TAG: Canada

Canada awards Arctic surveillance contract to Space Flight Laboratory

February 13, 2019By
Robert E. Zee, SFL Director (Photo: SFL)

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded a $11.44 million contract to Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for the development of multipurpose microsatellites to support Arctic surveillance. Upon successful completion and testing of the prototype, two additional microsatellites will be built to create a small formation. The UTIAS SFL microsatellites,... read more

Drones survey for geothermal energy in British Columbia

February 6, 2019By

Global UAV Technologies Ltd. has completed a drone-based geothermal energy exploration survey for Borealis GeoPower Inc. The survey used UAV-mounted geophysical and thermal imaging sensors over an area in northern British Columbia, Canada. Global UAV subsidiary Pioneer Aerial Surveys collaborated with Hummingbird Drones to collect and analyze high-resolution magnetometer and thermal data over the 2,200-hectare survey area. The survey was... read more

Free highway exits, interchanges data provided for Maptitude 2018

October 1, 2018By
Image: Caliper

GIS software company Caliper has released new highway exit data for the United States and Canada. read more

SimActive updates Correlator3D for mining

September 5, 2018By
According to SimActive, users can now process raw data, produce point clouds and digital surface models, and perform volumetric calculations with the Correlator3D workflow. (Photo: SimActive)

SimActive has updated its Correlator3D end-to-end photogrammetry software to include tools for users to generate precise statistics on mining activities, with improved volumetric calculation. The integrated tools allow users to generate precise statistics on mining activities. The Correlator3D software performs aerial triangulation and produces dense digital surface models, digital terrain models, point clouds, orthomosaics and vectorized 3D features. Applications like mineral... read more

Mapping ‘Hell on Earth’

June 2, 2016By

On May 1, a wildfire ignited southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. At first, wildfire MWF-009 seemed like others residents had experienced — smoke and haze, but no real danger. Two days later, the winds shifted. read more