Technology

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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UAvionix offers free receivers for Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts

September 3, 2019By
Image taken by the ICEYE-X2 satellite shows Grand Bahama island on Monday covered by Hurricane Dorian's storm surge. Previous coastline is outlined in yellow and roads in white. (Photo: ICEYE)

UAvionix is offering free pingRX unmanned aircraft system (UAS) ADS-B receivers to first responders and UAS service organizations participating in rescue and recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian is expected to travel along the Eastern coast of the U.S. northward at a slow pace, creating extensive damage from winds and flooding. UAvionix is a designer and manufacturer of... read more

Geocortex adds support for Arcade scripting and ArcGIS Online smart mapping

September 3, 2019By
Screenshot: Geocortex

Latitude Geographics (a VertiGIS company) has released 4.12 version of its flagship product Geocortex Essentials, to make it easier for developers of mapping applications to take advantage of Esri’s ArcGIS technology. Smart mapping. Using Esri’s smart-mapping functionality, GIS departments around the world are creating eye-catching, informative maps in ArcGIS Online. Smart mapping allows analysts to visualize and review their data... read more

Satellite space sensor to measure coastal and ocean ecosystems

August 26, 2019By
Hyperspectral imagery of U.S. East Coast. (Image: NOAA)

Raytheon will build the Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) sensor under a contract from the University of New Hampshire. GLIMR, NASA’s selected Earth Venture Instrument-5 investigation, will be NASA’s first hyperspectral imager in geostationary (GEO) orbit. Hyperspectral imaging collects and processes information from across the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light, infrared and ultraviolet frequencies to create a highly... read more

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

Airbus strengthens imagery capabilities with Vision-1

August 9, 2019By
Melbourne, Australia, satellite image. (Image: Airbus)

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). The new imagery offer — called Vision-1 — delivers end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9-meter resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5-meter in the multispectral bands (NIR, RGB), with a 20.8-kilometer swath... read more

Skyopener test highlights EGNSS benefits for drones

July 29, 2019By
EGNSS improves positioning integrity and accuracy for the Boreal drone. (Photo: GSA)

News from the European GNSS Agency The Skyopener project, co-financed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), aims to pave the way toward increased use of remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) in civil applications. The project has tested the benefits of multi-frequency GNSS and EGNOS in RPAS, revealing gains in availability, accuracy and robustness. There is increasing demand to operate RPAS... read more

Viametris launches new version of urban and road scanner

July 3, 2019By
Photo: Viametris

Viametris has launched the second-generation version of the vMS3D, its urban and road lidar scanner. The second-generation version of the 3D mobile vehicle scanner has been redesigned to be more compact. The system has been simplified considerably in both electronic and ergonomic terms to make it more robust and stable in adverse conditions and challenging environments. Despite being lighter, the second... read more

Raytheon, AirMap work on integrating drones into national airspace

July 3, 2019By
Image: Raytheon

Raytheon Company has signed a strategic agreement with AirMap, an airspace intelligence platform for drones, to collaborate on projects to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace system. This will help unlock the positive economic and social benefits of expanded commercial drone operations, the companies said. Unmanned air traffic control advances will unlock safe, efficient and scalable... read more

LandViewer’s change-detection tool runs in a browser

June 19, 2019By
A difference image showing the extent of deforestation in Madagascar between 2016 and 2018; generated from two Sentinel-2 satellite images. (Image: LandViewer)

A major use of remote sensing data is to compare images of an area taken at different times and identify the changes it underwent. With a wealth of long-term satellite imagery in open use, detecting such changes manually would be time-consuming and most likely inaccurate. To address this, EOS Data Analytics has introduced an automated Change Detection tool to its... read more