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
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
Following the release of VentusAR version 5.2, which has enabled support for the Dutch co-ordinate system, we travelled to the Netherlands to welcome the team at Rom3D – a high end visualisation company – as the first international client of VentusAR.
We are delighted to announce that this morning we released VentusAR v5.0 into the app stores. The release includes many new features across Wind, Grid, Solar and Building domains. The new features make the assessment and visualisation process on iPad or Android quicker and more efficient. To highlight a few: we have added new modes for
Unless you have been under a rock for the past few weeks (July 2016), you can’t have helped but notice that Pokémon GO has somewhat taken the world by storm. In doing so it has also brought the term “augmented reality” (AR) to the masses with everyone including Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg weighing in with
UrbanPlanAR is designed to enhance the value of BIM information by enabling in-field visualisation from any location, in real-time – creating more engaging and accessible understanding, integrated with current processes, software and formats. The project is a development collaboration between Linknode Ltd and Heriot-Watt University, supported by Innovate UK (grant #102040). The solution is a disruptive
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
We are five years old…! Where did the time go? We started business on 1st May 2011 and has been going from strength to strength with the support of our passionate team, our business partners and of course our valued clients.
Our latest team spotlight is our Technical Director George Banfill. Who are you and what is your role at Linknode? I’m George Banfill – husband, father, sailor, cyclist, geek and tired. (Comes of having a 3 year old and a 4 month old at home). What is your role at Linknode? I oversee all the
… but what about spatial data security? People expect instant access to location based data. That could be anything from a simple map to questions like, where is the nearest library? what is the current traffic? what does my holiday home look like? In addition, initiatives like INSPIRE require data to be made available as