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Autodesk Labs: Project Basejump for AutoCAD Map 3D / AutoCAD Civil 3D Introduction

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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Project Basejump for AutoCAD® Map 3D® 2013 and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2013 software is a free* technoloy preview that provides functionality that enables users to access Microsoft® Bing® web mapping services (WMS) maps within AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D.


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China overtakes US as largest smart phone market

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Article source: Canalys

Canalys highlights importance of understanding local app store and channel trends

Canalys released  its detailed smart phone shipment estimates by country for Q1 2012. Total shipments worldwide grew 45% year on year to 146 million units, but significant country and regional differences were apparent. Shipments in the US rose just 5% year-on-year, in marked contrast to the 81% growth seen across the Asia Pacific region. Shipments in China doubled and overtook those in the US for the first time. In Q1, China represented 22% of global smart phone shipments, while the US accounted for 16%. A year earlier these figures were the other way around. Of the top 10 countries for smart phones, half are now in the Asia Pacific region.

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Google Earth helps a little boy find his family after 25 years

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Article source: BBC

An Indian boy who lost his mother in 1986 has found her 25 years later from his new home in Tasmania – using satellite images.

Saroo was only five years old when he got lost. He was travelling with his older brother, working as a sweeper on India’s trains. “It was late at night. We got off the train, and I was so tired that I just took a seat at a train station, and I ended up falling asleep.”

That fateful nap would determine the rest of his life. “I thought my brother would come back and wake me up but when I awoke he was nowhere to be seen. I saw a train in front of me and thought he must be on that train. So I decided to get on it and hoped that I would meet my brother.”

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Integrating Bricsnet Enterprise IWMS with BIM and GIS for Facilities Lifecycle Management

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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This demonstration highlights the integration of Bricsnet Enterprise software, an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) with Building Information Models (BIM) in a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment using Onuma Systems software.

The use case for this demonstration highlights Property, Space and Asset data originating in the Onuma BIM environment imported via web-services to Bricsnet IWMS where this information is used to create a Corrective Maintenance Work Order, minimizing the time it takes for labor resources to manually enter this information from paper and electronic sources into the IWMS system.

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Creating 3D Content with Esri CityEngine

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Thomas Oaks demonstrates how to easily build 3D content with CityEngine at the Esri Fed GIS Conference in Washington DC in February.

Esri CityEngine is a stand-alone software product that provides professional users in architecture, urban planning, entertainment, GIS and general 3D content production with a unique conceptual design and modeling solution for the efficient creation of 3D cities and buildings.

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“Designing Fast and Beautiful Maps” by Eric Gundersen @ Where 2012

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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Eric Gundersen gave this presentation at the Where 2012 Conference in San Francisco last week.

Eric coordinates product development for MapBox, the platform that let anyone make fast and beautiful maps and share them anywhere. He is passionate about open data and building open source data visualization tools that focus on speed and hot design. He’s also the co-founder of Development Seed, a creative data visualization team based in Washington, DC.

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“The Microwork Revolution” by Leila Janah @ Where 2012

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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Leila Janah gave this inspirational presentation at the Where 2012 Conference in San Francisco last week.

She is the founder of Samasource, a social business that connects over 550 women, youth, and refugees living in poverty to microwork — small, computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income. Samasource was a winner in the Stanford Social Enterprise Challenge in 2008 and is a current grantee of the Rockefeller Foundation. In recognition of her work, Leila received the Rainer Arnhold Fellowship and has been invited to serve as a TED and Social Enterprise Institute Fellow. Janah is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship, technology, and international development at institutions including MIT, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley, Columbia, and Harvard. Her work has been profiled by CBS, CNN, The New York Times, The New Scientist, and GOOD, and she is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Social Edge.

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Tim O’Reilly interviewed by Forbes Editor Jon Bruner

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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Tim O’Reilly and Jon Bruner talk about big data and location at Where 2012.

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. Over the years, Tim has built a culture where sustainable innovation is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities both drives the company’s product development and informs its marketing.

Tim is on the board of Safari Books Online and is a partner in O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

Tim graduated from Harvard College in 1975 with a B.A. cum laude in classics. His honors thesis explored the tension between mysticism and logic in Plato’s dialogues.

Interview with Brady Forrest @ Where 2012

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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Brady Forrest is Program Chair for O’Reilly’s Where and co-chair for Android Open . Additionally, he co-chaired the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and NYC. Brady writes for O’Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.

Here is his interview at the Where 2012 Conference held in San Francisco last week:


Building and Sharing Dynamic Maps

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Suzanne Foss demonstrates the ArcGIS 10.1 tools for integrating data into your maps at the 2012 Esri Fed GIS Conference in Washington DC in February.

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