Tuesday, 31 March 2015


HaikubaA strong earthquake hit the city of Hakuba on Saturday. The magnitude 6.7 earthquake shifted the city southeast towards Tokyo by 29 centimeters according to the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI).

tiger cameraResearchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both tigers and people.

Missing MapsThe Missing Maps initiative is a project to map the slums around the world to improve services, aid public health, and improve the lives of millions. The initiative got it's start earlier this month by a teams that includes Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the British and American Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team (HOT).

StructuralEng BeijingBuilding 1014The winners of the 2014 Be Inspired Awards included a large number of project winners from the Asia/Pacific region. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, held 4-6 November in London, United Kingdom. This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns. It was also attended by more than 100 members of the media from leading publications around the globe.

Bentley KeithKeith Bentley, founder and CTO of Bentley Systems, spoke to the waves of innovation taking place in the computing field as well as some perspective on what’s coming next. Bentley has been around for 30 years, and looking back 30 years beyond that reveals many patterns. The personal computer set off the wave that launched the company, but these computers were isolated islands of productivity, without the network of computers that came before. The Internet changed that isolation, and changed how we design software.

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