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February 7, 2014

» Maptek releases Vulcan 9 geological modelling and mine planning software   Maptek

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. 

» IMAGINiT Technologies earns Autodesk Platinum Partner designation   Rand Worldwide

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. 

January 29, 2014

» Transoft Solutions completes acquisition of Simtra AeroTech   Transoft Solutions

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. 

» Yotta launches visualized asset management software in U.S.   Yotta

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 ( and a dedicated development team.

» Geospatial site provides ongoing awareness of natural hazards   U.S. Geological Survey

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. 

January 23, 2014

» Army Corps, Woolpert conduct unmanned aerial test flights   Woolpert

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. 

» AGA releases galvanized steel inspection app   American Galvanizers Association

CENTENNIAL, COLO. — The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) released an app to aid in the inspection of hot-dip galvanized steel. The app is a visual guide to identifying various surface conditions present after hot-dip galvanizing and is available for purchase for $4.99 in both the Apple and Google Play stores. 

» TurboSite v2.5 upgrade adds video markup to PDF files and BIM support   IMSI/Design

 NOVATO, CALIF. — IMSI/Design, a pioneer in mobile solutions for AEC, released upgrades for TurboSite Pro and TurboSite Plus apps for field reporting. Exposing BIM properties and displaying 3D section cuts lead the list of new features for TurboSite Pro v2.5.

» On Center Software announces latest releases of On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control   On Center Software

 THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS — On Center Software announced the latest release of its portfolio: On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control.

January 17, 2014

» URS releases new version of cloud-based facilities assessment and computerized maintenance management system   URS Corporation

SAN FRANCISCO — URS Corporation, a provider of services required to modernize and develop new public infrastructure, released the latest version of CASCADE, the next generation toolset for integrated facilities management, which includes a condition assessment module and a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). 

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