Utilizing Mobile Technology to Bring a Century-old School to Life

Transforming an ageing school building in the renowned Jazz District of Kansas City to a community arts centre required the utilization of the most up-to-date surveying technology.   The Attucks building, originally designed and built in 1905 has undergone several redevelopments over the years. When the time came for the complete refurbishment of the building, one Kansas-based survey firm opted […]

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Indoor Mobile Mapping System from NavVis = Breakthrough in Data Quality

NavVis M6 is a next-generation indoor mobile mapping system designed to overcome the scale and quality constraints of today’s reality capture technology 18 April 2018 – NavVis, a global leader in mobile indoor mapping, visualization, and navigation, announces the launch of M6, a next-generation indoor mobile mapping system that overcomes the scalability and data quality constraints of today’s reality capture […]

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Altavian Awarded US Army TUAS Contract

Altavian, Inc., a U.S. based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing firm, today announces the award of a $250MM Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with the US Army. Under the Program Executive Office Aviation, Products Office for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft (TUAS), Altavian will be supporting the largest small UAS program in the world. The US Army Family of Systems, […]

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LizardTech to Launch GeoExpress 10 with Expanded LiDAR Functionality at GEOINT 2018

SEATTLE, Wash. — April 17, 2018 — LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial data, will launch Version 10 of its GeoExpress data manipulation and compression software at the 2018 GEOINT Symposium. GeoExpress 10 includes significantly expanded LiDAR data handling capabilities and improved interface communication. LizardTech will demonstrate GeoExpress 10 in booth #1245 at the GEOINT […]

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Comprehensive 3D Digital Design on a China Hydropower Project Saves USD 300 Million

Using Bentley BIM Technology Delivered Project 10 Months Ahead of Schedule   A BIM Initiative With hydropower at the forefront of China’s current aggressive targets to establish green energy consumption, Longkaikou Hydropower Co. Ltd. of China Huaneng Group commissioned the development of the Longkaikou Hydropower Station in China’s Yunnan Province. The sixth power station located along the Jinsha River, the […]

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SenseFly Announces the Appointment of New CEO, Gilles Labossière

Gilles Labossière, the Executive Vice President and COO of Parrot Group, will focus on further boosting senseFly’s growth and leveraging its professional expertise across Parrot’s wider Business Solutions group Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, April 12, 2018: senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional mapping drones and a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group, today confirmed the appointment of its new CEO, Gilles […]

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Maptek showcases Sentry world-class monitoring system at Slope Stability 2018

FOR RELEASE April 9, 2018 This week, specialists in mining, civil engineering, geomechanics, geology, hydrogeology and geophysics will come together in Seville, at Slope Stability 2018, to explore new techniques for improving open pit mine stability. Maptek has shipped the latest mobile monitoring system some 17,000 km from its Adelaide manufacturing base to showcase at Slope Stability from 10-12 April. […]

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Orbit GT and Instrumental Y Optica, Ecuador, sign Reseller Agreement

Orbit GT is pleased to announce that Instrumental Y Optica, Ecuador, has joined as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT 3D Mapping products. “We’re very pleased to announce Instrumental Y Optica as our Reseller”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Instrumental Y Optica is a well respected company, known for its expertise in hardware and software solutions. We’re looking forward […]

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Updated Global Mapper Academic Labs Now Available with Free Software Licenses for Higher Education

Hallowell, Maine – April 5, 2018 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the availability of an update to the Global Mapper Academic Curriculum. Comprised of a series of hands-on lessons, the full package of lab materials is available free of charge to schools and colleges using Global Mapper in the classroom. Developed by Blue Marble Application Specialists, […]

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senseFly + Trimble Optimize Workflow for Geospatial Drone Operators

New collaboration ensures seamless integration between senseFly’s eMotion flight and data management software and Trimble Business Center Aerial Photogrammetry module   Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, April 3, 2018—senseFly, the world’s leading producer of professional drone solutions, today announces a new software integration with Trimble, which optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals.   The new integration between the company’s software ensures […]

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Surveying Without the Baggage

How Mobile Mapping was Utilized to Scan an Airport Baggage Handling Facility in Minutes LIFA Surveyors needed just 10 minutes to scan a large airport baggage handling facility with GeoSLAM’s ZEB-REVO mobile 3D laser scanner as part of a planned upgrade project. The same room, measuring roughly 55,000sqft, would have taken 1-2 weeks with a traditional total station to achieve […]

