TAG: mapping

HERE offers location services for Microsoft Azure customers

March 10, 2020By
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Microsoft Azure customers now have access to HERE Location Services within their self-hosted Azure environments. HERE is providing a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers to build location-aware applications. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. According to HERE, HERE Location Services such as... read more

Terra Drone Indonesia maps underground campus utilities with GPR drone

March 9, 2020By
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Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corp., has successfully completed a pilot project at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. The project included flying a drone equipped with a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system over the campus to map tunnels and underground utilities. The drone data was then processed and compared with the infrastructure... read more

Bluesky awarded lidar contract to map Wales from the air

February 27, 2020By
This image of Wales is color-coded to show the relative height of the land. (Image: Bluesky)

Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has been awarded a contract by Natural Resources Wales, on behalf of Welsh Government, to capture a high-resolution laser mapped aerial survey of the whole of Wales. Working alongside Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh government, Bluesky will capture the data at a resolution of 2 points per metre before processing and delivering lidar data... read more

Lidar USA completes integration of Optech CL-360

February 25, 2020By
The Snoopy CL-360 lidar scanner. (Photo: Lidar USA)

The Optech CL-360 has joined the ranks of Lidar USA Snoopy systems. The Snoopy CL-360 has been meticulously designed for integration on backpack, vehicle and UAV applications. Weighing 5 kilograms fully assembled, the Snoopy CL-360 is capable of delivering highly accurate results, up to +/-0.01 feet on paved surfaces from a vehicle. The system has a scan line rate of... read more

Vexcel Imaging to acquire image resources from Verisk

February 7, 2020By
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Vexcel Imaging, a provider of aerial imagery data, large-format aerial cameras and photogrammetry software, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the imagery sourcing group from Verisk’s Geomni business. The acquisition will combine Geomni’s imagery surveying and content-related teams and assets into Vexcel. Verisk, a data analytics provider, will be a minority owner in Vexcel with full access to all... read more

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Carlson releases Scan2K terrestrial scanner

January 14, 2020By
The Carlson Scan2K has a simple, sunlight-visible touchscreen interface. (Photo: Carlson)

Carlson Software has released its Scan2K Laser Scanner, a versatile, fast, easy-to-use solution for the creation of accurate 3D survey data up to a range of 2K (2,000) meters. Carlson introduced the product at the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors’ 2020 Conference. Built with surveyors in mind, the Scan2K is at home in the field with its weather-proof housing, user-friendly... read more

Nearmap acquires Pushpin tech for roof geometry

December 11, 2019By
Nearmap high-resolution aerial image of Durham, North Carolina, photographed Jan. 15. (Photo: Nearmap)

Aerial imagery company Nearmap has acquired technology and assets from Pushpin, a deep learning and analytics technology company that extracts data from 3D models to provide roof geometry insights to a variety of sectors including roofing, solar and government. The technology acquisition allows Nearmap to rapidly extract and disseminate roof geometry from its wide-scale 3D models and offer a new... read more

Lidar USA offers new aircraft to carry full range of UAV scanners

October 25, 2019By
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Lidar USA is partnering with Innoflight Technology, a manufacturer specializing in UAV systems for surveying, mapping and inspection. As a result of the partnership, Lidar USA is offering the Galaxy 950 platform to carry any of its sensors while consistently providing flight times over 30 minutes. Based in Somerville, Alabama, Lidar USA specializes in the design and integration of economical lidar sensors.... read more

Terra Drone Europe completes aerial 3D survey, 3D model for Shell oil rig platform

August 2, 2019By
Terra Drone Europe completed an aerial 3D survey and produced a 3D model of an offshore oil rig platform in the North Sea for Shell. (Photo: Terra Drone)

Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, has completed an aerial 3D survey and produced a 3D model of an offshore oil rig platform in the North Sea for Shell. According to Terra Drone Europe, the platform complex that was surveyed was positioned several years ago when GNSS survey techniques were neither very advanced nor common. Several... read more

NASA program aids with disaster relief efforts

July 25, 2019By
Researchers at the NASA Disasters Program use satellite imagery to create maps to show where damage from a natural disaster has taken place. (Photo: Allison Barwacz)

Satellite imagery and mapping have proven to be critical technologies when it comes to disaster relief efforts. The NASA Earth Science Disasters Program has harnessed these technologies to help communities and governments recover from natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and more. “[The goal of the program is to] try to prevent natural disasters or limit their impact and also help... read more