Fund for the City of New York Advances OGC’s Underground Pilot Project

The Open Geospatial Consortium announces that the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY) has funded OGC to develop prototype data models for underground utility networks and for the soils that surround them. The goal is to ensure that underground utility data are collected in a manner that allows information about different utilities to be integrated and used interoperably. This will allow cities to create a coherent map of what is under the asphalt and will enable improved operations support, analysis, and modelling. The utility data models that are being developed through the OGC Innovation Program include water, sewer,... (read more)
2017-12-04 01:15:29

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

3D Repo Appoints Andrew Norrie as Commercial Director

3D Repo, a provider of cloud software solutions for collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM), has appointed Andrew Norrie as Commercial Director. Norrie, who joins the London based tech innovator, is a business development professional with nearly ten years’ experience in the 3D CAD and BIM sector, having worked for industry leaders such as SolidWorks and Graphisoft UK. Norrie brings a proven track record of sales, marketing and account management to the newly created 3D Repo role, which will help the company expand the user base of its award winning open source software solutions. “Having established 3D Repo as an innovator,... (read more)
2017-02-20 01:13:31

Maptek Invests with PETRA Data Science

Maptek and PETRA Data Science have established a partnership which will enable seamless value chain optimization and simulation from resource models through to metal produced. Mining companies will be able, for the first time, to use millions of tonnes of their historical performance and resource metadata for dynamic optimization. “Whether you are looking at their 3D virtual environments for geological modelling and mine optimization, or long-range laser scanners for 3D mapping and monitoring, every aspect is custom built for mining. Any true digital twin in mining needs to consider geology,” said a PETRA spokesperson. “Our partnership with Maptek provides PETRA... (read more)
2019-03-25 10:23:03

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

Queensland Mandates BIM on Large Government Projects

Queensland has announced a new policy requiring Building Information Modelling (BIM) to be used on all new government construction projects with estimated capital costs over AU$50 million. “BIM is a ‘win-win’ for designers, builders, asset managers, and all stakeholders helping us deliver the government infrastructure we all need and use,” said Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. “It’s a collaborative and productive way of working that will help us to better design, construct, manage and operate the assets that we build. This will ultimately de-risk projects by improving their on-time and on-budget delivery, as well as... (read more)
2018-12-13 10:17:56

EuroGeographics Releases New Version of EuroGlobalMap

Forty five members of the Association for the European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities have contributed to a new version of EuroGlobalMap, which now includes fields for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) within the updated transport theme, specifically links for railways (RailrdL) and road networks (RoadL). The latest release also includes updated information for the 1:1 million dataset's administrative and settlement themes. It is available at www.eurogeographics.org/form/topographic-data-eurogeographics. Angela Baker, Sales, Marketing and Channel Manager, EuroGeographics said: "As a result of these latest updates, three themes have been generalised from our more detailed products, 1:100 000 EuroBoundaryMap and 1:... (read more)
2018-02-21 10:33:48

Bentley Presents Synchro Software for FC Barcelona Stadium Project

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has presented Synchro, a 4D construction modelling solution, at the Microsoft Inspire conference in Las Vegas. Synchro will be used as part of a mixed reality construction management solution for FC Barcelona’s Espai Barça sports stadium project which was featured during the Mixed Reality (MR) and the Cloud session at the conference. The session was led by Microsoft’s Nancy Li, who detailed how Synchro will be used for the renovation of the sports arena, which when completed will accommodate more than 100,000 fans. In conjunction with time-lapse... (read more)
2018-07-20 10:15:46

Maptek Appoint New General Manager for EMEA and CIS Operations

Maptek is pleased to announce that James Moncrieff has been appointed General Manager to lead our operations across Europe, Middle East, North Africa and CIS. A part of the Maptek family for 13 years, Moncrieff was until recently managing the Maptek I-Site reseller distribution network in Asia from our Adelaide office. Moncrieff is a technical expert on laser scanning and its diverse range of applications and has worked with a long list of underground and open pit clients to help them gain valuable insights and efficiencies from their surveying, geotechnical and mine modelling data. With his technical expertise and a... (read more)
2017-03-13 12:51:43

Esri CityEngine Used for Oscar Winning Effects in Blade Runner 2049

Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, and its distributor Esri Canada, revealed that Framestore, a visual arts studio with a presence in Montréal, Québec, has won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Designers at Framestore used the Esri CityEngine application to recreate portions of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, as seen in the movie Blade Runner 2049. “We were tasked in creating a futuristic Las Vegas for the year 2049. We had to fly over the main strip of Vegas on a long sequence shot,” said Didier Muanza, lead environment TD, Framestore. “CityEngine seemed to be the... (read more)
2018-03-12 11:32:37
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