NORCROSS, GA. — Leica Geosystems Inc. announced that Calgary, Canada-based ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd. has purchased a second Leica ALS70-CM airborne laser scanner and a third 80-megapixel Leica RCD30 RGBN digital camera.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA AND MOUANS-SARTOUX, FRANCE — ComputaMaps and GEOIMAGE, two producers of geodata for the wireless market, announced their merger. The two companies will benefit from a larger shared catalogue of on-the-shelf geodata, an expanded global corporate infrastructure and related distribution network as well as increased production capability through facilities in Cape Town and Tunis. Together, ComputaMaps and GEOIMAGE become the largest geodata vendor to the wireless ecosystem where their products are used for RF planning and optimization.
COLUMBIA, MD. — Nemetschek Scia, a developer of structural engineering and fabrication software that supports the BIM process, joined the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). As an Associate Member, Nemetschek is working with AISC to support the implementation of new technologies that will streamline the steel delivery process.
NEW YORK — Microdesk, a provider of business and technology consulting services to help firms plan, design, build and operate land and buildings, announced that it has partnered with Panzura, a provider of global cloud storage solutions, to address the critical need for high-performing data storage and management systems within the AECO industry.
According to Maptek, every user will be able to take advantage of Vulcan 9 software performance upgrades, including the removal of the dynamic memory setting. The amount of data loaded and manipulated will only be restricted by the hardware. Graphics and display processes now take advantage of embedded processors (GPUs) to dramatically increase the rendering and manipulation speed of large datasets.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. ― Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has earned the globally recognized Autodesk Platinum Partner designation. Achieving this designation is recognition that IMAGINiT has demonstrated rich industry experience, as well as having fulfilled the demanding Autodesk training and certification requirements for both sales and services employees, the company said.
Vancouver, B.C. — Transoft Solutions Inc. acquired Simtra AeroTech AB, a supplier of software for airport and road designers. Both companies provide the transportation industry with CAD-based software solutions such as AutoTURN and AeroTURN (Transoft Solutions) and PathPlanner (Simtra). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
DENVER — In response to new legislation and more than $100 billion dollars of government funding, Yotta, the highways and infrastructure technology company, is launching its visualized asset management software Horizons in the U.S. Designed as a cloud-hosted solution, Horizons allows for multiple data types to be integrated, visualized, and utilized underpinning decision making and informing development plans for highways management. The launch of Horizons will be supported with the opening of an office in Denver, a new online resource (www.yotta-us.com) and a dedicated development team.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Interior Department website offers the public as well as federal, state and local emergency management communities online maps containing the latest available information on earthquakes, earthquake shakemaps, streamflow data and floods, volcanoes and wildfires, as well as information on severe weather hazards.
DAYTON, OHIO — Woolpert, a national geospatial, architecture and infrastructure firm headquartered in Dayton, announced it has conducted an unmanned aerial system (UAS) joint test flight at Wilmington Air Park with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District. The test was conducted to determine the viability of using Woolpert’s Altavian Nova Block II UAS accompanied by a metric camera system for upcoming USACE Mobile District mapping projects.
Win More Work with Innovative Approaches to Project Proposals Thursday, June 27th, 2013
How can you make your project proposals stand out in order to win work without losing time and money?
In this presentation, you’ll learn about new ways to quickly create more realistic proposals of design alternatives that demonstrate a better understanding of project needs, more clearly explain project designs, and help you win work.
Get to 30% Design Faster Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Once you win an infrastructure project, how does your team provide owners, review agencies, clients and other stakeholders with a more solid understanding of your design intent?
This webcast presentation will present innovative approaches that show how you can easily combine 2D CAD, GIS, raster, and 3D models, enabling you to accelerate your infrastructure design process. It will also show how you can easily use rich visualizations to validate design decisions faster.
Get to “Yes” Faster with Agency and Community Stakeholders Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Review agencies need to understand and approve projects before they can be built, but the approval process is often slow and linear. Non-technical public stakeholders, such as surrounding residents and business owners, struggle understanding 2D plans and their confusion can lead to expensive roadblocks.
Learn how you can use compelling simulations and animated 3D visualizations to better communicate project alternatives and community impact in a format that is more interactive and easily understood by agencies and non-technical audiences alike.
The Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways: A Quick Spin Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Learn more about the Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways using the Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite 2014. We’ll give you information about:
• The authorized training guide
• The certification exam
• Learning objectives
• A BIM workflow for road and highway design
Using the training guide, you will learn how to employ a BIM process using the tools in the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite in order to more fully realize the benefits of this intelligent, model-based approach: better understanding of the project, improved accuracy and efficiency, and more agility to respond quickly to changes at anytime, anywhere.
Practical Workflows for the Civil Engineer Thursday, December 12th, 2013
You are already creating rich 3D models, but how can you more fully leverage this model to enhance every phase of infrastructure project workflow?
This webcast will show you how to use your rich, 3D models to gain greater visibility into projects, develop deeper insights into constructability, and identify and resolve issues virtually before breaking ground.