Monthly Archives: March 2013

University of Minnesota UAV Research

The Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle lab at the University of Minnesota is a busy place.  They are using off the shelf airframes and customizing the electronics for remote sensing in a economic, small package.  They still are fighting the stigma with … Continue reading

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Ansys Simuation Software

I came across a article in the March 11-17 2013 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek on simulation with Ansys software.  Its current simulation market is towards mechanical engineering right now.  It already offers a focus on construction modeling which includes both … Continue reading

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County Emergency Plans are Not always Available

The Sheboygan Press of Wisconsin has a good article on how difficult it is to obtain county emergency response plans for the public to review.  They went around to all 72 counties in Wisconsin and some had their plans easily … Continue reading

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Upcoming HAZUS Training Courses

FEMA has four upcoming HAZUS training courses this spring.  If you use or are interested in the HAZUS extension for disaster planning for ArcGIS these classes are well worth it. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has four Hazus training courses … Continue reading

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UC-Davis LiDAR Viewer

The University of California at Davis has released a open source LiDAR viewer that works under Linux and MacOS X systems.  It offers seamless viewing of billions of LiDAR points. Here is a good demonstration of it in action using … Continue reading

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Hackable Infrastructure

NPR’s All Things Considered has a good story on the risks of your modern infrastructure and how hackable it is.  We have Smart Grids (Power) out there and under development, sewer networks, street lights, Building Information Systems (BIM), and other … Continue reading

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New COMET Courses

UCAR’s COMET has released two new online courses that anyone can take and learn from. Fire Weather Patterns in Southeastern Australia GOES-R ABI: Next Generation Satellite Imaging The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of the new module … Continue reading

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