The Dutch government offers the AHN  as a
way to get information about the height of any specific place in the country.
They offer this data by using a point cloud. That is, a large set of points
with some additional meta information. With the current version of the AHN the
resolution of the dataset is about eight points per square meter. This results
in about 2.5TB of compressed data for the relatively small area of the
Netherlands. While this is something that is not impossible to store locally,
it does offer some challenges.
De verhouding tussen groen (bomen, struiken, gras) en grijs (bebouwing, tegels, straat) is door de jaren heen verslechterd, met name in de steden. Weinig groen kan voor veel problemen zorgen, zoals slechte opname van regenwater en het lang vasthouden van hitte waardoor het in de stad een aantal graden warmer is dan daarbuiten.
In 2014 we won an innovation grant from the province of Gelderland based on our proposal to provide 'intelligent' gardening advice to users of Draw Your Garden (Dutch: Teken Je Tuin). We created this web application for one of our clients and we have been gradually expanding it since its release. In the app users can both design their garden and view it in 3D as well as order products and contact gardeners, who in turn can submit proposals based on the users' design.
At tweede golf, we value innovation: we take the time to research new technologies and subsequently challenge ourselves to try out these new techniques in order to discover new applications. We also like to learn by doing: build something first, ask questions later.