December 2019 Archives

Using Real Road Signs in GIS

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series December 2019

At the moment, I am doing a little work with the construction industry that requires road signs and markings placed on a map to show where signs need to move as the site(s) moves through different phases. Now, a real cartographer nerd would say that good graphics and symbolization would negate the need for placing […]

Hydraulics in the Cloud

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series December 2019

The City of Durham prepares for growth by collecting and leveraging data through a web-based GIS—to create a hydraulic model for its wastewater collection system. Durham, North Carolina is experiencing a growth rate it has never before known, with more people moving in, per capita, than all but three other cities in the country. Durham’s […]

Container 42: So Smart it Knows All the Answers

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series December 2019

Container 42 and digital twins: the answer to life, the universe and how the Port of Rotterdam is transforming infrastructure management and operations. Editor’s Note: If you think the term “digital twin” is yet another high concept being foisted on surveyors and geospatial professionals in AEC, then you are not alone. But you are hearing […]

Hard Hat anniversary

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series December 2019

A century later, the company that invented the hard hat is still saving lives through innovation, from the top down. It’s been a century since the hard hat’s invention, and the cumulative effect of the lifesaving creation is incalculable. The hard hat was born from an American soldier’s experience in World War I. While serving […]

Unity Reveals Reflect

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series December 2019

Reflect by Unity is like … the gamification of BIM? Imagine you get an email message that reads, “We’re reviewing the Alderson building model. See you in 10 mins?” Seeing this, you take a large slurp of hazelnut latte and put on your VR goggles and hand grips. Suddenly, you are transported (digitally) inside a […]