Rising Expectation

There’s a transformation underway — and it’s giving people a new approach to look at their world. The various ways we use spatial data are quickly moving from flat, static maps to interactive representations in three and even four dimensions. The exciting new approaches are driving a sharp increase in demand for spatial information.

From basic drafting solutions to the augmented reality of Pokémon Go, today’s professional users and consumers alike expect more spatial information; they also require high levels of accuracy and resolution. Much of this demand places a strong emphasis on 3D information. The demand is expected to continue to grow as new tools and devices for visualisation and interaction find their way into the hands of more — and increasingly diverse — users.

Read the full article on the GeoDataPoint blog.

Blending Realities

xyht-hololensImagine moving in a physical space and overlaying tags, menus, applications, and virtual reality objects on the physical objects around you. This is what you get with HoloLens, the result of a partnership between Microsoft and Trimble.

“HoloLens is all about the imagination and being immersed in something that does not exist” explains Adrian Ferrier, a civil engineer for Trimble.

Learn more about HoloLens and blending realities in this xyHT article (starting page 12).