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Diving into real-time geospatial threat intelligence

July 14, 2021By
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Real-time threat intelligence systems are looking for data signals that might indicate the next huge event. read more

Geospatial imagery shows activity at Iranian nuclear facility

July 7, 2021By
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A team with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) used BlackSky’s geospatial imagery and burst collection technology to track and monitor activity at a secretive Iranian nuclear facility in a new intelligence study. The study tracks and monitors activity at the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran. “The BlackSky/CISAC research team demonstrated the power of combining rapid revisit satellite... read more

Charting Hong Kong’s nooks and crannies

June 24, 2021By
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Team Provides Accurate 3D Maps for Smart City Applications According to 2019 statistics, more than 10,000 residential buildings in Hong Kong are at least 50 years old. Most of these buildings lack 3D indoor building information models (BIM), which creates challenges when it comes to reconstruction or maintenance. In response, a team at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed... read more

Mapping rights-of-way subject of July 13 virtual conference

June 23, 2021By
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The 2021 Right-of-Way Asset Mapping Exchange is an interactive online Virtual Conference Experience focusing on innovation in asset inventory and mapping that supports all phases of infrastructure lifecycles. It takes place July 13 and is free of charge. The event provides hands-on actionable information on a variety of current and emerging technologies. Via presentations, discussions and one-on-one meetings, the event... read more

1Spatial updates 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway for geospatial workflows

June 22, 2021By
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1Spatial is making complex workflows easier to manage with the latest releases of its core products 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway. 1Spatial is a global geospatial software and solutions company. 1Data Gateway 2.4 now has an extended REST API enabling automated submission of data from other applications, while maintaining access control and security of the data supply chain. Submission metadata can... read more

Javad GNSS launches TRIUMPH-3 receiver

June 22, 2021By
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Javad GNSS has launched the TRIUMPH-3 receiver for surveyors and geodesists. It is capable of efficient tracking even in difficult conditions. It can track all current signals and is ready for any future satellites. TRIUMPH-3 is designed to operate as a base together with TRIUMPH-LS and TRIUMPH-LS Plus to efficiently accomplish any geodetic job. Its real-time kinematic (RTK) system communicates... read more

New version of OxTS Georeferencer provides more lidar integration

June 22, 2021By
The OxTS Georeferencer Hardware setup viewer shows the OxTS xNAV650 INS alongside a Hesai lidar sensor. (Image: OxTS)

Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has launched the latest version of its lidar georeferencing software, OxTS Georeferencer 1.4. OxTS is taking steps to improve surveyor’s user experience, streamline survey processes, and allow surveyors to get to work faster, while simultaneously improving results. OxTS Georeferencer fuses position, navigation and timing (PNT) data from an OxTS inertial navigation system (INS) with raw lidar... read more

NGA seeks enhancements in predicting overhead geopose

May 20, 2021By

$50K prize purse for solutions to advance computer vision for time-sensitive mapping The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and NASA have launched a crowdsourcing competition, the “Overhead Geopose Challenge,” which is being implemented by DrivenData and HeroX. The challenge seeks solutions that make overhead images more useful for time-sensitive applications like security and disaster response.... read more

Kaarta and EXI join to address UXO mapping in GNSS-denied environments

May 19, 2021By
A technician scans for UXO on steep terrain in a wooded GPS-denied area. (Photo: Kaarta)

Kaarta and Exploration Instruments have announced a collaboration and distribution agreement to address the needs of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) and geophysical industries. Kaarta provides real-time mobile 3D reality capture, and Exploration Instruments LLC (EXI) has expertise in near-surface geophysical equipment and applications. EXI now offers rental, sales, and training for Kaarta’s SLAM-based mobile mapping systems and the integration with... read more

1Spatial granted UK patent for spatial data validation

May 19, 2021By
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1Spatial, a company with location master data management (LMDM) software and solutions, has been granted a UK patent for modification and validation of spatial data. The UK patent protects the use of 1Spatial’s rules engine technology, which is used in products such as 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway, further strengthening the group’s international patent coverage, which includes a U.S. patent for... read more