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WGAN-TV Podcast is the official podcast of the We Get Around Network. We Get Around Network Forum is the best PropTech community of professional Matterport (and related) digital twin creators and providers shaping the future of real estate today. Join us: www.WeGetAroundNetwork.com We help you connect the dots to succeed faster. DanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.com

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WGAN-TV Podcast is the official podcast of the We Get Around Network. We Get Around Network Forum is the best PropTech community of professional Matterport (and related) digital twin creators and providers shaping the future of real estate today. Join us: www.WeGetAroundNetwork.com We help you connect the dots to succeed faster. DanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.com

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    265-WGAN-TV | Mosaic Co-Founder Jeffrey Martin at Geo Week 2024 Shows Mobile Mapping Camera

    265-WGAN-TV | Mosaic Co-Founder Jeffrey Martin at Geo Week 2024 Shows Mobile Mapping Camera

    WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024 | Pitch the Press Event
    Mosaic Co-Founder Jeffrey Martin at Geo Week 2024 Shows Mobile Mapping Camera

    Transcript

    - How’s it going? My name’s Jeffrey Martin. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of Mosaic.

    We are a mobile-mapping camera company.

    Our general thesis is that as computing improves and various algorithms improve, it becomes less and less important to use high-end LiDAR, which is extremely expensive, cumbersome, and hard to use. Companies such as Trimble, Hexagon, and others are stuck in an innovator’s dilemma.

    And we are coming after you because we don’t need these extremely expensive lasers anymore.

    You can achieve even better results in a fraction of the time of data collection using photogrammetry. And in many cases, you can get even more detailed 3D model using photogrammetry. So while we do use LiDAR as well, we take a camera-first point of view.

    So both with the devices that go on the cars as well as the device on my back, we have extremely high-resolution cameras with very high image quality with a very high level of synchronization and a very good calibration of the optical properties of the cameras that allow users to derive measurements and create 3D models, point clouds, and textured meshes with ease.

    • 1 min
    • video
    264-WGAN-TV | CupixWorks for Construction Management; CupixVista for 3D Point Cloud and Texture Mesh

    264-WGAN-TV | CupixWorks for Construction Management; CupixVista for 3D Point Cloud and Texture Mesh

    In this episode of WGAN-TV, recorded on location at Geo Week 2024 in Denver, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod talks with Cupix Vice President of Product Marketing Chuck Pfeffer. Chuck talks about the Cupix 3D technology platforms, CupixWorks and CupixVista, exploring their applications in construction management, project monitoring, and beyond.

    Key Points Discussed

    CupixWorks: A cloud-based collaborative platform designed primarily for construction management. It enables users to capture, visualize, and track progress in 3D using off-the-shelf 360-degree cameras. This platform supports frequent data capture, integrates various data types (including laser scans and drone data), and facilitates clash detection and issue management through BIM coordination.

    CupixVista: A forthcoming pay-per-scan solution that simplifies the process of converting 360-degree camera footage into 3D point clouds and textured meshes. This tool is geared towards DIY scanning for a variety of applications, from surveying to facility management, offering a cost-effective alternative to traditional laser scanning methods.

    Technology and Cameras: Discussion on the use of advanced photogrammetry, SLAM algorithms, and AI to create detailed point clouds and textured meshes from 360 video. Cupix primarily utilizes cameras like the Ricoh THETA X and Insta360 models, emphasizing their affordability and accessibility for users.

    Market Applications: Insights into the ”sweet spots” for Cupix’s technology, including construction project management, facility renovations, and documentation for insurance purposes. The versatility of Cupix’s platforms opens up opportunities for real estate photographers, service providers, and AEC professionals to enhance their workflows and decision-making processes.

    Future Directions: Chuck shares his vision for the future of data collection and analysis, emphasizing the ease and accuracy of Cupix’s solutions. The conversation also touches on the potential expansion into crime scene documentation and insurance claim support, showcasing the wide-ranging applications of 3D technology.

    Conclusion

    Chuck Pfeffer’s insights offer a glimpse into the innovative world of 3D technology and its transformative impact on construction management, documentation, and a host of other industries. With Cupix’s user-friendly platforms, professionals across various fields can harness the power of 3D data to streamline their operations, enhance accuracy, and drive decision-making.

    Thank You to Our Guest

    A special thank you to Chuck Pfeffer for joining us at Geo Week 2024 and sharing the exciting developments at Cupix. Stay tuned for more insights and innovations from the forefront of 3D technology.

    For more episodes and exclusive content, visit the We Get Around Network Forum and watch the WGAN-TV Podcast.

