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Ingrid Vanden Berghen, administrator general, National Geographic, Institute of Belgium and President Eurogeographics, Belgium presided over a session on capacity building and the expansion of the global geospatial marketplace to a billion plus people. Leading off this session was an address by Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri. The fact that our world is […]

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Rotterdam at the Forefront of the Sensored City

by Matt Ball on March 12, 2012

The city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is adopting a monitoring and forecasting system to support both its water and energy systems that uses real-time information to manage infrastructure and operations related to the effects of climate change. The initiative is called Climate Proof, with aims to make the city climate resilient by 2025. In […]

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Ericsson, with their research focus on networked society, are the sponsor of a new documentary on Thinking Cities that looks at the role that cities play. The 15-minute video outlines the necessary approach to address the problems that we face. A cameo is given to Carlos Ratti of MIT’s Senseable Cities Lab, where he compares […]

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We’ve long used sensors to track performance of networks, but the smart city that is comprised of a network of networks that inform and report on infrastructure is a relatively new concept that is taking hold. We’re seeing whole cities built around the concept of constant monitoring and feedback, with central control for increased efficiency. […]

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Bangkok 3D City Model Made Available to the Public

by Matt Ball on February 4, 2012

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s City Planning Department has created a 3D city planning map which is now online. The 3D city map includes traffic routes and infrastructure systems, which will we be added to with help from the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency. To date there are 990 3D structures out of a total […]

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This may be a perennial question, as certainly the rise and promise of universal 3D geovisualization keeps coming in waves that are similar to the promise of location-based services. With each wave, we all ride the crest, and perhaps a few move toward the ongoing capture and visualization of our geographies beyond just a project […]

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The announcement today that Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Software will align as partners in the AEC market marks the continued convergence of CAD/ BIM and GIS. Autodesk gains the analytical GIS capabilities of Pitney Bowes to help its customers improve insight and efficiency, while Pitney Bowes gains access to a huge global market that is […]

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The large-scale and interactive 3D Google Earth display of Paris’ planning, is an impressive means of communicating details about areas that are under development through 2020. The 37 square meter display at the Paris Center for Architecture and Urbanism replaces a physical model with an evolving and interactive aerial and 3D model view of the […]

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Autodesk has just launched an Excellence in Infrastructure competition with more than $25,000 in prizes. The contest aims to highlight the best usage of technology to plan, design, build or manage infrastructure projects. The contest is accepting entries now through May 31, 2012, with three winners to be highlighted at Autodesk University 2012. Project categories […]

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There is a great deal in common between Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) approaches, particularly with the larger BIM associated with the “building of” infrastructure projects or analysis of planning options. At this week’s Autodesk University, I moderated a debate regarding BIM or GIS as the way to move forward for […]

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