GIS News: Arizona Wildfire Map, 3D of Warrington

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Rounding up the news in the GIS industry: Esri has a new mapping application focusing on the Arizona wildfires, Bluesky creates a 3D model of Warrington, England, Bentley  announces the winners of its student and teacher competitions, and Citworks helps to raise money for the Trichotillomania Learning Center.

Arizona’s Wallow Fire, the third largest wildfire in the state’s history, explodes to 300,000 acres. View the fire perimeter as well as other US wildfire locations and social feeds on Esri’s Latest News Map.

A computer-generated 3D model has been created showing the center of Warrington, England.  Created by aerial mapping company Bluesky the highly accurate model will be used to show how proposed town centre regeneration schemes would look after development.  The Bluesky model was supplied ready for use in the Council’s Computer Aided Design software application – AutoCAD and in Google SketchUp. The highly accurate and detailed 3D model, derived from the most up to date stereo aerial photography, includes the surface of the earth or terrain together with all buildings and trees in the urban centre. Using existing software Warrington Borough Council can model proposed works or new developments in order to visualise, communicate and assess their impact on the urban environment.

3D model of Warrington, England.

3D model of Warrington, England.

The winners in the 2011 Bentley Student Design Competition have been announced by Bentley.   Maria-Paz Gutierrez, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, was named as Bentley Educator of the Year.

Cityworks recently hosted a charitable event at the 2011 Cityworks User Conference to raise money for the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC).  The 3-put Challenge generated over $3,000 for TLC, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused from Trichotillomania and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), including hair pulling and skin picking disorders.


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