Geoinformation Software as a Service

From Licensing to Subscription
Accurate geoinformation about urban areas, public buildings or historical sites is in great demand. It has become astonishingly easy to capture these scenes through cameras or laser scanning or to acquire open data from a diversity of sources. Professionals without a surveying background can do the job, but such professionals require reliable, robust, easy-to-use and affordable processing tools. Today, cloud computing can meet that need, enabling users to work with software packages running on remote servers on either a pay-per-use or a subscription basis. This article presents a cloud computing service dedicated to geoinformation software. Storing data in the cloud... (read more)
2019-06-13 01:10:12

Luminous Group Software to Revolutionise Fire Safety

Luminous Group, the 3D technology specialists, has launched its new RIVO software using mixed reality solutions to transform asset mapping for the oil and gas, facilities management and construction industries. The system can also be applied to enhance fire safety by drawing up critical information in real time, be it emergency evacuation points or fire routes. Their newly branded RIVO package utilises Microsoft’s Inside Out tracking and is accessed using a Microsoft HoloLens headset for the user. The device, which is currently being utilised by the likes of NASA and Jaguar Land Rover, can remember real world locations and scan... (read more)
2018-01-19 10:11:50

Hexagon Introduces Improved Mine Scheduling Software

Hexagon Mining has released major improvements to MineSight Schedule Optimizer (MSSO) in Version 9.6. Part of the MineSight Planning Suite, MSSO determines the most productive cut mining sequence to achieve the highest project profitability. This versatile scheduling tool satisfies a variety of project quality, quantity, market, and geotechnical constraints, as well as destination capacities, equipment resources, and economic parameters. Advanced integer programming engines are used to solve blending and scheduling problems. Version 9.6 now fully supports stratigraphic models, also known as Gridded Seam Models (GSM). GSMs are most commonly used for flat-lying deposits and metal vein deposits. Mining geometries (polygones... (read more)
2017-01-14 03:18:27

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

Leica Captivate Releases Touch-technology Software with Self-learning Measurement

Leica Geosystems released the revolutionary touch-technology software Leica Captivate today within the world’s first self-learning MultiStation and total stations. Creating the most realistic 3D models, the Leica Captivate experience enables measurement professionals across a wide array of industries working in various applications to capture and manage complex data easily and accurately. Combining engaging software, precision measurement instruments and trusted services creates an all-encompassing solution and a new concept in user experience. Leica Captivate offers a revolutionary way to interact with any work data in the field or office. With little more than a simple swipe, users can now navigate through... (read more)
2017-01-11 10:20:50

Orbit GT Reveals Software to Bring Mobile Mapping Tech Indoors

Orbit GT has announced the release of Indoor Mapping v17. CEO Peter Bonne told SPAR 3D that the software has been developed to help surveyors meet the challenge of indoor mapping work without requiring the use of other applications. “Some tools are tied to a specific hardware vendor,” he said, “other tools do great point cloud work but lack image integration, and again other tools have only engineering-grade UI.” Version 17 bucks the trend by including functions for point cloud and imagery management, as well as a set of tools for “quick and easy creation of floor plans out of indoor... (read more)
2017-01-27 11:26:17

Major Update for RIEGL’s Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software

RIEGL is pleased to announce the release of a major update to their Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software Suite of RiSCAN PRO, RiMINING and RiSOLVE! The update includes a number of key upgrades featuring the new Point Cloud Database (RDB 2.0), which provides new and advanced point cloud capabilities. With this upgrade, it is now possible to visualize and manage massive files, hundreds of scans and billions of points simultaneously with a new level of detail approach. These new features enable massive point clouds to be visualized with the added advantage of providing the user with the ability to instantly toggle... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:28:40

Stereotypes and Software Costs Hinder BIM Take-up

As even large corporate systems struggle to handle constantly evolving software and prohibitive costs restrict the uptake of BIM by smaller firms, could open source provide an answer? Chris Preston, chair of RICS Geomatics Professional Group comments. As the autumn in the UK rapidly approaches, it is a good time to take a longer look at where BIM seems to be developing. The Survey4BIM group has been beavering away in the summer to produce the “Digital plan of works” (DPOW), which I am sure you will be hearing more about soon. This has been a great effort on behalf of... (read more)
2017-10-11 03:59:59

SphereVision 360 Imaging Software Integrates iSTAR Measurement Module

Arithmetica has released a new version of the SphereVision 360 degree imaging software with support for NCTech’s industrial grade iSTAR panoramic camera. SphereVision Project Builder now includes functionality allowing iSTAR users to capture measurements directly from within a spherical image. With applications including forensic evidence collection, as built surveying, asset management and construction, for example, this functionality is designed for iSTAR users who want fast data capture within their existing workflow. The ability to capture measurements from iSTAR 360-degree imaging is in addition to the existing functionality of SphereVision Project Builder. The 360-degree imaging software already allows for the integration... (read more)
2017-01-14 03:15:11

NavVis Precision SLAM Software Promises to Solve Errors

The Navvis M3 Trolley has been upgraded with new software and exploits SLAM to increase speed and efficiency when scanning buildings. It is capable of producing 360° images, point clouds, floorplans, and infrastructure data. The mobile 3D scanning device uses six high resolution cameras to capture 360 degree panoramic images, as well as three high-definition laser scanners that record up to 40,000 points per second within a 30m range. Additionally, NavVis’ browser based IndoorViewer software brings this data to life by enabling users to access and interact with 3D building models and maps from any device. As with most SLAM solutions, this software for... (read more)
2018-03-12 12:46:43
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