Saving Venice: High-Tech vs. Mother Nature (Cadalyst Daily Archive)

10 Oct, 2006 By: Michelle Nicolson

Italian government turns to Intergraph's GIS technology to help save historical city from the encroaching sea

Success Story

It's a race against time and water: Over the next 50 to 100 years, the rising tides of the Adriatic Sea, coupled with the sinking land mass of the African geological plate as it pushes under the European plate, will slowly submerge the city of Venice, Italy. If left alone, Mother Nature will erase centuries of human history, including some of the greatest architectural and artistic achievements of mankind.p>

But the Italian government has other ideas. In 2003, officials approved a solution to the sinking of Venice, called MOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico or Electromechanic Experimental Module). The strategy was proposed by CVN (Consorzio Venezia Nuova), a private consortium consisting of national and local construction and architectural companies.  Read more >>


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Strategic Partnership to Yield Integrated 3D Ship Modeling
Martec and ShipConstructor Software to combine capabilities of their Trident and ShipConstructor software suites.  Read more >>


General Software: FARO Scene, FARO Scout, FARO Scout LT and FARO Record Version 4.0
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AEC: FMDesktop Product Suite Version 7.0
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AEC: e-Builder Professional
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GIS: Planning Document Templates
Cary and Associates' offerings include instructions and examples for carrying out the steps of the product management lifecycle process.  Read more >>

MCAD: EnSuite
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About the Author: Michelle Nicolson

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