Policy

Policy, Rural Planning, VentusAR

SNH Trials of VentusAR


Scottish Natural Heritage have been trialling VentusAR and how it can be used when considering the potential landscape and visual impacts of various projects. Fish Farms For the purposes of this trial they looked at a fish farm development off the west coast of Scotland and explored how VentusAR could be used to aid the assessment of landscape

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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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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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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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Cumulative, Policy, VentusAR

Bad Murder?


Today (18 June 2015), Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change announced that the government was bringing forwards a Tory manifesto pledge to controversially end the subsidy for onshore wind development a year early (to April 2016). The announcement has been (and continues to be) challenged by industry and Scottish government. This

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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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