RESTON, VA. — Have you ever dropped a stick into a river and wondered where it might go if it floated all the way downstream? Now you can trace its journey using Streamer, a new on-line service from the National Atlas of the United States. Streamer is an online map service that lets anyone trace downstream along America’s major rivers and streams simply by picking a point on a stream. Streamer will map the route the stream follows. Users can also trace upstream using Streamer.
NORCROSS, GA. — Following the overwhelming response to the introduction of the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas on June 5, Leica Geosystems is launching Nova Live Tours in several locations around the U.S. and Canada. The events will give spatial data management professionals a firsthand look at the new solution that combines the most advanced total station technology with 3D laser scanning, imaging and GNSS positioning in a single instrument, along with the opportunity to learn how to maximize their use of 3D.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Common Ground Alliance (CGA), a stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, launched an online utility damage prevention technology information source called VAULT. The database, which can be accessed at www.cga-vault.com, can be used to identify technologies that help reduce damages to the more than 100 billion feet of underground facilities in the United States.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. ― Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released the new Import from Google Utility and Point Station and Offset Report Utility for IMAGINiT’s Utilities for Civil 3D. In addition to the new utilities, IMAGINiT has also enhanced the existing AutoOffset Utility to include compatibility with the 2014 version of Autodesk Civil 3D.
DUBUQUE, IOWA — Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced the addition of Autodesk 2014 resources to Pinnacle Series, which enables AEC organizations to immediately take advantage of the new features found in the latest Autodesk software and increase overall productivity. Pinnacle Series Workflows, Cheat Sheets, Videos and Live Training Classes are updated to include support for the 2014 Autodesk products.
HARRISBURG, PA. — PennDOT’s modernized field data collection process recently received an international achievement award for its innovative use of geographic information system technology. The Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award was presented at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif. The award recognizes vision, leadership, hard work and innovative use of technology.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2013 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD). The NTAD is a compilation of datasets representing the nation’s transportation infrastructure including more than 500,000 miles of roadway, over 607,000 bridges, and almost 20,000 airports.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Field Supervisor. This new Bentley App for the iPad extends the reach of information securely managed by Bentley’s ProjectWise and eB, as well as data stored in other user repositories, to construction workers in the field — providing both online and offline access. As a result, field workers are now uniquely empowered to quickly and confidently make onsite decisions based on a unified view of relevant, current, and complete project information. Faster, better-informed decision making enhances productivity and project quality, increases compliance with safety standards, and reduces risk. In addition, Field Supervisor’s simple user interface minimizes user distraction when accessing information, enhancing worker safety.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. — Merrick & Company’s GeoSpatial Solutions (GSS) group purchased an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to support surveying and mapping data collection projects in Mexico and Latin America. Merrick purchased the RQ-84Z Areohawk from Hawkeye UAV. This new data acquisition platform will be based out of Merrick’s subsidiary, Merrick Advanced Photogrammetry of the Americas (MAPA) in Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico (www.mapamerrick.com.mx) and will be used to support cadastral modernization, infrastructure, agriculture, transportation and energy clients throughout the region.
KENT, U.K. — AutoTrack 11 builds upon solid foundations as the latest major version of the world’s first swept path analysis software for modelling vehicle movements. Extending vehicle modeling and highway based design capabilities into the next generation; AutoTrack’s day to day role in worldwide project delivery has been consolidated by the inclusion of a new user centred feature-set of 2D and 3D technologies.
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.