TAG: survey

FAA surveys commercial drone operators

June 29, 2018By
The Delair DT26X lidar drone combines lidar sensing with RGB camera data to enable highly accurate and high-resolution 3D representation and measurement over large areas with minimal flights and in challenging environments. (Photo: Delair)

If you’ve registered a commercial drone, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to hear from you. On June 19, the FAA sent a questionnaire to everyone who has registered a commercial drone – more formally, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) — for anything but recreational or hobby use. Most of these owners fly their drones for commercial purposes, but... read more

GEO Business expands for 2018, registration now open

March 14, 2018By

GEO Business, the United Kingdom’s largest geospatial exhibition and conference, has announced that registration is now open. The GEO Business show has grown every year since its inception, and the 2018 show looks set to be the most successful show to date with more exhibition space and a brand new seminar program. The event will return to the Business Design... read more

Hexagon presents solutions for geospatial, construction industries at Intergeo

September 27, 2017By

Hexagon AB is showcasing its geospatial and construction portfolio at Intergeo 2017 in Berlin. Hexagon’s sensor portfolio combined with a range of software creates solutions that support the geospatial and construction industries. At Intergeo, visitors will be able to explore these solutions including mobile mapping; asset collection and management for geographic information systems (GIS); 3D laser scanning; photogrammetry; remote sensing;... read more

Topcon offers Bentley reality modeling with UAS solutions

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group introduced Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modeling software solution that will be offered with Topcon UAS (unmanned aerial systems). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals to quickly turn simple photographs and or point-cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle. “The offering will include... read more

Robotic riverbed survey reveals unseen depths

January 11, 2017By

The Ribble River flowing through Preston in Lancashire, U.K., has hidden depths. “The challenge with rivers is that much of the beauty and interest is hidden from view beneath the surface,” said Jack Spees, CEO of the Ribble Rivers Trust. “To reveal this beauty, we undertook a bathymetric survey of a section with particularly interesting features that is adjacent to... read more

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Colossal North Atlantic wave recorded

January 11, 2017By

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the highest wave on record: a behemoth that towered 19 meters (62.3 feet, or about five building storeys) above the North Atlantic. Examination of data sent by an automated buoy showed the monster wave rose on Feb. 4, 2013, at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland. The mighty wave occurred after a strong... read more

Eos Positioning launches Arrow Gold high-accuracy GNSS receiver

October 12, 2016By

Eos Positioning Systems has announced its most advanced high-accuracy Bluetooth GNSS receiver, the Arrow Gold. The Arrow Gold is the first high-accuracy iOS, Android and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to implement all four constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou), three frequencies (L1, L2, L5) and satellite-assisted RTK. The Arrow Gold provides 1-cm real-time accuracy in more places, and on all iOS,... read more

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TerraGo Edge delivers GeoPackage to mobile users

April 8, 2016By

TerraGo has released TerraGo Edge 3.9.3, which features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and all platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. “Because we listened to our customers, we designed TerraGo Edge from the... read more

Woolpert contracted by USGS to map, survey throughout US

March 16, 2016By

Woolpert has signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract 3 (GPSC 3) with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. The GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state and municipal government entities to partner with USGS for the purpose of fulfilling their geospatial data requirements. The contract will be administered through... read more

Trimble adds scalable GNSS receiver to geospatial portfolio

February 19, 2016By

Trimble has added a new scalable GNSS receiver to its geospatial portfolio. The Trimble R9s GNSS receiver is scalable and flexible. Built on a sleek, modular GNSS platform, geospatial professionals can add functionality according to their workflow demands, such as being deployed as an RTK base station or an RTK rover mounted on a rod, in a backpack or on a... read more