TAG: surveying

From the Great Pyramids to GIS/GPS

November 12, 2019By
Pyramids of Giza taken from the International Space Station. (Image: NASA)

Connection to the Stars The Great Pyramids still cast their long shadow upon history. It’s been said that even Time kneels before them. They are monuments to the state-of-the-art technology of the builders using their most advanced astronomy, engineering, mathematics and trigonometry as a testament to their understanding of the world. They are monuments to the builder’s state-of-the-art technology at... read more

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

October 25, 2019By
Photo: Innoflight Technology

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

Virtual Surveyor adds functionality for larger drone survey projects

February 5, 2019By
This image features a mosaic of two orthophotos with the applied cutline displayed. Photo: Virtual Surveyor

Virtual Surveyor drone surveying and mapping software has added new functionality that enables users to process larger projects without buying more powerful computers or cloud services, according to the company. This addition is one of several included in Virtual Surveyor 6.2. “Our objective with Version 6.2 is to make our users more productive while saving them money by eliminating the... read more

Spectra Precision becomes Spectra Geospatial for survey, GIS

October 17, 2018By
Spectra Geospatial logo

Spectra Precision has launched a new brand identity and name for its survey and geographic information systems (GIS) suite of solutions. The organization will now be known as Spectra Geospatial. The brand will include a new logo and website domain name: www.spectrageospatial.com. The announcement was made at Intergeo 2018, the conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management being held Oct. 16-18... read more

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Rugged tablet purpose-built for high-accuracy measurements

October 17, 2018By
DT301X rugged tablet. (Photo: DT Research)

RealSense 3D camera is fully integrated to capture real-time detailed images DT Research has released the DT301X rugged tablet, a lightweight military-grade tablet that is purpose-built to enhance the precision of crime and crash scene reconstruction, bridge and other construction inspections, and 3D surveying. DT Research made the announcement at Intergeo, being held Oct. 16-18 in Frankfurt, Germany. The DT301X... read more

Mobile mapping market size worth over $40B by 2024

October 3, 2018By
Image: Global Market Insights

The mobile mapping market size is expected to be worth more than $40 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. The mobile mapping market is propelled by the increasing adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets across the globe. Smartphone users are extensively using mapping applications on their devices for navigation and... read more

Trimble MX9 mapping system designed for surveying, engineering, GIS

February 5, 2018By

Trimble has released its MX9 mobile mapping solution for large-scale scanning and mapping missions. The Trimble MX9 combines a vehicle-mounted mobile lidar system, multi-camera imaging and field software for efficient, precise and high-volume data capture for a broad range of mobile mapping applications such as road surveys, topographic mapping, 3D modeling and asset management. The Trimble MX9 captures dense point-cloud data... read more

SuperSurv mobile app increases RTCM 3.1 support

January 8, 2018By

Makers of mobile GIS app SuperSurv, developed by Supergeo Technologies Inc., are working to increase its GNSS positioning functionality. In recent weeks, the SuperSurv product team began to enhance SuperSurv’s NTRIP solution, aiming to adopt more RTCM versions and provide a better GNSS positioning service. NTRIP (Networked Transport of RTCM via internet protocol) is a protocol to send GNSS-related data through... read more

Topcon, Bentley Systems kick off Constructioneering Academy

December 22, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announce the kick-off date of their collaborative Constructioneering Academy initiative. The first session is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2018, in Livermore, California. Topcon and Bentley have joined efforts to provide opportunities designed to allow construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a process of managing and integrating survey, engineering and construction data,... read more

VTOL drone company Wingtra partners with Pix4D

October 14, 2017By

Professional drone company Wingtra is partnering with photogrammetry company Pix4D. Pix4D’s software suite is now available to WingtraOne users, both directly and via Wingtra’s distributors. WingtraOne, Wingtra’s main product, is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV that enables data collection for a variety of industries. The partnership with Pix4D aims to augment its status with an end-to-end solution including 2D map and 3D model construction from... read more