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GeoWrap: Winners of 2017 Luciad Geospatial Excellence Award announced; Bentley announces iModel 2.0 Cloud Platform and more

Winners of 2017 Luciad Geospatial Excellence award announced at the 2017 user conference

Belgium: Recognizing the world’s most innovative geospatial technology, this year Luciad launched its Geospatial Excellence Awards. These prestigious plaudits both acknowledge and celebrate the most ground-breaking applications of geospatial technology. Belgium, Leuven – Over 300 geospatial professionals, developers and entrepreneurs from over 4 continents have gathered in Brussels for two days of geospatial collaboration, learning and networking at Luciad’s 4th INTERACT User Conference… (Read More)

Bentley announces iModel 2.0 Cloud Platform and Its iModelHub cloud service

iModel 2.0Singapore: Bentley Systems founder Keith Bentley introduced the company’s “iModel 2.0” cloud platform and its first new service, iModelHub, to accelerate “going digital” for users of its ProjectWise Design Integration services. Without requiring changes to existing BIM applications or processes, the iModelHub cloud service, invoking application-specific “iModel bridges” triggered automatically by ProjectWise. The ProjectWise Design Integration service is relied upon as the “workhorse… ( Read More)

Bentley Systems announces agreement to acquire ACTION Modulers Water Modeling software business

Singapore: Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ACTION Modulers water modeling software business based near Lisbon, Portugal. The team of environmental modeling scientists and researchers, led by general director, Frank Braunschweig, develops ACTION’s modeling software products including MOHID Studio, ACTION Server, ACTION Flood, ACTION Forecast, ACTION Seaport… (Read More) 

Raytheon selected by DigitalGlobe as satellite imaging payload provider for WorldView Legion constellation

US: Raytheon was recently selected by DigitalGlobe as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. As per the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon’s new payload doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company’s capacity to image high-demand areas… (Read More)

Bentley completes rollout of its CONNECT edition application portfolio

Singapore: Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the completion of its CONNECT Edition application portfolio for design, analytical, construction, and asset performance modeling of infrastructure. The CONNECT Edition’s comprehensive modeling environment supports aligned digital workflows across applications for all project delivery disciplines, directly meeting the challenges presented from the most demanding… (Read More)

Mapbox gets $164 million in investment from SoftBank 

US: Mapbox, a location-focused data platform for web and mobile app developers, has raised a whopping $164 million in a series C round of funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, with participation from existing investors, including Foundry Group, DFJ Growth, DBL Partners, and Thrive Capital. Established in 2010, Mapbox  focuses on businesses with a range of tools to help their developers build location-focused features into their respective services, including navigation, maps, search and lot more… (Read More)

Euroconsult anticipates that more than 30 billion $ to be invested and 300 satellites to be launched in a decade

US: According to the 20th edition of the report Satellites to be Built & Launched, Euroconsult anticipates that 300 satellites with a mass over 50 kg will be launched on average each year by 2026 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. This is a threefold increase over the past decade as the satellite market experiences a paradigm shift with the rise of small satellites and mega constellations, such as that of OneWeb. Rachel Villain, Principal Advisor at Euroconsult and editor… (Read More)


Helmuth Ludwig presents Siemens-Bentley shared vision towards digital workflows

If Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley set the stage on Monday with a passionate “go digital” call to the construction section, Helmuth Ludwig, Global Head of Information Technology for Siemens, was his digital twin. Literally. Taking the stage after Greg Bentley’s keynote at Bentley Year in Infrastructure on Monday in Singapore, Ludwig presented a scenario illustrating the companies’ shared contributions towards digital workflows and digital cities, while providing an update on the various joint… (Read More)

World is going digital, so must construction: Bentley YII2017 message is loud and clear

Going Digital is the theme of Bentley Systems’s Year in Infrastructure this year. And the opening day itself saw CEO Greg Bentley hammer in the point. Opening his keynote speech at Singapore on Monday with the fact that construction is one of the least digitized industries, Bentley soon set the pace by pointing out that according to Mckinsey Global Institute, $1.6 trillion additional value could be added through higher productivity, in the process meeting half the world’s infrastructure demands… (Read More)