BIM in brief 20.1.23: OpenSpace expands drone camera system integration

OpenSpace in integrating its platform with the Insta 360 Sphere drone camera technology
OpenSpace in integrating its platform with the Insta360 Sphere drone camera system.
A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past month.
OpenSpace set to support Insta360-fitted drones

Reality capture specialist OpenSpace is beta testing an integration of its platform with the Insta360 Sphere drone camera system. The Insta360 Sphere features two cameras, one upward facing and one downward.

When attached to a drone, the system achieves a 360° view where the camera is rendered invisible, enabling drone pilots of various levels of experience to capture all angles of a jobsite without any re-flights, according to OpenSpace. The integration should be available to OpenSpace customers later in Q1.

Leica launches more underground detection products

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has launched two new products for utility and excavation professionals. The Leica DD175 utility locator and Leica DA175 signal transmitter complement the existing Leica DD100 series and help operators detect underground utilities to ensure site workers’ safety.

Digital Construction Technologies Group rebrands

Dublin-based Digital Construction Technologies Group, a winner at last year’s Digital Construction Awards, has rebranded as DCT. As part of growth plans, it aims to create 50 new jobs over the next four years, and expand into new markets in North America and Europe.

Scaled Robotics becomes Naska

Scaled Robotics, an AI-powered platform that processes data to provide insights on construction projects, has rebranded as Naska.AI. According to the company, the change reflects “the company’s mission to provide the construction industry with a comprehensive perspective of project risk and uncertainty, much like the Nazca lines, where the true picture is only revealed from a global vantage point”.

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