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

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

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

World’s First Garden City Looks to the Future with GIS Software from Cadcorp

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is migrating from a bespoke web mapping application to an off-the-shelf application from British software developer, Cadcorp. The upgrade will make interactive web mapping available to more than 300 council employees. NHDC’s GIS Manager, John Barnacle, explains the move, “The Council licensed Cadcorp’s geospatial web services engine, GeognoSIS, in 2005 and Cadcorp developers built us an associated web mapping application to our own specifications based on that engine. The application has served us well for the last ten years, both as a public-facing web site, and as a back-office application. However, we are constantly reviewing... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:21:31

Delair Receives Funding from Intel for Data-driven Drone Software Solutions

Delair, a leading global supplier of commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') solutions, has recently closed its expansion round with an investment from Intel Capital. For the past year, Delair and Intel have been collaborating on the Intel Insight Platform. This is a cloud-based digital asset management solution that leverages Delair’s extensive suite of industry-optimised software analytics to speed Intel’s efforts to transform how businesses in key verticals work using data captured from UAVs for actionable analytics. The funding will be used to further accelerate the development and adoption of the Intel Insight Platform – a data processing, visualisation,... (read more)
2018-09-13 01:49:31

Pointfuse Laser Scanning Software Powers Design of Formula One E-Racer Plane

Pointfuse is helping engineers design and develop an electric plane that will take part in the Air Race E competition later this year. The world’s first electric air race will see eight international teams, including Canada based Team Outlaw, simultaneously race electric aircraft around a 5km circuit, just 10 meters above the ground and at speeds of up to 450km/h. Using as-built plans created from laser scanned data and processed using Pointfuse, Team Outlaw are planning to replace the traditional motor with a battery powered electric unit before competing in the race which is described as NASCAR in the air.... (read more)
2020-01-13 10:04:21

Trimble Announces New Field Solutions for Surveying in the Field

Trimble has announced the TSC7 Controller, a new field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. The TSC7, combined with specialised software, defines the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers from Trimble. The Trimble TSC7 brings powerful enhancements to the field and was designed based on customer feedback. It provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a sunlight readable 7-inch touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Users can interact with the TSC7 intuitively, easily zooming, panning and selecting items on the large touchscreen. Front- and rear-facing cameras allow users to video conference... (read more)
2018-04-19 11:19:33

FARO Releases Zone 2D

FARO has announced the release of FARO Zone 2D, a completely new diagramming software for law enforcement, fire service, and insurance professionals. FARO Zone 2D is the next generation diagramming software for professionals who wish to quickly create accurate 2D diagrams without the complexity of traditional CAD programs. The software features a new, intuitive command interface using “Work-Flow Ribbons” that allows users to quickly create diagrams for state crash reports, crime scene diagrams, pre-incident plans, and fire-protection plans. Besides providing a user-friendly interface, the software maintains a comprehensive feature set, backwards compatibility with previous 2D diagramming software from CAD Zone and... (read more)
2017-01-19 10:47:01

Robert Mankowski

Robert Mankowski leads Bentley’s digital cities organization, which provides infrastructure engineering digital twin software and services to help cities with going digital, enabling more efficient city and regional operations for more connected and resilient infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in software development and is a co-inventor of seven patented technologies. Mankowski joined Bentley Systems in 2004 as part of Bentley’s acquisition of Haestad Methods, a pioneer in object-oriented hydraulic analysis software, where he served as chief technology officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed professional engineer. (read more)
2020-02-17 09:56:43

GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems Join Forces for Indoor Mobile Modelling

GeoSLAM, who specialise in 3D mobile mapping technology, and Bentley Systems, a global provider of software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced a partnership to enable the simple and fast production of hybrid reality models in any environment. Mark Reid, VP of Product Management at GeoSLAM, said “The simplicity of the ZEB-REVO handheld mobile mapping system has democratised laser scanning, enabling anybody to document their facility or construction site without being a survey expert. The next stage for us is to further improve how our results can be both interpreted and consumed within typical engineering and GIS workflows – and our partnership with... (read more)
2017-10-13 01:11:37
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