Category Archives: Civil/Transportation

AIS: Using Shipping Data in GIS

We’ve all been dazzled by those awesome maps that animate ships or aircraft using AIS, as they move in near real time, but how do they work? What magic sits beneath the hood? As luck would have it, whilst working with the offshore wind farm industry I had to do a lot of vessel analysis,...

Eclipse Background, NASA

Night in the Afternoon: A US Solar Eclipse

What you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse The upcoming solar eclipse will leave a 70-mile-wide trail of darkness across the United States on August 21, 2017 (see the map of the eclipse path on pages 44-45). This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. While another total solar eclipse will make...

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...

The underside of a bridge, Phil Quattrito from Flickr

Markets for Geospatial 2017: Part 2, Infrastructure

President Trump’s plan for investing in America’s infrastructure calls for $1 trillion in spending over the next ten years. The specifics of the plan are still a work-in-progress, but with largely bipartisan support, chances are that there will be a big push on infrastructure projects in the coming years, and that should translate into significant...

simulated landscape with architecture, modern home and pool by lake

DIY Immersive Virtual Reality

With Autodesk LIVE, you can build immersive virtual reality experiences for your clients, stakeholders, and your design team—yes, you. Drawings, renderings, physical models, 3D digital models, drive-throughs, fly-throughs, and walk-throughs–we’ve come a long way in being able to convey designs to clients and stakeholders, but also in communicating to our own teams as an essential...

Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards Winners Embody the Future of Making Things for AEC Autodesk University Ceremony Honors Mortenson, BIAD, and Rambøll Sweco ANS with 1st Place for Construction, Building and Infrastructure Industries Respectively. By Jessica Brill, Autodesk     At a special AEC Excellence Awards luncheon today co-sponsored by Autodesk and Hewlett-Packard at Autodesk University...