Planning

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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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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Buildings, Business Development, Planning, Rural Planning, Uncategorized, VentusAR

Edinburgh’s new Garden District development – what will it look like?


In the news yesterday, Murray Estates have been granted planning permission to build 6000 houses and leisure facilities on greenbelt land just outside Edinburgh. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-36436284  The image below represents an overview of the area the development is planned for.

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Business Development, Collaboration, Digital, Planning, Policy, UrbanPlanAR

UrbanPlanAR Call to Action – We Need Your Data!


This week we launched our new UrbanPlanAR website, where we have stated a ‘Call to Action’ to possible partners and users. www.UrbanPlanAR.com UrbanPlanAR is a Linknode R&D project in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, and funded by Innovate UK, and will deliver an augmented reality solution for visualising proposed urban

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

VentusAR Customer Case Study: Green Cat Renewables


Green Cat Renewables improve quality and reduce time by assessing the visual impact of renewable projects using VentusAR Green Cat Renewables have been developing and building renewable projects in Scotland since 2005. Based across Scotland with a 70 strong dedicated team providing a flexible range of support services to renewable energy developers throughout entire projects,

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Planning, Solar, VentusAR

Solar is Coming!


Over the past few weeks and months, we have had increasing number of enquiries about how VentusAR could be used to visualise a solar farm instead of a wind farm. Well the good news is that VentusAR 4.0 will now support ground mounted solar arrays as well as wind turbines and transmission towers. VentusAR 4.0 is

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Business Development, Collaboration, GIality, Heriot-Watt, Planning, Positioning Systems, Urban Planning, UrbanPlanAR

Linknode and Heriot-Watt University collaboration to visualise urban developments


Linknode Ltd in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at Heriot-Watt University have commenced a two-year long research and development project. UrbanPlanAR will create a “Mobile Architectural Visualisation Platform for Planners and Communities”. The project received funding from the InnovateUK funding board, following a successful bid in

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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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