3D Repo Cloud Platform Adds Integrated Virtual Reality Functionality

3D Repo has launched a new version of its cloud-based building information modelling (BIM) software that offers integrated virtual reality (VR) functionality using existing 3D models and project data. 3D Repo’s multi-award-winning solution for those managing construction and civil engineering projects already uses the latest cloud technology for wider access, easier collaboration and open-source application development. With the addition of VR capability, users can now deploy VR simulations for applications such as training, safety and project consultation.     The 3D Repo VR development differs from other VR simulations, which utilise standard game engines fixed content, which means any edits require a... (read more)
2017-04-18 03:43:28

3D Repo Develop Health and Safety Virtual Reality App

Repo is working with Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Highways England to deploy a Virtual Reality (VR) simulation for Zero Harm Health and Safety Training. Part of the Smart Motorway programme, the fully immersive simulation is designed to prevent on-site accidents by making highways construction and maintenance projects safer through improved training. Featuring different real world scenarios the virtual experience is designed to give the user different perspectives of the same potentially dangerous situation in order to develop an understanding of safe working zones. “In order to demonstrate our understanding of our customers’ needs and facilitate the collaboration between our customers... (read more)
2017-02-10 02:18:40

Hexagon Adds Virtual Reality to Mine Planning Solution

Hexagon‘s Mining division has introduced an improved mine planning solution called HxGN MinePlan 3D (formerly MineSight 3D), which now features full virtual reality, bringing a new dimension to visualising and sharing mine plans. MinePlan 3D users can visualise their mine plans and geological models in complete virtual reality. They can then share and showcase their designs to all key stakeholders, using the same medium. This news responds to customer feedback, and includes improvements to the application’s time and efficiency. MinePlan 3D now automatically generates more accurate solids, easier-to-condition surfaces, and quicker-to-design ramps. The solution speeds up design and evaluation time... (read more)
2018-07-03 03:21:19

CyArk Brings Accurate 3D Immersive Data to Life in Virtual Reality

CyArk and FarBridge have partnered with Oculus to bring photorealistic and fully explorable replicas of some of the world’s most amazing monuments in virtual reality. Launching for both Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, MasterWorks transports users to four historic sites on three continents that span over 3,000 years of human history. Users can discover the fate of the ancient capital of Thailand, unravel the mysteries of a pre-Incan temple in the Peruvian Andes, explore the astonishing Native American cliff dwellings of Colorado, and get up close to the monumental stone carvings of Mt Rushmore in South Dakota. The experience... (read more)
2018-02-22 10:31:53

GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems Join Forces to Take Mobile Reality Modelling Indoors

GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems have announced a partnership to enable the simple and fast production of hybrid reality models in any environment. After having presented fast 3D laser scanning using a handheld mobile scanner, the next stage is to further improve how the results can be both interpreted and consumed within typical engineering and GIS workflows. Bentley Systems’ reality modelling software, ContextCapture, available on desktop and mobile devices, produces engineering grade textured 3D models for design, construction, and operations derived purely from photographs. A quick and inexpensive way to provide real world context, the software is commonly used for modelling... (read more)
2017-10-09 01:42:24

OGC Request for Information: 'Mixed Reality to the Edge' Concept Development Study

As part of its 'Mixed Reality to the Edge' Concept Development Study (CDS), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is requesting information about needs and solutions involved in the automation of workflows that curate, discover, process, integrate and publish (disseminate) 3D/4D geospatial content to users at ‘the edge’. In this sense, ‘the edge’ represents field-deployed users with mobile devices that may have only limited or no internet connectivity (also known as denied, disconnected, intermittent and limited bandwidth (DDIL) environments). Users at ‘the edge’ include first responders, field-deployed utility workers, war-fighters and others. The volume and variety of spatial and temporal data... (read more)
2019-01-09 11:36:09

Google Announces AR Navigation Services

Google has introduced many new features for Google Maps using augmented reality (AR) and computer vision. With regards to AR, it has announced a new navigation service, using the camera and GPS of a smartphone to give the user turn-by-turn walking directions. Google calls this service Visual Positioning System (VPS), referring to the smartphone camera that is used to “recognise” the surroundings, which is matched with Google´s extensive collection of street view imagery in order to define the user´s location. This service will be useful in combination with a series of Yelp-like applications new to Google Maps that use machine... (read more)
2018-05-25 12:54:11

DAQRI Worksense Suite Includes 3D Capture Capability

DAQRI has released a productivity suite for augmented reality called Worksense. The suite includes five different apps, which reconfigure DAQRI’s hardware and software capabilities to enable different applications. DAQRI Show combines video, voice, and 3D collaboration so you can “show” your view to colleagues and co-workers for remote assistance. DAQRI Tag attaches “critical information or multimedia” about your assets to the asset location in the real world—including live data from IoT systems. DAQRI Model processes BIM 360 Models and displays them as full-scale, interactive walkthroughs. DAQRI Guide offers a way to give field employees step by step directions while they’re... (read more)
2018-03-20 02:44:18

Global Collaboration Community for Innovation Among Location Intelligence Experts

Pitney Bowes has made available the Li360 Community, an online community for clients, product engineers, partners and the “GIS curious” to explore Location Intelligence capabilities, applications and tools to resolve challenges in the market. The Li360 Community is a home for all subject matter experts, and those interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to generate mindshare that will grow the Location Intelligence market and foster leading innovation. To date, over 1000 people are accessing the Community to share best practices, analyse case studies, participate in real-time discussions, and identify development needs for Location Intelligence solutions. The Community has received 40,000... (read more)
2017-11-13 04:22:49

Gaming Technology Brings 3D and VR Data Visualisation to Mining Industry

Mining technology developer Maptek and augmented reality experts LlamaZOO are teaming up together to bring digital twinning and advanced 3D data visualisation to the mining industry. LlamaZOO Interactive is an award-winning software studio developing 3D interactive data visualisation solutions for enterprise and industry 4.0. LlamaZOO specialises in centralising disparate spatial datasets and making the information actionable for all stakeholders through real-time engaging 3D and VR/AR. Maptek stakeholders within customer networks will be able to interact with their spatial data in high-resolution 3D, in a format typically only seen with high-end video games, but with actionable real-world data. Imagine viewing live... (read more)
2018-08-22 11:27:21
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