Introducing a New On-Demand Service for Cumulative Visual Impact Data

The UK’s first on-line service to search and report on the cumulative visual impact of onshore wind turbines has been developed by Linknode.

Launched at RenewableUK 2014 in Manchester on 11 November, this new data service can cut the time taken for assessments from ‘weeks to minutes’, slashing costs for wind farm developers, local communities and public bodies involved in assessing planning submissions.

It is available immediately to existing customers and, from late November, will be integrated into VentusAR v2.1, the latest version of Linknode’s visual assessment mobile app for tablets, launched originally in 2013.

VentusAR tablet application in wireline mode showing a proposed wind farm with the cumulative impact of five planned projects.

VentusAR tablet application in wireline mode showing a proposed wind farm with the cumulative impact of five planned projects.

We are very proud and excited to be the first in the UK to launch a service of this type, which is the product of more than twelve months concentrated research and development work between ourselves and our data partners.  We believe it is an important time saving and cost cutting enhancement to VentusAR’s capabilities and, as such, we are confident it will meet with a favourable response from developers, communities and planners alike.

View the following video to discover how cumulative data can be instantaneously incorporated into the VentusAR 3D visualisations, or integrated with previously captured photography, to validate the overall impression of change in the landscape or from residential properties.