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 onsite training were used to reinforce the idea of actionable information in 2013.
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/
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.
The NETmundial conference is geared toward discussing guidelines for the future direction of the Internet. The conference was held in Brazil, April 23rd – 24th, in 2014. Youtube was used to stream the event live and to disseminate conference footage.
This week (April 7th-11th) Remotely Interested will be attending the 2014 Intermountain GIS Conference, “Keys to Getting Involved Spatially”, in Billings, Montana at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Find RI conducting press coverage for the event.
The March / April issue of Geomatics World includes a report on the International Consumer Electronics Show “CES” 2014. 3D Systems, Cisco Systems, Parrot and Velodyne were high profile exhibitors at the Las Vegas based event. In addition to this, Autodesk made an appearance to promote 123D Circuits as part of the Intel keynote.
3D scanning and 3D printing played a key role across all four days, January 7th – 10th. Intel announced their RealSense 3D sensor, while MakerBot outlined a strategic partnership with SoftKinetic in order to update the existing Digitizer scanning solution. The zone dedicated to 3D printing was sponsored by 3D Systems and showcased the South Carolina based companies Sense solution. Low cost ways to capture reality were used to support affordable 3D printers like the Cube across this 3D Printing Zone.
3D Systems integrated the Prime Sense depth camera into their Sense workflow.
Overall, the International CES 2014 reinforced that a paradigm shift toward cheaper, easy to use 3D documentation is taking place. As discussed in the Geomatics World article, this shift is becoming a “prosumer” driven movement. It is taking place at a point where consumer and professional markets meet. Recent examples of this include the MakerBot Z18, which is providing a cheaper way to 3D print at an industrial standard.
Bre Pettis, MakerBot CEO, introduced three new Replicator printers at CES 2014.