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Topcon Positioning Group launches point creation software

January 14, 2021By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released Topcon Point Manager, a point creation software that’s available as a plug-in for Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit users in the U.S. and Canada. According to Topcon, the solution is designed to automate point creation and easily import and export layout files to and from a robotic total station. It’ll also simplify the BIM-to-field process... read more

Golden Software releases updated 3D surface mapping package

January 14, 2021By
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Golden Software has improved visualization and other functionality in the new version of its Surfer gridding, contouring and 3D surface mapping package. Surfer users now have a greater number of options for displaying their scientific data in the new version, the company said. Surfer enables users to model data sets, apply an array of advanced analytics tools and graphically communicate... read more

NASA’s Artemis program will need lunar spatial reference system

January 13, 2021By
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We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind.” —Astronaut Gene Cernan’s closing words, the twelfth and last person on the moon as he stepped back into the Apollo XVII Lunar Module on December 13, 1972. Apollo was about vision, courage and discovery. Apollo helped unravel the mysteries of the moon... read more

FLIR to join Teledyne in big sensing acquisition

January 5, 2021By
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Teledyne Technologies will acquire FLIR Systems in a cash and stock transaction valued at $8 billion, both companies announced on Jan. 4. Teledyne is a provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Its operations are primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Western and Northern Europe. Founded in 1978, FLIR... read more

Latest OxTS tool combines inertial and lidar point-cloud data

December 17, 2020By
The OxTS Georeferencer combines INS and point-cloud data from third-party lidar sensors. (Image: OxTS)

OxTS  is offering its new OxTS Georeferencer, a powerful lidar georeferencing software tool. OxTS Georeferencer combines OxTS inertial navigation data with raw lidar data to give surveyors the ability to create georeferenced point clouds along with tools to calibrate their setup and analyze the accuracy of their surveys. Users can now combine data from their OxTS inertial navigation system (INS)... read more

SimActive integrates software in lidar solution for drones

December 17, 2020By
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SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, has integrated its Correlator3D product into lidar systems for drones developed by Lidar USA. Possible configurations include two side-by-side cameras that allow matching the footprint of the lidar sensor, a particularly useful setup for corridor mapping. SimActive’s Correlator3D software is used for automatically registering the imagery with the lidar data. Once a perfect... read more

Coral reef conservation technology wins Copernicus Masters 2020 competition

December 10, 2020By
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Reef Support, an automatic warning system that uses artificial (AI) and satellite imagery to detect coral bleaching, algal blooms, sediment plumes and debris caused by humans, won the Copernicus Masters 2020 competition. The Reef Support team includes Crystle Wee, Yohan Runhaar, Marcel Kempers, Marijn van der Laan and Eilidh Radcliff. Reef Support addresses both the environmental and economic aspects at... read more

RedTail Lidar Systems demos mapping capability

December 8, 2020By
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RedTail Lidar Systems partnered with an engineering firm to demonstrate the RTL-400 lidar system’s high-resolution, high-accuracy mapping capability. According to the company, its lidar imagery was used to generate as-built conditions of a steep ravine to aid in long-term monitoring of the slopes under which a natural gas pipeline was buried. A narrow road traversing the top of the ravine... read more

Eos Positioning enables using Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 concurrently

December 2, 2020By

Eos Positioning Systems Inc. (Eos) has released capability in its Eos Tools Pro apps (iOS, Android, Windows) that allows Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 to run concurrently, allowing the user to dynamically switch between the two apps in the field. “Without this capability, users could not run two data-collection apps, such as Collector and Survey123, or ArcGIS Field Maps and... read more

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IQGeo software company acquires OSPInsight for fiber optics

December 1, 2020By
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IQGeo, a developer of geospatial productivity and collaboration software for the telecoms and utility industries, has acquired OSPInsight International Inc., a U.S.-based leader in fiber-optic network management. Under the terms of the agreement, IQGeo will purchase OSPInsight for $8.75 million, which will be funded through a mix of cash and shares. The completion of the acquisition is subject to shareholder final approval.... read more