Category Archives: Editors Desk

Virtual cities: Let’s rethink the way we live

As a city evolves, how do you ensure you make the right decisions and meet the needs of the people? Singapore is a pioneer in creating a comprehensive virtual model of itself: a virtual city. 

Globalization, urbanization, and climate change present significant challenges to cities worldwide. In addition, with the increasing...

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Triple checking the Xs, Ys, and Zs

A remarkable silhouette is appearing on the skyline of Antwerp, the capital of the eponymous province in Belgium.

Ever since the former Provincial House was demolished, the government of the province was in need of a new home base. Xaveer de Geyter of XDGA Architecten provided the design for the administrative center....

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With space at a premium, San Francisco gets creative

Every city has a unique story to tell, but lately, the stories of the biggest cities have begun to sound the same: they appear to be running out of room to grow. But are they? How fixed are their limits?

At its current pace of growth, San Francisco will approach the limits...

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NSS and the RIEGL VZ-400i in Australia

National Survey Solutions (NSS), formerly known as Northern Surveying Services, have been in the surveying and construction industry for over 40 years. Based in Tasmania, Australia, NSS has typically been involved in large civil construction projects across the state.

NSS has always invested in state of the art equipment and 3D laser...

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