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TOPODRONE studies Israel floating solar farm

February 2, 2023By
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On Jan. 12, TOPODRONE used its synchronized lidar, airborne photogrammetry and bathymetric surveying methods to study a floating solar farm in Israel. This was completed upon request from the UAV service provider ERELIS, to help conduct a pilot project of reservoir surveying with a UAV for ETZ HADEKEL in northern Israel. As the surface of the reservoir in Northern Israel... read more

SBG Systems introduces GNSS-aided INS

February 2, 2023By
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SBG Systems has released Quanta Plus, a GNSS-aided inertial navigation system (INS). Quanta Plus is a small, lightweight product, which can be easily integrated into survey systems with lidar or other third-party sensors. The device combines a micro-electromechanical (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) with a resilient GNSS receiver to get reliable position and attitude, providing real-time kinematic (RTK) fixes. Quanta... read more

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Hexagon and Ness provide digital maps for Czech Railways

February 2, 2023By
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Ness Czech will supply the Czech Railway Administration with a Digital Technical Railway Map (DTRM) with help from Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure and Geospatial division. The DTRM project has been underway since September 2022 and will be implemented by 2025. DTRM is a railway-specific geographic information system (GIS), that provides access to transport and technical infrastructure information to better prepare investments... read more

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SiLC launches coherent vision solution

February 2, 2023By
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SiLC Technologies has launched the Eyeonic Vision System. This system is a frequency-modulated continuous wave lidar solution, which delivers high levels of vision perception to identify and avoid objects with low latency. At the core of the Eyeonic Vision System is SiLC’s fully integrated silicon photonics chip. It provides more definition and precision than legacy lidar solutions, with roughly 10... read more

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MGISS launches new ESA-funded utilities project

February 2, 2023By
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MGISS, a United Kingdom-based geospatial technology company, has launched the Interruption Prevention Alert Service (IPAS) project to help minimize disruptions to gas and water supplies in the UK. The European Space Agency (ESA) has partly funded this project, which will run for two years to test its technical and commercial viability and to develop a go-to-market plan. As gas and... read more

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Mapping Marvel: Off the Beaten Path

February 2, 2023By
Paris Austin, head of product – New Technology for OxTS, tries out the new backpack at historic Minster Lovell Hall. (Image: OxTS)

More than 400,000 sites in the United Kingdom are on its historical registries. English Heritage site Minster Lovell Hall is located in Oxfordshire, also the home county of inertial navigation company OxTS. The picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, a 15th-century manor house, include the hall, a tower and a nearby dovecote. The hall was built in the 1430s by... read more

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OCG urges participation for new Disaster Pilot

February 2, 2023By
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for participants in Disaster Pilot 2023, which aims to reduce disaster preparation time and accelerate transforming data into decisions. All responses are due by Feb. 17. Disaster Pilot 2023 aims to enable key decision makers and responders to discover, manage, access, share and exploit location-based information to support disaster preparedness and response. The... read more

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CHCNAV UAV and lidar help mining exploration

February 2, 2023By
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  CHC Navigation’s mobile mapping solutions, the P330 Pro vertical take-off and landing unmanned autonomous vehicle (VTOL UAV) and the AlphaAir 450 lidar, are being used for mining exploration in Indonesia. The solutions help with effective data collection to measure the volume of an open-pit mine. The P330 Pro UAV and the AlphaAir 450 provide an effective surveying solution, which... read more

Inertial Labs releases laser for remote-sensing apps

February 2, 2023By
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Inertial Labs has released a remote sensing payload instrument. The Resepi Hesai XT32 laser is designed for accurate remote-sensing applications. The Resepi laser can be used with commercially available lidar scanners, including Velodyne, Quanergy, Ouster, RIEGL, LIVOX and Hesai, as well as with UAVs. Resepi is completely modular, so users have full control for customization. The remote sensing device uses... read more

Cepton, ALP.Lab and TE Connectivity complete proof-of-concept project

January 30, 2023By
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Cepton, ALP.Lab GmbH and TE Connectivity have completed a proof-of-concept project called Periscope. read more

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