UAS Platforms the Future of Successful Aerial Image Capture & Modelling

UAS (Unmanned Airborne Systems) are rapidly becoming a valuable source of data for inspection, surveillance, mapping and 3D modelling projects. Investment in the commercial UAS industry - estimated to increase by US$3.5 billion by 2024 – reveals the potential for UAS to aid or replace traditional methods of data collection. The catalyst for the high rate of UAS adoption is primarily the technological developments in microprocessor architecture and the falling costs of the manufacturing process. Even consumer-grade UAS - available for less than £1,000 – now feature sophisticated Internal Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS- and GLONASS-capable GNSS receivers, stabilised gimbals, and... (read more)
2018-11-21 12:05:17

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

FARO Introduces As-Built Software Platform for 3D Digital Modelling

FARO has announced the availability of their as-built software platform that enables efficient and cost-effective transfer of 3D reality capture into Autodesk design tools to create ready to use CAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM) deliverables. As-built is specifically designed to minimize the effort and time required to create as-built documentation, which is the main task across AEC professionals in the building, facility and infrastructure design phases. This comprehensive and innovative platform seamlessly integrates processed 3D data coming from the FARO SCENE software platform and can support point cloud modelling for the latest 2019 Autodesk design tools. The FARO as-built... (read more)
2018-05-30 10:18:57

KPF Joined by Top Organisations for Third British Information Modelling Event

The third British Information Modelling event will take place on 11th May 2017 and is hosted by international architectural practice KPF at their London headquarters. Bringing together innovators and experts from across the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector the latest seminar will feature speakers from the UK government’s innovation agency, Emmy Award winning production studio Unit 9, and the largest American architecture-engineering company HOK. The British Information Modelling seminar and open panel discussion will look at how the UK BIM strategy is developing with an update from Innovate UK on BIM Level 3 and on how practitioners and end clients... (read more)
2017-04-18 11:36:54

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

Dr Katherine Royse

Dr Katherine Royse is Science Director GeoAnalytics and Modelling for the British Geological Survey. She holds a PhD in Anorthosite petrogenesis and emplacement. She specialises in 3D Geological modelling and was previously Project Manager London and the Thames Gateway project. (read more)
2018-11-29 12:27:17

Bentley Acquires Synchro to Push 4D Technology

Bentley Systems has announced its acquisition of Synchro Software, in a move that will see the firm bring Synchro’s BIM time dimension modelling into their ProjectWise construction software suites. Bentley aims to introduce Synchro’s 4D construction modelling through the ProjectWise connected data environment (CDE) to provide change synchronisation functionality to keep discrete BIM processes aligned when managing construction projects. The software maker says that this capability can assure that BIM deliverables remain updated for ‘aligning the as-designed, as-constructed, and as-operated digital engineering models to improve both project performance and asset performance.’ “In construction modelling for industrial projects, the market is... (read more)
2018-06-29 10:09:39

Cadcorp’s Fire Service Resource Planning Tool is Now Even More Realistic

British GIS and web mapping software developer – Cadcorp – has released a new version of SIS Workload Modeller. This enhanced version of the widely-used resource planning and performance reporting tool offers even more realistic simulation modelling. Workload Modeller operates on historic data about when and where incidents have occurred in a fire service, and relates this to the constraints under which the service has to operate. It allows a fire service to explore the likely impact of making changes to resourcing strategies such as closing, relocating and merging stations, and changing the mix and location of vehicles. Because simulation... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:28:15

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

Fire and Rescue Service Selects Cadcorp SIS Desktop

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue (LFR) has selected Cadcorp to provide GIS data to help with decision-making at all levels concerning risk. This is pertinent to their Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) where the geographic targeting of resources, the impact of cover, and the level of risk are all being assessed. Cadcorp SIS Desktop will meet this requirement because of its dynamic analysis and associated fire service specific modelling applications. Cadcorp Workload Modeller provides detailed resource and demand analysis and allows LFR to run a range of “What if” scenarios. Cadcorp Risk Modeller is used for creating multiple risk maps that... (read more)
2018-08-20 02:37:12
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