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January 15th, 2020
MGISS and vGIS Bring Augmented Reality to 3D Mapping and BIM

Liverpool, UK, 15 January 2020 – The development of Augmented Reality as a tool to manage and visualise hidden infrastructure assets has taken a major step forward following the announcement of a partnership between two technology companies. MGISS, a UK geospatial specialist, has partnered with Canada based vGIS to transform traditional GIS, BIM and CAD data into stunning Augmented Reality visualisations.

Augmented Reality provides an interactive experience of an environment where objects that reside in the real world, such as underground pipes, are displayed and enhanced with additional intelligence such as attribute information and maintenance records.

A specialist in the use of geospatial technology in the utility, infrastructure and environment sectors, MGISS understands the demands for improved spatial data quality and the requirement to communicate complex, asset dense, 3D environments in an easy to consume way. By combining authoritative survey grade positions and associated data with consumer grade hardware MGISS enables users of vGIS to access Augmented Reality visualisations from any suitable smart device.

vGIS is the leading augmented and mixed reality visualisation technology for GIS data. Using the vGIS system, field personnel can see an augmented view that includes holographic infrastructure objects, improving environmental assessments and increasing situational awareness.

“Initiatives such as digital twinning and the expectation of ‘Business As Usual’ (BAU) operations require the capture and representation of increasing complex real-world environments. Asset owners and operators face a number of challenges and opportunities including the need to improve safety, reduce risk and ensure what lies beneath our feet meets future infrastructure needs,” commented Mike Darracott Managing Director and founder of MGISS.

“vGIS truly understand the needs and the challenges facing these sectors. In fact, vGIS goes further than any other Augmented Reality solution by providing a full range of 3D spatial data capabilities; all within a platform that works with existing enterprise systems and data structures,” added Darracott.

“Value is often hidden deep within the structure of data. By helping people “see” data in more intuitive ways, they gain new insights and can subsequently do more with that information. That’s been the core operating philosophy of vGIS,” commented Alec Pestov, founder and CEO of Canada based vGIS. “To achieve this we are building an ecosystem bringing together top experts to work jointly towards a common goal. MGISS possesses deep expertise in the spatial services and solutions sector and we are looking forward to joining forces to deliver augmented and mixed reality visualisations in the UK.”

MGISS is a specialist in the use of geospatial technology in the infrastructure, environment and energy sectors.

MGISS independently advises on the smart use of data, software and hardware to underpin the digital transformation of asset management. Delivering a full range of solutions and services, MGISS helps businesses capture, analyse, visualise and inform decision making using geographic information.

MGISS has successfully completed projects on behalf of Northumbrian Water, Laing O’Rourke, Surrey County Council, Sir Robert McAlpine and the National Trust.

MGISS is a multi-award winning company located in the exciting technology hub in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool. MGISS was recently ranked at number four in the North West Tech 50 a ranking of disruptive companies creating innovative technology solutions, named as one of the top 21 companies in the mapping software space by Beauhurst and featured in the inaugural 2019 LCR Tech Climbers list.

For further information visit https://mgiss.co.uk/

vGIS is an innovative augmented reality visualization platform for GIS data, geographic information system (GIS) which is a framework for gathering, managing, and analysing data used by more than fifteen major industries globally. The vGIS product portfolio includes a visual GIS platform and an array of custom mixed reality applications designed for Microsoft HoloLens.

vGIS is an award winning partner of Esri and Microsoft, and a recipient of the ESRI Partner Award (2019) and Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist two years running (2019, 2018). vGIS is currently deployed to visualize infrastructure by more than 80 clients globally.

For further information visit https://www.vgis.io/