Many technologies for construction and infrastructure today are challenging concepts of governance and government structure. Not only has technological cross-connection and higher levels of interoperability allowed for changing processes, but it has opened the door to bottlenecks in government policy, direction and ability to act efficiently in terms of technological change.
When it comes to infrastructure, mobility and 3D visualization are important pieces in the construction workflow. This involves connecting fieldwork and external personnel to the office and central computing resources for most businesses and organizations. And as the shift to 3D and 4D applications continues to grow, photo-visualizations that connect directly to databases is a reality - missing only a few years ago up until now. Mobile tools and technologies are creating 3D data for visualizations, managing these data and analyzing them both in the field and through direct connection. Decisions are moving closer to the action and where processes occur.
How the energy industry uses 3D visualization to maximize the performance of subsurface reservoirs. The modern Oil and Gas Industry is synonymous with cutting edge technology – not only in terms of infrastructure and engineering, but also in the geology, geophysics, and reservoir modeling that gives us detailed pictures of subsurface structure. 3D visualization plays a key role in this domain, giving geoscientists and reservoir engineers the ability to integrate data, visualize geographic relationships, and construct hypotheses that can be tested via a drilling campaign.
Spherical imagery has been with us for some time but what has been needed is a rapid way to record the data and present it quickly and cost effectively. Systems have now become so fast that not only can the technology record high resolution spherical images but it can be done at frame rates high enough for the content to also be processed and used as 360 degree video.
State of the art simulators and simulation technology today is playing a key role in decision making and understanding. Whereas animations have traditionally involved a series of images, simulators and simulations reply upon linkages with real data, in real world relationships and are supported with very high quality visualizations. The emergence of intricate augmented reality applications that include complex designs, transportation simulators that include real car, train and air transport characteristics or factory designs with dynamic air flow wind tunnel investigations are examples of 3D space in action - tied to visualization.