Category Archives: Civil/Transportation

Eclipse Background, NASA

Night in the Afternoon: A US Solar Eclipse

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series August 2017What 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...

GEO Business 2017

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series GeobusinessNicholas 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...

The underside of a bridge, Phil Quattrito from Flickr

Markets for Geospatial 2017: Part 2, Infrastructure

This entry is part 27 of 35 in the series PangaeaPresident 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...

simulated landscape with architecture, modern home and pool by lake

DIY Immersive Virtual Reality

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series December 2016With 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,...

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...

The Need for Civil BIM-level Objects

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series November 2016This 3D model is of wet utilities for conflict detection on a local project. The H&A software reads alignment data created during design to directly create and update the 3D pipes, eliminating the need to produce a part-based model. Alignment-based utilities are the key...