RIEGL 3D data to give festival goers a tour of Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral

Since 2009, the Ars Electronica Festival has repeatedly offered immersive experiences of a very special kind. This year, the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K will make possible a virtual interactive 3D tour of Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral, based on a point cloud of 21 billion laser-points created by Austrian laser scanner manufacturer RIEGL. At this year's festival, The Translucent St. Stephen's Cathedral allows visitors to fly through the real-time rendered point cloud and make hold on specified points. At these points, high-resolution 360° images of the entire set of more than 21 billion laser points fade in to present
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Unisphere and Meteomatics cooperate on drone safety and automation plan

The flight management software company Unisphere, and weather data firm Meteomatics have signed a cooperation agreement to improve the safety and efficiency of flight operations with drones and air taxis. Under the agreement, Unisphere will provide its customers with automated flight management services for drones and air taxis that will include accurate weather data from Meteomatics. Pilot knowledge is transferred into software to automate decision making, realize efficiencies, and save costs. Automated flight management has an enormous potential to enable industries without aviation know-how, such as agriculture, logistics, traffic management, logistics, and more to operate unmanned aircraft safe and efficient
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