VentusAR

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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Release Notes, VentusAR

VentusAR 5.6 has been released


This week we released VentusAR v5.6 to the app store. This release moves the creation of wireline 90 to the iPad (instead of having to upload to the portal then join together). This also adds the ability to create realistic looking routes through the 3D model. We showed a video of this a few weeks

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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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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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Customer, Urban Planning, UrbanPlanAR, VentusAR

Happy New Year: Top five posts from 2016


Happy New Year from everyone at Linknode. We thought this would be a good time to review the top five most popular posts of 2016. Videomontage In June we created video montages for community engagement on Orkney with Hoolan Energy. http://blog.linknode.co.uk/2016/06/23/community-engagement-for-a-hoolan-energy-wind-development-in-orkney/ Buildings We launched the buildings domain to allow our users to quickly assess buildings in

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Customer, Landscape Architects, VentusAR

VentusAR welcomes Gillespies Landscape Architects


We are delighted that Gillespies, a forward thinking, UK based Landscape Architect practice, have signed up to use VentusAR within their organisation. After an evaluation of the tools on the market, Gillespies selected VentusAR as a suitable addition to their tools for landscape assessment and visualisation. This software will particularly help with the Grid and Building

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