Tag Archives: 3D

New Digital World Needs Data

Next-generation surveyors require specialized education and training to fill the role of geospatial data specialists. Many emerging geospatial applications, such as digital twins, 3D modeling, monitoring, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles, are based on big digital datasets. Building a 3D digital world starts with accurate data that ties to a point on the ground, so...

Virtual Cities Are Rising

Cutting-edge 3D city models lead the way to better urban planning via digital simulation Take a peek at Helsinki’s virtual 3D city model and what might at first seem to be just rows of solid objects soon reveal themselves as handsome blocks of buildings that line gridiron streets. This is the digital doppelganger of Finland’s...

Repositioning GIS

The technology that will drive the next era Esri calls GIS the nervous system of the planet, a platform relevant to almost every human endeavor. It’s a way to display, manipulate, and analyze geospatial data—and that ability is ever changing and expanding across industries.   GIS technology allows us to derive location intelligence from spatial and...

Street-Level Lidar On Demand

As exciting as the advent of on-demand access to current, high-resolution lidar is, so are the tools available for ingesting, extracting features, analyzing, and sharing. “What we’re hearing right now, this is really an inflection point for the industry,” says Phil Christensen, vice president for reality and spatial modeling at Bentley Systems. “The software has...

Sanborn Relies on Vexcel Osprey Systems

Sanborn Relies on Vexcel Osprey Systems to Meet Growing Demands for Oblique Imagery In response to growing demand for oblique aerial imagery in the vegetation management, tax assessment, and 3D GIS markets, the Sanborn Map Company purchased two Vexcel UltraCam Osprey systems to better serve those applications. The Colorado Springs company replaced its existing oblique...

From Texas to the World

A $10 billion construction project will change the future of energy The task of getting clean, efficient energy created and distributed from Texas to the rest of the world is no small-or easy-task. And certainly not inexpensive. But the future of energy may well depend on the process of liquifying natural gas and shipping it...