Merit Award Winner 2016

AssetScape World Management System

Research Abstract

AssetScape® is an asset management solution with a difference. It takes large, complex data sets such as LiDAR, photogrammetry, mapping, inventory and live data which it uses to automatically create a 3D virtual world. This world provides a platform for immersive data analysis and interaction. It combines a 3-dimensional data-management approach with a 3-dimensional graphics engine.


Amongst many other potential uses AssetScape is currently being licensed as a large-scale data-management solution for national infrastructure projects.

Research and development for AssetScape started as a self-funded project.  AssetScape recognised that there was a need for an intuitive product that could:

  • Simplify users’ interpretation of increasingly complex data sets
  • Increase efficiency
  • Dramatically reduce training time

AssetScape were also aware that software evolution within infrastructure management can be relatively slow, which provided the inspiration to produce something potentially “game-changing”. These factors substantially contributed towards AssetScape’s decision to build prototypes of various system modules, working versions of which allowed the company to promote the system to potential early adopters.


Take-up by a number of major customers has allowed AssetScape to fund further development, meaning it can now offer a fully-functioning “World” Management System.