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Wingtra adds enhanced data capability with Trimble Business Center

March 13, 2020By
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With Wingtra’s latest software release, surveyors and geospatial professionals can now directly import WingtraOne drone data into the Trimble Business Center (TBC). According to Wingtra, the new integration seamlessly combines WingtraOne high-accuracy drone data within TBC, optimizing drone mapping workflows for survey and construction projects within a single software platform. The integration allows users to drag and drop data into... read more

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1Data Gateway helps streamline data delivery

March 11, 2020By
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1Spatial has released 1Data Gateway, an intuitive self-service web-portal for handling data validation, data processing and data enhancement. 1Data Gateway forms part of 1Spatial’s Location Master Data Management (LMDM) suite of products which ensures spatial data quality and consistency across the enterprise. Available in the cloud or on-premise, 1Data Gateway offers internal and external users a secure, fully scalable and... read more

HERE offers location services for Microsoft Azure customers

March 10, 2020By
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Microsoft Azure customers now have access to HERE Location Services within their self-hosted Azure environments. HERE is providing a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers to build location-aware applications. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. According to HERE, HERE Location Services such as... read more

Esri ArcGIS map tracks global coronavirus cases

March 10, 2020By
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The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) via an Esri ArcGIS map. The map is updated in almost real time, and it includes a zoomable map identifying confirmed cases of the virus throughout the world. It also includes numerical data on how many cases have been confirmed in each country,... read more

Terra Drone Indonesia maps underground campus utilities with GPR drone

March 9, 2020By
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Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corp., has successfully completed a pilot project at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. The project included flying a drone equipped with a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system over the campus to map tunnels and underground utilities. The drone data was then processed and compared with the infrastructure... read more

MGISS launches web app for visualization of buried assets

March 4, 2020By
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MGISS, a UK geospatial specialist, has released a new version of its web app TopoGrafi that allows for the display of 3D data in real-world models. With enhanced 3D data processing capabilities, TopoGrafi is an end-to-end platform for capturing buried asset data and processing it for augmented reality visualizations. Aimed at the utility and infrastructure sectors, TopoGrafi is helping organizations... read more

SimActive speeds stockpile measurement with drones

March 3, 2020By
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SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, released an enhanced workflow in Correlator3D to accelerate stockpile measurement. The new capability allows users to automatically assess multiple volumes within the same project and output comprehensive reports. If the same area is regularly flown, the new workflow also allows easy comparison of volumetric values to assess differences in time. In addition, change... read more

Bluesky awarded lidar contract to map Wales from the air

February 27, 2020By
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Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has been awarded a contract by Natural Resources Wales, on behalf of Welsh Government, to capture a high-resolution laser mapped aerial survey of the whole of Wales. Working alongside Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh government, Bluesky will capture the data at a resolution of 2 points per metre before processing and delivering lidar data... read more

GeoComm provides GIS for California’s Next Generation 9-1-1

February 27, 2020By
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GIS company GeoComm is partnering with Atos Public Safety LLC on its contract with the State of California to transform the state’s 9-1-1 system. The upgrade will turn the state’s system to a broadband communication platform. The upgrade will give California — a state with a population of 40 million, more than many countries — the ability to intelligently route,... read more

Pléiades Neo imaging satellites on track for mid-2020 launch

February 27, 2020By
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The first two Airbus-built Pléiades Neo imaging satellites have started comprehensive environmental testing to ensure they are ready for in-orbit operation, according to Airbus. During the tests, the satellites are subjected to extreme temperatures and vacuum, vibration and acoustic noise, as well as electromagnetic interference. This will ensure they can withstand the harsh conditions they will experience during launch and... read more