 12:00:00 Dr. Rifaat Abdalla

Web-based Infrastructure Management

The geoportal software g.on aimPort will be represented at CeBIT 2011 in Hanover, to be held from 1st to 5th March 2011. Potential clients are mostly operators of industrial plants, office and business sites or airports and harbours. G.on aimPort allows them a detailed documentation of their infrastructure and its administration via the Internet. Using Oracle technology guarantees the seamless integration of the software into the IT environment of any organisation. G.on aimPort does not require costly - and time-consuming - trainings. This is an important fact for site operators where neither management nor other persons working with the system... (read more)
2011-02-01 09:00:13

Bahrain Spatial Data Infrastructure

    The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) for the Kingdom of Bahrain was officially implemented in February 2005 by the GIS Directorate of the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), Kingdom of Bahrain. This was in compliance with a Government decree, in accordance with which the Bahrain Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) Portal serves both public and private sectors, academic institutions, and the Kingdom of Bahrain. Powerful Tool The BSDI Portal operates on a GIS database of data layers containing important information including street centre-lines, addresses, electricity and water, transmission and distribution, telecommunica-tions, gas and oil pipelines, sewerage and drainage.  More than... (read more)
2011-03-31 03:46:37 Dr Khalid A. Rahman Al-Haidan, director, GIS Directorate, Central Informatics Organisation of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and member of the Board of Directors of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Ass

Infrastructure Modelling Software

Autodesk's new Infrastructure Modelling software products facilitates users in utilities, telecommunications organisations and government agencies improve the design and management of their infrastructure. Autodesk's portfolio of products - including AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, AutoCAD Raster Design 2010, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010, and Autodesk Topobase 2010 - provide users with a solution for designing, visualising, simulating and analysing infrastructure assets and development plans.     In a recent live webcast, Jay Bhatt, Autodesk senior vice president for AEC Solutions, addressed technology's critical role in the design and management of infrastructure. Autodesk Infrastructure Modelling technologies facilitates aggregating multiple sources of data from... (read more)
2009-03-09 03:34:00

Victorian Rail Infrastructure Survey

Geomatic Technologies (GT) (Australia), with the Department of Infrastructure (DOI), has completed the Victorian Rail Infrastructure Survey and Pass Assets project. The project involved producing a register of assets associated with Victoria’s Rail Infrastructure, estimated to be worth $6 billion. The register was identified by the State Government as being a requirement following the rail privatisation process in the late 90’s. Geomatic Technologies was commissioned by the DOI, to conduct a state-wide survey of all rail infrastructure through Metropolitan Melbourne and Rural Victoria. GT utilised many survey techniques including photogrammetric drivers-view and digital geo-referenced track imagery, taken from equipment mounted... (read more)
2006-09-22 12:00:00

Bentley Appoints Infrastructure Ambassadors

Bentley Systems has launched the Bentley Infrastructure Ambassadors Council. The newly appointed ambassadors will engage the global communities of practitioners, constituents, and organisations interested in the challenges of and opportunities resulting from sustaining infrastructure. The ambassadors appointed by Bentley include Norbert Young, former leader of McGraw-Hill Construction; Jim Porter, former chief engineer and vice president of engineering and operations, DuPont; and Patrick McCrory, former mayor of Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Young will chair the council. Later this month, the ambassadors will introduce a series of presentations, through Bentley's Be Connected online seminar series, on a broad range of topics crucial for... (read more)
2010-09-21 09:49:44

Utilities Infrastructure Management Solutions

Intergraph is expanding its proven utilities infrastructure management solutions with new, open standards-based spatial data infrastructure (SDI) capabilities to foster greater interoperability. Intergraph SDI capabilities enable secure, fast and seamless access to geospatial data published by different organisations, improving collaboration for emergency response and incident management, and increasing productivity for utility network planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations. Intergraph's G/Technology infrastructure management solution is a feature-rich, open and scalable geospatial application platform designed to meet the unique needs of utilities and communications companies. The newest version, G/Technology 10.1, supports the use of data published via the Web using the standard... (read more)
2010-04-28 02:34:48

National Spatial Data Infrastructure Act

Japanese Legislate to Advance Geo-information
In May 2007 a new bill on National Spatial Data Infrastructure was enacted by the Japanese government, aiming to provide a legal framework for the development and distribution of geo-information based on GIS and Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT).<P> The Government of Japan began discussions on the promotion of GIS in 1995, soon after the Kobe earthquake that claimed the lives of over six thousand people. Having learned the potential of GIS for prompt emergency response and recovery, the government took measures to develop a new GIS infrastructure; policies on both GIS and PNT have since been developed. In... (read more)
2008-01-11 12:00:00 Hiroshi Murakami, Geographical Survey Institute, Japan

CORS Infrastructure Supporting GIS Mapping

International Land Systems (ILS has delivered the Continually Operating Reference Stations (CORS), a key component to upgrade the Mongolian geospatial network and to map suburban areas. On 2nd December 2010, the Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development and the Millennium Challenge Account, Mongolia presented the Delivery Ceremony of the CORS. ILS was contracted to implement the CORS as part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded Property Rights Project (PRP). The PRP seeks to increase the security and capitalisation of land assets held by lower-income Mongolians. Project activities will improve the formal system for recognizing and transferring land rights,... (read more)
2011-01-04 08:40:47
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