GEO Business 2016 firmly establishes itself as the ‘must attend’ event in the industry!

GEO Business 2016 took place in London at the end of May and has reported another incredibly successful show with overall attendance up a remarkable 10% on last year.  Building on the momentum of the two previous instalments, over 2,200 visitors, from a staggering 50 countries attended the show, setting the bar extremely high and positioning GEO Business as a […]

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Global Mapper SDK v17.2 Released with New and Improved Functionality for Software Developers

Hallowell, Maine – June 8, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 17.2 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. The latest upgrade to this powerful developer’s toolkit comes shortly after the latest release of the standard version of Global Mapper and incorporates […]

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Maptek to offer Aegis underground drill & blast design and analysis software

Technology developer Maptek has announced it will offer Aegis underground drill & blast software as the newest addition to its mining solutions. Aegis is a powerful, award-winning tool with a rich and intuitive 3D environment for underground drill & blast design and analytics. ‘Aegis brings proven value to an underground operation’s drill & blast process, intelligently creating editable drill and […]

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Merrick-Surdex JV Awarded Contract with USGS

June 7, 2016 – COLORADO – The Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture (JV) has signed a five-year, multimillion dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract (GPSC) with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state, and municipal government entities to partner with USGS for the purpose of fulfilling their […]

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Large – Volume Scanning Standard

As part of an effort by NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory to produce an international performance evaluation standard for these instruments, scientists at the Engineering Physics Division (EPD) designed and constructed a calibration facility to…Read More at In The Scan Blog

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Merging Terrestrial and Hydrographic Scanning

Background Back in the late 1980’s John F. Sawyer saw the need for a surveying services company that could provide accurate hydrographic surveying and quantity calculations. Mr. Sawyer had a background in dredging and in 1989 Arc Surveying and Mapping (Arc) was born. The company is family – owned and operated with three brothers running the day – to – […]

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Topcon and Bentley Systems announce integration between MAGNET 4.0 and ProjectWise

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, and EXTON, Pa., USA – June 2, 2016 –Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announce a new level of direct communication between Bentley’s design applications and Topcon mobile work force products with the upcoming MAGNET® 4.0 release.   With the direct communication from MAGNET Enterprise to Bentley’s ProjectWise, users of Topcon’s industry-leading […]

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Maptek to ‘Switch on Innovation’ at technology conference in Johannesburg

Integrated solutions developer Maptek invites African mining professionals to gather at Switch on Innovation to learn ways Maptek technology fulfils their productivity and safety goals.   The conference will be held at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from August 30 to September 1. The dynamic program includes product showcases, software workshops and practical demonstrations of hardware technology.   Maptek […]

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3D LASER MAPPING LAUNCHES NEW MULTIPLATFORM MAPPING SYSTEM

World leading geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, has launched an innovative multi-platform mapping system at GeoBusiness 2016. The new platform, named ROBIN, is the first of its kind on the market and provides three alternative mapping options rolled into one solution. The versatile system allows users to benefit from the ability to map areas via walking, driving or flying. ROBIN provides a multi-purpose all round system, integrating a […]

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SITECO Enters the UAV Market With Sky-Scanner

30 May, 2016, Bologna, Italy – Siteco Informatica S.R.L has launched their new high performance Sky-ScannerLiDAR and image data collection system for UAV’s. In development since early 2015, the Sky-Scanner has already exceeded all performance expectations on the DJI-S1000 and DJI Matrice-600 airborne platforms.   The development project was spearheaded in collaboration with: LTS, a high-tech survey Company headquartered in […]

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Small, Lightweight TiM351 2D Laser Scanner Ensures Reliable Indoor and Outdoor Detection Capabilities

Minneapolis, Minn., June 22, 2015 – SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the TiM351 2D laser scanner for outdoor-rated detection applications. Using time-of-flight measurement technology, the TiM351 can determine the presence or absence of an object within […]

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GeoSLAM @ GeoBusiness 2016

It was another busy week for GeoSLAM as we headed down to London for two important events. On Monday we held the inaugural Distributor Forum event for our European and Middle East dealers. We were delighted with the turnout as over 35 delegates from over 22 distributors travelled to the event, in which we set out our growth strategy and […]

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A Portable Scanning Solution

Background MK Surveys, based in the UK has been using 3D laser scanners since 2002. They offer a wide range of professional measurement services including; topographical surveys, measured building surveys, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanning, BIM, 3D modelling (CAD / Revit), HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery, utility surveys to PAS128 standard, CCTV drainage condition surveys, adoption surveys, GIS data capture […]

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More Than a Map – Property Management Methods Enhancing Tax Modernization

Introduction The quest for a sustainable and transparent approach to managing property records in Latin America has been challenging. A variety of approaches have been employed yet most yield little results for generating accurate, fair and consistent tax revenue. México is one country that is implementing social reforms to modernize processes in property appraisals, land registration, invoicing alternatives, and tax […]

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Orbit GT to support 3D Laser Mapping “ROBIN” system at GeoBusiness, London

London, UK, May 24th, 2016. Orbit GT, world leader in Mobile Mapping software solutions, fully supports the launch of the mobile mapping system “ROBIN” by 3D Laser Mapping, at London’s GeoBusiness show. “We’re proud to fully support our partner 3D Laser Mapping in their release of the ‘ROBIN’ Mobile Mapping system,“ says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “We especially […]

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Orbit GT to exhibit and lecture at GeoBusiness, London

Lokeren, Belgium, May 23rd, 2016. Orbit GT, world leader in Mobile Mapping solutions, exhibits and lectures at London’s GeoBusiness show. “We’re happy to join GeoBusiness for the first time, with an exhibit and lecture”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Join us in booth J15 for live demo’s on the newest and best tools available to exploit Mobile Mapping […]

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10 Times Speed-up: Producing High-Quality 3D Maps from Lidar

DIPPER, a spin-off company from the University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands), provides a breakthrough solution on processing massive lidar data in an accurate and efficient way. It offers comprehensive services on lidar data processing and 3D scene modelling. The self-developed software is highly automatic, enabling DIPPER to create high quality 3D maps for 10,000 buildings within only one week, […]

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Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Designing a robot for outdoor use – for example, in agricultural or mining robots—comes with a unique set of considerations when selecting navigational hardware. For example, outdoor robots must contend with inclement weather, blinding sunlight, and variable temperatures that can interfere with scanner function and impair reliability.  But choosing the right laser scanner (Lidar) ensures accurate navigation and extends the […]

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ClearEdge3D and INOVX announce new partnership

Monday May 9, 2016 – ClearEdge3D Inc. and INOVX Solutions Inc. are pleased to announce they have signed a collaboration agreement to better leverage both companies and their technologies. The key objective is to increase value in solutions offered by both ClearEdge3D and INOVX through efficiently creating and better utilizing and maintaining intelligent 3D models built from point clouds. The […]

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Automated Feature Extraction Goes Mainstream

Background Civil Maps is an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up based in Silicon Valley.  Over the past couple of years, they have developed industry leading technologies for the autonomous vehicle industry.  Their key technologies include automated registration of LiDAR point clouds without the need for ground control points, automated feature extraction to rapidly produce large area maps, and Scout, their low-cost […]

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