NCC in the Cloud

We are very proud to have signed a strategic agreement with NCC, Sweden’s third largest construction company. NCC have had drone operations within the company for the last 4 years, starting out with building their own UAV platform from scratch. Today they have 20 certified pilots within the organization that serve the projects with easy access to volumetric studies, traditional ortho photos, point clouds and 3D maps. The latest addition in their services is high resolution 3D models of buildings from Spotscale and the Spotplanner application for real estate projects.

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After a few hours of flying and processing on the Spotscale cloud, NCC’s UAV pilots can serve real estate developers with the data they need and an easy, visual tool for project meetings.

Architects and designers can use the 3D model on their format of choice. Spotplanner can then be used again to make the new 3D-design combined with the original 3D-model easy accessed for all stake holders over the web.

At Spotscale we strive to make the best 3D reconstruction service possible. With the Spotscale Cloud we’ll make our processing available to UAV operations around the world. We will keep refining the service with functionality of relevance to professionals in real estate development, real estate construction and real estate maintenance. And we want to be the go-to-choice for photogrammetry services and web tools when it comes to buildings in 3D.

Tech for Good

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Our friend and adventurer Sam Cossman put an expedition together with GE to make the worlds first connected volcano. A team of volcanologists, filmmakers, drone operators and other experts spent several weeks this summer connecting IoT sensors to the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. The Masaya Volcano is an active volcano with a boiling lava lake threatening the nearby town of Masaya. The goal with mounting IoT-sensors and monitoring the volcano in real time is to predict eruptions as well as to spread information and experiences of a live volcano. At Spotscale we were happy to help out with 3D reconstruction of the volcano from the safety of our office in Linköping, quite excited when we got footage like this sent to us:-) The 3D-model will be part of interactive experiences of the volcano. Stay tuned!

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Images: Radley Angelo

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Cooking on the Spotscale cloud right now is a large 3D model of central Norrköping, our neighboring town. With 150 000 images processed we’ll get an extremely detailed model that can be viewed from alla angles, from street to rooftops. An 285 000 m2 urban scene that can be experiences in VR, on surface table or in a computer game. Walk on the streets or fly through.

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The model will be available for companies within the Visual Sweden project for various simulations and visualizations.

Get ideas? Get in touch!

 

See you there?

Want to meet with us? Here are a few places we’ll be visiting this spring:

March 14-17 we’ll be in Cannes visiting MIPIM. We won’t be exhibiting but we’re happy to meet with you, inbox Katarina or Ludvig.

April 7-8  we’ll be in the reception of  Nordbygg at Stockholmsmässan, come by and say hi to Mikael and Ludvig and join a fun contest!

April 20th we’ll be talking about 3D-printing at 3DP Build in Stockholm

April 28th you can listen to Katarina speak about 3D-mapping and VR at Kartdagarna in Gävle

May 19th you can listen to Katarina speak about 3D-mapping at SKMF in Visby 

May 24-25th we’re exhibiting at Geo Business in London, meet with Katarina and Mikael in booth A4

May 26 STING Day in Stockholm

June 26th – July 1st we’re exhibiting at CVPR in Las Vegas, come and say hi to Ludvig, Mikael and Martin!

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This is Stina Andersson, Head of Surveying in Ängelholm with the City Hall of Ängelholm in her hands. In a nice article in Helsingborgs Dagblad Stina is interviewed about the future of 3D maps in her municipality.

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The digital model of the building can now be used during upcoming renovations, rebuilding and maintenance of the building.

– Delivering a three dimensional image to the architect will now be easy, and it will also simplify their work, Stina says in the interview.

–  You get a good starting point for your discussions. The 3D perspective is much richer than the ordinary aerial perspective. Its easier to show and to understand how a new building will appear.

What the view will look like from a certain floor and how the shadows will fall are other things that are easier to see in a 3D model than a with a traditional map. 

The City Hall and it’s closest surroundings is the start of the coming 3D-mapping process in Ängelholm. It’s neighbor, the city of Malmö have a physical 3D model of the entire city center.

We’re proud to have processed the 6500 images taken of the building and delivered the digital 3D model to Ängelholm and look forward to future projects.