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Terra Drone launches AI-based UAV solution for power lines

October 3, 2019By
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Terra Drone Corporation has launched a new UAV and artificial-intelligence (AI)-based solution designed for maintenance of power transmission and distribution equipment. The solution was developed based on market gaps identified after inspecting more than 90,000 kilometers of power lines beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) throughout the world. Acquired data is automatically processed and analyzed by artificial intelligence algorithms trained... read more

Esri releases ArcGIS QuickCapture for one-touch field data-collection

October 3, 2019By
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New app gives field crews a fast, easy way to record information while mobile Esri has released ArcGIS QuickCapture, a mobile app designed for rapid and at-speed field data-collection workflows. Data can be collected from a moving vehicle with the touch of a button and sent back to the office for real-time analysis, leading to faster and more effective decision-making.... read more

Trimble to acquire GIS company Cityworks for EAM expansion

October 3, 2019By
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Trimble has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Azteca Systems LLC (Cityworks), a provider of enterprise asset management (EAM) software for utilities and local government. Cityworks’ solutions address the global challenges associated with maintaining and replacing aging utility, transportation and public assets and infrastructure. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to... read more

Richard Wiegmann joins VertiGIS as president and CEO

October 3, 2019By
Richard Wiegmann as President and CEO. (Photo: VertiGIS)

The board of directors for VertiGIS, a geographic information systems (GIS) software and solutions provider, appointed Richard Wiegmann as president and CEO. Wiegmann began his new role Aug. 1. VertiGIS comprises Esri Platinum Partners AED-SICAD, Geocom Informatik and Latitude Geographics (Geocortex), and aED-SYNERGIS, Dynamic Design and SynerGIS GIS & FM. Wiegmann, 49, lives with his family near Frankfurt. He brings... read more

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Bluesky debuts MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019

September 17, 2019By
The Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy, wide-scale 3D models. (Image: Bluesky)

Bluesky International has launched its international MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019, which took place Sept. 17-19 in Stuttgart, Germany. The mapping service incorporates the Leica CityMapper hybrid airborne sensor, which can simultaneously capture vertical and oblique aerial photography, as well as lidar. According to the company, the Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy,... read more

Trimble handheld AR SiteVision takes data visualization outdoors

September 17, 2019By
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Trimble has introduced its Trimble SiteVision system, an outdoor augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualize 2D and 3D data on virtually any project site with cellular or internet connectivity for easier and more efficient planning, collaboration and reporting, the company said. Combining hardware and software in an integrated, lightweight handheld or pole-mounted solution, users can view 3D... read more

EOS platform offers worldwide satellite imagery

September 12, 2019By
Image from Landviewer for analytics. (Image: EOS)

EOS has partnered with four high-resolution imagery providers — Airbus Defense and Space, SI Imaging Services, SpaceWill and 21AT — so users can purchase the latest images directly from LandViewer, the official high-resolution data reseller, or view the images of an area of interest in high resolution on the map. LandViewer collects the latest up-to-date satellite imagery from commercial satellite... read more

Pointfuse laser scanning software transforms digital construction workflows

September 12, 2019By
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Pointfuse has released the latest version of its advanced point cloud processing software that converts the millions of individual measurements captured by laser scanning and photogrammetry. Featuring new streamlined classification to ensure maximum efficiency and multicore processing for unlimited conversion power, the new version of Pointfuse is set to transform workflows within digital construction, facilities management and virtual design applications.... read more

Belize’s Great Blue Hole revealed in expedition survey

September 10, 2019By
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A sonar survey, camera and sensor data of the world’s largest marine sinkhole is shining light on sea level and climate change over 100,000 years. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 13, 2018, the Blue Hole Belize Expedition mapped the sinkhole. Led by Aquatica Submarines, the team of scientists, explorers and film makers included Virgin ’s Sir Richard Branson and Fabien... read more

Spectra Geospatial offers MobileMapper 60 GNSS receiver and smartphone

September 4, 2019By

Spectra Geospatial has introduced the MobileMapper 60, a durable, efficient and accurate handheld device for geographic information system (GIS) and professional data-collection applications. The MobileMapper 60 all-in-one GNSS receiver and smartphone combines a convenient form factor for geospatial data collection with 2-4 meter positioning accuracy. Its slim, lightweight all-weather design, complete with a hand strap, features a large 6-inch screen... read more

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