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November 9, 2011

» Federal Geographic Data Committee launches geospatial website   Federal Geographic Data Committee

The federal government and its geospatial partners today unveiled, a prototype Geospatial Platform website providing an initial view of the future of user-friendly, integrated, federal data collections on common geographic maps.

November 4, 2011

» Newforma Punch List tablet app shortens time to project closeout   Newforma

 MANCHESTER, N.H. — Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company connecting worldwide architecture, engineering, and construction firms and the owners they serve, announced the commercial release of Newforma Punch List, a tablet app that improves the punch list process. The extension of the Newforma PIM solution to include field automation simplifies coordination, reduces risk and enhances connectivity among extended project teams. 

» Building Information Modeling driven by Integrated Design-Build significantly reduced the project cost on technologically advanced hospital   McCarthy Building Companies/TAYLOR archtiects

  FULLERTON, CALIF. — The design/build team of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., and TAYLOR, are working with St. Joseph Health System to build a new patient tower, parking structure and central utility plant at the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. Located on the northern side of the existing medical campus at Bastanchury Road and Harbor Boulevard, site preparation has been underway since December 2010, and the new tower officially broke ground during a private ceremony on Sept. 25, 2011.

» Esri releases new version of CityEngine   Esri

  REDLANDS, CALIF. — Esri CityEngine 2011, the latest version of Esri's software for creating high-quality 3D content, is now available. New key features of CityEngine 2011 include support for georeferenced data and an improved user interface.

October 27, 2011

» New version of Tekla BIMsight available to boost collaboration   Tekla

 KENNESAW, GA. — Tekla announced a new version of Tekla BIMsight that it said offers improved collaboration tools for construction projects. As before, the BIM tool is available to download and share over the Internet for free.

» Esri releases free app in the Android market   Esri

 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   Trimble

 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   Leica

 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   Esri

  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.

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