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VTOL drone company Wingtra partners with Pix4D

October 14, 2017By
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Professional drone company Wingtra is partnering with photogrammetry company Pix4D. Pix4D’s software suite is now available to WingtraOne users, both directly and via Wingtra’s distributors. WingtraOne, Wingtra’s main product, is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV that enables data collection for a variety of industries. The partnership with Pix4D aims to augment its status with an end-to-end solution including 2D map and 3D model construction from... read more

Esri tracks wildfires with interactive map

October 12, 2017By
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Using live data from USGS and Waze, a new Esri interactive map visualizes active wildfire locations and traffic alerts for Northern California. The map incorporates a new mapping technique to group traffic alerts at locations where there is a high density of alerts. This method enables faster and more effective visual analysis in areas where there are many alerts that would... read more

DigitalGlobe releases images of Northern California wildfires

October 12, 2017By
The northwest fire line of the wildfire that devastated Santa Rosa, California, taken by satellite Oct. 10. (Satellite image ©2017 DigitalGlobe)

DigitalGlobe has released high-resolution satellite images of the wildfires burning in Northern California. These wildfires have killed at least 21 people, destroyed at least 3,500 structures, and burned more than 115,000 acres. The Oct. 10 images were collected using the Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) sensor on DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite, which is uniquely able to pierce through the wildfire smoke to see... read more

Research project reveals Old Faithful secrets

October 12, 2017By
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University of Utah scientists have mapped the near-surface geology around Old Faithful. read more

Insitu demos UAV/GIS system for fighting wildfires

October 9, 2017By
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Following successful test flights, Insitu’s ScanEagle helps combat Oregon wildfire. UAV company Insitu and Esri have successfully completed test flights on a new way to support firefighting efforts using software for firefighters and first responders. The flights were held at the Warm Springs Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Test Range in Oregon. The test site is a Pan Pacific FAA UAS... read more

Trimble announces new geospatial solutions at Intergeo

September 27, 2017By
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Trimble made several product announcements at Intergeo 2017, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management. The new solutions include: Trimble C5 and C3 mechanical total stations The Trimble C5 and Trimble C3 mechanical total stations are the only mechanical total stations in the industry to come standard with autofocus technology. With premium-quality Nikon optics, the new C-Series reduces... read more

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GeoMax releases office software for topographical data

September 27, 2017By
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GeoMax, professional surveying and construction product provider, has announced the X-PAD Office Fusion, the all-in-one office software combining data from multiple sensors into one easy-to-use interface. X-PAD Office Fusion software manages, combines and processes data from GNSS receivers, total stations, laser scanners and other sensors in one single environment whether from GeoMax or any other provider in the market. There... read more

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LizardTech granted US patent for lidar point-cloud compression

September 22, 2017By
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LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has been awarded a U.S. patent for the compression of lidar point clouds (US 9753124). The patented technology provides lossless compression of point clouds captured by airborne lidar sensors or terrestrial laser scanners for easy and cost-effective processing, storage and transmission of data sets. “Lidar systems capture terabytes... read more

Measure offers drone-based inspections of wind farms

September 19, 2017By
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Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services to enterprise customers, has added turnkey wind farm inspection capabilities to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. Wind farm operators can outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data analysts for fast, accurate, safe and timely problem identification. The service helps avert critical turbine failures and efficiency losses while reducing... read more

In Hurricane Irma’s wake, EagleView captures imagery of property damage

September 19, 2017By
Post-Irma hurricane damage is captured in aerial imagery by EagleView.

Eagle View Technologies has captured post event aerial imagery of two million properties in the state of Florida following Hurricane Irma. EagleView is a provider of aerial imagery and property data analytics for government agencies, insurance carriers and other private-sector organizations, With an image library dating back to 2002 in the state of Florida, EagleView is able to provide emergency services,... read more