Rural 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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Policy, Rural Planning, TrueViewVisuals, VentusAR

SNH Trials of TrueViewVisuals


Scottish Natural Heritage have been trialling TrueViewVisuals 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 TrueViewVisuals (TVV) could be used to aid the assessment of

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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, 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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Augmented Reality, Case Study, Digital, Landscape Architects, Rural Planning, SNH Compliant output, VentusAR, Wind

New SNH Visualisation Guidance Published (Lighting)


We were reminded today that the latest version of the SNH “Visual Representation of Wind Farms” came out of draft and was published last month (February 2017). Version 2.2 of the guidance is an iterative update following the major release update (v2.0) in summer 2014 and the v2.1 revisions in December the same year. A summary document

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AutoCad, Autodesk, Buildings, Landscape Architects, Rural Planning, VentusAR

Assessing and Visualising Buildings in VentusAR


To effectively assess a new buildings project, developers and landscape architects must be able to see and understand a 3D model within the landscape.  VentusAR provides a simple but effective workflow of converting 2D CAD designs into 3D easy to understand visualisations. Fly Through provides an overview of the area around the project. My View shows

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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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