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    (Show notes written by ChatGPT-4. Lightly edited by Dan Smigrod)

    • 8 min
    • video
    263-WGAN-TV | Matterport + RSET + ARCADUS for Emergency Responders using a Federally Compliant Cloud

    263-WGAN-TV | Matterport + RSET + ARCADUS for Emergency Responders using a Federally Compliant Cloud

    In this WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod interviews ARCADUS Co-Founder Javan Clark to explore the groundbreaking partnership among Matterport ARCADUS and RSET. Javan delves into how their collaboration is revolutionizing training for first responders, including police, fire, medical services, and potentially military applications.

    Key Highlights

    ARCADUS and RSET Partnership: Clark discusses how RSET complements ARCADUS by integrating Matterport scans into a game-like training environment for first responders. This innovative approach allows for detailed, scenario-based training exercises.

    Use Cases: The partnership is currently focusing on a fire campaign, assisting fire investigators in reconstructing incident scenes for training purposes. The technology enables the combination of multiple 3D models, including drone and Matterport scans, for comprehensive training scenarios.

    Benefits for Matterport Service Providers: Clark addresses the ease of use and security as primary advantages for local emergency services using this technology. He also highlights the strategic alliance with Matterport, emphasizing features like unlimited access to MatterPaks and secure data storage on AWS GovCloud.

    Government Contract Procurement: Through the collaboration with Carahsoft, ARCADUS facilitates the procurement process for government agencies, bypassing the need for extensive bidding processes. Clark’s background in law enforcement and his partnership with Carahsoft and AWS GovCloud offer a streamlined solution for agencies to adopt this technology.

    Key Questions Answered

    1. How does the partnership improve training for first responders?
    2. What are the technological advancements introduced by ARCADUS and RSET?
    3. What are the specific benefits for Matterport service providers in this ecosystem?
    4. How does the collaboration with Carahsoft and AWS GovCloud benefit government agencies?

    Conclusion

    This episode provides an in-depth look at how the synergy between ARCADUS, RSET, and Matterport is setting a new standard in training for first responders. With Javan Clark’s insights, viewers gain a comprehensive understanding of the technology’s potential to save lives through enhanced training scenarios.

    Call to Action

    For Matterport Service Providers and government agencies interested in leveraging these advancements for first responder training, visit:

    www.ARCADUS.io
    www.rset.com
    www.Matterport-com
    WGAN Forum topics tagged: ARCADUS

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    (Description above written by ChatGPT-4. lightly edited by @DanSmigrod)

    • 12 min
    • video
    261-WGAN-TV | Matterport + ARCADUS for Federally Compliant Matterport for Government Cloud Offering

    261-WGAN-TV | Matterport + ARCADUS for Federally Compliant Matterport for Government Cloud Offering

    In this WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod interviews ARCADUS Co-Founder Javan Clark to find out how ARCADUS is transforming the procurement process for Matterport Service Providers targeting the public sector and large enterprises, offering a streamlined path through the often complex and secure demands of government and big business contracts.

    Highlights

    1. ARCADUS’s Mission: Javan Clark introduces ARCADUS, emphasizing its unique role in facilitating the purchase of Government cloud for Matterport through partnerships with Matterport and Carahsoft. This collaboration aims to simplify the procurement process and ensure data security on AWS GovCloud, offering a reliable solution for sensitive government and corporate data.

    2. Solving Procurement Challenges: Clark discusses the intricacies of government procurement, highlighting how ARCADUS enables bypassing the lengthy bidding processes through its partnership with Carahsoft, offering a smoother path for providers.

    3. Data Security and Ownership: The conversation turns to the paramount importance of data security, where Clark explains how ARCADUS ensures client data is securely housed on AWS GovCloud, allowing clients to maintain ownership of their data, a crucial factor for entities with high-security needs like NASA and the US Department of State.

    4. Addressing Service Provider Pain Points: The dialogue covers common challenges faced by Matterport Service Providers when engaging large companies and government entities, including security concerns and the benefits of having ARCADUS and Matterport’s solutions engineers facilitate these discussions.

    5. Broad Market Opportunities: Clark shares insights into the diverse market opportunities within the public sector, from law enforcement to insurance, stressing the importance of identifying and empowering internal champions for Matterport solutions.

    6. Streamlining the Upload and Contracting Processes: This episode of the WGAN-TV on Location podcast explores how ARCADUS simplifies the upload process to the Matterport for Government cloud and accelerates the contracting process, turning what could be multi-year negotiations into matters of days.

    7. Navigating Contracting and Compliance Challenges: Clark outlines how ARCADUS assists with overcoming common barriers such as meeting minimum insurance requirements and navigating the complex demands of government and large corporate contracts.

    8. Expanding Market Horizons for Service Providers: The discussion concludes with Clark encouraging Matterport Service Providers to consider pursuing government and large enterprise clients, highlighting how ARCADUS’s services can facilitate access to these markets.

