Reston, Va. — During this year, National Atlas of the United States and The National Map will transition into a combined single source for geospatial and cartographic information. This transformation is projected to streamline access to maps, data and information from the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP). This action will prioritize our civilian mapping role and consolidate core investments while maintaining top-quality customer service.
Framingham, Mass. — Rand Worldwide’s courseware division, ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge, will now offer its latest Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG), Creo courseware, and CATIA courseware in an online, self-paced eLearning format in addition to traditional guides and eBooks. This new self-serve, online training platform includes learning elements such as step-by-step procedures, hands-on exercises, and review questions that reinforce understanding to appeal to multiple learning styles.
Nottingham, U.K. — 3D Laser Mapping announced new software that it said makes it much easier to access and view laser scanned data. The Arena 4D software provides a common reference frame for a wide variety of data sources including the billions of individual measurements captured by static laser scanners or mobile mapping systems – such as 3D Laser Mapping’s StreetMapper. This single ‘arena’ allows for the integration of multiple data types and formats, including all common LiDAR datasets, within an easy-to-use environment and without the need for, or expense of, specialist hardware.
Adelaide, Australia — Maptek has made a significant investment in DroneMetrex, an Adelaide, Australia-based startup company that has developed new technology for aerial photogrammetric mapping from small drone aircraft. The DroneMetrex system allows users to collect vast amounts of high quality digital terrain data and imagery of unmatched quality and heighting accuracy for rapid assessment and integration of data into the day-to-day processes in industries such as mining, geospatial, agriculture, infrastructure management and other applications requiring highly accurate elevation data.
Norcross, Ga. — Leica Geosystems Inc. and Airborne Hydrography AB announced the availability of CHIROPTERA II, a LiDAR solution for topographic mapping and shallow water surveying in depths of up to 15 meters (49 feet). The system simultaneously captures the full waveform in both the 35 kHz bathymetric channel and the 500 kHz topographic channel to provide high-detail maps for environmental and coastal monitoring, infrastructure planning, and other near-shore applications.
Huntington Beach, Calif. — Corecon Technologies, Inc., a provider of web-based construction software, released Corecon Mobile for Android. The new app was developed for use with Corecon V7, an online estimating, project management and job cost suite of construction software.
Denver — Yotta 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.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated was named “The Company of the Year” at the Construction Computing Awards 2013 (also known as The Hammers) program — marking the second year in a row that Bentley has achieved this recognition. Bentley further announced that SpecWave Composer — Bentley’s specification creation, control, and compliance software — received the top award in the “One to Watch Product” category, which acknowledged new products launched in 2013 that are going to become “big” in the next 12 months.
DENVER — With cyber-attacks a growing threat to critical infrastructure systems, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) released expert guidance on how water utilities can reduce their cyber vulnerabilities. The guidance was prepared to provide water utility managers with a concise set of best practices and standards. It puts forth a transparent and repeatable process for evaluating a utility’s process control system. In order to provide the widest benefit, the guidance and tool are free and publicly available.
MERRIMACK, N.H. — BricsCAD V14 adds redesigned context-sensitive Quad cursor, Sheet Metal Design, Associative Views and Sections, and other features completely new for the Linux market. BricsCAD offers all the familiar CAD features yet it adds time saving tools and 3D Direct Modeling. V14 extends BricsCAD with a refreshed user interface, the redesigned intelligent Quad cursor, new functions for generating associative views and sections, and sheet metal design for the mechanical CAD market.
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.