“It’s About Safety, Not Revenue”

The Keller Police Department may be starting a trend in North Texas – they are actually posting the daily (Mon-Fri) location of traffic enforcement officers on social media. Last year

Concrete-Eating Robots?

While the design currently remains only a concept, a Swedish student’s concrete-eating robot project won the 2013 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the Student Designs category. Building demolition demands a lot of

Engineers … Not Just Nerds Anymore

Americans say engineering is the leading profession driving U.S. innovation based on the findings of a February 2014 “Engineering Sentiment Survey” which examined American attitudes toward the engineering profession and

Sediment Transport in Steep Channels Behaves Unexpectedly

Recent studies performed in the Earth Surface Dynamics Lab at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) show that gravity does not facilitate sediment transport in rivers in the expected manner.

Super Bowl, Super Map

Click here for  interactive GIS map of Super Bowl stats including winningest teams, coldest games, past stadiums, etc. Also available: Super Bowl XLVIII Roster map for both teams. (Both maps courtesy ESRI).

Inspiring the Next Generation of Civil Engineers

Check out the training and education resources provided on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website. There are classroom resources for K-12 teachers, and fun activities for kids and

Interactive Mapping Tool Released

The U.S. Census Bureau released Census Explorer, a new interactive mapping tool that gives users easier access to neighborhood level statistics. The mapping tool uses updated statistics from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS).

Home Sales Surge 25% in October

Sales of new single family homes jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000 in October, up 25.4% from the previous month’s revised rate, according to a report issued

Stonehenge Revealed Through LiDAR

The image above is an extract from a 3D animation of the Stonehenge landscape, created from LiDAR (Light Distance And Ranging) data which is produced by attaching a 3D laser

Tweets From Space Translate into GIS Mapping App

Using photos of earth tweeted from space by astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS), a professor and his students at Nova Scotia Community College created a mapping app called