BIM

NavVis launches 6D SLAM indoor mapper

April 18, 2018By
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Mapping company NavVis has launched the M6, a next-generation indoor mobile-mapping system that the company says can overcome the scalability and data quality constraints of reality capture technology. Surveyors and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals can now use reality-capture technology for large-scale indoor mapping projects. The M6 can be used for factory planning and creating and updating as-built BIM (building information modeling) models... read more

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Bentley publishes ‘Plain Language BIM’ book

December 20, 2017By
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Plain Language BIM is now available as both a print publication and as an eBook for Kindle and iOS devices from Bentley Institute Press. Bentley Institute Press is the publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to building information management (BIM) advancements in the architectural, engineering, construction, operations, geospatial and educational communities. Plain Language BIM is by Iain... read more

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OGC seeks sponsors for Phase 2 of Future Cities Pilot Project

December 20, 2017By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking interested sponsors to define the challenges for Phase 2 of its Future Cities Pilot Project. As the operation and planning of cities increasingly relies on 3D geo-information in their processes, and apply Building Information Models (BIM) paradigms to their information management approach, efficient information flow in both directions between geospatial systems (GIS) and... read more

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GeoSLAM launches ZEB-REVO RT at fall exhibits

November 1, 2017By
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The ZEB-REVO RT is the next generation of the ZEB-REVO, GeoSLAM’s lightweight handheld laser scanner that allows the rapid and simple mapping of complex, indoor and multi-level spaces. The ZEB-REVO RT uses technology to seamlessly connect the scanner to a mobile phone or tablet, allowing for real-time data visualization as you walk and scan. GeoSLAM launched its new offering in... read more

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Harnessing scan-to-BIM technology on historic sites

August 23, 2017By
The complete 3D scan of the building comprises four separate scans and over 160 million data points. (Image: GeoSLAM)

When it comes to renovating a building, unforeseen structural problems or lack of knowledge about the materials used can result in costly delays. Detailed site surveys help to highlight these issues before work begins — and digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in identifying them. A project undertaken at a 112-year-old school highlights the advantages of using 3D mobile indoor mapping... read more

Leica Geosystems offers complete imaging solution

June 16, 2017By
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Leica Geosystems’ BLK360 is a miniaturized black 3D imaging laser scanner. The BLK360 captures the world with full-color panoramic images overlaid on a high-accuracy point cloud. The one-button Leica BLK360 is easy to use, Leica said. Anyone who can operate an iPad can now capture the world around them with high-resolution 3D panoramic images. The Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner... read more

Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360, cloud services offered for digital reality-capture market

June 15, 2017By
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Hexagon announced today its new Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 laser scanning software for simpler, automated registration, and its Cyclone Cloud Services platform for secure global collaboration through an on-demand software-as-a-service model. Together, the new products offer users smarter ways to register, visualize and collaborate around digital reality projects, delivering solutions into the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), plant, survey and... read more

Polaris scanner uses GNSS to go indoors, outdoors

April 4, 2017By
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Teledyne Optech has released its Polaris terrestrial laser scanner, which automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven graphical user interface (GUI) on its touchscreen. The announcement was made at the SPAR 3D Conference... read more

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New TIMMS 2 a Maneuverable Indoor Mapper

September 29, 2015By
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Trimble has introduced its next-generation Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces and translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of structured interiors. TIMMS 2 is a fusion of technologies for capturing spatial data of indoor and other GNSS denied areas, the company said. It provides both lidar and spherical video, enabling... read more

u-blox Launches Wi-Fi / Bluetooth ‘Internet of Things’ Module

September 2, 2014By
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u-blox has announced the ODIN-W160, a rugged multiradio module for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications. “u-blox’ compact ODIN-W160 module is perfect for small sensor applications in rugged environments, where faultless operation 24/7 is a requirement,” says Herbert Blaser, vice president of short-range radio at u-blox. “With this module, u‑blox customers can shorten their product development cycle significantly by integrating a robust,... read more

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