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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

New Book Helps Electric and Gas Utilities Discover the Power of GIS

PR—Utilities provide the electric and gas that produce the energy required to run businesses, cook food, and heat and cool homes. Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS, a new book from ESRI Press, proves that geographic information system (GIS) technology can be a strong ally in every aspect of that mission.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Smart Grid Technology Directs Future for Utilities

PR—Smart grid technology seized the spotlight at this year’s ESRI Electric and Gas User Group (EGUG) Conference. Keynote speakers suggested that the smart grid concept is the foundation for a new era of power system management. Moreover, they described how geographic information system (GIS) technology is an essential component of this transformation technology.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Safe Software Certifies Top FME Experts

PR – Today Safe Software granted official “FME Certified” accreditation to FME experts from around the world. These individuals are the first to be formally assessed and recognized as part of a new FME Certification Program that is designed to identify training and consulting professionals with deep FME expertise and a proven record of high

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Southern California Edison Chooses Autodesk Utility Solution for Engineering, Planning and Design Wo

PR—Autodesk, Inc. today announced it will be providing Southern California Edison (SCE), California’s largest electric utility, with a common set of design management applications for the utility’s more than 1,000 designers, engineers and planners who oversee the utility’s distribution, transmission and substation assets within SCE’s Transmission & Distribution Business Unit (TDBU).

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

New Autodesk Infrastructure Management Solution Helps Electric Utilities Improve Operational Efficie

PR — Autodesk, Inc. today announced the availability of Autodesk Topobase Electric software, a new infrastructure management solution designed to help North American electric utilities better manage their transmission and distribution networks, by integrating design and facility asset information. Topobase Electric joins Autodesk’s portfolio of utilities solutions, including Topobase Gas, Water and Wastewater, and Autodesk

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Leica Geosystems Announces Wuhan University Center of Excellence

PR — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging is proud to announce a Center of Excellence in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at Wuhan University, in Wuhan China. As a Leica Geosystems Center of Excellence, Wuhan  University will incorporate Leica Geosystems products into their curriculum and research activities.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Advanced Metering Infrastructure and GIS Generate Big Savings for Unitil

PR—Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, combined with geographic information system (GIS) software, has significantly cut operating costs for meter reading at Unitil’s distribution operating subsidiaries in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. ESRI’s ArcGIS has given the utility greater insight about the behavior of its customers, the integrity of its system, and the direction it should take for

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

AVEVA Group plc interim results

PR – AVEVA Group plc one of the world’s leading providers of engineering data and design IT systems, today announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 September 2007. Highlights Strong growth in revenues, profits and cash reflecting the leadership position of our products in buoyant marine, oil and gas and power markets Revenue

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Storm-Safe, designed in SolidWorks, reduces damage, power outage time, and electrocution risk

PR – The ice-glazed branches of your front-yard oak tree shimmer in the December sunlight. It’s a beautiful pre-holiday scene… until a limb crashes down onto a power line, ripping clapboards from your house, stranding your family without electricity, and posing a deadly electrocution risk – sometimes for days.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

IFC 2×3 collaboration with 4D modeling implemented in major construction project

PR – There is recent proof of IFC 2×3 standardized building data exchange in practice. The standard is being used in the building information modeling (BIM) of a major business center project ‘Visio Pasila’ in Finland by local engineering and construction companies. A-Insinöörit Oy, the designer of the frame structure, is utilizing the 4D modeling