Topcon Releases MAGNET Software Suite for Optimised Workflow

Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of the latest edition of its suite of software solutions — MAGNET 5. Packed with new features, the release includes upgrades to the MAGNET Field, Office and Enterprise applications designed for advanced performance, third-party integration, and construction planning and oversight capability. “MAGNET Field operators can now avoid losing time switching between screens thanks to new flexible display options. Users can simply select and stake surfaces, and drive survey sessions directly from the map. The screen also includes a configurable favourites toolbar, and additional customisable data labels. Additionally, operators can view GNSS status when the... (read more)
2018-06-25 10:26:01

Building an SDI with FOSS

A spatial data infrastructure (SDI) seeks to harmonise users with the provision of data, metadata, software and computational services to provide a productive and flexible environment for working with geospatial data. In an enterprise environment, the development of an SDI constitutes the foundations of the GIS department or group in your organisation. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) provides a number of standards for various elements of an SDI. In this article, we will review the software options provided by the FOSSGIS (Free and Open Source software for Geographical Information Systems) community for developing an OGC standards compliant spatial data infrastructure... (read more)
2018-06-08 03:58:38

Pointfuse Unlocks As-Built Data for BIM with Autodesk Integration

Pointfuse, a software provider that converts laser scan data - known as point clouds - into 3D models, has announced its integration with Autodesk’s BIM 360 project delivery platform, the first single project platform connecting design through construction. Pointfuse has pioneered new techniques to rapidly process vast point cloud datasets into intelligent and easy to handle mesh models. This innovation will allow important ‘as-built’ models to be easily incorporated into Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows managed with Autodesk BIM 360. “Digital Construction is about supplementing existing work flow practices in an online collaborative environment,” said Jon Boyce, CEO of Pointfuse.... (read more)
2018-06-07 10:22:05

Mapbox Brings AI Powered Vision SDK to Microsoft Azure IoT Platform

Mapbox has announced it will integrate its Vision SDK with Microsoft Azure IoT platform, enabling developers to build innovative applications and solutions for smart cities, the automotive industry, public safety and more. The Mapbox Vision SDK provides augmented reality (AR) navigation, driver alerts for speed limits, pedestrians, vehicles and other event-based triggers for responsive apps. The integration with Azure IoT Hub will provide developers with a holistic solution that aggregates cloud data using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technologies to send reports. Mapbox plans to integrate the open sourced Azure IoT Edge runtime, which provides custom logic, management and communications functions for edge devices. Events detected from... (read more)
2018-06-05 01:19:43

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

Reality IMT Introduces 360 Video Mapping Software

Reality Imaging and Mapping Technologies, a market-leading 360 technology provider, has announced the release of OcuMap, a comprehensive software platform for geospatial media that brings together videos, images and maps. Organisations can take advantage of OcuMap to upload, manage and share their aerial and street level imagery in an integrated environment that will help them realise efficiency gains, as large infrastructure assets can now be visualised and accessed without leaving the office. OcuMap is a cloud-based 360 degrees viewer with geo-referencing capabilities, offering a single dashboard with maps, imagery, and videos for remote decision making. Google Street View imagery and... (read more)
2018-05-29 12:46:21

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

County of Maui Selects Array Networks to Optimise GIS

Array Networks Inc, the network functions platform company, has announces that the County of Maui has selected Array’s vAPV virtual application delivery controllers (ADC) to assure high availability and guaranteed performance for its new geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping applications. The County of Maui spans nearly 2,400 square miles – encompassing the islands of Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Molokini and Molokai – and provides services that would typically be provided by city governments in the continental United States. Because many services include a geographical element, the county operates GIS and mapping applications to pinpoint the location of water lines, provide accurate... (read more)
2018-05-18 10:16:06

All you need to know about the Record Breaking GEO Business 2018

GEO Business 2018, taking place in London from 22-23 May, is fast approaching and the 5th instalment of the largest geospatial show in the UK is getting ready to break some records. Firstly, with registrations currently tracking 27% ahead of this time last year, as many as 3,000 visitors from across the world are expected to attend this free event. Sold out Exhibition The exhibition is also breaking boundaries with stands selling out not once, or twice but three times. This expanded area helps to house over 200 exhibitors who have all chosen GEO Business as the place to do... (read more)
2018-05-16 10:21:52

NavVis Launches Autodesk Revit Add-in

NavVis, a global leader in mobile indoor mapping, visualisation, and navigation, has announced a new add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in lets Revit users connect their BIM models to 360 degree immersive imagery and point clouds captured by the NavVis mobile mapping system. This add-in simplifies the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the current state of the building. NavVis technology is an all-in-one reality capture solution that has made it possible to quickly scan the current state of large industrial and commercial properties and stream the data on any device. The data is captured by... (read more)
2018-04-27 10:54:07
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