Mapping

Auto-scanning total stations working on China’s expressways

May 21, 2018By
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Spectra Precision‘s Focus 35 robotic total stations are helping build the world’s largest expressway network. For instance, the Focus 35, with its time-saving automatic scan template, is checking the cross-section quality of the twin Nan Kunshan tunnels for the new six-lane Shazhan S14 regional highway. Excavation under Nankun Mountain for the twin tunnels, each 4.1 kilometers (km) long and each... read more

The evolution of remote sensing platforms

May 17, 2018By
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Drones and robots complement traditional platforms, delivering insights in unique use cases. Guest column by Mike Fuller Geographic surveys have changed in the last 150 years. What started with early film cameras strapped to hot air balloons, kites and homing pigeons has advanced — both in terms of sensors and the platforms on which they’re deployed. These innovations — which include... read more

NavVis launches 6D SLAM indoor mapper

April 18, 2018By
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Mapping company NavVis has launched the M6, a next-generation indoor mobile-mapping system that the company says can overcome the scalability and data quality constraints of reality capture technology. Surveyors and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals can now use reality-capture technology for large-scale indoor mapping projects. The M6 can be used for factory planning and creating and updating as-built BIM (building information modeling) models... read more

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MicroStrategy 10.11 adds new capabilities

April 11, 2018By
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MicroStrategy Incorporated, a worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, has launched MicroStrategy 10.11, the newest feature release to the company’s MicroStrategy 10 platform. New capabilities in 10.11 include enhanced mapping for conducting geospatial analytics with Mapbox, a location data platform for mobile and web applications. Version 10.11 also introduces out-of-the-box visualizations, intelligent recommendations for content, prompts for dossiers and a... read more

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Beta program opens for Pix4Dfields for agriculture

April 3, 2018By
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Pix4D has announced Pix4Dfields, its first fully dedicated product for agriculture. A beta program to test the software is now open. Pix4Dfields is designed to give users fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface fully dedicated to agriculture. “When we decided to create a fully dedicated product for agriculture, we wanted to go beyond the... read more

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Viametris mobile backpack scanner includes panoramic camera

March 16, 2018By
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Mobile-scanning company Viametris has launched the bMS3D backpack mobile scanning system, which features an embedded 360° camera. Narrow streets and pedestrian zones are considered hurdles when it comes to mobile scanning. The new bMS3D-360 makes these tasks achievable. It is now available on the market and it comes with post-processing software. It will be presented at SPAR 3D 2018 in June. “Users of... read more

Fugro bathymetric maps support global initiative Seabed 2030

February 26, 2018By
In 2017 Fugro delivered 65,000 km² of bathymetry data to the Seabed 2030 project, collected from two of its survey vessels, including Fugro Equator.

Fugro is supporting NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030, a global initiative to produce a definitive, high-resolution bathymetric map of the entire world’s ocean floor by the year 2030. The initiative is being facilitated by the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) project in partnership with The Nippon Foundation as a means to inform global policy, improve sustainable use and advance scientific research. Less... read more

Lidar and UAV reveal Mayan “megalopolis” below Guatemalan jungle

February 20, 2018By
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Lidar and UAV technology has revealed hundreds of previously unknown Mayan ruins in the Guatemalan rainforest. In what is considered biggest aerial lidar survey in the history of archaeology, a vast and complex civilization has been discovered. The University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) used Teledyne Optech’s Titan sensor to identify raised highways, and complex irrigation and terracing... read more

TerraGo launches GXP InForm application for BAE Systems’ GXP Xplorer

February 16, 2018By
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TerraGo is now offering GXP InForm, a new add-on module for BAE Systems’ GXP Xplorer platform. The application, built using the TerraGo Magic platform and available today from BAE Systems, offers iOS, Android and web apps that make it easy to securely capture and share field reports from any location. With GXP InForm, users can customize forms, maps and workflows so field... read more

NavVis improves SLAM precision indoors

February 7, 2018By
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NavVis, a mobile indoor mapping, visualization, and navigation company, released new mapping software designed to significantly improve the accuracy of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology in indoor environments, such as long corridors. The software update will be available for users of the NavVis M3 Trolley and will significantly improve the accuracy of the resulting maps and point clouds. NavVis’ mobile mapping... read more