Tag: 3D modeling

Google Project Tango brings consumer 3D scanning to life

Google just announced their new project called Project Tango, which basically brings us closer to a new era where the documentation of our physical world will be in our fingertips. Google built an android phone with special sensors that allow the phone movements tracking, but that also capture the physical world around it, recording 250.000 points per second! As point clouds and lidar data have been concepts quite frequent in the geospatial industry the past couple of years, this evolution will bring those concepts closer to the consumers. Google is shipping 200 prototype phones in March to developers that...

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Esri CityEngine to Be Showcased at INTERGEO 2011

Redlands, California—Esri will exhibit its software for 3D modeling and urban planning, called Esri CityEngine, at the INTERGEO 2011 Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, which will take place September 27–29. The INTERGEO Conference is one of the largest exhibitions for geodesy, geoinformation, and land management in the world. Earlier this year, Esri acquired Procedural, maker of CityEngine, to bring easy 3D content creation and design to ArcGIS users. CityEngine will allow ArcGIS users to edit parcel and street data interactively in 3D and quickly change complex building models for immediate design review. CityEngine is used in urban planning, urban design, defense,...

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