Great Wall of China 3D Modelling Project

Acute3D's Smart3DCapture solution has been chosen for the 3D automatic reconstruction part of the 'Great Wall of China in 3D' modelling project. The project was officially launched on 16 September 2014. It will be supervised by China's Ministry of Culture and State Administration of Cultural Heritage and part-funded by UNESCO. The goal of this project is to protect, document and promote the Great Wall of China to the world. To this end, 3 years will be dedicated to create the whole 6,000km length of the Great Wall of China and its surroundings in 3D, in high resolution. The Smart3DCapture will... (read more)
2014-09-22 03:31:59

World Bank and RMSI Partner in Geospatial Risk Modelling

Natural disasters such as a hurricane in Florida have less short and long-term effect on local population and regional economies when compared to a similar disaster in Asia. The World Bank recognised this fact, with the root cause being a frequent lack of catastrophic insurance, compounded by post-disaster funding. For this reason, the World Bank selected RMSI (CA, USA) to conduct a critical pilot study of the situation. RMSI, a global IT services company, has successfully completed all phases of this pilot catastrophe risk assessment study on behalf of the World Bank. Involved were four Indian states with a history... (read more)
2005-06-28 12:00:00

Dassault Systèmes Takes over 3D City Modelling Pioneer

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company and a world leader in 3D design, 3D digital mock-up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has announced its takeover of Archividéo, a leader in the automated creation and management of large 3D urban environments and landscapes. The acquisition of Archividéo, based in Rennes, France, brings a new dimension to Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE strategy and platform, extending it to urban environment planning with 3D city and landscape modelling technology.  The acquisition marks an important development for the company, commented Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. The next step for sustainable planning is to imagine... (read more)
2013-04-25 09:23:19

3D Modelling for Property Valuation in China

A High-resolution Remote Sensing-based Approach
Rapid urban development in China has transformed the cityscapes, with a dramatic increase in high-rise buildings. However, the current 2D property valuation methods neglect the vertical dimension, even though that aspect contains significant indicators that impact property value – such as types of views, scope of vision and daylight. 3D modelling of geographical data can help to change this in high-rise and highly-density areas, going beyond 2D to enable identification of complex property characteristics in the vertical dimension too. This article presents research to explore a 3D modelling approach using remote sensing data for more precise property valuation. The accelerating... (read more)
2019-09-26 10:00:54

3D Modelling of a Gold Mine Using Laser Scanning

The Digital Mine
A gold mine in China’s Shandong Province is the country’s first underground mine to use 3D laser scanning. During a one-year project, 20km of major tunnels were scanned and the point clouds processed. The resulting ‘digital mine’ enables better planning and designing, checking of production quantities and monitoring of tunnelling and mining machines, as well as improved safety. The authors describe how laser scanning has been used for 3D modelling of a gold mine. China’s key gold deposits are located in Shandong Province, where the region’s largest producing mine is operated by the Shandong Gold Group (SGG), a state-owned enterprise... (read more)
2013-12-16 02:23:48

How Open Standards Integrate Geospatial Services with Modelling and Simulation

Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modelling and Simulation (M&S) Working Group are inviting the public to attend a demonstration of new developments in technology and capability to rapidly discover, transform and stream geospatial data from online sources into modelling and simulation applications using open standards. The demonstration activities, part of the 13-16 October GEOINT 2013 Symposium, will be held in Room 24 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on 16 October. The Demonstration room will open to the public at 11:00 am EST. Visitors will have the chance... (read more)
2013-09-30 09:49:04

Dense Image Matching for Easy 3D Modelling

New Threat and Opportunity for Professional Surveyors
Normally when something is too good to be true, it is not true. But in the case of dense image matching (DIM), professional surveyors should look twice – because their clients, and certainly those in the construction, infrastructure and 3D city mapping markets, certainly will. 'GIM International' asked John Taylor, who is responsible at Bentley Systems for reality modelling in Asia Pacific and in the global defence market, for his insights into DIM. Dense image matching (DIM) did not arrive like a bolt from the blue. It has been around in the photogrammetric world for the past two decades but, through further... (read more)
2017-06-28 08:42:21

OGC Calls for Comments on Open Modelling Interface Standard

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the OpenMI Association (OA) have announced a call for public comment on the Open Modelling Interface Version 2 (OpenMI) and its accompanying reference manual. This standard defines a means by which independently developed computer models of environmental processes, or indeed any processes, can exchange data as they run and hence facilitates the modelling of interacting processes. The original driver for the standard was the European Water Framework Directive and its requirement for an integrated approach to water management. It was foreseen that implementing the Directive would be very challenging and that there would be... (read more)
2013-05-07 08:45:15

Topcon and Bentley Bundle Reality Modelling Software with UAS

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modelling software solution that will be offered with Topcon unmanned aerial systems (UASs). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals. It enables them to quickly turn simple photographs and/or point cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project life cycle. The offering will include Topcon ContextCapture Standard and Topcon ContextCapture Advanced, said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. The standard package will be bundled with Falcon 8 and Sirius Basic/Pro and allows operators to process data from... (read more)
2017-03-08 09:51:38

High-quality Modelling of 3D Point Clouds

Company's View: SPM3D
Headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine, SPM3D provides a wide range of solutions for advanced processing of laser scanning and photogrammetry data. The company brings together young scientists from within Ukraine and Germany. It is aimed at satisfying the high-quality data processing needs of European customers. SPM3D was founded as a private company in October 2015 by Thomas Luhmann, Denys Gorkovchuk and Julia Kravchenko. Its international team of scientists come from both Ukraine and Germany. Participation in international programs and implementation of educational projects have resulted in a fruitful cooperation in the business and the formation of a joint start-up company. Despite... (read more)
2016-12-15 10:47:23
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