Case Study

Augmented Reality, Business Development, Case Study, Digital, Landscape Architects, Planning, Rural Planning, True View Visuals, VentusAR

From Photomontage to Videomontage!


New media does not stand still for long. In order to support the move from photography to video in engagement and communication, Linknode are launching our unique TrueViewVisuals Videomontage service. We know that in the future, immersive realities will have a significant impact on our lives, augmenting our world with information curated for us by

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Augmented Reality, Autodesk, B4itsBuilt, BIM, Buildings, Case Study, Digital, Future Cities, Future of Planning, GIality, Planning, Urban Planning

#PlanTech and The Future of Planning


Last week was the inaugural PlanTech Week in London, hosted at the The Urban Innovation Centre, part of the Future Cities Catapult in Clerkenwell. PlanTech #PlanTech follows in the footsteps of #PropTech and #FinTech as the technology discussion arm of the planning & development community.  PlanTech, best described in the words of the FCC founders

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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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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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Case Study, Planning, Rural Planning, VentusAR

Community Engagement for a Hoolan Energy Wind Development in Orkney


Last week we took part in our first full hands-on community engagement experience (although VentusAR has previously been used in many events by our clients themselves). We were commissioned by Hoolan Energy to provide visualisations for pre planning consultations on two Wind Farms on the Orkney Islands – Costa Head and Hesta Head. The first event

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Business Development, Case Study, Customer, Digital, Grid, Solar, VentusAR

VentusAR Customer Case-Study: LDA Design


LDA Design use VentusAR to rapidly evaluate and clearly communicate projects.  LDA Design are an independent creative consultancy helping clients to deliver places which work well and provides design and landscape-led planning services to developers, landowners, communities, universities and government. As planners, LDA Design take a positive approach to securing consent, optimising the opportunity to

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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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