Category Archives: AR/VR

Apple Has to Step Up Their Lidar Game

Lidar has the potential to be Apple’s next “here today, gone tomorrow” technology. The laser-based depth scanner was the marquee addition to the 2020 Apple iPad Pro that debuted this March, and has been rumored for nearly two years as … Continue reading

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Conservationists Creating Digital Twin of Cathedral

Conservationists with scanners claim that Peterborough Cathedral is now the most digitally recorded historic building in the world as they work to make a “digital twin” of it. Workers abseiled from the 12th-century building with handheld scanners on Monday to … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Simulation of 3D BIM is the Future

Construction industry professional Tan Teck Seng looks like he is playing a high-tech video game when he examines a building on a screen, decked out in virtual reality (VR) goggles and controllers. From an article in the Straits Times by … Continue reading

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Why is Visualization so Important to Understanding?

I am in the middle of reading Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth. Basically, the author proposes that we throw out all of the commonly accepted economic thinking of the past two centuries and replace it with an entirely new set … Continue reading

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Firefighter Safety Improved with 3-D Mapping

When a fire breaks out inside a large structure like a mall or office building, firefighter safety is often at the mercy of blueprints or hand-drawn sketches to figure out the safest way to navigate the smoke-filled corridors. From an … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Database of Street-Level Imagery

Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. … Continue reading

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Pokemon GO May Support iPhone 12 Pro Lidar

Today a datamined app file for the latest version of Pokemon GO showed imagery of a near-future feature. With one image (and some code clues from the code) we can see that Pokemon GO may have, and likely will have, … Continue reading

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Remote Asset Management Supported with Laser Scanning

At a time when oil and gas companies are paying particularly close attention to improving efficiencies and cost-cutting, they would do well to increase their usage of 3D scanning technology, according to the engineering firm Kleinfelder. From an article in … Continue reading

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Apple Glasses Will Include Lidar to Support AR

It seems inevitable that Apple will someday release a set of AR Apple glasses, and today we have a set of rumors from YouTuber Jon Prosser of the “Front Page Tech” YouTube channel. Prosser is a fairly new leaker, but … Continue reading

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Railway Heritage Access Supported with 3D Modeling

A titan of the Industrial Revolution, Isambard Kingdom Brunel began the Great Western Railway (GWR) in Swindon, England, in 1835 with an ambitious plan to link the cities of London and Bristol. His story and many others that represent the … Continue reading

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