Automatically remove point cloud artefacts

A new software release for the NavVis M6 indoor mobile mapping system (IMMS) automatically detects and removes dynamic objects and object fringe points from point clouds during the post-processing of scan data. Fringe points and dynamic objects are two common types of point cloud artefacts that affect all 3D laser scanning devices. Fringe points occur […]

Introduction of low energy consumption GPS tracker

Users can locate any objects that they see fit with a Keyco LoRa GPS Tracker via an app called Keyco Plus. The device and app allow the user to both observe position data over time or use this information as a trigger for different notification functions. The tracker does not transmit on the usual GSM […]

New high quality GNSS receiver

ProtSurv Geo Centre now stocks the Hi-Target iRTK5, a new high quality GNSS receiver which benefits from the next-generation BD990 GNSS engine and supports the PPP service. It offers full band support for cellular mobile networks (LTE, WCDMA, Edge, GPRS, GSM), and supports most of the radio protocols on its internal UHF transceiver radio. The […]

Modelling decentralised energy grid with GIS digital twin

Bentley Systems has announced the availability of OpenUtilities DER Planning and Design Assessment Solutions, the latest of its electric utility software offerings that provide decision support and cost-based models and simulations for distributed energy resources (DER) integration. In partnership with Siemens’ Digital Grid business unit, OpenUtilities Solutions for DER enables electric utilities, electricity suppliers, and […]

Portal guides organisations through BIM adoption

The BIM Academy Africa has launched its Navigator BIM (NavBIM) portal which provides a guide to help architectural or engineering organisations jump start their building information modelling (BIM) adoption journey. The required categories are developed into help disciplines, guiding organisations towards business excellence practices in BIM. The organisation’s BIM adoption plan should be endorsed by […]

Digitising construction vehicles for construction efficiency

Continental will be exhibiting its current innovations, technological developments and services at Bauma in Germany from 8 to 14 April 2019. Connected smart construction vehicles and machines are among the basic elements of safe and efficient construction sites. The company will be focusing on service and consultancy concepts allowing drivers, fleet managers and operators of […]

Managing multiple mining projects

Passport 360 is a cloud-based platform to enhance performance in procurement and onboarding times. It allows for improved visibility with regard to compliance, time and safety, and risk management, resulting in increased productivity. This results in a safer and more productive workplace. The platform allows project owners to set compliance requirements and standards against multiple […]

Acquisition creates a digital marketplace for construction

Autodesk has completed the acquisition of BuildingConnected, a preconstruction platform, for $275-million net of cash acquired. Autodesk funded the transaction using cash on hand. BuildingConnected centralises the bid management process and simplifies communication to make finding, qualifying and selecting the right subcontractors or responding to the right project opportunities fast and easy. Owners and general […]

Roadside infrastructure data to enable connectivity services

Ordnance Survey (OS) partnered with Mobileye’s automotive camera-based mapping capabilities to offer a new, accurate location information service to customers from many markets, including the energy and infrastructure sector. The new data will also support the successful rollout of technologies for new market segments, including 5G, intelligent mobility and connected autonomous vehicles. Using the Mobileye […]

Cost-reduced drone-based wind turbine inspections

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories has launched a new inspection platform, the 3DX HD, which has been developed as a cost-effective solution to cope with large volumes of high definition wind turbine blade inspections. Based on the compact and flexible DJI M-210 drone, the platform delivers fully autonomous drone inspections at a lower cost compared to […]