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NV5 Geospatial acquires Geodynamics to expand marine survey offerings

May 19, 2021By
Multi-beam bathymetry and topo/bathy beach profiles of the Cape Fear River Inlet (USACE Wilmington). (Image: NV5 Geospatial)

Following its March 29 acquisition of Geodynamics LLC, NV5 Geospatial has built a comprehensive suite of solutions for geospatial surveys of deep-water and near-shore environments. Geodynamics will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of NV5 Global as part of the NV5 Geospatial group. The acquisition brought together complementary, advanced technologies — Geodynamics’ full ocean-depth sonar-based hydrographic and geophysical surveying with... read more

Earth Archive project aims to create digital twin of entire planet

May 14, 2021By
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The Earth Archive Initiative is an unprecedented scientific effort to create a digital twin of the entire surface of the Earth – and everything on it. By scanning the planet’s land surface with very high-resolution lidar, the Earth Archive will create a true three-dimensional digital twin of our world — an open source, digital record of the Earth that will... read more

Can GIS predict an economic recovery?

May 12, 2021By
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Geospatial data is key to logistics, including for the huge increase in e-commerce we are experiencing following the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown. The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works. — Jeff Bezos This past year has been a boon for the e-commerce industry. It increased from... read more

Parrot partners with Rapid Imaging on live AR mapping

April 27, 2021By

Drone company Parrot is partnering with Rapid Imaging, a technology provider delivering geospatial augmented reality (AR) and situational awareness solutions to government and enterprise users. The partnership pairs Parrot ANAFI USA platform drones and the FreeFly SDK with Rapid Imaging’s SmartCam3D SDK, a geospatial augmented reality and situational awareness platform for unmanned aircraft systems. SmartCam3D overlays geospatial data such as street vectors,... read more

Sinkhole detection feature uses satellite data analysis

April 27, 2021By
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In recent years, sinkholes have been occurring around the world. A new service offers a sinkhole detection prediction tool using satellite imagery analysis. Synspective Inc., a satellite data and analytic solution provider, has released a sinkhole detection feature that predicts ground sinking area. Sinkholes are often caused by human activities (underground tunneling, oil/gas pumping, underground coal drilling, groundwater pumping, etc.).... read more

PointMan software integrated with Vivax Metrotech GNSS RTK for utilities

April 27, 2021By

Precision-mapping company ProStar Holdings Inc. has integrated its PointMan software into the Vivax Metrotech vLoc3 with a GNSS real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver to create a utility-locate device. Using the RTK-Pro internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator can connect to the NTRIP RTK caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. With the integration of PointMan with the vLoc3 RTK-Pro,... read more

New gateway connects users to Open Maps for Europe

March 18, 2021By
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Free-to-use maps from more than 40 European countries will be made available through a new online gateway. Open Maps for Europe will signpost and provide easy access to pan-European open data created using official map, geospatial and land information. The project, which is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union, is coordinated by EuroGeographics, the voice of... read more

Trimble SX12 total station adds features for tunneling

February 24, 2021By
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Trimble has introduced its SX12 Scanning Total Station, the next iteration of its 3D scanning total station that provides fast and efficient data capture for surveying, engineering and geospatial professionals. New features include a high-power laser pointer, high-resolution camera system, expanded capabilities in surveying and complex 3D modeling. The SX12 enables enable new workflows in tunneling and underground mining, Trimble... read more

Sokkia releases two robotic total stations for survey, layout

February 18, 2021By
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Sokkia has launched two robotic total stations designed to improve job site productivity: the iX-1200 and iX-600. According to Sokkia, the total stations, designed as a part of a full workflow solution, are professional-level positioning tools for survey and layout in the building construction and infrastructure trades. They’re engineering for integration with field controllers, software and GNSS receivers. In addition,... read more

Golden Software releases updated 3D surface mapping package

January 14, 2021By
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Golden Software has improved visualization and other functionality in the new version of its Surfer gridding, contouring and 3D surface mapping package. Surfer users now have a greater number of options for displaying their scientific data in the new version, the company said. Surfer enables users to model data sets, apply an array of advanced analytics tools and graphically communicate... read more