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Trimble Business Center adds GNSS post-processing support

May 10, 2018By

Trimble has announced version 4.1 of Trimble Business Center office software that enables surveyors and geospatial professionals to simplify the creation of cadastral, GIS, infrastructure inspection and tunneling deliverables. With the version 4.1 update, GNSS field data from GIS receivers (including the Trimble Geo 7X) can now be post-processed within Trimble Business Center to achieve high-quality feature locations. This allows... read more

Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

May 10, 2018By

News from the European Space Agency Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe. The very first image, captured on May 7 at 10:33 GMT (12:33... read more

Esri to demonstrate Land Administration Software at FIG Congress 2018

May 4, 2018By

Location intelligence system introduced for nations in need of modernized land governance Esri will join this year’s FIG Congress, hosted by the International Federation of Surveyors, taking place May 6–11 in Istanbul, Turkey. At the annual event, Esri will showcase its new program for modernizing land administration systems tailored to the needs of developing countries and island nations. Good land governance... read more

Bentley acquires Plaxis, SoilVision for infrastructure workflows

April 30, 2018By

Bentley Systems, a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has acquired Plaxis, provider of geotechnical software, based in Delft, Netherlands. Bentley has also agreed to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada. The acquisitions, with Bentley’s market-leading borehole reporting and data management software gINT, serve to make Bentley a complete digital source for geotechnical professionals. With the acquisitions,... read more

DJI: Drones rescued 65 people in 2017

April 30, 2018By

New report shows drones saving lives on five continents At least 65 people have been rescued by drones in the last year, according to a new report issued by DJI, a civilian drones and aerial imaging company. The report gathers accounts from news outlets and public safety agencies around the world, and includes 27 separate incidents on five continents. The... read more

DroneUp launches program for UAV pilot training, certification

April 30, 2018By

DroneUp is collaborating with industry leaders and government officials to promote the desired outcomes of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), public safety personnel and the unmanned systems community by announcing the Responsible Community Pilot (RCP) program. DroneUp is a drone pilot community focused on safer skies through continuous education and sense of purpose. The announcement was made at the AUVSI Xponential... read more

Phase One launches cameras, lenses for UAV-based aerial imagery

April 30, 2018By

Phase One Industrial has launched the iXM series, an aerial camera platform driven by its fast medium-format imaging sensor. Engineered for UAV-imaging missions, the iXM 100MP is a high-productivity metric camera with a range of high-resolution lenses. It is ready for integration with various UAV platforms, including Phase One’s DJI Matrice 600 Pro solution. The iXM 100MP metric camera incorporates the first... read more

NavVis launches Autodesk Revit add-in for BIM models

April 25, 2018By

NavVis, a global leader in mobile indoor mapping, visualization, and navigation, announces a new add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in lets Revit users connect their BIM models to 360-degree immersive imagery and point clouds captured by the NavVis mobile mapping system. The add-in simplifies the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the current state of the... read more

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Esri to donate software to in-need nations for census work

April 25, 2018By

Through the new Esri Official Statistics Modernization Program, the company will donate perpetual use licenses for ArcGIS software to eligible official statistical agencies in least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS). The program provides access to Esri ArcGIS Enterprise technology in support of the upcoming census counts that all countries will undertake during the Census, 2020 Round. The... read more

TerraGo adds time-series visualization to GeoPDF

April 23, 2018By

TerraGo has released TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS version 7.4, which includes the ability to create and share GeoPDFs that convey important changes over time for an area of interest, with any type of map or imagery. The time-enabled visualization can animate geographic changes over time with interactive maps that can be shared with anyone using free Adobe Reader. “Our customers... read more

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