Technology

Topcon’s new laser designed for construction projects

April 3, 2018By
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Topcon Positioning Group has added a new laser series to its RL-H line of self-leveling rotating lasers. The RL-H5 series is designed for high-accuracy and long working range in laser applications for grading, excavating and general construction projects. The new offering includes instruments to support diverse jobsite demands. Lasers in the series include options in working range of up to 800 meters... read more

SenseFly and Trimble optimize workflow for geospatial drone operators

April 3, 2018By
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SenseFly has announced a new software integration with Trimble to optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration is designed to ensure a smooth end-to-end mapping drone workflow. senseFly operators can now, within the recently launched eMotion 3.5 software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s georeferenced imagery into an automatically collated project (in .jxl format). This enables the one-click import of drone... read more

Bentley Systems to celebrate Year in Infrastructure in October

March 20, 2018By
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Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference will be held Oct. 15-18 in London at the Hilton London Metropole. Bentley Systems is a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure. Presented by Bentley Institute, the conference is a global gathering of leading industry executives and prominent thought leaders in the design, construction and operations of the world’s infrastructure. The... read more

MicroPilot selects Simlat payload emulator for UAV cameras

March 20, 2018By

MicroPilot is working with Simlat to develop a pan, tilt and zoom payload simulation tool to help improve the camera-centric parts of MicroPilot’s autopilot software. Simlat is a provider of training systems for UAVs, enabling training on any platform with any payload for any mission. The tool Simlat has developed emulates a camera payload on a UAV, including simulated video, when set up... read more

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SpaceDataHighway starts full Copernicus service

March 19, 2018By
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The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the SpaceDataHighway service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the beginning of a new era for space-based imagery users. The first two sets of Earth-observing Copernicus Sentinels-1A and -1B and -2A and -2B are... 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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SimActive launches free data-processing service using Correlator3D

March 16, 2018By

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, is offering a new free data-processing service using Correlator3D. New users can upload their first UAV, satellite or aerial image project to obtain digital surface model (DSM), digital terrain model (DTM), point cloud and orthomosaic outputs. Along with optimal results, users also receive tailored feedback, recommendations and training from SimActive experts. The service requires... read more

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

6 story maps show how data can illustrate the world

March 15, 2018By
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Story maps combine geographic data with  multimedia to tell a story and present information in a useful, interesting way.  While many story maps are designed for general, non-technical audiences, some story maps can also serve highly specialized audiences. They use the tools of GIS, and often present the results of spatial analysis, but don’t require their users to have any special... read more

Wingtra launches WingtraOne PPK precision mapping drone

March 14, 2018By
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Wingtra has officially launched the WingtraOne PPK high-precision mapping drone. Wingtra said its drone, which features vertical take-off and landing, is designed to set a new benchmark for large-scale surveying and mapping applications. WingtraOne PPK offers large area coverage, ultra-high accuracy and brilliant image resolution. It features an advanced PPK module and high-quality cameras like the 42-megapixel full-frame camera Sony RX1RII, it is now... read more