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Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

New technologies are redefining how archaeologists share the past with the present.  The thrill of discovery, our methodologies and interpretations, and the need to preserve vital, irreplaceable resources – we struggle every day with the challenge of communicating these concepts to the public.  The Fairfield Foundation launched a new initiative in 2017 to tackle some of these issues using drones, […]

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SenseFly Takes Drone Flight to next Level with EMotion 3.5

The company’s acclaimed software—supplied with every senseFly drone—now 
includes CN and ES language support, integration with Agisoft PhotoScan, improved 
resume mission functionality and a new live air traffic data option Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, March 26, 2018: senseFly, the world’s first-choice producer of professional mapping drones, and a Parrot Group company, today released a groundbreaking new version of its industry-acclaimed flight and […]

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VIAMETRIS Chooses Ellipse-D System to Equip New Backpack

March 28th2018, Carrières-sur-Seine, France – 2018 VIAMETRIS , specialist of SLAM-based mobile scanning systems, completes its product range with a backpack-based scanning system called the “bMS3D-360”. The company continues to rely on SBG Systems’ expertise in inertial navigation by integrating the Ellipse2-D, an inertial navigation system with embedded RTK GNSS receiver. VIAMETRIS has been developing SLAM-based scanning systems for more […]

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Cepton Announces Next-Generation LiDAR Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

High Performance, Low Power, Cost Effective Vista LiDAR Available Today San Jose, Calif. – March 27, 2018 – Cepton Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, today announced its Vista LiDAR product at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, and immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market. The Vista LiDAR sensor presents […]

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Quantum Spatial – Setting the Standard

Background Russ Faux is currently Sr. Vice President for Growth Initiatives at Quantum Spatial, Inc. He has spent most of his 30-year career working with some form of airborne remote sensing and geospatial technologies. In 1998, he founded a small remote sensing company named Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) that focused on water resource applications using thermal infrared imagery and newly […]

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Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference and Awards Gala to be Held in London, Oct. 15-18

Annual Conference Brings Together Global Leaders in Infrastructure Design, Construction, and Operations to Learn Best Practices for Going Digital EXTON, Pa. — March 20, 2018 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference will be held Oct. 15 through 18 in London at the […]

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Col-East Inventories Salt Piles from the Air Each Winter in Preparation for Snowy Weather

NORTH ADAMS, Massachusetts, 20 March 2018 – Surveying and Mapping Consultants Inc. (SMC) of Braintree, Mass., has teamed with Col-East International Ltd. for the past 12 years to monitor inventories of salt that will be applied to snowy Northeast roadways every winter. Col-East captures the inventory data safely and accurately using high-resolution aerial imagery. “Thousands of tons of salt are used to […]

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Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19.1 Now Available with New 3D Mesh Generation Capabilities

Hallowell, Maine – March 20, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 19.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Incorporating many of the enhancements that were introduced in the recently released desktop version of the software, this powerful developer’s toolkit provides software engineers with […]

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New SR3 underground laser scanner from Maptek

March 20, 2018 New SR3 underground laser scanner from Maptek Whether for general underground survey or detailed geological face mapping, few understand the mine survey challenge like Maptek. Which is why the new Maptek I-Site SR3 600-metre range laser scanner is destined to become the mine measurement standard for underground operations. The SR3 follows the extra long range XR3 and […]

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Orbit GT releases 3D Mapping Content Manager v18

Lokeren, Belgium, March 14, 2018 Orbit GT is happy to release the new 3D Mapping Content Manager v18. “The Content Manager is arguably the most unique yet extremely powerful product in our 3D Mapping portfolio,”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “As version 18 bundles all the expertise and technology to support the various types of 3D mapping techniques, […]

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New bMS3D-360: the first Backpack Mobile Scanning System including panoramic camera

France – March 12, 2018 – Viametris, a leader in mobile scanning technology launches its industry leading bMS3D backpack mobile scanning system embedding a 360° camera. “Users of mobile scanning systems know how difficult it is to cover an entire city with this kind of system and how complex the completeness is” says Jerome Ninot, Founder of VIAMETRIS. Narrow streets […]

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Hexagon acquires AGTEK, a leading software solutions provider to the civil construction industry

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of AGTEK, a leading US based software company specialising in planning and productivity solutions for the heavy civil construction industry. With headquarters in Livermore, California, AGTEK is the pioneer of 3D takeoff (cost estimation) software for civil construction and the developer of the widely used Earthwork […]

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