Monthly Archives: July 2013

Archived EQECAT Hurricane & GTMA Mobile LiDAR Webinars

There are a couple recorded webinars you can follow up on when your schedule permits it.  The first is EQECAT’s 2013 Hurricane & Typhoon Season Primer.  To watch this one you: 1. Go to the Webinar Page 2. Use this … Continue reading

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Weather Models Still Working Towards Improved Precision

WeatherNation founder Paul Douglas has a good blog post today on how today’s weather forecast models have a ways to go for small scale intense weather events.  This is not new to any operational meteorologist, that even the highest resolution … Continue reading

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Future BIM/Smart City Development Needs Transparent Privacy Policies

I read this article today about how Nordstrom was using customers’ cell phone MACs to track them around their stores without their knowledge to get information on what parts of the store they go to.  This technology can easily be … Continue reading

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NPR Discussion on Smart Cities

NPR’s All Tech Considered blog has a good post on the sociological aspects of Smart Cities.  Smart Cities are cities that take advantage of modern technologies to help run their cities more efficiently.  It refers to a upcoming book on … Continue reading

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Open Source Commercial UAVs

NPR had a story on July 8, 2013 about a Open Source UAV company in Silicon Valley, 3D Robotics. They are taking the commercial UAVs to affordable levels to SMBs. They offer both helicopter and fixed wing hardware and software … Continue reading

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Bentley Announces “Bentley Utilities Designer”

Bentley has released their Bentley Utilities Designer, a Building Information Modeling  (BIM) application to work with electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in a CAD-like environment which works well with many enterprise GIS systems for data sharing.  It is built … Continue reading

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Operations in the 21st Century DOT: Meeting Customer Expectations

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) have released a good study on 21st Century DOT: Meeting Customer Expectations.  They have PowerPoint slides and a PDF which gives the talking points to each slide.  It … Continue reading

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