All posts by Matteo Luccio

When a group of a state agency leadership saw this 3D visual of a 100-year flood plain consuming state-owned office buildings, they began to collaboratively discuss the issues it raised.

A State Gets Smart: SmarterBetterCities

To create and share interactive 3D building models, Oregon adopts SmarterBetterCities. To help formulate a 10-year strategic capital investment plan for the State of Oregon, the state’s Chief Financial Office (CFO) wanted to develop a dynamic, immersive, and collaborative visual platform that would illuminate key issues often lost in a tabular summary. Its audience was...

This choropleth map of the distribution of street trees by neighborhood in Porland, Oregon, was created in CartoDB in eight minutes, using public data.

Using CartoDB

Above: This choropleth map of the distribution of street trees by neighborhood in Porland, Oregon, was created in CartoDB in eight minutes, using public data. From creating a map in eight minutes to creating market predictions based on streamlined analysis.  Among the many mapping programs available, CartoDB stands out for its ease of use and sophistication....

An InfraWorks 360 model of downtown San Francisco. Image courtesy of Autodesk.

The Process of BIM

Above: An InfraWorks 360 model of downtown San Francisco.  Image courtesy of Autodesk. An analysis of Autodesk’s software suite, BIM 360, reveals how BIM< can give project stakeholders unique access and insight across all phases of the AEC design process.  Large modern buildings are permeated with sensors and systems—plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, ventilation, security, elevators,...

Septentrio’s headquarters in Belgium has an international staff, about half in engineering.

Advancing GNSS: Full Interview with Jan Van Hees & Bruno Bougard

Jan Van Hees, Septentrio’s Business Development Manager, and R&D Director Bruno Bougard Click here for the truncated version of this interview that appeared in the February 2016 print issue of xyHt.  Septentrio was started as a spin-off of IMEC and attracts talent from KULeuven University as well as from around the world. What is the current...

Septentrio’s headquarters in Belgium has an international staff, about half in engineering.

Advancing GNSS

A Profile of Septentrio Editor’s note: The name Septentrio may not be familiar to you, but after their formal acquisition of Altus (with which Septentrio has collaborated for a decade) you may be hearing more about this internationally recognized, high-precision GNSS developer.   A leader in GNSS research and development since 1999, Septentrio has a...

ARES Map is a hybrid solution bringing together the intelligence of Esri’s GIS contents and a full-featured dwg-based CAD system.

The Vanishing Divide

New solutions bridge the gap between CAD and GIS. Editor’s note: In our continuing examination of CAD-GIS integration we’ve presented several approaches and products. Internationally, a tremendous amount of work has been done towards integration, both in academia and in commercial software; here we introduce you to Graebert GmbH, German developer of popular CAD software...