Cloud Will Dominate the GIS Environment

Cloud computing is on everyone's lips. And the same goes for Intergeo, which is taking place from 9 to 11 October 2012 in Hanover, Germany. Key topics at Intergeo, such as capturing, processing, archiving and presenting data, can be made available on an entirely new basis using cloud computing, unlocking a range of uses and making them more accessible to new user groups who have found existing solutions too complex and ultimately too expensive. Otmar Didinger, president of the Rheinland-Pfalz Regional Authority for Surveying and Geoinformation, on how the cloud can benefit users as it solves the issue of how... (read more)
2012-06-11 11:19:29

ColourCloud Processing Hosted on Google Cloud Platform

NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, has announced its ColourCloud software is being hosted on Google Cloud Platform. At the Google Cloud Next ’17 conference, Intel confirmed that the next-generation Intel Xeon processor family (also known as Skylake) is now available on Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform is the first to offer cloud services based on Skylake. The Intel Xeon processor supports Intel AVX-512 instructions to run compute-intensive workloads more efficiently, such as high-performance computing, video processing and data analytics. This development provides powerful support for the capture and processing of 3D imaging. With ColourCloud now hosted on Google... (read more)
2017-03-13 09:51:19

Cloud Solution for Collaborative Urban Planning

Agency9, known for its technology in large scale streaming and 3D visualisation solutions, announces the release of free global 3D terrain and buildings in CityPlanner – its cloud solution for collaborative urban planning on the web. Agency9 currently serves many customers with web-based 3D visualisation tools in CityPlanner. With the release of the free global 3D world in CityPlanner, the company aims to further stimulate users transition to 3D using modern planning paradigms – as well as lower the financial hurdle of adopting such services. Bundling free 3D data with the service allows any city in the world to start... (read more)
2017-09-08 08:56:27

Expanded Cloud Storage Capacity for MAGNET Enterprise

Topcon Positioning Group has announced expanded cloud storage capacity for all MAGNET Enterprise paid subscribers. Cloud storage is a company-wide service that provides secure data storage for organisations working in the MAGNET Enterprise environment. Each MAGNET Enterprise company account, with subscriptions of at least one license of the team module, will come with a standard 5GB of cloud storage with additional space options available. Jason Hallett, director of product management, software applications, said with ten times the data storage capacity, MAGNET Enterprise users can archive and share more projects in the cloud. More cloud storage means increased uses and productivity.... (read more)
2013-05-06 09:45:14

Cloud Mobile Surveying and Mapping Integration

Surveying and mapping professionals can benefit from the new integration of imajing’s imajnet with Intergraph’s GeoMedia Professional. The combination of imajnet’s vehicle-mounted surveying system and cloud mobile mapping service with GeoMedia provides rapid and cost-effective capture of location information and measurement data for road, rail and utility networks, down to centimeter levels of accuracy. Intergraph’s GeoMedia is a powerful GIS management package that enables organisations to realise the maximum value of their geospatial resources, integrating them to present clear, actionable information. It provides simultaneous access to geospatial data in almost any form, uniting them in a single map view for... (read more)
2012-10-12 12:00:00

3D Point Cloud Collection with ScanMaster

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) new ScanMaster version 1.5 software is designed to simplify laser scanner point collection and manipulation. ScanMaster software is used with Topcon's GLS-1000 scanner, a compact and cable-free laser scanner that can be operated by one person.     ScanMaster's interface, allows the user to become more proficient and productive. Data can be easily manipulated so projects can be completed faster.   The new version provides the user with greater rendering control. The frustum culling feature is designed so that only visible point clouds sections will render. An optional occlusion culling feature will render point cloud sections... (read more)
2009-09-29 08:57:32

Point Cloud Streaming Service at Intergeo 2013

Gexcel (Italy) is launching a new point cloud streaming service based on a web application. It will launch this application during Intergeo, to be held from 8 to 10 October 2013 in Essen, Germany. The service allows the upload of point clouds generated using Gexcel R3 or the Gexcel R3 streaming software to a remote server. Gexcel R3 can import data directly from the most common point-cloud data formats, E57 included. Massive Point Clouds loaded in the service servers can be visualized and navigated in Chrome or Firefox using a standard 64 bit PC. This service, based on an easy... (read more)
2013-10-04 09:59:33

SimActive Enables Processing in the Cloud

Photogrammetry software developer SimActive has announced that processing in the cloud is now officially supported by Correlator3D. Users can subscribe to an online computing service, such as Amazon EC2, and run Correlator3D on a virtual machine.  Correlator3D is a patented end-to-end photogrammetry solution for the generation of high-quality geospatial data from satellite and aerial imagery, including UAVs. The main advantage of procesing in the cloud is the capability to use multiple licenses as required. It permits an on-demand deployment of the software on several processing machines, without any computer hardware. The new option allows customers to continuously adjust their processing... (read more)
2016-12-08 10:00:55

Direct Cloud-link MAGNET Enterprise and AutoCAD

Topcon Positioning Systems has announced the first results of its collaboration with Autodesk. The partnership entails a direct link to AutoCAD WS within Topcon’s MAGNET Enterprise cloud service. This new capability will provide a direct path for field and office data to flow seamlessly from collection, design, review and adjustment between both solutions. The new capability is automatically available to all users of MAGNET Enterprise. Ewout Korpershoek, senior vice president of Topcon product management and marketing, said with Autodesk having the “world’s premier and most common” design software suites, and Topcon having industry-leading positioning products, the world’s largest base of... (read more)
2013-01-31 02:23:35

Cloud Services for Next Generation BIM

Autodesk BIM 360 has been presented as the next generation of Building Information Modelling (BIM). It includes a set of cloud services that will provide anytime, anywhere access to BIM project information throughout the project lifecycle. Autodesk BIM 360 will work with BIM solutions for design, construction and operations including the Autodesk Building Design Suite and Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite. BIM is an intelligent 3D model–based process that provides insight for creating and managing building and civil infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact. "Cloud-connected workflows are giving our customers worldwide a better way to work with... (read more)
2012-06-19 09:29:59
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