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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
Top view of lidar point cloud (Image: RedTail Lidar Systems)

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

Bluesky launches online streaming service for panoramic aerial images

November 24, 2020By
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Aerial mapping company Bluesky is releasing its entire catalog of geographically referenced oblique aerial images of cities in the United Kingdom (UK) via a new subscription-based streaming service. Working with Geoxphere, a specialist in cloud-based GIS, Bluesky will offer MetroVista imagery via an easy-to-use web viewer that also includes measurement tools for detailed analysis of building features, façade details and... read more

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Daewoo E&C partners with SPH Engineering for AI platform

November 18, 2020By
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SPH Engineering has partnered with Daewoo Engineering and Construction (E&C). Through the partnership, SPH will support Daewoo’s data management projects through its Atlas artificial intelligence (AI) platform, which enables aerial imagery storage, map creation, change tracking, object detection and territory segmentation. Photogrammetry data is expected to become one of the key components for storage and processing, SPH added. According to... read more

How public safety GIS saves us when disaster strikes

November 11, 2020By
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Tenacity of spirit is one of the great virtues. Supporters of geospatial technology have often had to endure steadfast resolve convincing others of the multi-dimensional value GIS provides. It is a battle best won by seeing and doing rather than by words. Jack Maple proved the value of GIS to public safety in the early 1990s by using it to... read more

eCognition goes underwater to help conserve coral reefs

November 9, 2020By
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The Caribbean Division of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has focused on monitoring, protecting and restoring the region’s marine environments for more than 40 years. As the plight of coral reefs has become more urgent, so too have TNC’s efforts to tackle coral conservation, and meet the demands for better maps. “Reef maps are an essential tool for coral resource managers,... read more