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Terra Drone Indonesia maps underground campus utilities with GPR drone

March 9, 2020By
Terra Drone Indonesia

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corp., has successfully completed a pilot project at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. The project included flying a drone equipped with a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system over the campus to map tunnels and underground utilities. The drone data was then processed and compared with the infrastructure... read more

MGISS launches web app for visualization of buried assets

March 4, 2020By
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MGISS, a UK geospatial specialist, has released a new version of its web app TopoGrafi that allows for the display of 3D data in real-world models. With enhanced 3D data processing capabilities, TopoGrafi is an end-to-end platform for capturing buried asset data and processing it for augmented reality visualizations. Aimed at the utility and infrastructure sectors, TopoGrafi is helping organizations... read more

Ecometrica Platform to help share NASA Earth data

February 28, 2020By
This image shows the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar (GEDI) being assembled NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. (Photo: NASA)

Under a contract with the University of Maryland, Ecometrica, a sustainability and space data company, will be helping disseminate data from NASA’s latest “Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation” (GEDI) lidar instrument. According to Ecometrica, the Ecometrica Platform will make processed maps more widely available to end users and reduce the need for additional processing of highly technical remote sensing lidar data.... read more

Bluesky awarded lidar contract to map Wales from the air

February 27, 2020By
This image of Wales is color-coded to show the relative height of the land. (Image: Bluesky)

Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has been awarded a contract by Natural Resources Wales, on behalf of Welsh Government, to capture a high-resolution laser mapped aerial survey of the whole of Wales. Working alongside Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh government, Bluesky will capture the data at a resolution of 2 points per metre before processing and delivering lidar data... read more

Pléiades Neo imaging satellites on track for mid-2020 launch

February 27, 2020By
The Airbus-built Pleiades Neo beins vacuum testing. (Photo: ©Airbus)

The first two Airbus-built Pléiades Neo imaging satellites have started comprehensive environmental testing to ensure they are ready for in-orbit operation, according to Airbus. During the tests, the satellites are subjected to extreme temperatures and vacuum, vibration and acoustic noise, as well as electromagnetic interference. This will ensure they can withstand the harsh conditions they will experience during launch and... read more

Are your sewers GIS-ready?

February 26, 2020By
The Flush-It web application, built on a sewer network GIS dataset. (Image: CivicMapper)

By Emily Constantine Mercurio Our nation’s sewers are under critical examination now more than any other time in history. The act of collecting sewage and stormwater, transporting it to the treatment system, and processing waste is no doubt a feat of science and engineering that we take for granted in the developed world. Sewer infrastructure is a critical public asset whose... read more

1Spatial forms strategic partnership with Neueda

February 13, 2020By
Duncan Guthrie (left) of 1Spatial and Peter Russell of Neueda. (Photo: 1Spatial)

1Spatial has formed a strategic partnership with international technology company Neueda. 1Spatial and Neueda will jointly provide digital solutions that enable customers to transform and improve the way they do business. 1Spatial is a software solutions provider and global expert in managing location and geospatial data. Neueda provides digital transformation services to customers in the private sector, public sector and... read more

Routescene 3D mapping solution reveals hotspots at Chernobyl

February 12, 2020By
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Researchers from the U.K.’s National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) are using Routescene’s UAV lidar technology to map radioactive hotspots in Chernobyl’s Red Forest. Professor Tom Scott, from the School of Physics at the University of Bristol, U.K., led a group of researchers from NCNR to conduct surveys on multiple sites of interest, including the Buriakivka village, a settlement abandoned... read more

Phase One Industrial signs aerial imaging agreement with AI-Survey

February 5, 2020By
3D image representation of Frankfurt, Germany. (Image: Phase One Industrial/courtesy of Aerowest)

Phase One Industrial, a provider of medium-format metric cameras and imaging solutions for aerial applications, has signed an agreement with AI-Survey GmbH, a developer of UAS survey packages, services and tailor-made solutions. Together, the companies’ high-end products are opening up opportunities in drone-based high-accuracy mapping and inspection markets, the companies said. Under this agreement, AI-Survey will support Phase One Industrial’s... read more

URISA seeks nominees for GIS Hall of Fame

January 31, 2020By
Logo: URISA Hall of Fame

URISA’s GIS Hall of Fame honors persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools or resources, or to the GIS profession. URISA is inviting nominations for 2020 inductees. Anyone may nominate a person or organization for induction to URISA’s GIS Hall of Fame. To make a nomination, submit a... read more

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