Intergraph SG&I Becomes Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure

Intergraph’s Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division has rebranded globally as Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. The new name more closely aligns the business and its industry-leading solutions with parent company Hexagon. Since acquiring Intergraph in 2010, Hexagon has made many strategic and beneficial investments in safety and infrastructure solutions, varying from research and development to acquisitions and partnerships. Steven Cost, president of Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, explained that those investments have helped to meet the needs of governments and service providers around the world – improving operations, enhancing enterprise-wide information and reducing the total-cost of ownership for mission-critical and business-critical... (read more)
2015-10-12 09:40:33

OGC Launches Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced a new OGC Interoperability Program project called the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Standards and Communication Pilot ('Arctic SDI Pilot'). The Arctic SDI Pilot is sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada. The goal is to demonstrate to Arctic stakeholders the diversity, richness and value of a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) based on web services and standardised exchange formats in helping address critical issues impacting the Arctic. Stakeholders include national and pan-Arctic science and monitoring organisations as well as decision-makers engaged in Arctic research, socio-economic policy and environmental management. The organisations participating... (read more)
2016-01-11 04:27:33

Road Infrastructure IT Solution Supports Efficient Teamwork

Poland’s Malopolska Province uses a road infrastructure management IT solution provided by TatukGIS's customer SHH. The solution includes dedicated GIS tools that enable analysis, sharing and reporting of information concerning roads and incidents. For this implementation, the Malopolska Province Road Management Authority in Krakow was awarded the Gold Award in the 'Innovation' category for the transport industry. The TatukGIS Developer Kernel was used to develop two of the system's modules: The desktop application portion of the solution which is, essentially, a thick client to the Geoinformation Data Warehouse running on Oracle database, and the Design Files Repository that enables team members access to road project... (read more)
2016-03-02 09:39:59

Bentley Reveals Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Finalists

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards programme. The annual awards programme honours the extraordinary work of Bentley users in advancing infrastructure design, construction and operations throughout the world. 12 independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organisations around the world. The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 130 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums... (read more)
2018-08-08 09:34:38

Infrastructure Group Benefits from Drone Technology in Smart Motorways Project

The international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty is reaping the rewards of using drones on major construction projects, including work on a multi-million-pound 'Smart Motorway' upgrade in the Midlands region of the UK with support from UAV specialist Heliguy. The group is utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or 'drones'), including the recently released DJI Phantom 4 RTK, to enhance safety, increase efficiency, gather data faster, improve asset productivity and gain high-accuracy results. The UAVs are being used for quicker stockpile measurements, informative aerial progress reports and accessing hard-to-reach areas. Balfour Beatty has turned to drone expert Heliguy as its preferred supplier,... (read more)
2019-04-09 10:39:43

Colombian Company Adopts MWH Soft Geospatial Infrastructure Modelling Technology

MWH Soft (CO, USA) has announced that Empresas de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Villavicencio ESP (Villavicencio), Colombia, has awarded the firm a substantial contract for its GIS-based H2OMAP Water and Sewer software suites plus its Platinum Subscription program. The programs, chosen following a competitive review, will be used to screen and evaluate cost-effective management strategies for Villavicencio's water distribution and sewer collection systems with an eye to best accommodating continued community growth. Serving a population of 310,430, the utility operates and maintains 400 kilometres of water mains and 350 kilometres of combined sewer mains. MWH Soft is a global provider... (read more)
2005-05-17 12:00:00

Digital Version of ‘The Year in Infrastructure 2007'

Bentley Systems (PA, USA) has published the digital version of \"The Year in Infrastructure 2007\". The yearbook features descriptions and color illustrations of the more than 230 project nominations recognized and 36 winners honored in the Building, Plant, Civil, Geospatial, IT and Training, and Academic categories of the 2007 BE Awards of Excellence program. New this year is a category for Sustainable Design. The BE Awards of Excellence, which are judged by an independent, international panel of industry experts, honor the projects of Bentley users - projects that set benchmarks and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations... (read more)
2008-03-25 11:44:39

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Represents Good News for Surveying Industry

Several statements by President Donald Trump during 28 February’s joint session of Congress underlined his commitment to invest in large infrastructure projects in the USA. The geospatial sector will no doubt be keen to embrace the opportunities presented. But is there a snag? “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land.” “Dwight D. Eisenhower initiated the last truly great national infrastructure programme – the building of the interstate highway system. The time has come for a new programme of national rebuilding.” “To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking... (read more)
2017-03-01 10:50:35

London 3D Tree Map Helps Assess Green Infrastructure

A digital map of trees created by aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping to support a range of environmental projects in London, UK. Using Bluesky’s tree map, The Ecology Consultancy (TEC) and the Green Roof Consultancy (GRC) have undertaken a Green Infrastructure (GI) audit on behalf of Hammersmith London Business Improvement District (BID) to assess the quality and extent of existing GI resources and provide recommendations for enhancing urban greenspace.   Derived from aerial photography, the Bluesky tree map - called ProximiTREE - details the exact location of all trees and includes measurements of tree height and canopy extent.  ... (read more)
2012-05-04 12:00:00

The USA’s National Spatial Data Infrastructure Needs Improvement

GIM International interviews COGO Chair Mike Vanhook
Data themes with the most diffused authority and largest number of responsible stakeholders generally have lower grades. Overall, the backbone of the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) was assigned a C- grade following an assessment by a panel of experts initiated by the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO). The chair of COGO, Michael Vanhook, explains the context. How important is COGO in the United States? In our field it cannot be overlooked. COGO comprises 13 national professional societies, trade associations and membership organisations in the geospatial field, representing more than 170,000 individual producers and users of geospatial data and... (read more)
2017-03-01 11:27:04
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