Category Archives: Civil/Transportation

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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...

The Need for Civil BIM-level Objects

Alignment-based utilities are the key to BIM for civil engineering. It might sound odd to think that pipelines and conduit runs can play a key role in the evolution of BIM for civil engineering. In fact, you might wonder what I mean by “BIM for civil engineering.”BIM is a set of objects in a software...

UAS: It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

From time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why keeping abreast of new geospatial tech is critical. Imagine emerging...

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...

Smart Cities

They’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 citizens, assets, and services—by using technology to support and improve the interaction among people...