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GeoWrap: Australia signs space treaty; What is AR, VR and MR and more

Geospatial themed event kicks off Digital Construction Week

UK: The annual Digital Construction Week kicked off on Monday 16 October with a packed British Information Modelling event held at the Geovation hub in central London. The fourth in a series of bi-annual events organized by 3D Repo, speakers from Bryden Wood, Skanska, Flux, Ordnance Survey and Podaris took up a geospatial theme with delegates debating issues such as data access, integration and collaboration. Skanska’s Vaibhav Tyagi talked about its lead in the Innovate UK government…(Read more)

Project Frog announces alliance with Autodesk to develop cloud-based platform

US: Project Frog today announced an alliance with Autodesk to develop a transformational cloud-based platform to standardize and simplify data flow between the architecture studio, the factory and the jobsite. The agreement, which will strengthen the industrialized construction movement, is made possible through an investment from the Autodesk Forge Fund. The funding from Autodesk will accelerate the efforts of both companies to create a connected ecosystem linking architectural design…(Read more)

Global LiDAR sensor market to reach USD 730 million by 2022: Report

US: Market Research Engine has published a new report titled as Global LiDAR Sensor Market forecasting the market’s behavior from 2016-2022. According to the report, the global LiDAR sensor market is expected to exceed more than USD 730 million by 2022 at a CAGR of 25% in the given forecast period. The major driving factors of global LiDAR sensor market are as follows: Increasing demand for 3D imaging; Automation of measuring instrument process; and Increasing demand of atmosphere applications…(Read more)

Australia signs space treaty with the US

Australia: The Australian government announced signing a Space Tracking Treaty with the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Michaelia Cash said the treaty “remains the foundation for a continued cooperative program between Australia and the United States” as the nation awaits the launch of a dedicated space agency. She further added that Australia plays an important role in NASA’s exploration…(Read more)

ISRO celebrates World Space Week 2017

India: ISRO celebrated the World Space Week (WSW) from October 04-10, 2017 at its various centers in India. The programs under the space week were organised jointly by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) and ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and Nagercoil, Tamilnadu. Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) has organised celebrations in 22 venues spanning 5 states…(Read more)


International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017

Smallholder farmers in India’s flood-prone Bihar State can recite a long history of broken promises from agencies whose job is to provide them with much-needed support. So, it came as no surprise during a recent media visit to Ladaura village in Muzaffarpur District that the first question on the minds of farmers who had signed up for index-based flooding insurance was how big the compensation payment would be after the worst flooding northern Bihar has seen in nearly two decades…(Read more)

What is the difference between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality?

The Bentley Year in Infrastructure last week naturally witnessed a lot of talk about reality modelling and reality mesh.  And a lot of times, the terms that came up were virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. Incredibly, these were the terms that even some years back were mainly used in the domains of entertainment and gaming, and today they are important component of the AEC industry! So what essentially are augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality…(Read more)

Story Maps: Bringing storytelling and mapping together

Mapping and the art of storytelling both date back to antiquity. Cartographers have illuminated us, expanded our horizons, helped in better understanding of our world and enabled us to go far and beyond, giving wings to the imagination of an explorer. And, in the same tenor, raconteurs, masters of fables and troubadours have enchanted generations, piquing their curiosity, arousing their interests in heroic sagas of triumphs, endearing anecdotes of the human spirit or poignant tales…(Read more)