Monthly Archives: January 2014

VentusAR 1.4 Released

We are pleased to announce that we have released v1.4 of VentusAR.

This release includes enhancements to the portal website used to manage the turbine layouts:

  • Security changes: change passwords, strong passwords and account lock
  • Added a bread crumb to top of all page
  • Bulk upload Viewpoints and Turbine Locations allows use of coordinates in OSGB

Full details can be found on our Release notes for Portal page.

For iPad and Android users this release includes many new features detailed below:

  • Right Panel: enhanced My View by including reordering, showing data source and sequence numbers
  • Bottom Panel: a new bottom panel to my view to show metadata in an alternative layout
  • Calibration: Added height override height to calibration panel on My View
  • Lighting: Added a night-time lighting mode that is used between sunrise and sun set
  • Editing: Improved in-field editing process by showing the altitude of relocated turbine locations

Android: Bottom Panel

Full details of the changes can be found on the Release notes for iPad or Release notes for Android pages.

AGI SmeSpire Awards

AGI Award

In late 2013 Linknode were delighted to receive the SmeSpire “INSPIRE for SMEs” AGI Award.

The award is designed to reward and encourage SMEs in the Geographic Information sphere for engaging with and taking advantage of INSPIRE implementation.  Linknode’s production of the VentusAR app solution is dependent on elevation and mapping data published by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain as part of OpenData and INSPIRE directives.

The presentation was due at the AGI Awards in London on 5 December.  However the start of the winter storms in the UK (and a hapless van driver on the Forth Road Bridge) led to travel chaos and missed flights from Scotland to London.

Cameron Easton and Martin Ford from GiStandards returned to Scotland with the award to enable the completion of the formalities in Glasgow.

SmeSpire AGI Award

SmeSpire AGI Award – Cameron Easton, Crispin Hoult

Picture Credit: Ken Reid (