October 27, 2011
» Esri releases free app in the Android market
REDLANDS, CALIF. — Google Android users can now access data and mapping capabilities on their smartphones with the ArcGIS for Android application. ArcGIS for Android lets users find and share maps as well as deploy GIS data and functionality on Android devices. The free app is now available and can be downloaded directly from the Android Market.
October 25, 2011
» New version of Trimble Field Link Software increases control of MEP and structures construction layout tasks
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — Trimble introduced a new version of its field software suite designed to simplify routine construction layout tasks while increasing overall productivity and accuracy — Trimble Field Link 1.1 for MEP and structures trades. The new version features a drag and point feature known as "Dynamic Joystick" that provides the user with fluid control over Trimble Robotic Total Stations via on-screen gestures directly on the solution's Trimble Tablet.
» Leica Cyclone 7.3 software supports new field scanning and QA capabilities
NORCROSS, GA. — New Leica Cyclone v7.3 software provides benefits in two important areas for High-Definition Surveying projects. First, it lets users take full advantage in the office of enhanced laser scanner control and field QA features simultaneously announced as firmware v2.6 for ScanStation C10 and C5 scanners. Second, it helps users process large laser scan data sets into deliverables more efficiently in the office — including 64-bit support.
October 19, 2011
» GeoDesign Summit promotes practical applications
REDLANDS, CALIF. — GIS and design professionals, academics, and developers will gather at Esri headquarters in Redlands, Calif., Jan. 5–6, 2012, for the third annual GeoDesign Summit. The event is open to anyone interested in the field of GeoDesign, which integrates GIS-based spatial analysis into the design process. This year's theme, GeoDesign in Practice, reflects a focus on successful GeoDesign projects and new GeoDesign tools that will define future technologies.
» Dexter + Chaney forms Construction Operations Group to focus on collaboration solutions
Dexter + Chaney
SEATTLE — Dexter + Chaney announced the creation of a new business unit focused on innovative technology solutions for construction operations. The Dexter + Chaney Operations Group will deliver new construction software platforms and applications to those involved in construction operations across all phases of the project lifecycle, from pre-construction through live construction.
» Buric launches Buric Global for intelligent construction management
CLEVELAND — Declaring it time that the construction industry join the information age, Buric launched Buric Global, an integrated and new data-rich system that it said delivers projects on time, on budget, and without litigation.
October 10, 2011
» Workflow, training, and support content for Autodesk Revit Structure added to Pinnacle Series
Eagle Point Software
DUBUQUE, IOWA — Eagle Point Software Corporation released its Pinnacle Series for Structural Engineering. The technology delivers multiple implementation, training and support resources in a single, concise user interface. Through a combination of software and services, design professionals access onscreen workflow, cheat sheet and video content, and receive unlimited live training and technical support.
» SCADAConnect Module supports real-time model calibration
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. – Bentley Systems Inc. announced that Westernport Water, a utility in the state of Victoria, Australia, is using Bentley’s WaterGEMS water distribution modeling software, integrated with Open Spatial’s geographic information system (GIS) and Control Microsystems’ supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA), to cost-effectively operate and manage more than $43 million in water assets. The SCADA system allows field-measured data to be brought directly into WaterGEMS using the modeling software’s SCADAConnect and Darwin Calibrator modules. The SCADAConnect technology with real-time updates will save Westernport Water approximately $80,000 in calibration costs. Prior to deploying this system, Westernport Water annually engaged the services of external contractors to manually upgrade and calibrate the water model.
» New Esri basemap highlights thematic content
REDLANDS, CALIF. — Esri released a new global basemap service designed to highlight users’ data. The Light Gray Canvas map features an overall soft gray color for land and darker gray for oceans and other bodies of water. These shades provide a pleasing neutral background so that data overlays contrast sharply with the rest of the map.
October 5, 2011
» Bentley announces project finalists in 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. announced the project finalists in the 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition and the four winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. The awards honor the work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure.
CIO Challenges at Mid-sized & Large A / E Firms
Coming in May
Today’s CIOs and IT leadership face many challenges: from integrating disparate systems, to providing business intelligence tools to their employees, to supporting future growth and expansion of their firms. ZweigWhite and Systems Advisors Group will be hosting a webcast to discuss these topics and more with the CIO of an A/E firm to learn how his organization is addressing those challenges.