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

New Partnership to Accelerate Growth of Indoor 3D Modelling

Flyability and Pix4D recently announced a partnership agreement to offer bundled Flyability and Pix4D products. The bundle will be sold in the form of a photogrammetry add-on that can be purchased on top of Elios 2 drone packages. This offer is meant to facilitate access to a coherent and complete product offering for those who want to tackle indoor 3D modelling using photogrammetry. Flyability is a Swiss company building solutions for the inspection and exploration of indoor, inaccessible and confined spaces. By allowing drones to be used safely inside buildings, it enables industrial companies and inspection professionals to reduce downtime,... (read more)
2020-02-07 03:33:25

Speeding up 3D Modelling for Highways Surveying

Skanska, Sweden, is pioneering the use of new software that automatically creates 3D computer models directly from laser scanners. The company has successfully trialled the Pointfuse software that also offers automated extraction of features from laser scanned data. Using a vehicle mounted mobile mapping system Skanska surveyed a stretch of motorway collecting millions of individual measurements detailing bridges, gantries and crash barriers. The Pointfuse software was used to process the large point cloud, recognising and extracting features in a matter of minutes. Pointfuse is a powerful modelling engine developed by Arithmetica, a hi-tech company.  The company also developed the 360... (read more)
2014-10-16 11:26:38

Third Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation

On 23 November 2015, the 3rd Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation (UDMV 2015) will be held in the city of Delft, The Netherlands. The objective of the workshop is to discuss the modelling and visualisation of the city at various temporal and spatial scales. The event is aimed at sharing associated techniques, methods, uses and points of view. Managing and understanding urban data is a major issue as there are several different kinds of data at different scales. Urban data not only covers the geometry of the city model, but also data related to human activities (e.g. social data,... (read more)
2015-05-22 09:37:18

How Matterport Helps to Optimise BIM Modelling in Revit

Optimise BIM Modelling in Revit for Complex Construction Projects, Reduce Time Spent on Measurements and As-Builts
Aryn Bergman, lead engineer and founder of TL Circle, is frequently confronted with complex engineering projects requiring days of laborious, time-consuming BIM modelling in Revit, usually from hand-drawn measurements, notes and photographs. One project he recently completed involved a complicated MEP room of a high-rise apartment building in which the domestic water heater needed to be retrofit. (This story is brought to you by Matterport) Hand measuring the boiler room - from wall to pipe, from pipe to pipe, floor to ceiling, floor to pipe, etc. - would take 4-5 hours for a contractor to accomplish, and 4-5 days for... (read more)
2018-05-16 10:24:15

New Zealand Engineering Firm Acquires Maptek Spatial Modelling Tools

Gaia Engineers, based in Auckland, New Zealand, has acquired Maptek I-Site Studio and Maptek Eureka for its civil engineering practice. Gaia saw the need for smart automated tools to help interpret geological and geotechnical features from large photogrammetry and Lidar point cloud datasets, which are available in I-Site Studio. Incorporating drilling data to model geology for analysis of structures and failures is streamlined in Eureka. Eureka provides an interactive 3D environment for visualisation and modelling of drilling, geophysical surveys, maps, imagery and GIS data. Workflows The Maptek workflows played a critical part in the purchasing decision, said Simon Nelis. technical... (read more)
2016-12-13 11:39:15

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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