Bluesky 3D Models Used to Create VR Simulation of Offshore Wind Farm

3D models from Bluesky are being used to communicate plans for a new offshore wind farm in Scotland. The interactive models allow users to ‘teleport’ around a virtual environment, viewing the proposed turbine development from the coast in the real-world context of existing buildings and trees. Created by environmental consultancy company SLR and commissioned by Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), the scale 3D model has already been used for public consultations and a visual impact study for the proposed scheme off the east coast. Created from high resolution aerial photography, the data supplied by Bluesky included a detailed and accurate... (read more)
2017-11-20 10:12:17

International Geomatics Forms Partnership to Highlight Digital Mapping

International Geomatics has announced a key working relationship to drive forward their growth plans. The group, which was established in late 2017, operates under the founding differentiator of enhanced delivery of digital data to clients. Now, it has teamed up with fellow industry newcomer, GreySellsGlobal, to offer the digital mapping portal product, marineGRIDD. marineGRIDD is a web portal-based spatial delivery product which migrates new or existing datasets into a simple, user accessed system to deliver digital mapping to the client on handheld devices. It will be developed as the delivery mechanism for digital mapping products covering selected regional offshore activity... (read more)
2018-03-23 10:16:27

Fugro’s Oil Seepage Mapping Collaboration Wins Environmental Award

Fugro has been honoured with an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance, a California-based non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries. The project identifies and maps oil seepage from abandoned offshore well sites in Santa Barbara County and was performed for long-time customer Aqeuos Corporation under contract to the non-profit environmental group Heal the Ocean. The award was presented by Craig McLean, assistant administrator and acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) during the organisation’s BlueTech Week, an international gathering of over 485 marine professionals. Sharing the award with Fugro is Planck... (read more)
2018-01-10 10:56:05

Bentley Systems Announce Winners of 2017 Be Inspired Awards

Bentley Systems has announced the winners of the 2017 Be Inspired Awards. The annual awards program honours the work of Bentley users advancing the world’s infrastructure. At a ceremony and gala at their Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference in Singapore, Bentley acknowledged 17 Be Inspired Awards winners and six Special Recognition Awards winners. This year, 10 independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the winners from 51 project finalists. These finalists were chosen from more than 400 submissions by organisations in over 50 countries. Projects receiving Bentley’s Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are uniquely innovative and demonstrate visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the... (read more)
2017-10-17 09:09:08

Autumn Marine Data Management & GIS Workshop

OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist is hosting its annual, free-to-attend, Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop in London on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at the School of Economic Science, 11 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ. The event has the theme “Is poor data management putting your operations at risk?”, which is opportune given the huge volumes of geospatial and business data being collected and used on a daily basis. The event is supported by the AGI. The keynote address will be delivered by Phil Archer, from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), on... (read more)
2017-01-15 03:10:26

Bentley Systems Acquires Plaxis and SoilVision

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the acquisition of Plaxis, the leading provider of geotechnical software, based in Delft, Netherlands, and the agreement to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada. The acquisitions, strengthens Bentley’s desire to be a complete source for geotechnical professionals “going digital”. Projects can begin with geotechnical surveys and sampling, captured with gINT for versatile documentation and reporting. Next, professionals perform engineering related to soil properties, soil behaviour, and groundwater flow using SoilVision’s SVOFFICE applications, supplemented by Plaxis’ offerings. Then soil-structure interaction is analysed... (read more)
2018-05-01 02:41:07

Challenges of BIM Scalability for Major Projects Surmounted

Bentley Systems has announced the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application designed for building projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity, and which are typically characterized by the challenges of combining vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railways, utilities, etc.). On such projects, design and project delivery firms often have broad responsibilities for multiple project delivery disciplines and across subcontractors and joint venture organizations. Users of AECOsim Building Designer V8i have demonstrated its versatility in a wide range of project types. Among Bentley’s 2017 Be Inspired Awards nominations, 63 projects credited AECOsim,... (read more)
2017-09-19 08:56:39

TCarta Marine Merge with Proteus Geo

TCarta Marine LLC of Denver, Colo. has merged with Proteus Geo of Oxford, UK to create a global mapping company that provides bathymetric and marine data sets from the shallow coastal zone out to the continental shelf. The new company is called TCarta Marine and will maintain offices in Denver and Oxford. “We believe the merged company provides a wider and more sophisticated range of products than any other supplier worldwide,” said TCarta Marine CEO David Critchley. “TCarta Marine is now a one-stop shop for bathymetric and marine data.” TCarta Marine will continue offering all existing product lines from the... (read more)
2017-02-03 05:09:31

Investment Set to Continue in Open Earth Observation Data

A global trend towards open data, i.e. data that anyone can access, use and share without restriction, is steadily replacing a previous tendency by governments to charge for Earth observations, especially satellite imagery. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was established more than 10 years ago to provide access to and sharing of open Earth observation data, many years before the Open Data for a Big Data World movement gained momentum. Today GEO has more than 100 government Members representing their national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organisations contributing data, knowledge and expertise to the Global Earth Observation... (read more)
2016-11-21 11:04:53

The Mystery of Russia’s Cold War Mapping

During the cold war period, the Soviet Union created highly detailed mapping of the UK, often including features omitted from contemporary large scale OS mapping. But why did they do it? This enigmatic mapping remains a useful resource in tracing the history of sites prior to redevelopment. Martyn Lufkin, data team leader at Landmark Information explains. As every GIS professional will confirm, the basis of any successful project is founded on the quality of the mapping data used. As a nation, we are fortunate to have access to a huge repository of Ordnance Survey maps that range in detail, complexity... (read more)
2017-01-04 01:20:41
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