Imagery

Vexcel Imaging to acquire image resources from Verisk

February 7, 2020By
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Vexcel Imaging, a provider of aerial imagery data, large-format aerial cameras and photogrammetry software, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the imagery sourcing group from Verisk’s Geomni business. The acquisition will combine Geomni’s imagery surveying and content-related teams and assets into Vexcel. Verisk, a data analytics provider, will be a minority owner in Vexcel with full access to all... read more

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Bluesky launches MetroVista 3D city models online

January 27, 2020By
San Francisco. (Image: Bluesky)

Highly accurate, UK city-wide 3D models are now available to view and download from Bluesky’s online Mapshop. The geographically accurate, photo-realistic MetroVista mesh models are available in a variety of formats ready for use in 3D GIS, CAD and other modelling software as well as visualisation, gaming and Virtual Reality workflows. Captured using Leica’s large-format imagery and lidar hybrid airborne sensor... read more

MGISS and vGIS take a geospatial view of augmented reality  

January 21, 2020By
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The development of augmented reality as a tool to manage and visualize hidden infrastructure assets has taken a major step forward following the announcement of a partnership between two technology companies. MGISS, a U.K. geospatial specialist, has partnered with Canada-based vGIS to transform traditional GIS, BIM and CAD data into stunning augmented-reality visualizations. Augmented reality provides an interactive experience of... read more

Visualizing the Australian bushfires through satellites and maps

January 13, 2020By
Fireline south of Eden. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)

The months-long wildfires raging in Australia have killed at least 25 people. Millions — possibly 1 billion — animals have died. More than 2,000 houses have been destroyed. Around 150 fires are still burning in New South Wales and Queensland, with hot and dry conditions accompanied by strong winds fueling to the fires’ spread. With this conflagration rocking the continent... read more

UNESCO sites get precise imagery with Spectra Precision

January 9, 2020By
The SP80 at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valletta, Malta. (Photo: Spectra Geospatial/MSE)

Verified photomontages for UNESCO World Heritage sites achieves accuracy with Spectra Geospatial SP80 Verified photomontage is an important planning tool to envision how proposed surrounding development plans would affect UNESCO World Heritage sites. Verified photomontage demands the best accuracy for the best visualization to determine what a development may look like to a person standing at the photographic viewpoint. For... read more

Hexagon platform provides digital representation of the real world

January 7, 2020By
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Hexagon AB has introduced HxDR, a new cloud-based, digital reality visualization platform, at CES 2020. HxDR creates accurate digital representations of the real world through the seamless combination of reality capture data from airborne, ground and mobile sensors. Users can then leverage the complete, accurate and precise replicas to visualise and share their 3D design projects and models within a... read more

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Drones and imagery: Utilities turn to artificial intelligence

December 19, 2019By
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How AI and machine learning algorithms redefine the way utility companies manage their infrastructure By Jaro Uljanovs, Lead AI Developer and Data Scientist, Sharper Shape Artificial intelligence (AI) boasts a wide range of potential applications, across nearly every industry imaginable — healthcare, automotive, retail, even fast food. But it’s the utility industry where AI and machine learning (ML) are beginning... read more

New Soar platform gives public real-time views of world events

October 25, 2019By
Chicago freeze. (Photo: Soar)

Satellite imagery company Soar is now allowing public access to its satellites that provide near-real time imagery all across Earth at 10-meter resolution per pixel. Both the public and the media will now be able to see high-definition aerial views of anywhere on Earth to observe events as they happen. This includes but is not limited to environmental disasters such as... read more

SimActive used to determine financial assistance after Hurricane Dorian

October 25, 2019By
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SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, announced that its Correlator3D software has been used by Air Data Solutions (ADS) in Florida to determine financial assistance following Hurricane Dorian. Aerial imagery was collected before the storm for pre-hurricane assessment and after for damage analysis. A Phase One 100MP aerial camera owned by ADS was flown to gather high-resolution images of... 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