TAG: infrastructure

Harnessing scan-to-BIM technology on historic sites

August 23, 2017By
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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

Bluesky granted funding for mobile phone mapping project

February 9, 2017By
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Geographic data specialist Bluesky has secured funding from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky led study will assess the feasibility... read more

Phase One’s new aerial camera features innovative shutter design

September 19, 2016By
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Phase One Industrial has introduced the iXU-RS aerial camera series, featuring a breakthrough central lens shutter design, according to the company. The new shutter technology is based on an innovative direct-drive concept with electronic charging that enhances exposure speed to as fast as 1/2500s, while guaranteeing half a million exposures, an unprecedented shutter life span. The series’ flagship 100MP iXU-RS1000 camera system,... read more

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Cityworks enhanced with new functions in 15.1 release

August 4, 2016By

Cityworks has released Cityworks 15.1, making the care of critical infrastructure, capital assets and property easier and more straightforward. Cityworks 15.1—Platform 4.1 introduces Cityworks “apps” — functional applications that run parallel to the platform, providing faster updates for fixes and new functionality. Cityworks 15.1—Platform 4.1 includes updates to Cityworks AMS and PLL, Web Services (APIs) and Storeroom, as well as... read more

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Mapillary raises $8M Series A to map world through photos

March 7, 2016By

Mapillary, a community-based photomapping platform, has received an $8 million Series A funding round led by Atomico, with participation from Sequoia, LDV Capital and PlayFair. Anyone can contribute photos to the Mapillary platform and mobile app (available on iOS and Android) with a smartphone or action camera. The company’s computer vision software automatically extracts geographic information, blurs license plates and faces, and... read more

OGC seeks comment on land and infrastructure standard

February 1, 2016By

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on its candidate OGC Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra). Deadline for comments is March 2. LandInfra defines concepts for land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities.This conceptual standard will provide a basis for one or more implementation standards for encoding infrastructure data. Developers will use the encoding standard to... read more

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Topcon invests in virtual reality company for construction, infrastructure

January 12, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired a significant share of holdings in Viasys VDC, a company that assists customers in virtual design and construction (VDC). Based in Espoo, Finland, Viasys VDC has developed a suite of tools and services to assist customers in building virtual models for infrastructure and site-work projects. Using building information modeling (BIM) technologies, its solutions create VDC models... read more

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Bentley Systems offers new sewer and stormwater products

November 4, 2015By
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  Bentley Systems’ latest infrastructure products are now available. They include SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD and CivilStorm V8i (SELECTseries 5) products for the analysis and design of wastewater and stormwater systems. All of the V8i (SELECTseries 5) sewer and stormwater products can be used as stand-alone products, or be run on CAD and GIS platforms. They can also now be used from within the V8i... read more

CartoPac, EDM Implement Inspection Software for Western Power

May 12, 2015By

CartoPac International and EDM International have implemented a new transmission line inspection solution based on the CartoPac Software platform for the Western Area Power Administration. Western markets and delivers hydroelectric power within a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. Western sought quotes for a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) utilities inspection software application that would provide a more efficient, integrated process and technology for improving Western’s transmission line inspection... read more

Trimble Expands Geospatial Portfolio to Increase Productivity

April 24, 2015By
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  Trimble has expanded its portfolio of geospatial solutions for surveyors, engineers and mapping professionals. Highlights include new total stations, a new GNSS receiver and new field and office software features. The solutions save time, reduce costs, streamline workflows and produce high-quality geospatial deliverables across a wide range of industries, Trimble said. “Trimble’s portfolio expansion will enable our customers to... read more