Ernest Yap, CEO of Shapetrace

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.

Blog - Shapetrace

Multi-Blueprint Overlay based on Location (Prototype)

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 …

Ready for field testing! Ready for commercialization!

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 …

Testing the Microsoft HoloLens
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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, …

Geoweb Summit #18

October 19, 2017

Jam Factory | Toronto

3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1

Location app development

Wendy Robertson is Partnerships lead at Port, a peer-to-peer, point-to-point regional transit platform.

Lisa Denis is the founder of Emoggo, leveraging proximity data and geofencing technology.

Mark Arteaga is the founder & President of RedBit Development.

Grant Brigden is the founder of Rover Parking, a marketplace for shared parking.

Moderator

Craig Major is Founder of TorontoStarts.

4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

3D mapping

Marcus Doran is VP Product of MappedIn, a leading indoor mapping SaaS platform.

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.

Daniel Matzeg is cofounder of Enaeria, providing aerial photography, videography, surveying and mapping services.

5.40 - 6.00 pm - Break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - Keynote

TELoIP - SD-WAN for IoT

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.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Geodata for enterprise

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.

Cahill Puil is founder of Byte Media Group, a digital agency focused on helping eCommerce, blockchain and tech based companies succeed via strategic marketing.

James Rodmell is CTO/Partner of Lemon Mobile, a global B2B company offering white-label software for location-based marketing to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

7.00 - 7.10 pm - Keynote

Geotab

Mike Branch is the Vice President of Business Intelligence at Geotab.

7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Blockchain for IoT

Michael Gord is the founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain Consulting, a global blockchain consulting and development firm focused on developing next generation applications using blockchains and smart contract technology.

Neeraj Srivastava is founder and CTO at DLT Labs, a technical-innovation company with advanced competency in blockchain technology.

Hosted by

Peter Verkooijen, journalist, exiled New Yorker and founder of the Geoweb Forum project.

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