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Smart infrastructure depends on GIS

April 14, 2021By
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Get ready! Here comes the boom. The physical and digital world are integrating. We are nearing the edge of the analog universe. Physical immersion is giving way to virtual immersion. It is the virtualization of products and services in the evolution of technology. Michael Saylor calls it the sixth wave of software engineering. We are moving away from externally experiencing... read more

New gateway connects users to Open Maps for Europe

March 18, 2021By
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Free-to-use maps from more than 40 European countries will be made available through a new online gateway. Open Maps for Europe will signpost and provide easy access to pan-European open data created using official map, geospatial and land information. The project, which is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union, is coordinated by EuroGeographics, the voice of... read more

Info360.com provides digital twins for water industry

March 17, 2021By
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Release follows $1 billion Innovyze acquisition announcement by Autodesk Water infrastructure software company Innovyze has released Info360.com, a cloud-based, artificial intelligence-powered platform for real-world water lifecycle management. Combined with Info360 Insight, a data visualization and workflow solution, the platform enables dynamic digital twins for the water industry. Dynamic Digital Twins are virtual models of real-world assets and systems that can... read more

Hexagon releases machine-learning GIS tool for smart cities

March 12, 2021By
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Hexagon’s Geospatial division has launched M.App Enterprise 2021, a significant update to its platform for creating geospatial and location intelligence applications. The latest release features new browser-based 3D capabilities and enhanced visual effects, plus the ability to create and configure custom applications more easily. M.App Enterprise 2021 adds complete and seamless integration with Hexagon’s LuciadRIA. Now, users can access LuciadRIA’s... read more

Trimble SX12 total station adds features for tunneling

February 24, 2021By
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Trimble has introduced its SX12 Scanning Total Station, the next iteration of its 3D scanning total station that provides fast and efficient data capture for surveying, engineering and geospatial professionals. New features include a high-power laser pointer, high-resolution camera system, expanded capabilities in surveying and complex 3D modeling. The SX12 enables enable new workflows in tunneling and underground mining, Trimble... read more

Auterion partners with C2 Group to drive US-made drone adoption

February 23, 2021By
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Auterion, an open-source drone software platform provider, has partnered with C2 Group — a program, project and construction management firm — to power the use of drones for inspection, mapping and disaster response across the utilities and critical infrastructure industries. The collaboration has been formed after C2 Group conducted extensive testing of the Vantage Robotics Vesper drone powered by Auterion... read more

SPH Engineering announces support for DJI M300

February 23, 2021By
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SPH Engineering has released a UgCS update, adding support for the DJI M300 commercial drone. UgCS supports all flight planning patterns of the DJI M300, such as photogrammetry, corridor mapping and facade inspections. UgCS allows to manage the following route parameters: speed, altitude, heading, camera attitude, camera triggering modes (by time, and by distance), turn types (Stop & Turn or... read more

Blue Marble releases v22.1 of Global Mapper GIS software

February 23, 2021By
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Blue Marble Geographics has released version 22.1 of Global Mapper, a GIS application that provides both novice and experienced geospatial professionals with a comprehensive array of spatial data processing tools. Globe Mapper provides access to a variety of data formats and includes numerous spatial analysis tools at a genuinely affordable price. The version 22.1 release includes enhancements to the software’s 3D Viewer... read more

Sokkia releases two robotic total stations for survey, layout

February 18, 2021By
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Sokkia has launched two robotic total stations designed to improve job site productivity: the iX-1200 and iX-600. According to Sokkia, the total stations, designed as a part of a full workflow solution, are professional-level positioning tools for survey and layout in the building construction and infrastructure trades. They’re engineering for integration with field controllers, software and GNSS receivers. In addition,... read more

NV5 Geospatial releases cloud-based geospatial data management platform

February 12, 2021By
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NV5 Geospatial, powered by Quantum Spatial, has launched INSITE, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that enables users to more efficiently and cost-effectively manage their geospatial data, from acquisition to delivery. With applications designed for electric utilities and telecommunications, as well as federal, state and local governments, INSITE provides tools to support the entire geospatial data lifecycle, including project tracking, data collection... read more