Mapping

Bluesky launches MetroVista 3D city models online

January 27, 2020By
San Francisco. (Image: Bluesky)

Highly accurate, UK city-wide 3D models are now available to view and download from Bluesky’s online Mapshop. The geographically accurate, photo-realistic MetroVista mesh models are available in a variety of formats ready for use in 3D GIS, CAD and other modelling software as well as visualisation, gaming and Virtual Reality workflows. Captured using Leica’s large-format imagery and lidar hybrid airborne sensor... read more

Carlson releases Scan2K terrestrial scanner

January 14, 2020By
The Carlson Scan2K has a simple, sunlight-visible touchscreen interface. (Photo: Carlson)

Carlson Software has released 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 weather-proof housing, user-friendly... read more

Epson offers SureColor T3170x compact printer

November 5, 2019By
Photo: Epson

Epson has launched the Epson SureColor T3170x 24-inch wide-format wireless printer. Engineered to enhance workflow, the new model in the SureColor T-Series product line offers cartridge-free printing in a clean, space-saving design. The new, easy-to-fill, refillable ink tanks eliminate time spent purchasing and changing ink cartridges. Ideal for low-cost POP and education posters, as well as blueprints and line drawings... read more

Geneq launches SXPad 1500 rugged data collector

October 25, 2019By
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The New Handheld Is Designed for Data Collection for Land Surveying and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Geneq Inc. has added a new data collector to its SXPad product line. The rugged SXPad 1500 data collector features a full alphanumeric QWERTY keypad and long-range Bluetooth, and was designed to meet the rigorous IP67 standard to deal with challenging field conditions. The... read more

Bluesky debuts MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019

September 17, 2019By
The Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy, wide-scale 3D models. (Image: Bluesky)

Bluesky International has launched its international MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019, which took place Sept. 17-19 in Stuttgart, Germany. The mapping service incorporates the Leica CityMapper hybrid airborne sensor, which can simultaneously capture vertical and oblique aerial photography, as well as lidar. According to the company, the Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy,... read more

Spectra Geospatial offers MobileMapper 60 GNSS receiver and smartphone

September 4, 2019By

Spectra Geospatial has introduced the MobileMapper 60, a durable, efficient and accurate handheld device for geographic information system (GIS) and professional data-collection applications. The MobileMapper 60 all-in-one GNSS receiver and smartphone combines a convenient form factor for geospatial data collection with 2-4 meter positioning accuracy. Its slim, lightweight all-weather design, complete with a hand strap, features a large 6-inch screen... read more

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Concept3D’s night map feature supports campus security

August 9, 2019By
The night map of the campus of Boise State University. (Image: Concept3D)

A new night map integration feature is available for all Concept3D maps. The toggle-on map overlay is designed to enhance campus safety and security by making it easy to find the best, well-lit routes and critical resources such as emergency phones. The Concept3D interactive mapping platform is used by hundreds of major universities, colleges and schools, as well as convention centers,... read more

Ocean mapping, exploration inventions honored with XPRIZE

June 3, 2019By
ODXP Competition Final Round 2 Testing in Kalamata, Greece. (Photo: XPRIZE)

With more than 80 percent of the world’s oceans unmapped, the deep ocean is one of the last unknown areas on Earth. On May 31, teams with unique exploration solutions were honored with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. XPRIZE is a global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. The teams invented new technologies... read more

Thermal drone designed for efficient solar farm inspections

May 15, 2019By
Photo: SenseFly

The new senseFly Solar 360 UAV is designed to enable the automated and efficient inspection of solar farms. SenseFly has introduced its senseFly Solar 360. Created in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps, the offering is an efficient thermal drone solution that enables the automatic assessment of solar plant performance at a sub-module level, the companies said. Created by combining... read more

Positioning sensors and geospatial intelligence advance in the 5G landscape

May 13, 2019By
Aerial Imagery reveals signal (green lines) interference (red lines) from buildings — even 30 cm of obstruction can be significant — between microwave towers. (Near map)

Like instant response when we surf the web, consumers have come to expect clear, consistent call connections when using mobile. read more