What To Expect At HxGN Live 2014? Part 2

A new face will be giving a presentation in the main keynote at HxGN Live 2014. Steve Cost, former Intergraph CFO, replaced John Graham as President of Security, Government and Infrastructure (S,G & I) in December 2013. Graham became CEO of Omnitracs – a fleet management solutions provider.

John Graham in his last opening keynote as President of Intergraph S, G & I.

John Graham in his last opening keynote as President of Intergraph S, G & I.

Connected World Of Doers

Connectivity was a theme seen in consumer markets at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. For example, decentralised workflows packaged via an Internet of Things (IoT) and Third Industrial Revolution (TiR) are now being widely adopted in 3D design communities.  HxGN Live should feature numerous examples where sensor information has been used alongside a variety of communication channels. This includes social media or content management systems (CMS). In a connected world information can now be used anywhere, and by anyone, as long as an internet connection is available. Teamwork is now a worldwide activity!

Storytelling takes on many forms at HxGN Live.  Video interviews, podcasts and social media optimisation have are a big part of the event.

Storytelling takes on many forms at HxGN Live. Video interviews, podcasts and social media optimisation are a big part of the event.

Stories

The best examples of how to use a technology comes from the people or user communities working with them on a daily basis. HxGN Live will present a variety of user driven presentations looking to help grow and support precision measurement, data collection and data use.

ERDAS continue to develop power spatial information solutions.

ERDAS continue to develop power spatial information solutions.

Software, Sensor and Workflow Integration

Dynamic GIS from ERDAS was an obvious solution to keep an eye on when Hexagon acquired Intergraph in 2010. Since that time, solutions like Cyclone and Truview (Leica Geosystems HDS brand) have seemlessly crossed over into Intergraph Process, Power and Marine (P,P & M) workflows.  It will be interesting to see, for example, how Dynamic GIS is working within the UAV market given the acquisition of Aibotix in 2014.

    What To Expect At HxGN Live 2014?

    Since its inception in 2011, HxGN Live has been the main event in the Hexagon AB calendar. The international gathering has always been about data integration and usable information. Ola Rollén, CEO and President of Hexagon AB, refers to this as “actionable information.”

    Laser scanning demonstrations and on site training were used to reinforce the idea of actionable information in 2013.

    Laser scanning demonstrations and onsite training were used to reinforce the idea of actionable information in 2013.

    Leica Nova MS50

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      Hexagon Live From Las Vegas

      Remotely-interested.com will be covering HxGN Live at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, June 2-5. There will also be a follow up article in Geomatics World. It can be accessed in digital format at http://pvpubs.com/

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      Hexagon AB is a technology company that focuses on precision measurement services and solutions. It is based out of Sweden and has hosted an annual conference since 2011. It acquired Intergraph in 2010.

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        Project Zebedee – Robotic Vision and Mapping Down Under

        In the world of robotic vision motion is the engineer’s friend. The relationship between a robot (usually a laser based vision system) and the environment though which it moves is part of a process known as SLAM – Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping. SLAM uses your location to help map an environment as you pass through it. For the Melbourne based research organisation CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), the natural motion of users equipped with a backpack has made a project named Zebedee, after the jack-in-the-box from the film Doogal (based on The Magic Roundabout children show), a hop away from commercial success. The user is so integral to SLAM that he or she becomes part of the sensory process – also referred to as passive actuation – once the backpack equipment is turned on and the hand held device is lifted up.

        The origins of Zebedee revealed!

        The origins of Zebedee revealed!

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          Kickstarting CyArk And Heritage Preservation

          CyArk – the California based non profit corporation founded by Cyra Technologies co-founder Ben Kacyra – has started a Kickstarter Campaign. The 501(c)(3) is looking to preserve the 1964 – 1965 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion with laser scanning technologies, which were made commercially viable by Kacyra et al. in the late 1990’s. The project is asking for USD $15,000 and has already reached over $3000. It marks a collaboration with Florida based UCF and is looking to make all 3D data  free for anyone to use. The campaign ends on May 31st, 2014.