GIS Software

Topcon upgrades MAGNET Collage for UAV and GIS data

February 14, 2019By
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Upgrade to MAGNET Collage Web includes with new deliverable options. Topcon Positioning Group has upgraded its MAGNET Collage Web, a web-based service enabling the sharing and collaboration of UAV and scanning data sets. MAGNET Collage Web version 1.3 allow operators to work with more types of data with greater flexibility, including the ability to import BIM models, as well as CAD... read more

NavVis now uses SLAM to remove point cloud artifacts

February 12, 2019By
This image shows what an object looks like where the laser beam has hit an edge, before and after the algorithm has been applied. (Image: NavVis)

The latest software release for the SLAM-based NavVis M6 Indoor Mobile Mapping System (IMMS) automatically detects and removes point cloud artifacts, including moving objects in static scenes, the company said. NavVis is a global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions. The latest IMMS release removes artifacts from point clouds during the post-processing of scan data. Fringe points and dynamic objects are two... read more

Hexagon presents GEOINT solutions at defense conference

January 30, 2019By
Hexagon Geospatial offers the M.App Portfolio. (Image: Hexagon)

Hexagon’s Geospatial division, which offers high-performance geospatial solutions, showcased its defense solutions at DGI 2019, which took place Jan. 28-30 in London. DGI is Europe’s largest annual gathering dedicated to high-level discussions addressing the major challenges of the defense and government geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community. The theme for this year’s conference is “Source, Analyze, Automate, Share,” and will provide senior... read more

Topcon upgrades MAGNET Collage Web with new deliverable options

January 23, 2019By
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Topcon Positioning Group has upgraded its MAGNET Collage Web, a web-based service enabling the sharing and collaboration of UAV and scanning data sets. MAGNET Collage Web version 1.3 is designed to allow operators to work with more types of data with greater flexibility, including the ability to import BIM models, as well as CAD and GIS data, the company said.... read more

Esri relaunches ArcGIS for Developers with commercial app deployment

January 16, 2019By
ArcGIS for Developers. (Photo: Esri)

Enhancements include flexible pricing and easier app deployment experience Esri has implemented major changes to ArcGIS for Developers, providing an enhanced mapping experience that the company says is more accessible and affordable. These changes include a new pay-as-you-go plan for all of Esri’s location-based services, a decrease in the price of routing transactions and a new commercial app deployment experience... read more

Hexagon Geospatial releases Luciad Portfolio update

January 15, 2019By
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Hexagon’s Geospatial Division has released V2018.1 of the Luciad Portfolio. According to the company, V2018.1 focuses on further expanding 3D capabilities and includes additional data formats and standards for users in military and maritime domains. To accomodate organizations’ expanding geospatial data, LuciadFusion added a RESTful API to automate the entire process of data crawling. As a part of the update,... read more

Sprint launches Curiosity IoT precision mapping system with Mapbox

January 9, 2019By
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Boundless receives nod from U.S. Army for desktop GIS software

December 5, 2018By

Certificate of Networthiness accreditation affirms U.S. Army’s use of Boundless Desktop for battlespace awareness in warfighter missions. Boundless Desktop has received the U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN), an accreditation that ensures the product meets Department of Defense (DoD) and Army guidelines, regulations and requirements. The CoN verifies compliance with stringent DoD and Army requirements for security, sustainability and usability. Boundless... read more

Global Mapper SDK updated for greater geospatial intelligence

December 3, 2018By
An elevation contour image in Global Mapper SDK. (Screenshot: Blue Marble)

Version 20 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available, along with the accompanying Lidar Module SDK. Mirroring the most important capabilities of the desktop version of the software, the powerful developer’s toolkit provides software engineers with the means to embed the latest geospatial technology into their custom applications, according to software maker Blue Marble Geographics. Among the... read more

SimActive software speeds large-scale photogrammetry project

November 27, 2018By
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Photogrammetry software Correlator3D was used for a large-scale project by First Base Solutions, announced software developer SimActive Inc. The software allowed the processing of 50,000 large-format images at 200 megapixels, collected at a 10-centimeter resolution, on a single standard PC, the company added. The size on disk for each image was 765 MB, for a total of 40 terabytes of raw data.... read more