12/01/17: VentusAR included in 3D Technology in Planning Report

This week the research report "USE OF DIGITAL AND 3D VISUALISATION TECHNOLOGY IN PLANNING FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT" was published by the Scottish Government. This independent report examines the role and potential of digital imagery and 3D visualisation in the planning process in Scotland. Produced by the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, it was commissioned to inform the review of the ...... Read More.

09/01/17: New year, New model, New video: UrbanPlanAR is coming

Its a New Year, so we decided it was time to update our UrbanPlanAR video to show some of the latest things we have done. This example shows a concept model shown in the camera feed. It makes it really quick and easy to communicate what the new building will look like. Once everything is loaded, it's as quick and ...... Read More.

05/01/17: Happy New Year: Top five posts from 2016

Happy New Year from everyone at Linknode. We thought this would be a good time to review the top five most popular posts of 2016. Videomontage In June we created video montages for community engagement on Orkney with Hoolan Energy. http://blog.linknode.co.uk/2016/06/23/community-engagement-for-a-hoolan-energy-wind-development-in-orkney/ Buildings We launched the buildings domain to allow our users to quickly assess buildings in ...... Read More.

21/11/16: Testing the Location Tracking in UrbanPlanAR

UrbanPlanAR shows a planned building development that has not yet been built. If a developer was going to put an office building in the view below, what would it look like? How visible would it be? Would that be acceptable or is the visual impact too great? We use accurate localisation technology (built by the experts at Heriot Watt) to ...... Read More.

25/10/16: How Building is Going Digital

Today, I saw an article on the BBC news site about how the building business is going digital. I want to pick up on a few key points that are made in this article and to highlight how UrbanPlanAR can be used either as a design tool or a communication tool to show what project will look like. If you ...... Read More.

29/07/16: What Does Pokémon GO Mean for AR?

Unless you have been under a rock for the past few weeks (July 2016), you can't have helped but notice that Pokémon GO has somewhat taken the world by storm.  In doing so it has also brought the term "augmented reality" (AR) to the masses with everyone including Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg weighing in with comment and opinion. Linknode ...... Read More.

20/07/16: Invitation to Participate in the Innovate UK Visualisation Project :: UrbanPlanAR

UrbanPlanAR is designed to enhance the value of BIM information by enabling in-field visualisation from any location, in real-time – creating more engaging and accessible understanding, integrated with current processes, software and formats. The project is a development collaboration between Linknode Ltd and Heriot-Watt University, supported by Innovate UK (grant #102040). The solution is a disruptive technology providing a 21st century alternative ...... Read More.

08/06/16: Which is Better for a Public Meeting?

In the last few weeks, as part of our BIM stakeholder engagement for the Innovate UK funded UrbanPlanAR.com project, I have visited the UK Ordnance Survey (OS) and seen their presentations at Geo Business. Whilst traditionally (for about the past 225 years) the OS has been involved in data capture and presentation, increasingly the business is understanding the value in ...... Read More.

01/05/16: It’s our 5th Birthday

We are five years old...!  Where did the time go? We started business on 1st May 2011 and has been going from strength to strength with the support of our passionate team, our business partners and of course our valued clients. What's next? Our plans for 2016 and beyond include new features for VentusAR such as Buildings, Expert Mode, so you can ...... Read More.

26/04/16: Staff Spotlight – George Banfill

Our latest team spotlight is our Technical Director George Banfill. Who are you and what is your role at Linknode? I'm George Banfill - husband, father, sailor, cyclist, geek and tired. (Comes of having a 3 year old and a 4 month old at home).  What is your role at Linknode? I oversee all the product software development and software releases we ...... Read More.

13/04/16: Staff Spotlight – Rufus Mall

Our latest team spotlight is our iOS guru, senior software engineer, Rufus Mall. Who are you and what is your role at Linknode? My name is Rufus Mall. I’ve been working as a Software Engineer at Linknode for around three and a half years now. The main skills I use of at Linknode are Graphics Programming and iOS Development. ...... Read More.

16/03/16: Team Spotlight – Stewart Fullerton

Next up for our Team Spotlight is another of our software engineers -  Stewart Fullerton. Who are you? I am Stewart Fullerton What is your role at Linknode and how long have you been working here? I've been working as a Mobile Development Engineer at Linknode for nearly 4 years. I specialise in building Android and Windows Phone apps as well ...... Read More.

14/03/16: Assessing buildings onsite

Since 2012, VentusAR has enabled users to conduct onsite visualisations and assessments of onshore wind, solar and grid connections. Our latest buildings feature will provide users with the ability to assess the developments of buildings and houses. We describe this as assessing the impact of rural developments. (We have another product we are building to allow users to assess urban developments ...... Read More.

10/02/16: UrbanPlanAR Call to Action – We Need Your Data!

This week we launched our new UrbanPlanAR website, where we have stated a 'Call to Action' to possible partners and users. www.UrbanPlanAR.com UrbanPlanAR is a Linknode R&D project in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, and funded by Innovate UK, and will deliver an augmented reality solution for visualising proposed urban ...... Read More.

29/05/15: Linknode and Heriot-Watt University collaboration to visualise urban developments

Linknode Ltd in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at Heriot-Watt University have commenced a two-year long research and development project. UrbanPlanAR will create a "Mobile Architectural Visualisation Platform for Planners and Communities". The project received funding from the InnovateUK funding board, following a successful bid in the ‘Innovation in Location Based ...... Read More.