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Vancouver-based GIS & drafting consultancy, Charone announced that their Rapid Environmental Modeling (REM) System has been chosen as the recipient of the 2004 Autodesk Innovation Award for the Infrastructure Solutions Division’s (ISD) Customer Innovation Award.

Andrew Schroeder, the co-founder and Director of Operations of Charone, will be in Las Vegas attending the Autodesk University, and will be on hand to receive the award from Carl Bass, Chief Operating Officer of Autodesk, during the ISD Industry Reception on December 1, 2004 at the MGM Grand.

“The REM System is the world’s first intelligent 3D Geospatial Modeling System, capable of producing high quality 3D visuals based on analysis or queries run from databases or on the entities themselves,” says Mr. Schroeder. “With a wide range of applications, from urban planning to visual impact assessments to 3D thematic mapping, the REM System helps cities and firms maximize their GIS data to make better informed decisions on a daily basis.”

During development of the REM System, Charone, in partnership with their digital studio Charone Studios, used downtown Vancouver, British Columbia as a case study. The resulting 3D model encompasses over 6,400 km2 of terrain, 2,500 buildings and Landsat 7 satellite imagery. Still images and video from this case study are available on the REM System website at www.rem-system.com.