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Canadian UAV companies offer joint training for pilots, agencies

October 11, 2021By
A Canadian drone pilot flies a UAV over a field. (Photo: Onfokus/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

360iSR and Canadian UAVs have agreed to jointly offer comprehensive unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations training on the market globally. The joint training offering leverages the partnership’s detect-and-avoid technology, which is available for multiple platforms and approved by Transport Canada, a branch of the Canadian government. The center will provide end-to-end UAS training solutions in alignment with NATO Standard ATP-3.3.8.1... read more

RedTail delivers lidar for DoD explosive ordnance disposal

October 11, 2021By
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RedTail Lidar RTL-450 integrated onto Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider for tactical operations RedTail Lidar Systems has delivered six lidar systems to the 707th Ordnance Company stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The systems will provide explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians an opportunity to assess how lidar can be used to enhance their operations. The RedTail Lidar Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the... read more

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GeoSLAM launches underground mining solutions

September 23, 2021By
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Geospatial mapping company GeoSLAM has expanded its mining offerings. The company also announced an automated processing platform, GeoSLAM Connect, which provides users with the flexibility to process data to their specifications through interactive, customizable script-based workflows. The new innovations can be used alongside GeoSLAM solutions already available, including GeoSLAM Volumes for stockpile volumetric calculations. GeoSLAM Production Progress Mapping allows operators... read more

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Mapitude offers 2021 US ZIP Code business count data

August 26, 2021By
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The Maptitude 2021 ZIP Code Business Count data are available now. The update includes the total number of businesses by type (by six-digit North American Industry Classification System or NAIC” codes, formerly known as SIC codes). For each business type (for instance, full-service restaurants), users can map the number that fall into each employment size category (for instance, full-service restaurants... read more

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Bluesky National Tree Map shows changing face of Sevenoaks

August 26, 2021By
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A new map detailing the location, height and canopy for trees more than 3 meters in height is helping Sevenoaks District Council manage its iconic ancient trees and natural woodland. Derived from Bluesky’s National Tree Map, which provides geospatial intelligence for more than 300 million trees across the United Kingdom, the data has already been used to create a district-wide... read more

Indiana city increases citizen engagement with user-friendly GIS program

August 25, 2021By
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In 2019, the City of Hobart Sanitary and Stormwater District (HSD) in Hobart, Indiana, recognized the benefits of geospatial technology and location intelligence to transform the city. HSD reached out to Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) to write and implement a geographic information system (GIS) strategic plan. GTG is one of the world’s leading local government GIS companies, working to advance... read more

Bathymetric surveys dip into Dead Sea

August 18, 2021By
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Israeli drone service provider ERELIS has conducted a number of pilot projects using a drone equipped with a single-beam echo sounder in the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. The data was validated by authorized local surveyors and reports from previous surveys of the same areas by the Michmoret Campus, Faculty of Marine Science. The reference bathymetric data was collected... read more

NV5 Geospatial offers vegetation management tools for utilities

August 16, 2021By
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NV5 Geospatial debuts predictive modeling platform to improve utilities’ vegetation management programs NV5 Geospatial has launched Trim Optimization, a predictive modeling platform that enables electric utilities to enhance vegetation management programs with risk-based assessments. Using information from existing lidar and historical data, utilities can leverage Trim Optimization to prioritize tree-trimming activities by taking into account the risk posed by individual... read more

Saudi CubeSat to launch in 2022 for ecosystem research

August 16, 2021By
A rendering of a 6U CubeSat. (Credit: Spire Global)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Spire Global will launch the KAUST CubeSat research satellite by the end of 2022, according to the university. Spire is a space data, analytics and services provider. The research satellite will in collecting high-quality, high-resolution data for terrestrial, coastal and ocean ecosystems for a three-year period after launch, according to Matthew... read more

WingtraOne GEN II debuts for professional VTOL flights

August 5, 2021By
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A new vertical-take0ff-and-landing (VTOL) drone — the WingtraOne GEN II — is now available. The GEN II offers industrial reliability and mapping versatility with an oblique camera configuration for high-quality 3D drone-mapping data capture. Drone maker Wingtra spent six years developing the GEN II, and tested it over 100,000 flights. Its WingtraOne is being used by professionals worldwide across many... read more