Planning

Planning, Rural Planning, Solar, TrueViewVisuals

Visual Impact of Solar Farms


The visual impact of a Solar Farm is a key consideration in getting a development through the planning system. The Department for Energy and Climate Change specifically mention visual impact in their Planning and Practice Guidance for Renewable and Low Carbon Energy the visual impact of a  well-planned and well-screened solar farm can be properly addressed within the

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Grid, Planning, True View Visuals

Using Fly Through to show a Grid project


We’ve been using our tools to help our clients visualise Overhead line projects. We made a video of a Fly Through of one of our projects which we thought we’d share. Fly Through Video This project uses L6 Transmission Towers, OS Terrain 5 terrain data and the same technology we use to provide our Videomontage

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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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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, 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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BIM, Collaboration, Digital, GIality, GIS, Heriot-Watt, Planning, Urban Planning, UrbanPlanAR

Invitation to Participate in the Innovate UK Visualisation Project :: UrbanPlanAR


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

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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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