Wichmann Innovations Award

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Your vote for the best product

The Wichmann Innovations Award will be confered again in 2017 in the categories hardware and software. In addition the Wichmann Verlag assigns this year a startup award in consultation with Intergeo and DVW e. V.

Based on the criteria “innovation”, “user-friendliness” and “practicality”, the public will be asked to vote for the best products on show at the fair.

Choose your top product from the nominees presented here. Vote online on www.gispoint.de/wia by 27 September. With a bit of luck you could win a Garmin Vivosmart HR+.

The trusted jury, consisting of Prof. Dr. Jukka Krisp of Runder Tisch GIS e. V., Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Blankenbach, RWTH Aachen University, Dr.-Ing. Markus Seifert, LDBV Bayern, Dipl.-Ing. Udo Stichling, President of the DDGI, and Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl of the University of Salzburg, has once again agreed to evaluate the applications and select the nominees. We expressly thank both the jury and the applicants.

The award ceremony is part of the closing event for Intergeo on 28 September 2017.

Following you will find short summaries of the selected products and applications.

On the following pages you will find short summaries of the selected products and applications.
Now it’s up to you. Who will win the cups? Who will push all others aside and beat the competition in the Wichmann Innovation Award? The online voters can also look forward to some attractive prizes. Win a Garmin Vivosmart HR+, a subscription for our gis.Business/gis.Science and avn journals, or a book from the Wichmann publishing catalogue.

The Wichmann team wishes you good luck.

Bentley Systems Germany GmbH // ContextCapture

With ContextCapture, you can quickly produce challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs. Without the need for expensive, specialized equipment, you can quickly create and use these highly detailed 3D reality models to provide precise ­real-world context for design, construction, and operations ­decisions for use throughout the lifecycle of projects. Develop precise reality meshes, affordably, with less investment of time and resources in specialized acquisition devices and associated ­training.

www.bentley.com // Hall 2.1, booth B2.008

CycloMedia Deutschland GmbH // Smart Collect

Smart Collect is a software that enables the calibration of objects on streets in the environment by means of a smartphone app. The user takes three smartphone pictures of the object to be measured from three different perspectives. After uploading those pictures to a website, the x-, y- and z-coordinates will be deter­mi­ned automatically. Thus Smart Collect replaces work that could only be done priorly by professional surveyors. Users benefit from time and cost savings and from a fully digital data base.

www.cyclomedia.de // Hall 7.1a, booth C7.012

Geomer GmbH // sd-kama (Smart-Data-Katastrophenmanagement)

Incident Analyzer revolutionizes the way we think about incident mapping. This Smart M.App provides an intuitive, user friendly environment for consuming incident data in a dynamic information experience. With Incident Analyzer and a few button clicks, almost anyone can create, manage, disseminate, share, and host a wide array of dynamic intelligence reports that depict meaningful spatial patterns within incident data sets in an interactive fashion.

www.geomer.de // Hall 3.1, booth C3.023

Rapidlasso GmbH // LAStools

LAStools is a suite of highly efficient modules for processing point cloud data generated with laser scanning (i. e. Lidar) or photogrammetry software (e. g. dense-matching). The over 40 modules for classifying, de-noising, tiling, converting, thinning, raterizing, contouring, coloring, compressing, splitting, gridding, … are typically combined into longer pipelines. LAStools can be used via a native GUI, from the command-line, or via toolboxes in QGIS, ArcGIS, and Erdas Imagine. The ability to script the modules also makes them ideally suited for employment on Web servers or in the cloud.

www.rapidlasso.com // Hall 3.1, booth A3.060 (ESA BIC)

TerraLoupe Gmbh // TerraLoupe

TerraLoupe offers the intelligent automatic geo image recognition via machine learning/deep learning. The offering is that new or existing high resolution airborne geo image data of large areas is analysed for commercial usage. Objects such as houses, windows, roof areas, lane markings are automatically detected, classified and measured. TerraLoupe can detect objects in geo images – intelligent and automatically.

www.terraloupe.com // Hall 6.1, booth IAS.B007