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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Cross Platform, Digital, GIality, Planning, Uncategorized, VentusAR

Minecraft Makes Wind Farm Development Projects Accessible

Press Release Valid 00:01 April 1 2015 to 11:59am April 1 2015 New guidance for the visualisation of wind farms development understands that “stakeholder engagement is extremely important” and recognises that new developments have “considerable scope” for use as techniques are developed and presented. In support of this guidance, Linknode today announced that development of

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Android, Cross Platform, Digital, iOS, Xamarin

Your Phone has Attitude!

Sorry, this post isn’t about your phone or tablets bad attitude and the way it doesn’t let you do what you want – that’s just working with Android that does that. Instead, this post is about how we at Linknode use the sensors built into your device to understand the direction it is orientated to

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Digital, VentusAR

Instagram Style Effects on Photos in VentusAR

As part of our testing process leading up to a release, we always take all the devices out on-site and check that everything lines up correctly. This time, this included the new iPad Air 2 that we are going to start supporting from version 2.1 onwards. I was out yesterday at Craigengelt hill in Stirlingshire.

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Android, Business Development, Cumulative, Digital, GIality, iOS, Planning, Release Notes, VentusAR

VentusAR 2.1 Released – Assessing Cumulative Impact

We are pleased to announce the release of VentusAR v2.1 for Android, iPad (and associated portal updates). This is a significant upgrade, allowing cumulative data to be purchased and used from our National Cumulative Dataset.  This dataset contains information sourced from local authorities about the status of wind turbine planning applications. We recommend updating the

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Digital, VentusAR

24 Hours with an iPad Air 2

With all the new innovations going into new tablet hardware, we run new devices through a series of tests before we say that it is a supported tablet for VentusAR. There are several stages to this: we mount it on a tripod and check that everything from the 3D world is correct size according to the

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Android, Conferences and Exhibitions, Digital, GIality, Planning, Policy, VentusAR

Introducing a New On-Demand Service for Cumulative Visual Impact Data

The UK’s first on-line service to search and report on the cumulative visual impact of onshore wind turbines has been developed by Linknode. Launched at RenewableUK 2014 in Manchester on 11 November, this new data service can cut the time taken for assessments from ‘weeks to minutes’, slashing costs for wind farm developers, local communities

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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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Digital, GIality, Planning, VentusAR

DECC Updates Community Engagement and Benefit Guidance for Onshore Wind

Earlier this week (7 October 2014) the UK Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) published updated guidance for engagement in planning and development for onshore wind. Aimed at communities, local authorities and developers, the documents are forwarded by The Rt Hon Edward Davey (Ed) who says the opportunity to develop onshore wind and benefits

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