Mobile Devices

Rugged tablet purpose-built for high-accuracy measurements

October 17, 2018By
DT301X rugged tablet. (Photo: DT Research)

RealSense 3D camera is fully integrated to capture real-time detailed images DT Research has released the DT301X rugged tablet, a lightweight military-grade tablet that is purpose-built to enhance the precision of crime and crash scene reconstruction, bridge and other construction inspections, and 3D surveying. DT Research made the announcement at Intergeo, being held Oct. 16-18 in Frankfurt, Germany. The DT301X... read more

Mobile mapping market size worth over $40B by 2024

October 3, 2018By
Image: Global Market Insights

The mobile mapping market size is expected to be worth more than $40 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. The mobile mapping market is propelled by the increasing adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets across the globe. Smartphone users are extensively using mapping applications on their devices for navigation and... read more

TomTom adopts what3words addressing system

June 6, 2018By

TomTom and what3words will collaborate to bring what3words addressing to TomTom’s customers globally. what3words addressing will roll out to TomTom consumer and automotive customers in the second half of 2018. TomTom made the announcement at TU Automotive Detroit, taking place this week. what3words is a simple way to talk about location. The world is divided into a grid of 3 x... read more

Boundless Anywhere enables real-time mobile data collection

April 18, 2018By

Boundless Anywhere is a new mobile application for enterprises needing to collect and distribute location information from handheld devices and tablets, available for iOS or Android. With Boundless Anywhere, organizations can collect data in the field and store it instantly in a database. Collected data can then be visualized on clients such as desktop GIS, web and mobile. With real-time... read more

Sygic adopts what3words address system for fleets

March 19, 2018By

Sygic is partnering with innovative addressing system what3words. Sygic business solutions and consumer apps are used by more than 200 million drivers and 2,000 fleets worldwide including Amazon. Sygic is also the first GPS app to partner with Ford. The partnership will initially focus on Sygic’s business solutions for taxi, public transport, delivery and construction clients with the aim of... 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

Topcon, Bentley Systems kick off Constructioneering Academy

December 22, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announce the kick-off date of their collaborative Constructioneering Academy initiative. The first session is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2018, in Livermore, California. Topcon and Bentley have joined efforts to provide opportunities designed to allow construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a process of managing and integrating survey, engineering and construction data,... read more

Trimble announces new geospatial solutions at Intergeo

September 27, 2017By

Trimble made several product announcements at Intergeo 2017, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management. The new solutions include: Trimble C5 and C3 mechanical total stations The Trimble C5 and Trimble C3 mechanical total stations are the only mechanical total stations in the industry to come standard with autofocus technology. With premium-quality Nikon optics, the new C-Series reduces... read more

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Esri releases mobile app for understanding the oceans

May 25, 2017By

The app provides a new way to measure marine environments on a 3D interactive map for more cost-effective fishery planning and informed conservation. Esri has released an Ecological Marine Units (EMU) app for mobile devices. The app is a resource for scientists, educators, governments and industries seeking accessible information and imagery about the ocean’s long-term physical and nutrient properties. The EMU app puts... read more

Oregon moves to tablets for no-stake 3D design

February 8, 2017By

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is embracing the growing trend in highway construction to go “stakeless” and push to full 3D design. With more contractors using automated machine guidance applications, ODOT’s construction personnel are being asked to inspect projects with fewer stakes and visual indicators for line and grade. Employees are seeking to use the same data and information to... read more

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