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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 announced the release of 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... read more

Visualizing the Australian bushfires through satellites and maps

January 13, 2020By
Fireline south of Eden. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)

The months-long wildfires raging in Australia have killed at least 25 people. Millions — possibly 1 billion — animals have died. More than 2,000 houses have been destroyed. Around 150 fires are still burning in New South Wales and Queensland, with hot and dry conditions accompanied by strong winds fueling to the fires’ spread. With this conflagration rocking the continent... read more

UNESCO sites get precise imagery with Spectra Precision

January 9, 2020By
The SP80 at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valletta, Malta. (Photo: Spectra Geospatial/MSE)

Verified photomontages for UNESCO World Heritage sites achieves accuracy with Spectra Geospatial SP80 Verified photomontage is an important planning tool to envision how proposed surrounding development plans would affect UNESCO World Heritage sites. Verified photomontage demands the best accuracy for the best visualization to determine what a development may look like to a person standing at the photographic viewpoint. For... read more

Delving into a Jungle Mystery

January 9, 2020By
Image: PrecisionHawk

Earlier this year, a drone pilot and two data scientists from PrecisionHawk traveled to the Philippines for a unique mission — to fly drones equipped with lidar sensors over a dense rainforest to map ancient trade paths. The aim was to find buried treasure left by the Japanese during World War II. PrecisionHawk was approached by the producers of a... read more

Esri offers free online course on new spatial data science

January 9, 2020By

Course takes learners on a deep dive into concepts and applications Esri will offer a new massive open online course (MOOC) on spatial data science early this year. The no-cost course, which will run for six weeks on Esri’s Training website, includes full access to ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Notebooks software. Spatial Data Science: The New Frontier in... read more

Hexagon platform provides digital representation of the real world

January 7, 2020By
Screenshot: Hexagon

Hexagon AB has introduced HxDR, a new cloud-based, digital reality visualization platform at CES 2020. HxDR creates accurate digital representations of the real world through the seamless combination of reality capture data from airborne, ground and mobile sensors. Users can then leverage the complete, accurate and precise replicas to visualise and share their 3D design projects and models within a... read more

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A new era begins with geospatially based aviation

January 6, 2020By
The envisioned Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. (Photo: PUCA)

At any given moment, more than 5,000 airplanes are flying over the United States. In a single year, nearly 778 million passengers will take to the skies — more than twice the population of the U.S., and the number increases each year. Aviation is the safest form of transportation. It is 100 times safer than driving. For every 100 traffic... read more

Drones and imagery: Utilities turn to artificial intelligence

December 19, 2019By
Photo: Sharper Shape

How AI and machine learning algorithms redefine the way utility companies manage their infrastructure By Jaro Uljanovs, Lead AI Developer and Data Scientist, Sharper Shape Artificial intelligence (AI) boasts a wide range of potential applications, across nearly every industry imaginable — healthcare, automotive, retail, even fast food. But it’s the utility industry where AI and machine learning (ML) are beginning... 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

GIS Surveyor app now includes ED-50 zone

December 2, 2019By
Screenshot: Polosoft Technologies

GIS data collection application GIS Surveyor now includes the ED-50 zone, reports maker Polosoft Technologies. ED-50 is a geodetic datum. The ED-50 zone includes a different datum shift for the Universal Transverse Mercator grid. Germany, Netherlands and Belgium lie in the ED-50 zone. The ED-50 UTM zone is a coordinate reference system (CRS) for large- and medium-scale for topographic mapping and... read more

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