Posts Tagged: 3D

Meet Jack Dangermond at GovLoop’s Next Meet Up

Please join GovLoop and Esri for our DC Meet Up Thursday, September 18th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 1776 (1133 15th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004). We’ll be discussing 3D technology and GIS. You’ll also have the unique opportunity for a Q&A with Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President. Spaces are filling up quickly, so I’d encourage… Read more »

3D Printing: Smithsonian Exhibits

3D printing has the potential to change everything. Imagine a manufacturing revolution where the average person can make anything they want from digital designs. In this revolution those with the most to gain aren’t major companies but the consumers. Adam Metallo, Günter Waibel, and Vincent Rossi are leading the way in 3D printing and empowering… Read more »

Terrain Files for 3D Worlds

For some time I’ve experimented with creating terrain for use in 3D immersive spaces. Usually I am trying to alter DEM files to create simulations of project sites. But lately I’ve started to explore creating specific shapes or designs, and I think I’ve finally found a work flow that might make the whole process a… Read more »

The Third Industrial Revolution Is Beginning

Edmund Pendleton, the Assistant Director of the Mtech VentureAccelerator at the University of Maryland, was a panelist at The Democratization of Innovation meeting. He observed we are entering the third industrial revolution. The shift from local shops to locating multiple crafts and trades in a factory setting was the hallmark of the first industrial revolution…. Read more »

How Serious Games Help You Learn

Learning by doing is one of the oldest ways that businesses, agencies and organizations train new staff and those promoting into new areas of responsibility. The problem with this traditional type of training is that it takes a lot of time, costs a lot of money and there will always be real world errors and… Read more »

Realizing your serious game potential

Most training coordinators and human resource managers have heard of incorporating serious games into ongoing professional development and employee training programs. What these professionals may not realize is the actual potential for learning that 3D simulations offer in virtually any type of work or learning environment. The ability to capitalize on the benefits of this… Read more »

Apparently the Feds Don’t Often Reward Innovation – But We Do!

You may have noticed that [acronym] is running a contest for government employees – the [acronym] CAD Awards. In fact, the awards are the first of their kind specifically aimed at the public sector – and I find our timing with this contest a little curious. Through sheer coincidence, Federal Computer Week last week reported… Read more »

[acronym] Magazine Public Sector CAD Awards – Share Your Innovations and Achievements

Attention CAD designers, managers and drafters! Has digital design changed the business of government in your city, county or agency? Have you put new ideas into practice that you want to share with your government peers? Now’s your chance. The [acronym] Magazine Public Sector CAD Awards is a new innovation contest that challenges the public… Read more »

What Makes A Good Training Simulation?

All training simulations are not created equal in either educational value or in their overall ability to provide realistic training experiences. Being able to understand the key dynamics that make 3D serious games and simulations a cut above the rest is a major component in selecting a company to provide your training requirements. The following… Read more »