TAG: 3D mapping

Phase One offers 3 high-performance, high-altitude lenses

June 4, 2019By
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Phase One Industrial has expanded its RS and RSM lens offering with three new high performance lenses for high-altitude aerial photography and long-range aerial and ground inspection applications. The 300mm AF, 180mm, and 150mm MK II lenses are designed to enhance the performance and flexibility of Phase One Industrial’s iXM-RS and iXM aerial camera series. Each offers precision imagery, taking... read more

DARPA seeks tools to capture underground worlds in 3D

March 25, 2019By
DARPA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to augment its understanding of state-of-the-art technologies for 3D mapping and surveying. (Photo: DARPA)

Request for Information pursues state-of-the-art technologies for collecting and characterizing 3D mapping and surveying data. DARPA is seeking information on state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies for advanced mapping and surveying in support of the agency’s Subterranean (SubT) Challenge. Georeferenced data — geographic coordinates tied to a map or image — could significantly improve the speed and accuracy of warfighters in time-sensitive... read more

Harnessing scan-to-BIM technology on historic sites

August 23, 2017By

When it comes to renovating a building, unforeseen structural problems or lack of knowledge about the materials used can result in costly delays. Detailed site surveys help to highlight these issues before work begins — and digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in identifying them. A project undertaken at a 112-year-old school highlights the advantages of using 3D mobile indoor mapping... read more

Global Mapper update improves 3D tools

February 24, 2017By

Blue Marble Geographics is offering a version 18.1 update to Global Mapper that includes numerous functional enhancements and introduces an new tools, upgrades to existing components, performance improvements and support for new formats and online data sources. The release of version 18 of Global Mapper in September 2016 introduced a redesigned interface with significantly improved layer and workflow management as well as enhanced 3D... read more

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Recreating Singapore in 3D

December 22, 2015By

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is engaged in a 3D mapping initiative to create and maintain a high-resolution survey-accurate 3D national map. Denmark and Switzerland have national 3D maps, and Hong Kong has mapped its central business district. 3D virtual environments support city planning, decision-making and risk management. SLA’s project involves capturing vast amounts of data and creating 2D and... read more

USGS Holds Stakeholder Workshops for 3D Topo Data

May 20, 2015By

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is developing the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the nation’s natural and constructed features. To expand awareness of 3DEP status and plans, as well as provide an open forum for 3DEP stakeholders to communicate and... read more

Esri Releases ArcGIS 10.3.1 with Smart Mapping, 3D Content Sharing

May 20, 2015By

Esri has released ArcGIS 10.3.1, bringing new capabilities. Smart Mapping is an innovative approach for creating maps that is available through ArcGIS Online. Users can quickly style the features of a map to create useful and visually stunning maps every time, Esri said. 3D Web Scenes allow users to view, create, and share 3D web scenes in a browser. Available in ArcGIS for Server... read more

SenseFly Launches Intelligent Mapping and Inspection Drone

May 5, 2015By

Swiss professional drone maker senseFly has launched the eXom, its new quadcopter UAS for mapping and inspection. The eXom is available to pre-order immediately and ships this summer. SenseFly made the announcement at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015 show being held May 4-7 in Atlanta, Ga. (Hall B2, Booth 519). The eXom is a sensor-rich system, sensefly said. Developed by experts working across... read more

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Topcon Updates 3D Mobile Mapping System

March 30, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the latest edition of its 3D mobile mapping system. ­The IP-S3 ­employs the integration of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and GNSS receiver with a vehicle’s onboard electronics to offer high-density mobile digital imaging. read more

Agency9 Brings WebGL Streaming of 3D Cities to iOS and Android

March 2, 2015By
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Agency9, a provider of online 3D visualization, is extending its 3DMaps WebGL support to iOS and Android devices. Large, highly detailed 3D city models can now be streamed to web browsers on both tablets and smartphones with both high performance and visual quality, the company said. Mobile support substantially improves reach in GIS and planning applications, Agency9 said. Using WebGL... read more

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