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Augmented Reality, Case Study, Digital, Grid, Landscape Architects, Planning, Rural Planning, VentusAR, Virtual Reality

Conductor Line Sag in Grid Projects


One of the features we  added recently is drawing realistic looking Conductor lines between towers on our Grid projects. Prior to VentusAR 5.4 we drew straight lines between the connector points on the tower models. This had the effect of fairly unrealistic looking conductor lines as even across the shortest distance the conductor lines sag slightly

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VentusAR 5.4 Released


Today we released VentusAR v5.4 into the app stores. The release includes many new features, bug fixes and performance improvements across Wind, Grid, Solar and Building domains. These include 3D building data from Open Street Map now available for alignment in MyView and the addition of ellipses to turbines to help visualise wind turbulence for wind

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Linknode have moved..!


We are now located in the fabulous and historic Baltic Chambers on Wellington Street. Please update your records to the our new contact details below: Linknode Ltd Suite 123, Baltic Chambers 50 Wellington Street Glasgow,  G2 6HJ Telephone: 0141 374 2741 http://archiseek.com/2011/1899-baltic-chambers-glasgow/         

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Places, People and Planning Consultation


There is just one day left to respond to the “Places, people and planning – A consultation on the future of the Scottish planning system” proposal document. Closing on 4 April 2017, this is the current stage in a process started in 2015 and with a plan to implement a new Planning Bill within the current

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Android, Apple, Augmented Reality, B4itsBuilt, BIM, Collaboration, Future Cities, Future of Planning

We live in a 3D world


Blog first published on Future Cities Catapult http://futurecities.catapult.org.uk/2017/03/27/blog-live-3d-world/  We live in a multi-dimensional world and experience our environment through our senses. For most people, vision is the dominant way we experience the world. Our sense of orientation within a given context, location, and place is determined by an animated 3D model of the world that our

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Android, Apple, Augmented Reality, Buildings, Cross Platform, Digital, Planning, Uncategorized, Urban Planning

Future Cities :: Future of Planning


We are delighted to confirm that we have been selected as one of the shortlisted 10 projects in the Future Cities Catapult “Future of Planning” initiative.           https://smartcitiesworld.net/governance/smes-help-to-overhaul-uk-planning-1473 Our solution B4itsBuilt, mobilises citizen engagement through true visualisation. This project will extend professional, accurate, real-world AR experiences into the public domain for

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Augmented Reality, Case Study, Digital, Landscape Architects, Rural Planning, SNH Compliant output, VentusAR, Wind

New SNH Visualisation Guidance Published (Lighting)


We were reminded today that the latest version of the SNH “Visual Representation of Wind Farms” came out of draft and was published last month (February 2017). Version 2.2 of the guidance is an iterative update following the major release update (v2.0) in summer 2014 and the v2.1 revisions in December the same year. A summary document

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Augmented Reality, Buildings, Case Study, Digital, GIality, Grid, Planning, Policy, Scottish Government, Solar, UrbanPlanAR, VentusAR, Virtual Reality, Wind

VentusAR included in 3D Technology in Planning Report


This week the research report “USE OF DIGITAL AND 3D VISUALISATION TECHNOLOGY IN PLANNING FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT” was published by the Scottish Government. This independent report examines the role and potential of digital imagery and 3D visualisation in the planning process in Scotland. Produced by the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, it was commissioned to

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UrbanPlanAR

New year, New model, New video: UrbanPlanAR is coming


Its a New Year, so we decided it was time to update our UrbanPlanAR video to show some of the latest things we have done. This example shows a concept model shown in the camera feed. It makes it really quick and easy to communicate what the new building will look like. Once everything is

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Customer, Urban Planning, UrbanPlanAR, VentusAR

Happy New Year: Top five posts from 2016


Happy New Year from everyone at Linknode. We thought this would be a good time to review the top five most popular posts of 2016. Videomontage In June we created video montages for community engagement on Orkney with Hoolan Energy. http://blog.linknode.co.uk/2016/06/23/community-engagement-for-a-hoolan-energy-wind-development-in-orkney/ Buildings We launched the buildings domain to allow our users to quickly assess buildings in

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