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Euclideon’s Geoverse Promises to Revolutionise 3D Point Cloud Viewing

September 25, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

Brisbane-based Euclideon Unlimited has recently launched Geoverse, a 3D point cloud visualisation software that promises unlimited point cloud viewing. The impressive ability to quickly navigate terabytes of pointcloud data comes from innovations that started…

Mapping the Maya: Technology Integration Captures Cultural Heritage

September 18, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

To set the stage of this essay I would ask each reader to think back to a time in their life when they were asked “what do I want to do when I grow…

Autodesk Uses their Tools to Visualize the Hyperloop

Jordan Brandt, technology futurist at Autodesk, came up with a concept proposal for how the Hyperloop could be built, taking advantage of the expertise…

Model-based Design Powers China Dam Construction

April 30, 2013 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Modeling

Harnessing power from moving water has the benefit of slowing and controlling flow in order to prevent natural disasters, providing water for human consumption and crop irrigation, slowing soil erosion, and supplying clean power. Hydropower is a low-cost source…

Oklahoma Rides the Road to Automation with Restriction Routing

March 19, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Transportation

The movement of oversize and overweight truck loads require permitting by each state in order to ensure safety, to make certain that the loads fit under or can be supported by bridges, and to help defray the maintenance costs that these larger loads place…

Laser Scanning Improves Petrochemical Plant Design

March 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

Laser scanning as a method of storage of spatial information is used in various economic sectors, and is increasingly being used to capture the complexity of industrial plants. The use of laser scanning for industrial design, or more precisely on the execution…

Virtual Australia and New Zealand Initiative Aims for Fully Integrated 3D Model

February 22, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

A new not-for-profit called VANZI Ltd. has been set up to broker the framework for a fully integrated and secure 3D computer model for both the natural and built environment in both countries. The idea is a photo-realistic 3D model down to 20cm scale that…

Mapping Local Resources Helps San Jose Battle Food Insecurity

January 29, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Smart Cities

Food security is a growing social and economic challenge that knows no political boundaries. Even in the United States, an astonishing 18 million households were labeled ‘food insecure’ in 2011 because they lacked the means at some point during the year…

The Geospatial Dimensions of Intelligent Infrastructure

December 18, 2012 - in Feature, Featured

The concept of intelligent infrastructure involves the combination of sensors, network connectivity and software to monitor and analyze the inputs for more efficient operations. This concept meshes nicely with advancements in geospatial technology that are…

Interior Location and Mapping: Prompted by Innovations that Improve Position and Navigation

December 2, 2012 - in Feature, Featured

Imagine if the mapping of the interior of buildings would have benefitted from the explosive growth of navigation that has come from ubiquitous GPS receivers. Decades of GPS position and tracking data have greatly improved the mapping of our world, but unfortunately…