Hexagon Strengthens 3D Visualisation with Melown Technologies Acquisition

Hexagon’s Geosystems division has announced the acquisition of Melown Technologies, a Prague-based technology company from Ivo Lukačovič´s investment company Helifreak Limited. Melown Technologies develops mass-scale computer vision and advanced visualization technology for interactive web-based rendering, enabling high performing 3D visualization of digital urban and natural landscape models that are derived from aerial and terrestrial reality capture sensors. “Melown Technologies has been the subject of takeover bids and offers of strategic cooperation for some time,” says Lukačovič. “The bid from Hexagon was the most interesting as it offers us the best prospects for the future development of the company.” “At Hexagon, we... (read more)
2019-07-05 10:22:47

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)
2019-06-21 10:16:46

Nearmap Unveils Streaming 3D Online Platform and AI Technology

Nearmap, an aerial imagery company, has launched a 3D product in a move that could potentially change the way industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, government and councils view and shape cities across Australia and the USA. More than 400,000 km2 have already been covered. Nearmap 3D allows customers to stream and export 3D imagery on demand on a massive scale, through its proprietary MapBrowser web application. Additionally, because the imagery is updated frequently, businesses can work with the most current information to make better-informed decisions. Nearmap has developed AI technology that is turning millions of aerial images, captured over a... (read more)
2019-06-14 10:49:47

Denis Shergin

Denis Shergin is an accomplished expert with a strong technical background in real-time 3D graphics, virtual reality, simulation and training, development of cross-platform desktop software, and game development. In 2005, Denis co-founded UNIGINE, bootstrapped with US$0 initial budget, without investments. He made it profitable from the very 1st year and built the world-class multidisciplinary team. The company specializes in real-time 3D visualization production on the basis of the UNIGINE engine. (read more)
2019-06-05 05:44:00

Topcon Announces Advanced Bentley Integration for Aerial Photogrammetry Processing

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced the new cloud-based photogrammetry processing powered by Bentley ContextCapture to its MAGNET Collage Web web-based service for the publication, sharing and analysis of reality capture data. The integration allows MAGNET Collage Web users who share and collaborate with scanning and mesh datasets to now process and add unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') photos directly to the MAGNET Collage 3D environment. The built-in Bentley ContextCapture Cloud Processing Service enables operators to upload UAV imagery direct-to-web without the need for high-end hardware requirements or IT constraints. Sharing UAV imagery projects “Operators with photos taken by any UAV will easily use the... (read more)
2019-05-27 08:40:53

Bluesky and Skyline Create Dynamic 3D Building and City Models

Aerial mapping company Bluesky is working with SkylineGlobe UK on a project to provide high-accuracy, photorealistic 3D city models that will be available as off-the-shelf datasets and via an internet streaming service. The new, dynamic 3D models will provide a visualization and analytical platform for smart city projects, transport and infrastructure planning, risk assessment and mitigation, development planning and environmental work. To create these unique 3D digital twins, Bluesky and Skyline will integrate leading-edge technologies. To capture the city imagery, Bluesky has deployed its hybrid oblique imaging and Lidar airborne sensor. Skyline is then processing and publishing the data into... (read more)
2019-05-14 10:19:10

Bentley Announces Availability of OpenSite Designer

Bentley Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin services for advancing the design, construction and operation of infrastructure, has announced the availability of OpenSite Designer. This is an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary and detailed design phases. OpenSite Designer advances building information modelling (BIM) through comprehensive 3D site design. It spans reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimization, stormwater drainage modelling and analysis, underground utilities modelling, detailed drawing production and enlivened visualizations. OpenSite Designer enables rapid... (read more)
2019-05-14 10:04:03

High-quality Aerial Imagery Helps to Unlock 5G Networks

Telecommunication operators are working at full speed to bring a 5G network to life in the early 2020s. Most operators are currently at the signal propagation planning stage and are defining optimal locations for the network nodes. Although widely used for the planning of 3G/4G networks, digital surface models generated from satellite images are insufficient for 5G antenna positioning. Another source, with required high-resolution data, is now available for the USA and large parts of Europe and Canada. 5G is the next generation of wireless network technologies. For 5G to become a reality, however, significant and fundamental changes need to... (read more)
2019-03-26 10:04:57

FARO ZONE 3D 2019 Released with a Focus on Public Safety

FARO, a 3D measurement and imaging solutions company, has announced the availability of the FARO Zone 3D 2019 software platform. The platform is specifically designed to enable investigators and security professionals to enhance the quality of site and evidence capture, documentation, reconstruction and analysis for crime, crash, fire and security applications. FARO Zone 3D 2018 was the first VR-enabled software solution for law enforcement and forensics professionals that provides a platform for documenting, analysing, and reconstructing scenes that includes powerful forensic analysis, 3D diagramming and animation tools. FARO Zone 3D 2019 substantially builds on the functionality of its predecessor and offers ways to... (read more)
2019-03-18 11:37:02

Eye-bot Aerial Solutions Creates Highly Accurate 3D Vertical Monopole Models

ContextCapture Safely Collects More Data Faster to Build Precise Reality Meshes
In 2017, Eye-bot Aerial Solutions, a drone service company, completed a 3D reality model of cell tower antennas in Springdale, Pennsylvania. The project team at Eye-bot initiated the Springdale Monopole project to improve model fidelity, positional accuracy, and photo-realism by comprehensively modelling vertical monopole structures that feature transparent, complex cross-bracing. In the long term, Eye-bot strives to use the enhanced models to help create standardized 3D modelling workflows. The organization specializes in using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photogrammetry to generate 3D models of cell towers. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eye-bot has worked within several industries, including industrial manufacturing, oil and... (read more)
2019-03-06 12:58:16
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