Berlin: 2017 European Transportation GIS Summit

esri summit berlin 2017The Esri 2017 European Transportation GIS Summit was held during May 10-11, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The event brought together about 200 delegates from 26 countries involved in a wide range of industries including aviation, rail, marine and road industries. Embarking under a new branding strategy - "The Science of Where" - the purpose of the event was to inform, educate and understand the current practices through the use of GIS within various respective transportation organizations. 

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Australia: 10th International Symposium On Digital Earth

isde australia rptOn 4-6 April 2017, the 10th International Symposium on Digital Earth, hosted by the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), was organized in Sydney, Australia. With the theme, “Digital transformation- our future”, this joined conference together with LOCATE 17 - national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand -, provide both local and international delegates with an unprecedented opportunity to discuss the latest trends and applications of the Digital Earth as well as forging new connections with subject matter experts from Australia and across the globe. More than 600 hundreds people from 27 counties participated in the conference. The local organizers of this conference are Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). Read More

Blender 2016 Conference - Amsterdam

blender 16 confThis year marks the 15th Blender Conference, held in Amsterdam around the last weekend of October every year. I've attended quite a few of these conferences, and each year feels better than the one before.

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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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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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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!