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The messy problem with global city rankings

For those of us looking to see how our home city stacks up against the rest of the world, there is now no shortage of places to find comparisons — the "Quality of Living" index made global headlines, as did the Economist Intelligence Unit's widely cited ranking of...

source: By Lucy Wallwork
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In September 2016, the New Jersey State Archives (NJSA) began a partnership with GSNJ to support efforts at NJSA to index and digitize (partially) more than 80,000 early New Jersey land records across 60 collections. The main goal...

source: NJSPLS

Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses. The Commerce Department said that the monthly gain put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

source: New Jersey Herald

Cyberhawk, a Scotland-headquartered provider of aerial inspection and surveying, recently teamed up with Intel to successfully inspect a gas terminal in St Fergus, Scotland, by using drones. As opposed to conventional inspection methods, the Intel Falcon 8+ system reduced...

source: Unmanned Aerial

Autodesk, Inc. and Esri, Inc. announced the start of a new relationship to build a bridge between BIM and GIS mapping technologies. Together Autodesk and Esri plan to enable a broad range of industries to gain better context by visualizing...

source: The American Surveyor

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) has been expanded to provide data processing capabilities in the cloud. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), developers can utilize Global Mapper's scripting language to provide...

source: The American Surveyor

President Donald Trump says he is frustrated with the slow pace of major construction projects like highways, ports and pipelines. Last summer, he pledged to use the power of the presidency to jump start building when it became...

source: New York Times


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