Ernest Yap is the co-founder and CEO of Shapetrace, a company that develops augmented reality software to help construction and industrial workers prevent errors by overlaying architectural designs over actual spaces.
He has over 10 years of experience in the geospatial, construction and military industries, previously working for Trimble Navigation in their aerial mapping division.
Ernest is a professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and he graduated from the Dept. of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary.
His interests include the convergence of robotics, 3D mapping, and mixed reality applications.
Ernest is a known subject-matter expert in the geospatial industry and is a contributing writer for xyHt magazine.
We have created a proof of concept that finds all the relevant blueprints for a user-chosen location from a mobile device.
Problem: One project could have up to 1000 PDF drawings and finding a single detail requires you to memorize the sheet names it is on (i.e. A101, S327, M008, etc.). It's a pain, especially if you're new.
Solution: With one touch of the finger, the user now has access to all the relevant drawings she wants so you only get the five drawings that you need. That's …
This week, we finally received our shipment of Lenovo Phab2Pro phablets. This Android device is the first commercial release that supports the Google Tango engine, which enables vision-based indoor navigation and virtual reality (VR).
This is exciting for us. It means that a consumer device is available such that we can begin selling Shapetrace's mixed reality software for construction fairly soon.
In order to do that, we want to ensure that the device and our software is tested …
Sonal and I signed up to try out the Microsoft HoloLens last week at a local Microsoft store. It was a great experience to witness this piece of technology. The HoloLens is essentially a computer built into sunglasses where it overlays virtual objects on top of real-objects. In one example, you can put multiple computer screens in your actual living room, which are viewable only by you.
We were impressed by the stability of the augmented reality tracking. For those who don't know, …
Kevin Suitor is Chief Marketing Officer at TELoIP, the creator of powerful software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for the most challenging locations requiring high availability and business-critical application traffic.
Todd Lewis is President and CEO of Spatial DNA, a Toronto-based technology company specializing in systems engineering and integration of spatial or location-based information with enterprise platforms.
Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.
Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
ff Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
New York Times
Deutsche Telekom USA
Primary Wave Media
Starcom Mediavest Group
Square 1 Bank
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