TAG: surveying

VTOL drone company Wingtra partners with Pix4D

October 14, 2017By
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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

TerraGo partners with Western Data Systems for data collection

August 29, 2017By

TerraGo partnered with Western Data Systems (WDS), a provider of field data collection solutions to the surveying, construction and other infrastructure industries. In alignment with the partnership, WDS will launch P.L.A.N.I.T. (Points, Lines, Areas, Navigation, Information, Tasks), a mobile data collection platform built entirely using TerraGo Magic. “WDS has the experience and expertise to give customers the smartest, most cost-effective... read more

Intergeo preview: Photogrammetry heads for new markets

August 10, 2017By
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We’ve entered a new golden age for photogrammetry, powered by the ease of digitizing images and their ubiquitous availability. Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. While science drives the process, business is driving a wealth of associated applications. “Photogrammetry is ahead of its time because everything is already fully digital in this discipline,” said Heinz-Jürgen Przybilla, professor... read more

A&M-Corpus Christi institute to provide UN with GIS expertise

July 27, 2017By
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The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has officially joined the United Nations-Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of three Universities in the nation, including Harvard University and the University of Maine, who are part of this network. The primary goal of the UN-GGIM Academic Network is... read more

Trimble Penmap for Android designed for field surveying

July 27, 2017By
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Trimble has introduced Penmap for Android, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy geographic information system (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. Trimble Penmap for Android focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, quality checks and asset management for utilities. It provides both professional... read more

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Utility post-processing software delivers CAD drawings

June 14, 2017By
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Leica Geosystems has released its new DX Office Vision utility post processing software for mapping ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data from the field into a CAD drawing. DX Office Vision allows even non-experienced users to obtain professional 3D CAD drawings and visualize the detected underground utilities in a simple way, according to Leica. The intuitive interface enables users to filter, select, identify... read more

Sokkia introduces field-to-office GeoPro software

June 9, 2017By
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Sokkia has introduced a pair of software solutions for its total stations, robotics and GNSS rover systems — GeoPro Field and GeoPro Office. GeoPro Field provides a graphical user interface designed to collect field measurements for land surveying and construction activities. “End-users needing a field tool to collect and import measurement data into design and drafting software will find GeoPro Field to... read more

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UK’s Bluesky acquires US aerial survey company Col-East

March 15, 2017By
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British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc., a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast U.S. for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of Bluesky. Founded in 1952, Col-East has a long-established reputation for high-quality topographic mapping with... read more

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Oregon moves to tablets for no-stake 3D design

February 8, 2017By
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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is embracing the growing trend in highway construction to go “stakeless” and push to full 3D design. With more contractors using automated machine guidance applications, ODOT’s construction personnel are being asked to inspect projects with fewer stakes and visual indicators for line and grade. Employees are seeking to use the same data and information to... read more

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New version of DatuSurvey hints at ground control points

February 6, 2017By
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Datumate has released DatuSurvey version 5.1 for both Professional and Enterprise editions of the software. DatuSurvey (formerly DatuGram 3D) turns drone- and camera-based images to accurate, georeferenced 2D maps and 3D models, which saves the need for expensive and risky field work and expedites deliveries, according to Datumate. DatuSurvey Professional V5.1 now also includes: Ground Control Points Hints – Once the model... read more