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People love and sometimes hate the Bing Maps satellite aerial image functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D and all AutoCAD based apps. Perhaps a lot of you just ignore the whole public image thing? The better view of the big picture context can and does help us get our civil engineering design and survey work done a bit quicker. These days we have more choices. The imagery choices…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags aerials, WMS, FDO, imagery, image, dwf, gis, Recap, video

Last week Autodesk upgraded their Photo-to-3D cloud service product and gave it a new name – Autodesk ReCap Photo. The cloud viewing and sharing version of this app used to be called ReMake. Autodesk changed the name and many critical aspects of what is offered. Hence the rebrand.

Autodesk ReCap Photo is a substantial upgrade…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Recap, drones, aerials, reality capture, video

Suitable social keywords aside, might there be a space these days where approaches to collusion could be a good thing? We have more than a few glossy objects in motion in civil engineering and survey space to consider right now.

Reflections and Historical Futures

The new Infraworks 2018 Update 1,…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags drones, survey, aerials, Recap, Infraworks, Remake, video, point cloud

June 10, 2014 Google annouced its intention to buy Skybox Imaging (aka Skybox) for $500 million. I'm pretty sure I pointed you all to Skybox just a few days ago. Nah. I didn't own stock so you SEC boys can relax. Martha Stewart - I am not.

You Follow the Money

Sure, the lure of better and more up to date imagery for Google…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags imagery, aerials

Folks, when I say “skybox” I’m not talking about the deluxe stadium seating reserved for the corporate classes here. Or am I?

Here Civil 3D land we talk about smaller, faster, and more capable survey data gathering using Autodesk Recap 360, MAV (micro air vehicle) or UAS (unmanned aerial systems) technology et al, in the larger Internet of Things you simply can’t ignore…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags aerials, video, imagery