MPS Student Starts 3D Modeling Company

cornell.3d.studentsMack founded Dimitri with three other students, Jingyang Liu Leo, Khalil Hajji, and Mutahir Kazmi, other graduate students who met through a class. Mack pitched the idea to Kazmi last fall to create a marketplace for 3D printed models, and when he expressed interest, they approached Hajji and Liu joined the team this month. After they assembled a team, they pitched their idea to eLab director, Ken Rother, a week before applications were due. (Elab is Cornell’s startup accelerator for undergrads and grad students and a partnership between Entrepreneurship at Cornell and Student Agencies, Inc.) Rother told them they had a lot of work to do, but they were determined.  Read More

PAZ Extends Airbus Radar Satellite Constellation

airbus tandem xPAZ, the satellite owned by the Spanish company Hisdesat, will soon increase the monitoring resources of the Airbus radar satellites constellation. Following its launch during the last quarter of 2017, PAZ will be positioned in the same orbit as the German owned TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites and form a high-resolution SAR satellite constellation with them. The addition of this third satellite will reduce revisit time and increase acquisition capacity, leading to subsequent benefits to various applications. All three satellites will feature exactly identical ground swaths and acquisition modes. The new setup will be jointly exploited by Hisdesat and Airbus Defence and Space. Read More

SynGlyphX - WGS Systems Initiates SynGlyphX Technology Partnership Program

SynGlyphXSynGlyphX announced the addition of WGS Systems to the SynGlyphX® Technology Partnership Program. WGS Systems specializes in the development of comprehensive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); including mission planning, survey, collection, detection, location, tracking, recording, processing, exploitation and dissemination. WGS Systems excels at shortening the timeline from requirements to solution in the development and support of manned and unmanned ISR systems. As a SynGlyphX® Partner, WGS Systems will provide SynGlyphX®'s 3D, interactive, data visualization and insight discovery software to enable rapid analysis of the ISR data collected by WGS Systems customers. Read More

TGS Announces Crean 3D Multi-client Project In Ireland

tgs irlandCrean 3D (CRN 3D) is a multi-client survey of more than 5,400 km2 located in the South Porcupine Basin between the Porcupine High and the Irish Mainland Platform. Multi-level targets exist, such as Paleocene and Mesozoic channel/fan systems overlying tilted fault blocks. Exploration success on the Newfoundland Labrador conjugate margin coupled with historical exploration in Atlantic Ireland has resulted in significant acreage being licensed.

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Seattle Startup Viro Media Raises $2.5M

viro vrDanny Moon believes we’re on the cusp of a virtual reality revolution that’s held back by a lack of content. Getting more VR experiences on the market was the impetus for the Viro Media, a startup he co-founded with longtime partners Raj and Vik Advani and Robin Har in 2015. Their goal is “democratizing VR development,” Moon said. Viro just closed a $2.5 million funding round to bring on more developers and accelerate that vision. The cash will go toward building out Viro’s framework, which enables developers to create virtual reality apps and experiences using programming tools they already know. Read More

HawkEye 360 Names J. Beau Jarvis as Chief Revenue Officer

hawkeye jarvisJarvis comes to HawkEye 360 from Planet, where he led that company’s international revenue growth by building a worldwide partner program, successfully establishing an international customer base, and creating comprehensive market strategies for new products and services. Jarvis brings more than 20 years of experience working with remote sensing data and geospatial technologies, having also supported sales at Trimble Geospatial, and offers deep understanding of the commercial markets for those types of solutions across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. 

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BIM Innovation To Shape Indonesian Construction

BIMRenderingAs a major contributor to the gross domestic product, as well as a critical enabler to develop other industries, the construction industry is highly strategic for Indonesian economy, and even more in the years to come, with a large pipeline of new massive and complex infrastructure projects and also large scale housing development plans. While most other industries have undergone tremendous changes over the past few decades, the construction sector has been slow to adopt new technologies. Even in the United States, the productivity of the construction industry has not increased at all in the past 50 years. Read more

Altair Wins 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award

altair awardThe Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. To qualify for the award, Altair maintained a silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. Altair has received this award for outstanding achievement for the fourth year in a row and for the fifth time in the last seven years.   “Altair ProductDesign is honoured to receive this award for a fifth time”, said Mak Gilbert, Program Manager at Altair ProductDesign.

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Elecosoft - NG Bailey Asta Powerproject to Set New Planning Standards

NG Bailey 300x200Asta Powerproject is used by NG Bailey as one of their standard planning tools in engineering, so they turned to Elecosoft when they needed guidance on how the product could be used to set and maintain planning quality needs. Planning Manager Kevin Bingham, a highly experienced Asta Powerproject user, felt he was more than able to create even complex programmes, but had never created a template programme before. This is where he turned to Elecosoft for guidance.

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Gridics Closes $1.1 Million Seed Round

city zoneGridics announced the successful conclusion of a $1.1 million round of seed funding.  The round was led by Dune Road Capital and included noted accredited investors such as John Dyett, Managing Director of Salem Partners, serial entrepreneur Robert Kall, CEO and co-founder of and leading Miami real estate developer Avra Jain.  The company, which has raised over $2 million of development capital to date, is focused on further strengthening its product and driving adoption of its Zonar.City application. Gridics, short for Grid Analytics, was founded in 2015 with a vision of combining disparate real estate data sets into a single, hyper-local data platform.  

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Dubai - 28 Agreements Between Government Departments and Innovative Companies Include 3D

government 3dThe Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) concluded the second round of the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) with 28 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) signed between Dubai government departments and innovative companies from around the world.  Twelve entities took part in the successful second round of the DFA program, which connects emerging technology companies with Dubai government bodies to test new approaches at the city- scale. The Road and Transport Authority and Uber agreed to explore what regulations would be required to test autonomous flying vehicles in Dubai. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) signed four MoUs with Funzi, Proversity, Zspace, and iMake, who will launch an e-training program for schools in Dubai and train Emirati nationals in 21st century skills. Read More

Ohio Civil Engineering Firm - Lake Erie Section Outstanding Transportation Project Award

ohio eng frmKS Associates, Inc. served as the lead engineering consultant, under contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 3, for the $22 million LOR-57-19.42 Corridor Improvement in Elyria, Ohio. The project won the 2016 Outstanding Transportation Project Award from the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Lake Erie Section due to its complexity, innovation, and benefit to the traveling public. KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering, transportation engineering, and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has won the 2016 Outstanding Transportation Project Award from the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Lake Erie Section. KS Associates project, the LOR-57-19.42 Corridor Improvement Project, received the award due to its complexity, innovation, and benefit to the traveling public. KS Associates served as the lead engineering consultant, under contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 3. The construction contract was awarded to Karvo Paving Company. Read More

Governor Rick Snyder Seeks to Map Michigan's Infrastructure

michigan 3dGov. Rick Snyder announced a pilot program today to start mapping the state’s infrastructure assets — including, roads, bridges, sewer lines, gas lines, electric lines, storm water pipes — in a digital system that would show them in 3D. "Modern infrastructure is critical in ensuring Michigan is on a solid path toward our future," Snyder said. "This collaborative regional pilot is key to improving our statewide infrastructure and will help make Michigan a national leader in infrastructure asset management and planning." Read More