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The Story behind GISGRO: Meet the Surveyors Who Wanted to Help Their Customers to Really Use 3D Data

The Story behind GISGRO: Meet the Surveyors Who Wanted to Help Their Customers to Really Use 3D Data

Pioneers in Sonar Surveys of Vertical Structures When you have an innovative engineer’s mind and enough courage to try things no one has done before, you can get anywhere. Kirsi Hänninen, a civil engineer and CEO, is interviewed about the development of online 3D data platform, GISGRO. She and her colleagues in VRT Finland Ltd…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor

How to Utilize Hydrographic 3D Survey Data

How to Utilize Hydrographic 3D Survey Data

The amount of hydrographic data is increasing As the technology for ocean and coastal zone mapping has developed, the amount of hydrographic data has increased exponentially. The data acquisition equipment has become more accurate and produces high resolution data. At the same time, the equipment has become more affordable. The use of autonomous vessels further…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor

Digital Twin in Asset Management

Digital Twin in Asset Management

Digital twin has been a real buzz word in production industry for few years, and it is also becoming an increasingly interesting trend in asset management. The cloud technology offers affordable and accessible ways to utilize digital data and is creating new opportunities for organizations of various sizes and within different industries. This article describes…

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Predictive Maintenance in Asset Management

Predictive Maintenance in Asset Management

Asset maintenance is a necessity for all asset owners to keep the operations going and lengthen the asset’s life-cycle. Naturally there are costs of doing it, but there are also ways to minimize the costs and increase Return on Assets (ROA) . It is important to base the maintenance decisions to facts and gather data…

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Bought a ROV? Tips to Get the Best Value for Your Investment.

Bought a ROV? Tips to Get the Best Value for Your Investment.

So You Bought an ROV. Now What? What’s all the fuss about? Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have been around for decades. In their early applications, ROVs and AUVs were mainly used for different underwater tasks such as locating shipwrecks or unexploded ordnance (UXO), where it would have been too risky…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor

Communication in Asset Maintenance Management

Communication in Asset Maintenance Management

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” -Steve Jobs Scattered Data and Complicated Communication is Costly Do you sometimes think there’s a language barrier between surveyors and asset managers? Have you tried to figure out how to translate survey results so that everyone involved remains…

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New approach to BIM – Point Cloud as 3D Model

New approach to BIM – Point Cloud as 3D Model

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is commonly understood as a shared 3D model of a structure, enriched with metadata, like material information. Other dimensions such as time (scheduling), cost or different levels of operational processes can also be added to BIM, making it not only a construction phase tool, but an important database for the structure’s…

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Categories: Asset Management