Technology

How lidar boosts the value of mobile mapping

April 23, 2019By
Image: Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne presents business cases of lidar solutions in forestry, utilities and surveying at AUVSI’s Xponential. Frank Bertini, UAV and robotics business manager at Velodyne Lidar, delivered a featured presentation on the business cases for 3D lidar technology in mobile mapping applications at AUVSI Xponential 2019, which took place April 29-May 2 in Chicago. Bertini discussed revenue-generating strategies created by adding... read more

Drone aids archaeology in Scotland

April 22, 2019By
Five days of drone flights yielded 4,000 ultra-high-resolution images and 420 million data points.. (Image: National Trust of Scotland/GeoGeo)

The National Trust for Scotland commissioned Glasgow-based GeoGeo to carry out a drone survey of the inner Hebridean islands of Canna and Sanday in November 2018. Using an ultra-high-definition camera, the GeoGeo team not only pinned down the exact locations of archaeological features, but also revealed new archaeological sites. Over five days, the drone navigated 400 kilometers to capture 4,000... read more

Correcting the census: Household sizes in Maptitude 2019

April 17, 2019By
Census tracts with Caliper derived households. (Image: Caliper)

Household size distributions are critical inputs to many business analyses, but may not be correctly derived from U.S. Census data, according to Caliper. The Census counts people at their geographic locations, and when several unrelated people live at the same address, they are reported as one household with a number of residents. A confusing array of data is reported. In... read more

SimActive software used with eBee X for shoreline mapping

April 17, 2019By
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SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, announced that Correlator3D is being used for mapping projects in Brittany, France, by Altimedias. An eBee X equipped with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D camera is flown along the shoreline to produce high-resolution true orthomosaics and 3D models. “The quality of outputs from Correlator3D is exceptional and the mosaic renders the vivid colours of the... read more

Global Mapper app now on NGA’s IGAPP store

April 17, 2019By
Photo: Blue Marble

Global Mapper Mobile is now available to U.S. government agencies through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). The mobile app is provided by Blue Marble Geographics. Administered by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the mission of IGAPP is to streamline the deployment of commercial mobile apps to government personnel by bridging the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional... read more

Trimble launches high-accuracy field device for GIS

April 17, 2019By
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The Trimble TDC150 handheld is a new field computer designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities. The TDC150 provides users with a rugged device that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. The TDC150 provides advanced GNSS capabilities in a durable, ergonomic and lightweight... read more

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3D mapping of Notre Dame will help restoration

April 15, 2019By
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Detailed 3D maps of the iconic and historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris hold out hope for accurate reconstruction after it was devastated by a massive fire April 15. Both the ceiling and the spire were destroyed, as well as internal woodwork. But the information to restore the cathedral is abundant. Besides photos, in 2015 art historian Andrew Tallon used... read more

Closing the horizontal/vertical BIM divide

April 9, 2019By and
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Written by William Tewelow, GISP and Co-written by Jon Gustafson, GISP Significant focus on infrastructure asset delivery and lifecycle must become a priority so that architects, engineers and construction (AEC) can leverage BIM systems for design, construction and management solutions. Innovations in BIM applied to infrastructure construction projects will enable “smart” solutions. This article explores BIM for infrastructure insights and... read more

Farmers on Climate FieldView can access satellite imagery

April 8, 2019By

Airbus Defence and Space and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, have announced a global agreement to deliver frequently updated satellite imagery from Airbus to farmers through Climate FieldView, a digital agriculture platform. Farmers who use Climate FieldView can access high-resolution data of their fields from the Airbus SPOT 6, SPOT 7 and Pléiades satellites throughout the growing season.... read more

WingtraOne offers RedEdge-MX vegetation camera option

April 3, 2019By
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The WingtraOne vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing mapping drone now carries the RedEdge-MX multispectral sensor for vegetation mapping. The WingtraOne is a VTOL drone that allows for flexible take-off and landing, with automated vertical take-off and landing even on gravel or in forest isles. The WingtraOne provides wide coverage for comprehensive and high-quality multispectral image gathering, with coverage of... read more

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