TAG: mapping

Lidar USA offers new aircraft to carry full range of UAV scanners

October 25, 2019By
Photo: Innoflight Technology

Lidar USA is partnering with Innoflight Technology, a manufacturer specializing in UAV systems for surveying, mapping and inspection. As a result of the partnership, Lidar USA is offering the Galaxy 950 platform to carry any of its sensors while consistently providing flight times over 30 minutes. Based in Somerville, Alabama, Lidar USA specializes in the design and integration of economical lidar sensors.... read more

Terra Drone Europe completes aerial 3D survey, 3D model for Shell oil rig platform

August 2, 2019By
Terra Drone Europe completed an aerial 3D survey and produced a 3D model of an offshore oil rig platform in the North Sea for Shell. (Photo: Terra Drone)

Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, has completed an aerial 3D survey and produced a 3D model of an offshore oil rig platform in the North Sea for Shell. According to Terra Drone Europe, the platform complex that was surveyed was positioned several years ago when GNSS survey techniques were neither very advanced nor common. Several... read more

NASA program aids with disaster relief efforts

July 25, 2019By
Researchers at the NASA Disasters Program use satellite imagery to create maps to show where damage from a natural disaster has taken place. (Photo: Allison Barwacz)

Satellite imagery and mapping have proven to be critical technologies when it comes to disaster relief efforts. The NASA Earth Science Disasters Program has harnessed these technologies to help communities and governments recover from natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and more. “[The goal of the program is to] try to prevent natural disasters or limit their impact and also help... 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

International Lidar Mapping Forum

January 28, 2019By

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Jan. 28-30, 2019 in Denver, is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar, as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. read more

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Lidar USA integrates Z+F scanners for mobile mapping

November 27, 2018By

Lidar USA has integrated Z+F scanners for mobile mapping into its product line. According to the company, the Z+F Profiler is a high-speed, 360-degree scanner that provides more than 1 million points per second at up to 200 profiles per second with a range of nearly 120 meters. This product is the latest addition to the company’s HiWay Mapper series.... read more

NASA releases satellite damage map of Camp Fire

November 26, 2018By
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena has produced a map showing the damage caused by the Camp Fire in Northern California. After two and a half weeks of historic destruction, the fire is now 100 percent contained. Teams continue to search the destruction — including the destroyed town of Paradise — for... read more

Volcanic GIS: Mapping and imaging the Kilauea eruption

August 16, 2018By
Lidar image of the Hawaii dataset showing the Kilauea Calderand the Halena'uma'u Crater and within it. (Image: Quantum Spatial)

Geospatial companies played a key role in the government's response to the Kilauea Volcano eruption. The volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii began erupting May 3, and while quiet for more than a week, it could resume erupting at any time. read more

Esri book highlights analyzing, mapping surface water features

June 26, 2018By

Esri has published its latest book, “GIS for Surface Water: Using the National Hydrography Dataset,” by Jeff Simley, which details how to use geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualize and analyze data sets. Simley is an award-winning cartographer and the former lead of the Hydrography Program at the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The book examines the complexities of... read more

Esri User Conference to highlight mapping technology

June 21, 2018By
Esri President Jack Dangermond opens Esri UC 2017. (Photo: Esri)

Esri will be hosting its 38th annual Esri User Conference July 9-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. The company expects more than 18,000 mapping and GIS users to attend the event, which will include 345 technical workshops and 243 presentations. Futurist Juan Enriquez will present the keynote speech, “Evolving Ourselves — Redesigning the Future of Humanity.”... read more