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

Geomarketing app development

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

Jeff Musson is President & CEO of Dynamite Network, a website and mobile app development shop.

Mark Arteaga is the founder & President of RedBit Development.

4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

3D mapping

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.

Slava Gravets is the founder and CEO of SkySnap, a Toronto based aerial photo, video and surveying company.

5.40 - 6.10 pm - Break

Drinks + networking

6.10 - 6.30 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.

6.30 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3

Geodata for enterprise

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

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.

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.

TBA

7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Blockchain for IoT

Craig Stark is Executive Director of IoT Foundry, an internet of things business innovation lab.

TBA

Hosted by

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

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