Mapbox Launches Global Augmented Reality Location Platform

Mapbox has launched Mapbox AR, a comprehensive toolkit combining AR rendering software with global location data built on the location platform used by over 1 million registered developers, including AR vanguards like FitnessAR and Keep. From projecting navigation routes in context on an automotive heads-up display, to mobile multi-player gaming, interacting with real-world buildings and points of interest, Mapbox AR enables a new level of AR applications and gameplay. Reality-grade location data includes a global navigable map that is constantly evolving with usage, and custom 3D building footprints optimised for dynamic interaction, international land use and terrain coverage — all... (read more)
2018-02-28 11:06:40

Augmented Reality App Keeps Local Authorities, Emergency Services and the Public Safe

Ordnance Survey (OS) partner, Aligned Assets, is supporting GIS Day this 15 November 2017 by making available its Augmented Reality (AR) application to all local authorities and emergency services in a free trial. Symphony AR was created to enable information held within an organisation to be displayed as Augmented Reality. Any data which has a spatial element can be shown as augmented reality markers, this may be addresses themselves, other spatial data such as sports facilities, listed buildings, commercial properties and more. It has a full management console, Symphony Location Manager, that users can load their own spatial data, configure... (read more)
2017-11-13 04:28:50

UK Mapping Festival Uses Augmented Reality to Peer into the Future

During the upcoming UK Mapping Festival Conference and Exhibition, which will be held at the ILEC Centre in London on 4-6 September, Aligned Assets will showcase their augmented reality capability through an app designed to enhance the visitor’s experience of the Festival both in present time and into the future. Initiated by Aligned Assets’ presentation on augmented reality at GeoData 2018, Geo Information Group’s MD, Seppe Cassetari, invited the software innovator to develop an AR app specifically for the UK Mapping Festival. The app, which will be available for Android and Apple smartphones from 20 August, will, prior to the... (read more)
2018-08-17 01:57:30

Urban Energy Modelling - Semantic 3D City Data as Virtual and Augmented Reality

The visualisation of results from urban energy modelling and simulation is a crucial part of energy research as it is the main communication tool among scientists, engineers and decision-makers. Energy modelling and simulation results are directly linked to spatial objects, and 3D therefore becomes a necessity. The multiple interactive 3D visualisation environments that exist are mainly targeted as 3D viewers for use on desktop machines and lack immersive components that enable users to truly immerse themselves, explore and interact with the real environment onsite. In this study, the team focused on a holistic approach that implements a seamless transition from... (read more)
2018-10-08 03:17:35

Bentley Systems Advances Reality Modelling

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, demonstrated at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference the latest ContextCapture offerings for reality modelling that increase joint opportunities in surveying and engineering. The capabilities now include cloud processing services, a mobile app, and photo planning for Bentley’s applications. ContextShare extends Bentley’s ProjectWise connected data environment to securely manage, share, and stream reality meshes, and their input sources, across project teams and applications. Navigator Web is a new web application that delivers high-performance streaming of very large reality meshes through the browser to desktop or mobile devices.  For infrastructure project delivery, reality modelling captures the actual context of... (read more)
2017-04-07 12:52:03

Reality IMT Introduces 360 Video Mapping Software

Reality Imaging and Mapping Technologies, a market-leading 360 technology provider, has announced the release of OcuMap, a comprehensive software platform for geospatial media that brings together videos, images and maps. Organisations can take advantage of OcuMap to upload, manage and share their aerial and street level imagery in an integrated environment that will help them realise efficiency gains, as large infrastructure assets can now be visualised and accessed without leaving the office. OcuMap is a cloud-based 360 degrees viewer with geo-referencing capabilities, offering a single dashboard with maps, imagery, and videos for remote decision making. Google Street View imagery and... (read more)
2018-05-29 12:46:21

Geodata for all is the Growing Reality

This year’s UK Esri conference attracted an astounding 2500 attendees, up by a thousand from 2014. As always, it was an incredibly busy day with far too many sessions to try to cover. I hope we’ve managed to convey a flavour of the event (begins page 26) through several significant projects including the Port of Rotterdam, Transport for London, the new Irish Water authority and Sellafield. In addition, it was a chance to see some clever apps under development and to pause to understand the impact that data collected from mobile phones is likely to have (see also Robin waters... (read more)
2017-01-05 04:41:41

Pointfuse Powers Virtual Reality for West End and Broadway Shows

Pointfuse point cloud software is helping to boost the appeal of West End and Broadway with laser scanning and Virtual Reality (VR) specialist Preevue by dramatically reducing the time taken to process complex laser scans into usable and accessible 3D models for visualisations. These visualisations, created with Preevue’s in house VR software, are used to see how a set design fits in a new theatre, optimise line of sight modifications to maximise ticket sales and provide virtual site visits. Preevue has already used Pointfuse on Jim Steinman’s ‘Bat out of Hell - The Musical’ when it made its West End... (read more)
2018-07-16 10:45:20

Topcon and Bentley Bundle Reality Modelling Software with UAS

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modelling software solution that will be offered with Topcon unmanned aerial systems (UASs). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals. It enables them to quickly turn simple photographs and/or point cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project life cycle. The offering will include Topcon ContextCapture Standard and Topcon ContextCapture Advanced, said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. The standard package will be bundled with Falcon 8 and Sirius Basic/Pro and allows operators to process data from... (read more)
2017-03-08 09:51:38

Leica Cyclone 3DR Reality Capture Streamlines Point Cloud Processing

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced Leica Cyclone 3DR, the new reality capture software that fuses technology for centralised, full-scale point cloud management with advanced, automated point cloud analysis and modelling from 3DReshaper. The software delivers a simplified platform for surveying, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), and tank inspection applications. With industry-centric guided workflows, Cyclone 3DR includes a range of adaptable features for automating cleaning, modelling, meshing, extraction, inspection and reporting. An assortment of 3D deliverables can be created to meet the unique needs of reality capture professionals across a wide spectrum of fields. Specialized workflows, such as construction... (read more)
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