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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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A new era begins with geospatially-based aviation

January 6, 2020By
The envisioned Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. (Photo: PUCA)

At any given moment, more than 5,000 airplanes are flying over the United States. In a single year, nearly 778 million passengers will take to the skies — more than twice the population of the U.S., and the number increases each year. Aviation is the safest form of transportation. It is 100 times safer than driving. For every 100 traffic... read more

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

Nearmap acquires Pushpin tech for roof geometry

December 11, 2019By
Nearmap high-resolution aerial image of Durham, North Carolina, photographed Jan. 15. (Photo: Nearmap)

Aerial imagery company Nearmap has acquired technology and assets from Pushpin, a deep learning and analytics technology company that extracts data from 3D models to provide roof geometry insights to a variety of sectors including roofing, solar and government. The technology acquisition allows Nearmap to rapidly extract and disseminate roof geometry from its wide-scale 3D models and offer a new... read more

GIS Surveyor app now includes ED-50 zone

December 2, 2019By
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GIS data collection application GIS Surveyor now includes the ED-50 zone, reports maker Polosoft Technologies. ED-50 is a geodetic datum. The ED-50 zone includes a different datum shift for the Universal Transverse Mercator grid. Germany, Netherlands and Belgium lie in the ED-50 zone. The ED-50 UTM zone is a coordinate reference system (CRS) for large- and medium-scale for topographic mapping and... read more

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Topcon Solutions Stores partner with Autodesk on North American service

November 25, 2019By
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Topcon Positioning Group released a new strategy through its Topcon Solutions Store retail channel. Together with Autodesk, and as an Autodesk Platinum Tier Partner, the Topcon Solutions Stores retail channel plans to expand top-tier service to civil-construction and BIM professionals through acquiring and adopting automation into its workflows. The plan calls for a shift from traditional retail “box moving” sales approach,... read more

Australia’s GIS pioneers recognized at inaugural awards

November 25, 2019By

Four trail-blazing industry leaders that have used cutting-edge technology to address some of humanity’s biggest challenges have been recognized at the inaugural GIS Hall of Fame awards in Brisbane. From providing critical data to aide frontline response to the devastating bushfires burning across Queensland, to underpinning a global project to map the ocean’s floor — the 2019 award winners have... read more

Hexagon acquires Volume Graphics for smart factories

November 25, 2019By
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Hexagon AB, which offers sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Volume Graphics, a specialist in industrial computed tomography (CT) software. Volume Graphics brings more than 20 years of experience in non-destructive inspection and testing software development. The company’s high-end analysis and visualization CT software enables manufacturers to produce three-dimensional external and internal representations of scanned... read more

Pointfuse launches simple BIM solution for facilities management

November 21, 2019By
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Pointfuse has developed smart software that automates the identification and classification of objects for facilities management applications using data from mobile mapping systems like the new Leica BLK2GO. Pointfuse software converts the millions of individual measurements captured by laser scanning and photogrammetry into useable 3D mesh models. The unique ability to classify objects within Pointfuse, both automatically and manually, has... read more

Touch GIS app for iPhone and iPad now available

November 12, 2019By
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Touch GIS has released the Touch GIS app for iPhone and iPad. Users can explore the app’s features with a free 14-day trial. Touch GIS offers professional-grade field data collection and visualization. It takes advantage of devices already used by many people, making field data collection easy and convenient, the company said. Features include: an intuitive interface offline capabilities map... read more

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