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    (Above Written by ChatGPT-4. Lightly edited by @DanSmigrod)

    • 8 min
    • video
    260-WGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera for Construction Progress, Facilities Management and IoT

    260-WGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera for Construction Progress, Facilities Management and IoT

    Episode Overview (Summarized by ChatGPT-4):

    In this episode of WGAN-TV on Location, we’re joined by Kyle Ditto, an enterprise solutions engineer at Matterport, directly from Geo Week 2024 in Denver, Colorado. Kyle provides in-depth insights into Matterport’s strategic direction within the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry, their advancements in digital twin technology, and the impact of their latest Pro3 camera equipped with LiDAR technology.

    Key Points Discussed:

    1. Introduction to Matterport at Geo Week: Matterport’s significant presence [10’ x 10’ booth] at Geo Week 2024 highlights their commitment to penetrating deeper into the AEC industry, including sectors like oil, gas, and utilities. The focus is on the Matterport Pro3 Camera and the ability to generate BIM and CAD files from digital twins.

    2. Integrations and Customer Workflows: Kyle emphasizes the seamless delivery of BIM and CAD outputs into the Autodesk Construction Cloud, enhancing integration with customers’ existing workflows.

    3. Accuracy and Efficiency: A common query from attendees revolves around the accuracy of Matterport’s digital twins. While competitors may offer higher accuracy, Matterport prides itself on efficiency and accessibility, making high-quality digital data more available to a broader audience.

    Use Cases at Geo Week:

    1. Facilities Management: Matterport transforms facility management with photorealistic renderings, improving asset location and maintenance processes.
    2. IoT Integration: The integration of IoT sensor data with digital twins offers a revolutionary way to visualize and address equipment issues within a facility.
    3. Design and Construction: Matterport aids in creating as-built documentation, monitoring construction progress, and ensuring projects stay on track and budget.
    The Matterport Advantage: The Pro3 camera’s speed of capture and ease of use position Matterport uniquely in the market, catering to users requiring efficient, accurate, and accessible digital twin solutions without the need for specialized training or equipment.

    Platform Extensibility: Matterport’s platform allows for custom modifications and integrations, making it a versatile tool for asset management, documentation, and collaborative efforts in facilities management, design and build projects, and IoT applications.

    Conclusion:

    Kyle Ditto’s insights from Geo Week 2024 underline Matterport’s innovative approach to digital twin technology. By balancing efficiency with accuracy, Matterport is making strides in democratizing 3D data for a variety of industries, simplifying workflows, and enhancing project management and facility operations. The episode sheds light on the future of digital twins and Matterport’s role in shaping that future.

    WGAN-TV on Location Guest: Kyle Ditto, Enterprise Solutions Engineer, Matterport

    WGAN-TV on Location Managing Editor and Host: Dan Smigrod

    Join us next time on WGAN-TV for more insights into the evolving world of digital twin technology and its impact across industries.

    • 12 min
    • video
    262-WGAN-TV | Taking a Spin with Mosaic X Mobile Mapping 360º Camera at Geo Week 2024

    262-WGAN-TV | Taking a Spin with Mosaic X Mobile Mapping 360º Camera at Geo Week 2024

    -- What’s it like to drive a car with a high-end 360º camera on the roof of your car?
    -- How is 360º footage so helpful immediately after a natural disaster?

    On WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024 in Denver, I took a spin with the Mosaic X Mobile Mapping 360º Camera and Mosaic Mobile Mapping Solutions Architect Dylan Faraone to find out.

    See video above.

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    ChatGPT-4 Summary of this video:

    In this segment from WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week in Denver, Dan Smigrod, Founder of the We Get Around Network Forum, introduces viewers to an innovative piece of technology in the field of digital data collection.

    Joined by Dylan Faraone from Mosaic 51, they delve into the capabilities and functionalities of the Mosaic X camera, a device designed to capture Google Street View-like imagery for private use. This industrial-grade camera boasts six lenses, enabling it to record and stitch together high-resolution, equirectangular panoramas.

    Dylan explains how the Mosaic X operates in various settings, allowing for sparse or dense data capture, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from utility assessments to roadway condition evaluations. The camera’s design prioritizes ease of use, with plug-and-play functionality accessible through a WebUI on almost any device.

    This flexibility is highlighted through a discussion on its practical applications, such as detailed assessments following Hurricane Ian, where the camera played a crucial role in damage assessment, building resilience understanding, and informing future building codes.

    The conversation also touches upon the potential integration of the Mosaic X into the workflows of 3D/360 digital twin creators within the We Get Around Network Forum community. The technology presents an opportunity for these creators to expand their services into large-scale data collection projects, such as those required by construction and civil engineering firms.

    This segment underscores the Mosaic X camera’s significance as a tool for capturing detailed, high-quality data for a multitude of uses, from disaster response to infrastructure development, showcasing its value in both immediate and long-term applications.

    • 20 min

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