TAG: virtual reality

Esri unveils CityEngine mobile virtual reality solution

February 6, 2017By
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Esri has released a virtual reality (VR) solution for CityEngine, the company’s 3D modeling software. The newest version of CityEngine allows urban planners, architects and GIS professionals to simply and quickly create VR experiences on mobile devices, the company says in a news release. These experiences can be viewed in the free ArcGIS 360 VR app from Esri Labs. Users can... read more

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NGA hackathon creates new tools for disaster response

August 4, 2016By
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), GEO Huntsville and AEgis Technologies hosted a two-day inaugural hackathon May 2-3 at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, dubbed #GEOHackHSV. Most of you are familiar with hackathons, but this one was focused on geospatial solutions for first responders with NGA’s GeoQ as a foundation. The goal was to hack unclassified geospatial datasets and open-source tools to build... 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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zLense Offers Real-Time 3D Depth Mapping for Broadcasts

October 27, 2014By
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zLense, a specialist provider of virtual production platforms to the film, production, broadcast and gaming industries, is offering a depth-mapping camera that captures 3D data and scenery in real-time and adds a 3D layer to the footage. The camera is optimized for broadcasters and film productions. The technology processes space information, making new and real three-dimensional compositing methods possible, enabling production teams to... read more

Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Startup Occulus

March 26, 2014By
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Facebook has purchased Occulus, a virtual reality gaming startup, for $2 billion. “Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with Facebook to create the best virtual reality platform in the world,” Occulus announced via a blog post. “Facebook understands the potential for VR,” the blog said. “Mark [Zuckerberg] and his team share our vision for virtual reality’s potential... read more

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