Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift - virtual realityVirtual reality technology is starting to find its way into the geomatics sector. It is not only important how geospatial data is captured but also how it is visualised, and virtual reality offers many solutions to this. This section of the website highlights the best applications of VR technology for displaying the captured environment.

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The Advancing Industry of Geoinformation

At the start of this year, 'GIM International' conducted a readers’ survey aimed at gaining a clear picture of the current state of the geospati... (read more)
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Interacting with Big Geospatial Data

Advances in capturing techniques such as laser scanning and photogrammetry have significantly increased the volume of geospatial datasets. Big geodata... (read more)
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The Development of a Virtual Museum in Germany

A ‘virtual museum’ (VM) has the potential to greatly improve the experience of a traditional museum visit, adding the possibility to provi... (read more)

Serious Gaming: Improving Stakeholder Communication in Urban Development Projects

Today’s advanced computer technology enables several players to play the same game at the same time. Can the visualisation technology used in 3D... (read more)

Preserving the Past Using Geomatics

Over the past decades, the tremendous progress in information and communication technologies (ICT) has totally changed the way we live, communicate an... (read more)

The Huge Potential of Virtual Reality for Geomatics

Following the recent 'GIM International' readers' survey we concluded that, although the spotlight has been shining brightly on VR and AR, today&rsquo... (read more)
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Geomatics Provides Truth about the Physical World

New digital technologies are changing our industry. Or is it the other way round? Is the future of geomatics a virtual one? Will surveying soon be don... (read more)

The Next Steps for 3D…

10 years from now, a semantic-rich 3D virtual model of our environment will be available and continuously updated by citizens, companies and governmen... (read more)

Disrupting the Visualisation of Reality

The way we capture the reality is changing rapidly. One of the pioneers leading this change is NCTech, a Scotland-based company specialised in 360-deg... (read more)

Ordnance Survey Data Gives Reality to a Virtual World

The spectacular setting of Ben Nevis provides the backdrop for an Oculus Rift game created by Ordnance Survey (OS) developers, in which players r... (read more)
 
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