Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The 2007 conference is being hosted by the NY State DOT and the NY thruway Authority in Albany, New York September 15-20. The conference theme is - "Promoting Advances in Transportation Technology." Here are just a few of the many interesting and diverse presentations at this years conference:
Emerging Technology and the Implications for State and Local Government
- Tom Cowper, NYS Office for Technology, Statewide Wireless Network
3D Models for Machine Guidance Systems
-Ryan Forrestel, Cold Spring Construction
Practical Experiences with Terrestrial Based LiDAR
-Michael Loose, PennDOT
BRASS-PIER(LRFD) analysis/design program
-Micheal J. Watters, Wyoming DOT
Use of 3D Model with On-Site for Inspection
-Phil Klimczak, NYSDOT, Kevin Jackson, Bentley
And even yours truly is doing a little presentation entitled
When Jumping Over the Moon Watch out for Asteroids
Please come and see these and many other presentation on the use of computers by the North American and European Departments & Ministries of Transportation. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!
Monday, August 20, 2007
BBC News reports:
"The growing problem of accessing old digital file formats is a "ticking
time bomb", the chief executive of the UK National Archives has warned.
Natalie Ceeney said society faced the possibility of "losing years of criticalHow many of you out there truly think all your stored data is safe? Even if your hard drives don't fail, how long will your tapes and CDs, DVD last? Or even a better question -- will you have any computers that will be able to read the media your data is now stored on?-- in 10 years? how about 20? Floppy drives are just about gone, as are omega zip drives. It won't be long till CDRs are just a memory. It is some thing to think about.
knowledge" because modern PCs could not always open old file formats."