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Pointfuse Unlocks ‘As Built’ Data for BIM

Pointfuse, a software provider that converts laser scan data – known as point clouds – into 3D models, has announced its integration with Autodesk’s BIM 360 project delivery platform, the first single project platform connecting design through construction. It has pioneered new techniques to rapidly process vast point cloud datasets into intelligent and easy to handle mesh models. This innovation will allow important ‘as built’ models to be easily incorporated into Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows managed with Autodesk BIM 360.

Land surveying on the worlds highest rail line

The Indian railway has set a target of completing the 498-km Bilaspur-Manali- Leh line and 2 other railway projects by 2019. The final location survey at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir began in the year, as per officials. At a height of 3,300 meters, the 498-km long stretch is set to become the highest rail track in the world, overtaking Chinas Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

A K Yadav, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), said “We have set a target of December 2018 for the FLS for Pasighat-Tezu-Rupai line and December 2019 as the deadline for the other two.

These three are extremely difficult terrains and we have to deal with unstable and high mountains. In places such as the Sela Pass in the Missamari-Tenga-Tawang line, it is 14,000 feet high”. We want the line to be operational through the year, despite the snow,? said Yadav, adding that the three line are of 853 km with 58 km in Assam and 795 km in Arunachal Pradesh.

GIS cells in each district, Uttarakhand, India

Considering the importance of the GIS, the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) has decided to accord priority to establish GIS cells in each district with the assistance of the planning department. The GIS cells have presently been established in five districts- Uttarkashi, Tehri, Almora, Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar while necessary action is being taken to establish such cells in the remaining districts, said the disaster management secretary Amit Singh Negi.

The Kumaon University, Centre for Excellence, geography department head JS Rawat informed the gathering in detail about the utility of GIS. He said that it is an important tool in the technological developments which can be of much use for mitigating the impact of disaster scenarios.

GHMC to use GIS for property tax assessment

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will soon leverage on Geographic Information System (GIS) to capture spatial data in order to assess property tax payable by each establishment.

Through GIS, the domestic, commercial and other establishments of a particular area will be identified and allotted unique numbers, to know if they are under the tax network or not.

A pilot will be taken up in Moosapet soon, to experiment with this system, and based on its success, it will be replicated throughout the city, Municipal Commissioner in-charge Bharati Hollikeri said.

Carlson Software unveils Carlson PhotoCapture

New from Carlson Software is Carlson PhotoCapture, which is the first cloud-based standalone product and photogrammetry solution offered on the Carlson product line.

This new service gives users the ability to generate interactive 3D maps of sites using aerial, oblique, or terrestrial images. Once the images are uploaded, it will create an orthomosaic photo to piece the site together.

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