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SimActive software used with eBee X for shoreline mapping

April 17, 2019By
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SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, announced that Correlator3D is being used for mapping projects in Brittany, France, by Altimedias. An eBee X equipped with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D camera is flown along the shoreline to produce high-resolution true orthomosaics and 3D models. “The quality of outputs from Correlator3D is exceptional and the mosaic renders the vivid colours of the... read more

Trimble launches high-accuracy field device for GIS

April 17, 2019By
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The Trimble TDC150 handheld is a new field computer designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities. The TDC150 provides users with a rugged device that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. The TDC150 provides advanced GNSS capabilities in a durable, ergonomic and lightweight... read more

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3D mapping of Notre Dame will help restoration

April 15, 2019By
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Detailed 3D maps of the iconic and historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris hold out hope for accurate reconstruction after it was devastated by a massive fire April 15. Both the ceiling and the spire were destroyed, as well as internal woodwork. But the information to restore the cathedral is abundant. Besides photos, in 2015 art historian Andrew Tallon used... read more

Closing the horizontal/vertical BIM divide

April 9, 2019By and
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Written by William Tewelow, GISP and Co-written by Jon Gustafson, GISP Significant focus on infrastructure asset delivery and lifecycle must become a priority so that architects, engineers and construction (AEC) can leverage BIM systems for design, construction and management solutions. Innovations in BIM applied to infrastructure construction projects will enable “smart” solutions. This article explores BIM for infrastructure insights and... read more

Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions now open

April 5, 2019By
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The Copernicus Masters competition awards applications and solutions that use Copernicus data to tackle important challenges. Submissions for the 2019 awards opened on April 1. The demand for Earth observation (EO) data is exploding in order to find innovative solutions for today’s challenges such as climate change, food security or water supply. With more than 15 terabytes of free EO... read more

WingtraOne offers RedEdge-MX vegetation camera option

April 3, 2019By
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The WingtraOne vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing mapping drone now carries the RedEdge-MX multispectral sensor for vegetation mapping. The WingtraOne is a VTOL drone that allows for flexible take-off and landing, with automated vertical take-off and landing even on gravel or in forest isles. The WingtraOne provides wide coverage for comprehensive and high-quality multispectral image gathering, with coverage of... read more

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Airbus and SSC join on Pléiades Neo for Earth observation

April 2, 2019By
Pléiades Neo satellite. (Photo: Airbus DS)

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and Airbus have signed a contract for SSC ground segment support services to the new Pléiades Neo constellation of high resolution Earth Observation satellites. The contract marks an important step in the long-term partnership between SSC and Airbus, and extends the capabilities of both companies. The first two very high-resolution Pléiades Neo satellites will be launched... read more

Golden Software Grapher 14 offers enhanced plotting functions

March 25, 2019By
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Golden Software, a developer of software for data visualization and analysis, has released Version 14 of the Grapher scientific graphing package with new plotting and customizing functionality. Available today, Grapher 14 is downloadable by all users with active maintenance agreements. A preview version of Grapher 15 is now available, giving active users pre-release access to new fit curve and statistical... read more

DARPA seeks tools to capture underground worlds in 3D

March 25, 2019By
DARPA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to augment its understanding of state-of-the-art technologies for 3D mapping and surveying. (Photo: DARPA)

Request for Information pursues state-of-the-art technologies for collecting and characterizing 3D mapping and surveying data. DARPA is seeking information on state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies for advanced mapping and surveying in support of the agency’s Subterranean (SubT) Challenge. Georeferenced data — geographic coordinates tied to a map or image — could significantly improve the speed and accuracy of warfighters in time-sensitive... read more

Blue Marble Geographics updates Global Mapper GIS software

February 27, 2019By
Global Mapper v.20.1 offers a new zoom tool in the path profile view. (Photo: Blue Marble Geographics)

Blue Marble Geographics has released Global Mapper v.20.1, the latest version of its GIS software. According to the company, version 20.1 offers a wealth of new and updated geospatial tools, as well as performance improvements throughout the application. Enhancements to version 20.1 include a new zooming function in the path profile window, a digitizer tool for automatically closing gaps between... read more