Author: crispin

Collaboration, Digital, Planning, Policy

Planning Review Scotland – Greater use of 3D


Independent Review of Planning – Recommendations In September 2015, the Scottish Government put out a call for evidence under the Independent Review of Scottish Planning System. Linknode submitted our response on 30th November and this week (8 July 2016) the Scottish Government Response was announced on the Planning & Architecture blog. There are two key recommendations in

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BIM, Conferences and Exhibitions, Digital, GIality, GIS, UrbanPlanAR

Which is Better for a Public Meeting?


In the last few weeks, as part of our BIM stakeholder engagement for the Innovate UK funded UrbanPlanAR.com project, I have visited the UK Ordnance Survey (OS) and seen their presentations at Geo Business. Whilst traditionally (for about the past 225 years) the OS has been involved in data capture and presentation, increasingly the business is

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Business Development, Collaboration, Digital, GIality, iOS, Positioning Systems

Drone Visualisation


An obvious extension to the first-person visualisation experiences that Linknode deliver is using the same technology to deliver remote visualisation. By that, we mean to take the visualisation solution (mobile tablet) that our existing users hold in the field, and change the camera location. This could be to get a different perspective on a project

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Business Development, Case Study, Collaboration, Conferences and Exhibitions, GIality

AGI Scotland – 2016


Last week (16 March 2016) was the annual AGI Scotland event in Edinburgh. Location is key to Linknode’s business – making information more relevant, accessible and understandable. The Association for Geographic Information is the profession for spatial scientists, geographers and GIS professionals and the Scottish program matched this variety. A couple of my highlights are

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Customer

Visualisation Interest Group


Last week (November 2015), Linknode hosted a Visualisation Interest Group at our offices in Glasgow. This is the third (annual) time that we have opened our doors to planners, developers, landscape professionals and practitioners. The aim was to create a forum for discussion with like-minded people and over 20 guests plus four speakers agreed. The

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Digital, GIality, SNH Compliant output, VentusAR

Wind Farm Impacts Study Published


Yesterday (2 July 2015) the ClimateXChange group published the results from a 2-year study into wind farm planning documentation. Specifically the report was designed to determine whether the “visual [and other] impacts predicted by wind farm developers in documentation submitted with their planning applications are consistent with the impacts experienced once the wind farm is

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Cumulative, Policy, VentusAR

Bad Murder?


Today (18 June 2015), Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change announced that the government was bringing forwards a Tory manifesto pledge to controversially end the subsidy for onshore wind development a year early (to April 2016). The announcement has been (and continues to be) challenged by industry and Scottish government. This

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Conferences and Exhibitions, Digital, SNH Compliant output, VentusAR

Research on Trust in Visual Presentation Media


Or “How does the media used to convey a planned onshore wind development affect the understanding and belief in the visual representation?” Background As is well known (in the UK at least) the visual impact assessment (VIA) component of the environmental statement is a critical component in planning for development, especially so in onshore wind. 

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Digital, Policy, VentusAR

Public Engagement for Wind Turbine Proposals – Good Practice Guidance


This week (3 November, 2014) the Scottish Government posted a consultation draft document on guidance and best practice for wind turbine planning.  The document aims to create discussion and feedback and allows stakeholders to contribute and ultimately help better engage with communities and members of the public. Both consultation draft and the feedback document are available at the

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