Tag Archives: 3d model
Posted on 11. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
When it comes to questions of Big Data – 3D matters. All spatial data with (x, y, z) coordinates provides considerably more value and improved processing capability as compared to 2D data. Conventional data integration and processing of large volumes of data relying solely upon (x, y) coordinates are more oriented toward image characteristics and [...]
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
The UK National BIM Report 2013 is now available. The report includes an overview of the current state of building information modelling. Included are surveys and insights by leaders within the BIM sector such as 3D design, 3D models, 3D infrastructure, 3D architecture and so on. Some highlights: The 2012 survey shows the percentage of the [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by 3DVW.
Actively engaging advances in spatial technologies can help to meet challenges surrounding surprises that might arise in relation to naval and other organizations. The National Academies Press recently published ‘Capability Surprise for U.S. Naval Forces: Initial Observations and Insights: Interim Report’ . This report is interesting to read because it nudges one to search for ways [...]
Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by 3DVW.
Geometry is fundamental to Geographic information systems (GIS). Linking geometry to spatial and non-spatial information is the tie that enables spatial analysis, spatial operations and visualization or representation. Is it possible to have a GIS without geometry, even if it were possible, what would it look like and what benefits could it have? Samsung has [...]
Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
Australia has launched the world’s first Water Accounting Standard. “Accounting for volumes and values of water allocated and traded across Australia in a consistent way is necessary for good economic, social and environmental outcomes. However, the current accounting systems often prevent our outputs and understandings from matching up,” says the government. It is difficult to [...]
Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
PLW Modelworks has created a 3D model of the Itami, Japan airport. This model is striking for it’s detail and clarity. “Located just 10 km north of central Osaka is Japan’s Itami Airport (ITM). Since its opening in 1939, Itami Airport has become the primary airport for the Kansai region of Japan. In 1954, newlyweds [...]
Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by 3DVW.
Intermap has introduced the NextMap World 30 global elevation product – the world’s most accurate data for a global model. I interviewed Adam Denman of Intermap about this product and other Intermap directions recently (see Interview: 3D Business Intelligence Solutions Emerge From High Quality Terrain Data ). The company says: The key benefits of NEXTMap World 30 include: Most [...]
Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 by 3DVW.
The new GlorAR 3D web browser provides a unqiue platform for viewing objects in 3D. To explain – anyone can create a 3D object and once having done so, they place the object on a map as a pin or using other symbology. These objects are available for anyone to see in map form and [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by 3DVW.
The City of Gothenburg has been working on it’s 3D city model for the purposes of using it to provide urban information to citizens. Min Stad (My City) “is a web portal based on a photorealistic 3D city model where users can, interactively, explore the city and post comments, and even publish 3D building models,” states the city. The [...]
Posted on 04. May, 2012 by 3DVW.
Many people are commenting on why Google would sell the 3D drawing software SketchUp to Trimble. The answer, I think, is simple – any tool that will ultimately include high precision measurement data, will need a spatial analysis environment for it’s full value to be realized. SketchUp alone is nice, but coupling high quality land [...]