Category Archives: BIM

GEO Business 2017

Nicholas makes the annual pilgrimage to GEO Business for xyHt This blog is going to start with a short piece about skips. If you are afraid of skips (skips are what you’d call “dumpsters” across the Atlantic), turn away now …. Monday morning and 24 hrs from the start of GEO Business 2017, I get...

Ocean Business 2017

Last week, April 4th – 6th, one of the largest gatherings for the offshore industry took place, Ocean Business, in Southampton, UK. The bi-annual event is a large deal for the maritime industry. When I say large, I actually mean huge; there are over 350 exhibitors from 26 countries and 166 training and demonstration workshops...

Digger silhouetted against a blue evening sky, crystal ball construction

Market Opportunities for Geospatial in 2017

Construction Prospects, Part One As we start a new year, it seems only fitting to take a look at what 2017 might hold in store for us. Let’s start with construction: a major source of income for the geospatial profession. Dodge Data & Analytics publishes all types of data for the North American commercial and...

Autodesk University 2016

Autodesk University, Star Trek Nostalgia, and a Little Bit of Latin

(A press release from Autodesk.) Autodesk University offers glimpse at the very-near future of AEC Today’s Autodesk University keynote focused on product innovation and offered a glimpse at the not-so-distant future of making things in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Sarah Hodges, director, Autodesk Construction Business Line, revealed these top news items to...

Autodesk University: BIM Preview

Autodesk Previews How “Connected BIM” Will Shape the Future of Work in the AEC Industry From the Autodesk press release: AEC professionals attending Autodesk University to experience the next evolution of BIM At this year’s Autodesk University, one thing will be abundantly clear – Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the nexus of designing, building, and...

3D Software, Not Really Like CAD at All

Above: InfraWorks 360 uses engineering rules to ensure that vertical and horizontal curves in infrastructure elements have the proper radii. Take a close look at Autodesk’s InfraWork’s 360, an unusual 3D modeling software. Editor’s note: For many firms and practitioners of surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, and remote sensing, traditional deliverables to AEC clients have focused on...