TAG: 3D mapping

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
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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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Routescene Showcases 3D LiDAR at ILMF in Denver

February 23, 2015By
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The Routescene LidarPod 3D mapper, a self-contained turnkey solution new to the market, is being showcased for the first time in the United States at the International Lidar Mapping Forum in Denver, Colo., Feb. 23-25. Routescene is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The flexible LidarPod was developed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles, but can also be fitted onto any mobile platform such as a car or... read more

Google Shows Commitment to Project Tango 3D Mapping Device

February 5, 2015By

Google has reaffirmed its commitment to Project Tango, moving it from the Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) to a new home inside the company itself, reports Digital Trends. Project Tango, unveiled in 2014, aims to make it possible to create a 3D model of the space around a smartphone. For instance, a user can map an area, such as a home, by... read more

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Global Mapper v16.1 Introduces 3D and UAV Video Playback Tools

February 5, 2015By

Global Mapper version 16.1, what Blue Marble terms an “interim release,” adds a UAV Video Playback Tool, new options to rotate the map view, and the ability to select and measure features in the 3D viewer. It is available for download. To introduce the new version, Blue Marble is presenting a free webinar titled “What’s New in Global Mapper v16.1” on February 19... read more