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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Sweet Homes Awards AED 450 M Construction Contract

PR – Sweet Homes, a leading UAE-based developer and total solutions provider to the real estate sector, has awarded an AED 450 million contract to Sharjah-based Master Civil Construction Company for the construction of Towers B10, B14 and B15 – three out of the nine towers comprising its AED 1.7 billion ‘Rainbow Towers’ project. Read

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

ESRI Announces $1 Million U.S. Grant Program for CCIM Institute Members

PR — ESRI, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) software solutions, and CCIM Institute, the largest commercial investment brokerage and real estate network firm in the world, have announced a $1 million U.S. grant program. This program is designed to give CCIM members access to innovative technology that will help them address changing market

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

U.S. CAD Launches Building Information Modeling (BIM) Production Services in California and Nevada

PR — U.S. CAD, the largest Autodesk® software reseller in the Western United States and a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) services and products, today announced the launch of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) production services to customers in California and Nevada.  U.S. CAD has been providing BIM production in Hawaii for several years

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

New Rainforest Mapping Technology Gets Huge Support

PR—A lack of technology needed to explore and monitor vast regions of tropical rain forest has been a critical bottleneck for Earth scientists, conservationists, and forest managers. As a result, we have limited understanding of the composition and function of these forests and how they are responding to clearing, invasive plants, climate change, and other

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Dotted Eyes Partners with Autodesk to “bridge gulf” Between CAD and GIS

PR – One of the UK’s foremost names in GIS, Dotted Eyes, has today become a reseller of design software from the giant CAD vendor, Autodesk Inc. The partnership includes AutoCAD Map 3D and promises to benefit business analysts and managers in both the public and private sectors who manage spatial data using CAD-based drawing

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Viktor Várkonyi Named CEO of Graphisoft

PR – Graphisoft®, developer of ArchiCAD® the award winning Virtual Building™ solution, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Viktor Várkonyi as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Dominic Gallello, who has served as CEO for the past five years, is handing over the helm to Viktor Várkonyi. 

Monday, January 5th, 2009

ESRI Offers Full Range of GIS Benefits to Small Utilities

PR – Small utilities will soon have greater access to geographic information system (GIS) technology as ESRI rolls out the Small Utilities Enterprise License Agreement (SU-ELA) program. For an affordable, fixed cost, the SU-ELA program provides IT, business, and supply-chain benefits to utilities in the United States with 100,000 customers or fewer. The program offers select

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Green Building Council Sets New LEED Guidelines

PR – Commercial builders around the country will soon be required to follow a new set of guidelines in order for their work to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The changes are being called the biggest thing to happen to the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program since its

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Basic Map of the Danish Rail Network

PR – The Danish rail network has been included in general. The excluded tracks/lines are in part singular preserved tracks detached from the network and/or on a very limited scale (e.g. Bryrup-Vrads Line, the Railway Track Museum Skjoldnæsholm Line and others) and/or narrow-lined “industrial railways” (Blovstrød Line, Hedelands Preserved Line, Tommerup tipping-wagon Line, Hjerl Hede

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Marine Research in Finland Reorganized as of 1 January 2009

PR – The reorganization of marine research in Finland was implemented at the turn of the year. As of 1 January 2009 the activities of the Finnish Institute of Marine Research are continued by the Finnish Environment Institute and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.