Archive for December, 2017

Asset information implementation wins award

BP Oman has won the BIM Advancements in Asset Performance of Utilities and Industrial Facilities category in Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards programme. The Khazzan Project in Oman is one of BP’s seven major projects in 2017, and started its production in September 2017. The project was selected as a finalist from more than 400 nominations […]

Cloud platform integrates location services

Microsoft and its Azure customers now have direct access to TomTom location services natively integrated into the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. As part of Azure LBS, customers can employ a wide array of TomTom API services, including search and geocoding, routing, traffic and maps. Microsoft’s adoption of the data provider’s location technology into its LBS […]

Geospatial content management with improved search

Boundless Exchange 1.3 has been released. A web-based geospatial content management system, Boundless Exchange provides additional capabilities on top of GeoNode including basemap content via Boundless Connect, security and authentication options, version control of data via GeoGig, and improved scalability. The system also supports hybrid architecture integration, working alongside existing proprietary software. This allows for […]

Remote sensing toolbox updated

Orfeo ToolBox (OTB) 6.2, an open-source remote sensing toolset of various applications, is out with ready-to-use binary packages available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. In addition to several updates, 47 reported bugs have been fixed. The new version includes better help, documents and logs, and errors have been made clearer throughout the software. […]

New book simplifies BIM methodology

Bentley Institute Press has release its newest title “Plain Language BIM”, now available as both a print publication and as an eBook for Kindle and iOS devices. The book condenses years of experience and lessons learned from Bentley Institute’s BIM Advancement Academy. It guides readers through the many complexities of BIM methodology by providing a […]

Satellite data distribution contractor selected

Airbus has been awarded a four-year contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS). The service will make data and information easily available to users through a cloud computing architecture, enabling enhanced coordination and cross-fertilisation at European Union level and amongst […]

Automating data flow between GIS and BIM

Phase 2 of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Future City Pilot aims to improve the automation of the flow of data between geospatial systems (GIS) and building information models (BIM) systems, as well as address a number of related interoperability challenges. The OGC is seeking interested sponsors to define the challenges for Phase 2 of […]

Wide format print technology reaches 10 000 installations

Canon Europe said that its Océ CrystalPoint technology has reached a milestone as 10 000 Océ ColorWave engines powered with this technology have been installed worldwide. In 2008, the introduction of this technology marked the launch of the ColorWave portfolio wide format colour printers. The ink technology combines attributes of inkjet and toner, including crisp, […]