Category Archives: Civil/Transportation

Eva-Maria Unger

Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40″ (or “40<40″): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...

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Smart Cities

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series xyHt in print December 2015They’re guided by people and powered by geospatial information. We’ve all heard the buzzword, “smart city.”  But what is a smart city, and what makes it smarter than others?  One of the key characteristics is the ability to make effective connections—among...

A model of the California Academy of Sciences, on display in the Autodesk Gallery.

The Extended Entity of Autodesk

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series xyHt in print December 2015Has Autodesk become too large? Too diverse? Did the software get too complex? Or are those concerns missing the point? We’re far from the day when we can think of something we’d like and it simply materializes: there’s still a long...

Sid Nair

This entry is part 20 of 28 in the series Outlook 2016 40 MoreSid Nair – Senior Director, Marketing and Product Management, Teletrac-Navman – California, USA There’s a lot of talk about “the internet of things,” or IoT, but of great and lasting value is “the internet of where things are”—how better to manage assets...

Lindsay Renkel

This entry is part 11 of 28 in the series Outlook 2016 40 MoreLindsay Renkel - Geospatial Marketing Specialist, Trimble - Colorado USA In the not-so-recent past, segments of geospatial industries were viewed more as rigid verticals, and cross-discipline and integrated workflows were realized through innovation in applied tech. That’s when companies like Trimble began to organize...

Imetrum’s portable, long-range, camera-based monitoring system was used in the benchmarking trial.

Optical Monitoring

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2015Above: Imetrum’s portable, long-range, camera-based monitoring system was used in the benchmarking trial. How reliable are optical monitoring techniques for civil engineering structures? Editor’s Note: Camera-based systems have long been used in industrial metrology for manufacturing, materials testing, and integrity monitoring. Now they’re finding utility...