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South Korea defense agency selects SimActive’s Correlator3D

January 17, 2018By
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The Republic of Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has selected SimActive’s Correlator3D software. The agency’s use of the software will include processing UAV and satellite imagery. The transaction was facilitated through a SimActive partner in the region, GeoFocus Inc. “The software was originally developed for military clients, which is reflected in the processing speed and rigorous mapping standards the technology adheres... read more

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USGIF, Hexagon Geospatial grant software to 14 colleges

January 17, 2018By

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has partnered with Hexagon Geospatial, a USGIF organizational member, to offer software licenses to 14 colleges and universities under USGIF’s Collegiate Accreditation Program. Hexagon Geospatial will provide students and faculty at each of USGIF’s 14 accredited programs with three-year licenses for its desktop and cloud-based Smart M.App software. The software is designed to benefit... read more

Aerial imagery assists telecom service providers

January 16, 2018By
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Providing high-speed internet access to businesses and residences is a highly active and expanding field. It closely involves geographic information systems (GIS) to efficiently achieve fiber to the home (FTTH) or fiber to the premises (FTTP), the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses for high-speed... read more

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Avenza Maps 3.4 adds custom US National Park Service symbols

January 10, 2018By
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Avenza Maps 3.4 for iOS and Android is now available. It contains new features and performance improvements, including the ability to add and manage new symbols to aid users in customizing their Avenza Maps experience with a built-in collection of U.S. National Park Service recreational symbols. Release highlights include enhanced support for point symbology. Also, users can package their own PNG symbols as... read more

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High-quality aerial imagery brings city added $60K; webinar shows how

January 9, 2018By
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After years of using low-resolution aerial imagery provided by the county, the City of Carmel realized it needed something better for analyzing and displaying accurate information. read more

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SuperSurv mobile app increases RTCM 3.1 support

January 8, 2018By
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Makers of mobile GIS app SuperSurv, developed by Supergeo Technologies Inc., are working to increase its GNSS positioning functionality. In recent weeks, the SuperSurv product team began to enhance SuperSurv’s NTRIP solution, aiming to adopt more RTCM versions and provide a better GNSS positioning service. NTRIP (Networked Transport of RTCM via internet protocol) is a protocol to send GNSS-related data through... read more

Topcon, Bentley Systems kick off Constructioneering Academy

December 22, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announce the kick-off date of their collaborative Constructioneering Academy initiative. The first session is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2018, in Livermore, California. Topcon and Bentley have joined efforts to provide opportunities designed to allow construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a process of managing and integrating survey, engineering and construction data,... read more

A look at LocationTech open source geospatial solutions

December 21, 2017By
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LocationTech open source project provides core technology for geospatial big-data analytic solutions. LocationTech has released five open source projects that provide core technology used to build geospatial big data analytics solutions. A working group of the not-for-profit Eclipse Foundation, the LocationTech community builds software for geospatial technology. The Eclipse Foundation enables collaboration on open source software. Besides geospatial technology, the foundation’s 300-plus open source projects include tools... read more

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Aeronyde to develop infrastructure for autonomous flying cars

December 20, 2017By
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Aeronyde has received $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is an aerial systems company aimed at enabling safe autonomous urban flight. The company is working to integrate artificial intelligence and augmented reality into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial drones. The investment was led by Korean electronics manufacturing giant... read more

Bentley publishes ‘Plain Language BIM’ book

December 20, 2017By
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Plain Language BIM is now available as both a print publication and as an eBook for Kindle and iOS devices from Bentley Institute Press. Bentley Institute Press is the publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to building information management (BIM) advancements in the architectural, engineering, construction, operations, geospatial and educational communities. Plain Language BIM is by Iain... read more

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