New Imagery 3D Building Modelling Tool from MultiVision

ACA (FL, USA) has introduced MultiVision’s new oblique imagery 3D application tool called MV 3D. The MV 3D is the first software tool enabling users to instantly create real image 3D building models from real aerial oblique imagery. The MultiVision 3D application is a revolution in 3D building modelling as it enables the user to create 3D building models with the actual pictures of facades and rooftops of the building. MultiVision’s MV 3D modelling software derives actual information from the images and 3D coordinates, therefore providing the most precise 3D model in the market. Especially Property Appraisers, Public Safety, Homeland... (read more)
2005-10-27 12:00:00

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

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

Improved Quality of Reality Modelling within Geospatial Workflows

Bentley Systems has announced general access to the latest release of ContextCapture and ContextCapture Center. This release enhances the accessibility, scale, and quality of reality models that can be produced for use in BIM and geospatial workflows. Key capabilities include: New multi-resolution mesh support for third-party formats including Esri i3s, Google Earth KML, SpaceEyes3D, OSGB (OpenSceneGraph), and LODTreeExport formats. Multi-resolution mesh support for ContextCapture’s native 3MX format. A threefold increase from 30 to 100 gigapixels of imagery that can be processed with ContextCapture. Expansion The expansion of multi-resolution format support enables ContextCapture to provide improved quality and performance of reality... (read more)
2016-07-29 09:15:56

Modelling Tool for Coastal Adaptation to Sea-level Rise

Blue Marble Geographics (USA) has been selected by the New England Environmental Finance Center (NEEFC) from the Edmund Muskie School of Policy Research at the University of Southern Maine to develop the software interface for a coastal climatic-disruption modelling tool entitled COAST. The tool will be used to create a GIS model of cost-avoidance strategies to protect against asset damage from sea-level rise due to storm surge and coastal flooding.   The tool is being beta-tested in Portland, Maine and coastal New Hampshire and additional software development for the project has already been planned.   Under the direction of CTO... (read more)
2011-12-20 09:37:54

Arithmetica Previews Point Cloud 3D Modelling Software

Arithmetica has given visitors at SPAR 3D 2017 an insight into how quick and easy it is to convert the vast point clouds generated by modern laser scanners into manageable 3D models. Dubbed ‘simplified surfaces’, the latest development by Arithmetica can deliver a tenfold decrease in the size of the resulting 3D vector models. Pointfuse is all about making laser scanned data more usable, commented Mark Senior, business development manager at Arithmetica. Pointfuse bridges the gap between the laser scanning hardware  solutions, increasingly being developed to capture more data, faster and with  better accuracy, and the huge array of specialist... (read more)
2017-04-05 10:37:02

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

Bentley Expands BIM Modelling Possibilities for Major Projects

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition. This is Bentley’s new building information modelling (BIM) application designed for building projects of significant size and engineering complexity, and which are typically characterised by the challenges of combining vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railways, utilities, etc.). On such projects, design and project delivery firms often have broad responsibilities for multiple project delivery disciplines and across subcontractors and joint-venture organisations. Users of AECOsim Building Designer V8i have demonstrated its versatility in a wide range of... (read more)
2017-09-19 09:29:53
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