Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging, Austria sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, and Graz, Austria, July 8th, 2016. Orbit GT is proud to announce that Vexcel Imaging, Austria, has been selected as Reseller of Orbit GT Oblique, Mobile Mapping and Indoor Mapping software products. “We are very happy to have signed a Reseller Agreement with Vexcel Imaging, for many years a world leading provider of imaging hardware worldwide”, says Peter […]

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Just How Accurate Are Your RFP’s?

Article written by Mike Tully Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are a standard method of soliciting professional services for a reason – they can save your organization money. They can be efficient mechanisms for the buyer to find a qualified service provider at a competitive price. However, when procuring professional geospatial services, it is rarely advisable to use this process to […]

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Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Blue Marble Technology at the ISPRS Congress

Hallowell, Maine – July 6, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering a LiDAR workshop at the upcoming International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) XXIII Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. This quadrennial event brings together thousands of specialists in photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information science from throughout the […]

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Got Data?

3D point cloud software in the geospatial industry has been steadily improving as LiDAR and 3D imaging technologies have rapidly evolved.  New innovative breakthroughs have now made it possible to move from traditional, limiting data management techniques to instantaneous data access and visualization. Recent technological developments such as Semi-Global Matching (SGM) and Structure from Motion (SfM) are creating enormously dense […]

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Mapping Singapore in 3D

User Name: Singapore Land Authority (2015 Be Inspired Finalist, Innovation in Government) Project Name: Mapping Singapore in 3D Location: Singapore Overview: Bentley Map is instrumental in Singapore Land Authority’s production of 3D map data and city model for all of Singapore—more than 700 square kilometers.  Solution: Singapore Land Authority employed multiple rapid mapping technologies such as oblique imagery, airborne laser […]

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Blue Marble Geographics Announces Revised Public Training Class Schedule and User Conference for Fall 2016

Hallowell, Maine – June 29, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) today confirmed the locations for the remaining Global Mapper public training classes for 2016 as well as the date for rescheduled Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) in Pittsburgh, PA. During the first six months of 2016, Blue Marble Applications Specialists conducted training classes in several cities throughout North America […]

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Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. optimizes efficiency with Optech Galaxy

June 27, 2016 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. has accepted delivery of the most capable airborne lidar system on the market, the Optech Galaxy. As a provider of millions of miles of high-quality lidar and photogrammetric products, Keystone will make full use of the Galaxy’s efficiency-enhancing technologies. The Galaxy’s SwathTRAK™ technology will improve […]

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Delivering Returns on 3D Investment Series – Tilden Coil

This Project Showcase provides an in-depth look at the use of 3D laser scanning by an innovative company based in the heart of Southern California. Tilden-Coil Constructors must compete with both small and large companies in some of the most challenging commercial, industrial, and institutional construction markets. In order to continue to provide the best value to its clients, and continue […]

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FAA Announces UAS Regs

From the FAA press release, Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”)…Read More at In The Scan

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The Value of 3D Workflows

Background In 2014 AECOM combined with URS Corporation to establish the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm by revenue, according to Engineering News-Record magazine. More importantly, in 2015, they were recognized by Fortune magazine for the first time as a World’s Most Admired Company. Quite an honor in such a short period of time. AECOM is listed on the Fortune 500 […]

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Three Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

Small mobile robots are quickly becoming important fixtures in intralogistics, and Lidar technology has helped move these robots forward.  Lidar is not new to logistics – it has been used for collision avoidance and navigation in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for years.  However, in some applications, an AGV is not a feasible solution and would require extensive modifications to the […]

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3D Competitive Advantage

The Firm Kapur and Associates, is a multi-discipline, consulting engineering firm with four offices in Wisconsin and one in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1981, the firm ranges in size from 150 – 200 people and is partially employee owned with approximately 1/3 being involved with survey. Kapur has been growing steadily over the past couple of years performing heavy construction […]

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Global Mapper Mobile Now Available for iOS Devices

Hallowell, Maine – June 21, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper Mobile for iOS, a field-optimized version of the renowned desktop GIS software. Global Mapper Mobile offers powerful GIS data viewing and field data collection functionality utilizing the mobile device’s GPS capability to provide situational awareness and locational intelligence for […]

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Cornerstone Mapping Processing Thermal Imagery with SimActive

Montreal, Canada, June 21st, 2016 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce purchase of Correlator3D™ by Cornerstone Mapping Inc. Based in the U.S., they are primarily using the software to process large datasets of thermal imagery. “Our main requirement was to process thermal-infrared data for multiple applications including city-wide energy audits, surface water assessment, […]

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Orbit GT to exhibit and present at Esri’s Imaging and Mapping Forum, San Diego

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies will exhibit and present at Esri’s specialized pre-UC conference Imaging and Mapping Forum, San Diego. “Our seamless integrations throughout the Esri platform opens up powerful and efficient use of vast resources, such as huge volumes of Mobile Mapping, Oblique or UAS content”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “The Image Mapping Forum is a great place […]

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Rescue-Scanning in Zanzibar

The tropical island of Zanzibar on Africa’s East Coast, the embodiment of exotic dreams and a reminder of the largely lost world of Indian Ocean trade is still trying to hold onto its history and its Swahili culture. Stone Town, the historical part of Zanzibar’s main city, with its colourful shops and crowded markets, its unique architecture, its narrow lanes […]

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Pivot or Persevere?

Eco3D has been a laser scanning service provider for the last 7 years, growing to 50+ full-time employees with offices in Phoenix, New York, and Utah. All we do is laser scanning, 2d replication, and 3d modeling – no engineering, surveying, or other services. I share this only to provide referential support for the views I’m about to share. Our […]

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Mapping the Coastal Zone (Litto3D®) with the Help of Global Mapper

Operating under the administration of the French Ministry of Defense, the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) provides a public service in the fields of hydrography and maritime cartography. Working in partnership with IGN (Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière), SHOM has embarked on an ambitious project to create a seamless, high-resolution elevation model incorporating both bathymetric […]

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Mobile Building Documentation Services

Background In the early 1980’s Russell Klein, one of the founders of Archidata, a New York city – based building conditions survey firm began his career as a licensed architect by working with a number of early CAD systems.  This included a product (CADAM) that had used a light pen and an unmarked box with 36 function keys to create […]

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GPS Outage in Southwest U.S.

A Notam (Notice to Airmen) is warning operators of “all aircraft relying on GPS” (and other mobile mapping systems?) of widespread GPS outages starting today throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. Although the FAA doesn’t go into detail, it seems the military is testing something…Read More at In The Scan Blog

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