High-precision 3D Modelling of Historic Monument in Switzerland

Pix4D has created a highly accurate and very dense 3D model of Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon), Switzerland’s most visited historic monument. The 3D point cloud integrates the indoor and outdoor structures of this highly complex architectural object with a resolution of up to 5mm. It is based on both aerial and terrestrial images captured using DJI Phantom 2 Vision, GoPro Hero 3+, Canon 6D and Sony alpha 7r cameras with fisheye lenses. Chillon Castle is an island castle located on the shore of Lake Geneva, next to the city of Montreux. It is a highly interesting structure for photogrammetry... (read more)
2014-06-25 11:01:06

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

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

Colombian Company Adopts MWH Soft Geospatial Infrastructure Modelling Technology

MWH Soft (CO, USA) has announced that Empresas de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Villavicencio ESP (Villavicencio), Colombia, has awarded the firm a substantial contract for its GIS-based H2OMAP Water and Sewer software suites plus its Platinum Subscription program. The programs, chosen following a competitive review, will be used to screen and evaluate cost-effective management strategies for Villavicencio's water distribution and sewer collection systems with an eye to best accommodating continued community growth. Serving a population of 310,430, the utility operates and maintains 400 kilometres of water mains and 350 kilometres of combined sewer mains. MWH Soft is a global provider... (read more)
2005-05-17 12:00:00

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

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

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
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