May 2017

GIM May 2017

This May 2017 issue of GIM International shines the spotlight on capturing and visualising geospatial data. If companies such as NCTech are right – and this edition contains an interview with CTO and founder Neil Tocher – everyone will be able to capture their own environment in the near future. This issue focuses on ways to enhance the geospatial data experience and illustrates that we are on the brink of a major transformation.

Headlines in this GIM International:

- Interacting with Big Geospatial Data
- Singapore: Towards a Smart Nation
- The Increasing Importance of Satellite-derived Bathymetry
- The Development of a Virtual Museum in Germany
- Transforming the Visualisation of Reality
(Interview with Neil Tocher, CTO, NCTech)
- Increasing Information in Building Models


Interview: NCTech

Neil TocherPage 14: Disrupting the Visualisation of Reality. The way we capture the reality is changing rapidly. One of the pioneers leading this change is NCTech, a Scotland-based company specialised in 360-degree reality imaging systems. GIM International's Wim van Wegen talked with co-founder Neil Tocher.

Virtual Museum

GIM May 2017 DeggimA ‘virtual museum’ (VM) has the potential to greatly improve the experience of a traditional museum visit. Interactive digital visualisations in particular can increase the comprehensibility of a complex topic. In this case, visitors can explore the historic building in a real-time 3D environment, both in a desktop application and in virtual reality (VR).

Smart Nation Singapore

GIM May 2017 NichollsSingapore has emerged as a world leader in smart city initiatives. One of the centrepieces of Singapore’s strategy has been the development of a highly accurate 3D digital map of the country. This article explains the various challenges in creating and maintaining the required data, and how it will be used to its fullest potential. 

Big Geospatial Data

GIM May 2017 TraxlerBig geodata has become an important asset for analysis and decision-making, but also poses a challenge for state-of-the-art visualisation techniques. This article presents research results addressing this problem for the infrastructure and planetary science application domains. 

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