Seeable were getting oriental with an invitation to talk with our Sister company Severn Partnership at the HxgnLive conference in Hong Kong. Our interest was visualisation and re-use of BIM for Infrastructure data captured by our Sister company Severn Partnership using the Hexagon Pegasus:two mobile mapper. Or innovative applications allow for non technical access to this data along with augmenting it with 360 panoramic images and contextual information.
As for the conference – 4,000 plus people exploring the Asia World Expo site, with every new technology advance under the sun, from mobile mapping, to laserscanning backpacks, UAVs and other Hexagon innovations.
We loved the virtual reality CAT excavator seat, although control over the equipment was not at expert level. Augmented reality displaying real time internet of things metrics on industrial plant was a great feature and definitely the shape of things to come.
Technology is marching on a pace and the challenge for most businesses is to spot the opportunity and the threats. It may not be part of you current workflow – but are you sure your trusted workflows and business plans are still the most efficient ! We need to avoid the Kodak effect and at least keep an eye on what developments are relevant to our clients – or someone else will.
In 2016, should we still be plotting A0 paper survey drawings to visualise designs in 2D, or using AR (Augmented Reality) & Desktop VR (virtual Reality). Perception is that costs are preclusive, but at £20,000 for a hand crafted architectural model, compared to somewhere between £1,000 and £5,000 for a simple bespoke Seeable visualisation – think again.
Seeable & Severn HxgnLive TV talk