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TAG: construction

Eos introduces photogrammetry software for drone photography

October 26, 2016By

Eos Systems Inc. has introduced new photogrammetry software optimized specifically for photographs taken with drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The new PhotoModeler UAS 2016 creates 3D models, measurements, and maps from photographs taken with ordinary cameras built-in or mounted on drones. It has numerous features for operation with drone photos, including post processing kinematics (PPK), volume objects, full geographic coordinate... read more

Dam repair monitored by robotic total station

July 7, 2016By

At the Razisse dam in southwest France, a Spectra Precision Focus 35 robotic total station was used to monitor structural movements during major repairs. The Focus 35 monitored to a half-millimeter accuracy movement of the arch dam abutments during a critical six-week period in the project. Raising the height of the dam was expected to cause the abutments to settle,... read more

Hexagon launches SMART Build for construction management

July 5, 2016By

Hexagon AB has launched HxGN SMART Build, an enterprise construction management software solution designed to alleviate cost overruns and delays. SMART Build facilitates the convergence of construction planning and execution through real-time clarity, accountability and management of the project lifecycle. This empowers construction executives with top-down visibility of progress and deviations and field crews with automation and real-time access to the relevant and... read more

Topcon introduces new data controller for surveying

February 12, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has added the the FC-5000 to its line of data controllers for construction and surveying professionals. The 7-inch sunlight-readable display field controller is designed to provide operators a larger, more versatile and faster handheld computer for the modern construction site. “At 7-inches, the FC-5000 has the largest handheld data controller screen in our product line,” said Ray Kerwin, director... read more

Topcon releases compact digital sensor for construction

February 4, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has released the latest addition to its line of compact digital laser sensors — the LS-100D. The sensor digitally displays the offset value to on-grade, which is designed to help make elevation and vertical alignment control easier and faster for any application. “The LS-100D features an extra-wide beam capture sensor that also rejects annoying interference from strobe-light exposures,” said... read more

Topcon invests in virtual reality company for construction, infrastructure

January 12, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired a significant share of holdings in Viasys VDC, a company that assists customers in virtual design and construction (VDC). Based in Espoo, Finland, Viasys VDC has developed a suite of tools and services to assist customers in building virtual models for infrastructure and site-work projects. Using building information modeling (BIM) technologies, its solutions create VDC models... read more

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Leica adds to GeoMo geodetic monitoring solution

November 19, 2015By

Leica Geosystems has introduced two new additions to its Leica GeoMo deformation monitoring solution: Leica GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API. Users of the system can now create comprehensible visualizations and customizable reports, which enables powerful sensor data fusion for applications, such as air or water quality monitoring and construction or building management. With GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API, multiple open interface standards are... read more

Nikon-Trimble Introduces Updated Nikon Total Stations

September 15, 2015By

Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. introduced today updated mechanical total stations to expand its portfolio of solutions for mainstream surveying and construction applications. The announcement was made at INTERGEO 2015, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management. The updated products include: Nikon NPL-322+ Series – an updated series of reflectorless 2” and 5” total stations providing powerful solutions and... read more

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ALTA Systems Provides Alternative to Powered UAVs

June 1, 2015By

ALTA is a smart balloon which flies without fuel or a pilot to up to 400 feet and is FAA compliant. It is held by a tether and transmits images and other data to any screen. ALTA services public safety, news agencies, agriculture, construction, real estate, travel and tourism. read more

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Trimble Expands UAS Portfolio for Aerial Imaging with Multirotor Partnership

May 5, 2015By

Trimble is partnering with unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer Multirotor service-drone, GmbH. The collaboration will allow Trimble to expand its existing UAS portfolio to provide its customers with additional solutions to choose from based on their aerial imaging project needs. Trimble made the announcement at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015 show being held May 4-7 in Atlanta, Ga. Multirotor service-drone,... read more