The announcement in the recent Autumn Budget that the OS Master Map is to be opened up and a Geospatial Commission established is fantastic news for everyone but especially for small businesses in the UK.
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Augmented Reality (AR) is the latest big thing taking the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry by storm – well it’s trying to, at least. So what’s the hold up? There are still a number of technical challenges to overcome before AEC AR can move from an “experience” to a tool that delivers significant operational efficiency.
We are excited to announce that CartoConsult have hired two Game Tech Developers from the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, to enhance our expertise in location-based Augmented Reality services. Shaun Landy and Samuel Morris come to CartoConsult highly recommended by Andy King, Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation at UWE, and solidifies the partnership between the university and CartoConsult.
CartoConsult were commissioned by Hobsons Choice, the luxury Kitchen and Bathroom company, to undertake a 3D Virtual Tour of their showroom in Swindon. Using our market leading 3D 360 imagery capture camera, we rapidly 3D scanned the showroom, causing no disturbance to the showroom. The end results are impressive.
The 3D GIS, Smart Cities and Big Data (yeah, I told you!) space is crowded and confused, so some quality time with our clients is time well spent to simplify workflows and solutions. We will be discussing our ‘information partnership’ with DigitalGlobe and how CartoConsult can ‘3D build’ nearly any city across the globe using satellite imagery and advanced 3D modelling skills as well as digitally capturing other built environment assets.
Since we launched our cloud ‘Managed GIS Services’, our commercially supported ‘open’ GIS offering, requests from clients to migrate have been on the rise. CartoConsult (despite the name) have moved into the Software-as-a-Service business, packaging up our already respected, forward thinking, GIS consultancy, into cloud based software, where we can answer a client’s challenge through digital mapping tools, directly through a browser, in 2D or 3D. Our consultancy isn’t dead, we just make sure we provide the correct mix.
CartoConsult and Land & New Homes Network (LNHN), have agreed a partnership to deliver innovative cloud GIS mapping services to the Land & New Homes sector, and more specifically for the LNHN members. Using CartoConsult’s cloud mapping framework, Carto3D™, phase 1 is developing an internal management network mapping tool.