Mapping

Beta program opens for Pix4Dfields for agriculture

April 3, 2018By

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

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

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

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

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

Trimble MX9 mapping system designed for surveying, engineering, GIS

February 5, 2018By

Trimble has released its MX9 mobile mapping solution for large-scale scanning and mapping missions. The Trimble MX9 combines a vehicle-mounted mobile lidar system, multi-camera imaging and field software for efficient, precise and high-volume data capture for a broad range of mobile mapping applications such as road surveys, topographic mapping, 3D modeling and asset management. The Trimble MX9 captures dense point-cloud data... read more

Avenza Maps 3.4 adds custom US National Park Service symbols

January 10, 2018By

Avenza Maps 3.4 for iOS and Android is now available. It contains new features and performance improvements, including the ability to add and manage new symbols to aid users in customizing their Avenza Maps experience with a built-in collection of U.S. National Park Service recreational symbols. Release highlights include enhanced support for point symbology. Also, users can package their own PNG symbols as... read more

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Esri maps highlight net neutrality implications

December 13, 2017By

With discussions about net neutrality intensifying, Esri has created a suite of interactive maps to illustrate the current state of internet access and behavior across the United States. From analyzing predominant internet connection types to highlighting the communities that have already been left behind in the digital divide, these maps provide critical context for understanding how and where potential changes... read more

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Esri publishes textbook on how to use ArcGIS Pro

December 6, 2017By

Esri has released GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook, which teaches all the elements of creating and managing data; designing maps; performing spatial analysis; creating 3D scenes; and sharing projects using ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application. The textbook primarily focuses on working with ArcGIS Pro but also offers instruction on using ArcGIS... read more