Creating 3D virtual environment for autonomous vehicles

The Sanborn Map Company set out to demonstrate the accuracy of high definition maps in the context of a 3D reality model of the Silicon Valley area. It generated the 3D reality mesh from aerial oblique imagery of the target area. The company then overlaid the 3D mesh with HD map data that includes a […]

Sugar cane monitoring and analysis using remote sensing

There is a need for more reliable and useful information that can aid farmers and various interested and affected stakeholders in optimising their operations. This study employed remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor sugar cane crop performance and harvesting on the east coast of South Africa. The South African agricultural industry makes a significant […]

Analytical-physical modelling and interoperability propel BIM

The increasing adoption of BIM as the method of choice for conceptual and detailed architectural design has resulted in more elaborate and complex designs than ever before. With this complexity, there is a need for more effective and automated BIM to structural analysis interoperability. As BIM becomes pervasive in all types of engineering projects, structural […]

Cape Town’s water usage map has residents seeing red

The latest weapon in Cape Town’s water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been launched as the city enters the third year of its worst drought on record. Unless residents can cut their daily water use to 50 litres per person, city authorities estimate that […]