BE INSPIRED 2016 London: Advancing Infrastructure For Today And Tomorrow (Part 2)

be inspired 2016Infrastructure needs and demands are increasing around the globe. Meeting this challenge requires a special blend of knowledge, experience, hardware and software capability. Infrastructure planning, design, operations and maintenance include processes and workflows that tie each step of the infrastructure lifecycle together. Furthermore, advances in regulation and legislation are propelling the industry into the future with new approaches and requirements that integrate and build upon each step. BE INSPIRED 2016 was held in London, UK in November and brought together several of those involved in these challenges, highlighting Award Winners for projects that truly embrace innovation in the industry. Part 2 of this series includes more details about the event. 

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Hong Kong Smart City Symposium: Smart City - Smart AEC

SmartCity SymposiumUrban, technology and green are the essence of the 21st century economy.  To succeed in the 21st century economy our cities need to be productive, accessible and sustainable – a transformation of Smart City – which will grow the innovation economy.  Smart City Symposium will serve as a unique platform for international and local smart city experts and stakeholders within the AEC community, to share knowledge and innovation ideas for building a smarter and more sustainable community in the 21st century. Through this Symposium, we also aim to forge closer links between stakeholders who would like to join in collaborative efforts in providing a smart living for Hong Kong citizens. Read More

Build Earth Live Hyperloop Winners Announced

Build Earth LiveLast month, teams spanning borders and times zones raced against the clock for 48 hours to flex their BIM and design muscles through Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop competition. Organized by Asite, the annual competition raises awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability, and how new technology is revolutionizing construction.

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ISDE President Delivers ISDE Summary

isde pres 2017Since the Halifax Council meeting in October 2015, ISDE has experienced a fruitful year, full of achievements and progress. I would like to take this opportunity to review with you all. ISDE has adjusted its organizational structure to make the governance more centralized and efficient. From July 5th to 6th, just before the 6th Digital Earth Summit, the Bureau Meeting and Council Meeting were held, respectively, where a Bureau with 7 members and a Council with 16 members were formed. The Bureau is engaged to manage ISDE and guide the established Committees, and the Council focuses more on scientific aspects and the strategic plans of the society. I do believe that with our full dedication ISDE will definitely open another new page in history. 

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3DViz 2016- Success!

3DViz2016 SuccessWe had the pleasure of organising the 3DViz 2016 workshop on Web-based 3D Geo-Visualization with Cesium Virtual Globe and 3DCityDB . The workshop was a collaborative effort of the 3D Geoinformation group, TU Delft, The Netherlands, PDOK, The Netherlands, and Technical University of Munich. Kanishk Chaturvedi and Zhihang Yao from Technical University of Munich delivered the workshop. Kavisha (PhD Candidate in the 3D Geoinformation group at TU Delft) was the local organizer. We had 26 participants from different organizations including TU Delft, Kadaster, Geonovum, etc and several other companies. The workshop focused on the storage and visualisation of 3D city models, and aimed at sharing associated techniques, methods, use case and points of view. We thank everyone for joining the workshop! Read More

MAXON animago AWARDs

csm animago 2016The animago AWARDs celebrated its 20th anniversary in its new location in Munich and was made even more exciting by the addition of the new ‘Best Motion Design’ category. This year’s awards was also a great success for MAXON: a record number of prize winners and nominees used Cinema 4D in their work.

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MAXON rewindThis year MAXON was again a magnet for 3D professionals from around the world at the IBC in Amsterdam. The new Cinema 4D Release 18 celebrated its European premiere where its new features were presented live. From high-tech athletic shoes to artistically moving stills and bizarre philosophical cats – renowned artists gave insights into their work on international high-end projects created with Cinema 4D. You weren’t able to attend this year’s IBC and want to catch up on all presentations – or you simply want to view one or more of these again? No problem! All presentations are now available online! Enjoy! 

Karlsruhe, Germany Projection Mapping Spectacular

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Maxin10sity, the Hungarian projection mapping specialist, is making its mark in Germany, staging one of the longest projection mapping festivals in the world (7 August – 20 September 2016) in the city of Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg state. In its first week alone, the show entitled ‘Legacy’, has been by a staggering 90,000 people. Following on from its successful mapping to celebrate Karlsruhe’s 300-year history in 2015, Maxin10sity was once again engaged by event curator, The Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) – this time to artistically display the rich contents of the Badisches Landesmuseum housed inside the Karlsruhe Palace on the façade of the building, bringing the prehistoric to the present to life and tempting inhabitants and visitors to explore more inside.

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BE INSPIRED 2016 London: Connected Infrastructure Assets Drives Potential (Part 1)

be inspired 2016The annual BE INSPIRED event was held in London, UK during November 1-3, 2016. This year’s event saw about 3000 people in attendance including infrastructure professionals in planning, design, operations and maintenance across the infrastructure industry. Government, business, research and education categories were all represented from all points around the globe in addition to numerous press media covering all facets of sustainable infrastructure.

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SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2016

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For those of you who couldn’t join us in Steamboat Springs, I’m happy to share that 3D Basecamp 2016 lived up to the hype. Five days, 750 attendees from twenty-nine different countries, two incredible keynote addresses, two new product releases, and over 130 hours of knowledge-building sessions: I have to say, it was the best 3D Basecamp yet. But don't take our word for it: here's a look at five incredible days in Steamboat Springs. If you’re reading this, chances are you couldn’t actually make it to 3D Basecamp. In truth, one purpose of this blog post is to make you feel that you can’t possibly miss our next event (so don’t!). But beyond the FOMO, we really want to share some of the wisdom disseminated at 3D Basecamp. So, I’m happy to share that you can now watch presentations from 3D Basecamp 2016 on YouTube. Read More

Open Earth Observation Data Now More Accessible

geoXIII plenaryAt the Thirteenth GEO Plenary Meeting, held in St Petersburg, Russian Federation from 9-10 November, 2016, representatives from GEO’s 103 Member governments and 106 Participating Organizations (POs) convened to launch a new look for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal. Participants also addressed how best to advance GEO Initiatives linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for the first time, to engage with the commercial sector through a Plenary panel session. 

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Big Data - New Impetus For The Study of Digital Earth

isde2016Digital Earth is a global initiative aimed at harnessing the world’s data and information resources to quantitatively describe and represent our planet, and to monitor, measure and forecast natural and human activities on Earth. Today, a wave of big data has emerged. The advent of the big data era is injecting a new impetus for the study of Digital Earth, whilst providing new opportunities and challenges for understanding and promoting the concept.

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