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TAG: 3D model

SimActive tech used to determine solar potential from satellite imagery

April 3, 2020By
Dutch company NEO B.V. is using SimActive's Correlator3D software to assess solar potential in multiple cities. (Image: SimActive)

SimActive’s Correlator3D software is being used by by Dutch company NEO B.V. to assess solar potential in multiple cities. Digital surface models (DSMs) are generated from WorldView and GeoEye satellite stereo images and serve to calculate solar panel capacity. According to SimActive, DSMs covering hundreds of square kilometres are quickly generated by the software. Key metrics to estimate solar potential... read more

Exploring Shetland’s uninhabited Kame of Isbister with GNSS and UAV

March 25, 2020By
3D model: The heatmap of the Kame of Isbister shows elevations and the archaeological site. (Image: Emlid)

The mysterious and fascinating Kame of Isbister is situated in Shetland’s north mainland near the North Roe. The location has been studied several times, including by the Extreme Archaeology TV series in 2003. The uninhabited grassland continues to attract explorers because of a series of secret structures. Those structures are hidden on the sea-faced slope and can’t be seen from the land nearby. One... read more

MGISS launches web app for visualization of buried assets

March 4, 2020By
Image: MGISS

MGISS, a UK geospatial specialist, has released a new version of its web app TopoGrafi that allows for the display of 3D data in real-world models. With enhanced 3D data processing capabilities, TopoGrafi is an end-to-end platform for capturing buried asset data and processing it for augmented reality visualizations. Aimed at the utility and infrastructure sectors, TopoGrafi is helping organizations... read more

Terra Drone Europe completes aerial 3D survey, 3D model for Shell oil rig platform

August 2, 2019By
Terra Drone Europe completed an aerial 3D survey and produced a 3D model of an offshore oil rig platform in the North Sea for Shell. (Photo: Terra Drone)

Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, has completed an aerial 3D survey and produced a 3D model of an offshore oil rig platform in the North Sea for Shell. According to Terra Drone Europe, the platform complex that was surveyed was positioned several years ago when GNSS survey techniques were neither very advanced nor common. Several... read more

Bluesky with CityMapper captures cities in 3D

January 9, 2019By
St. Paul’s Cathedral in London captured in lidar point-cloud data. (Image: Bluesky)

Aerial survey company Bluesky International Ltd. is using the Leica CityMapper to capture major cities throughout the United Kingdom. read more

Skyline PhotoMesh 3D: On-the-fly models while flying

July 7, 2016By

During my tenure as the GIS manager for the Atlanta Regional Commission, I had the opportunity to work with many first responders, primarily police, fire and E911. I always promoted the capabilities of GIS to develop a common operational picture. However, most first responders were not interested in becoming GIS experts, especially with traditional GIS software and ortho imagery. They... read more

Bentley reality modeling helped with Pope’s Philadelphia visit

November 12, 2015By
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When Philadelphia welcomed Pope Francis during his September visit, Bentley Systems’ 3D reality modeling tools helped the event company plan the multi-faceted event, including the anchor event of the Eighth World Meeting of Families Congress. In planning this massive and multi-faceted event, production company ESM Productions needed to coordinate with Philadelphia’s many public services, as well as the U.S. Secret Service, Pennsylvania state... read more

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Topcon Tech Used to Digitally Preserve Japanese Heritage Site

July 13, 2015By

Data from Topcon’s participation in the digital preservation of the historic Sogi hydroelectric plant in Japan was unveiled at a special event in Bonn, Germany, in conjunction with the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meetings, held June 15-25. The committee examined proposals to inscribe 36 properties on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Located in Isa, the Sogi power plant was constructed in 1909.... read more

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Icaros to Demonstrate Measuring Tool for Oblique Imagery at InterGeo

September 24, 2014By

Icaros Inc., a provider of advanced aerial remote sensing and 3D visualization solutions, will demonstrate the Icaros Measurement Tool (IMT) at the 2014 InterGeo Conference in Germany. Designed for use with oblique aerial imagery, IMT is a simple but powerful photogrammetric visualization application based on ArcGIS technologies, the company said. To view a demonstration of the IMT, visit Icaros in... read more

SuperGIS 3D Earth Server 3.2 Officially Launched

April 25, 2014By

Supergeo Technologies, a provider of complete GIS software and solutions, has released SuperGIS 3D Earth Server 3.2 to assist enterprises in managing, integrating, publishing and displaying geographic data and 3D models. SuperGIS 3D Earth Server 3.2 is GIS software designed to publish and overlay terrain data, 3D models, and so forth with spatial data, as well as to display the... read more