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Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming AND ...

Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming AND ... | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Apple's iBeacons have a lot of potential for inclusion in location-based games, according to The Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia, who spoke to Re/code...
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And AEC, GIS, BIM, FM, Products, and more.

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Urban Observatory with it's universal language is a holy grail for urban planners

Urban Observatory with it's universal language is a holy grail for urban planners | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Meet Urban Observatory, http://www.urbanobservatory.org/ a site that compares data from 16 global metropoli.

The Observatory is the work of Richard Saul Wurman, the 78-year-old founder of TED who is also an architect and graphic designer. As Nate Berg reports, Wurman has been trying to develop a tool that would fairly compare urban centers for decades, beginning with scale models made out of clay in the 1960s and ending with a handful of other attempts in the 70s and 80s. "Unfortunately, no two cities in the world collect information in the same way," the Observatory team explains. "The result—despite vast stores of data captured, collated, and stored, there is limited knowledge and understanding."

This month, Wurman unveiled the realization of his 40-year-old dream.

http://www.urbanobservatory.org/

Jed Fisher's insight:

Big Data, we hear the term all the time.

The companies that really impress me in this space "Explain big data". By combining visualization with big data you get understanding and then collaboration.

This is an awesome project. Congrats to Richard Wurman for the realization of his 40-year-old dream. I am sure that this project will result dozens of improvements for people everywhere.

 

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Between the Poles: The convergence of geospatial and BIM is gathering steam

Between the Poles: The convergence of geospatial and BIM is gathering steam | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it

In the construction world, 3D modelling and model-based design, which integrate BIM, GIS and survey, and laser-scanning (LiDAR) in a 3D visualisation environment, are increasingly being used to improve the design and build phases of the construction process.  

According to McGraw-Hill Construction, the overall adoption of BIM has increased from 17% in 2007 to 71% in 2012 in the US, registering a 45% growth over the last three years, or 400% growth over the last five years.  McGraw-Hill Construction estimates that the use of BIM for infrastructure is about three years behind the BIM use on vertical projects but predicts that adoption in the horizontal market will occur at a faster rate than the rate of adoption in the vertical market.

Jed Fisher's insight:

#BIM and #GIS convergence continues to gain ground.

Software BIM/GIS Companies like bim+ (bimplus.net), Onuma, ESRI, Revizto, Trimble, Autodesk, Bentley, and others seem to be seeing this and are working on some innovative solutions. (For example, take a look at an earlier Onuma Ted talk http://sco.lt/4yGuSf ;).

It makes a lot of sense, afterall, we now have an intelligent building BIM model that is connected to a ton of Information. Once the building is built it needs to run, that means monitoring energy, water/grid usage, even see the parking and population effect. Plus of course surveying and visualization needs (e.g. things get really exciting when you can look at a building with VR/AR x-ray vision on an see the infromation you need). 

Smart Buildings make Smart Cities.

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ComplexInsight's curator insight, September 4, 2013 2:14 AM

As smart buildings get interconnected with city infrastructure we will start to see new types of city management  and governance applications. As BIM and GIS combine with smart sensors we begin to get building level operating systems for developers, owners and operators. Local government will begin to look to see how these integrate into city and regional governance platforms over the coming years especially in areas such as energy and water use, transport planning and perfomance compliance.

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Esri CityEngine Highlights

CityEngine transforms 2D GIS data into Smart 3D City Models.youtube.com

Via João Greno Brogueira
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Nice job Dominik, Pascal, and Jack. Great to see how Proceedural has evolved with the acquistiion by ESRI (now 2-3 years ago). I'm glad ESRI has continued to take City Engine further. 

Love the swipe tool. Great urban planning tool.

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ComplexInsight's curator insight, July 20, 2013 2:01 AM

ESRI's acquisition of CityEngine is probably one of the smartest tech acquisitions in the geospatial market in a long time. As the product and technology integration  rolls forward we get to see how very smart  the acquisition was.The WebGL publishing capabilities are very exciting for city planners.  Great video of highlights from the recent ESRI user group conference its great seeing how the products are evolving.