NSCC Topo-Bathymetric Lidar Research

NSCC Topo-Bathymetric Lidar Research in support of Sustainable Coastal Development Thank you to the team at Nova Scotia Community College – Tim Webster, with support from Kate Collins, Nathan Crowell, Kevin McGuigan, Candace MacDonald, and many students and research assistants for the research contributing to this article. Introduction and Background The Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) was formed in 2000 […]

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RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at ILMF!

RIEGL will be exhibiting and presenting at ILMF (International LiDAR Mapping Forum) 2017! ILMF 2017 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver in Denver, CO from February 13-15, 2017. Please join the RIEGL experts at Booths 16 and 19 throughout the week to learn about industry leading RIEGL Waveform-LiDAR. Come by to learn about how our hardware and software […]

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Orbit GT releases Oblique Mapping and Feature Extraction v17

Lokeren, Belgium, February 9th, 2017. Orbit GT releases v17 of it’s industry-leading Oblique Mapping and Feature Extraction desktop solution.  It is available for download today from our website  www.orbitgt.com. “Oblique Mapping v17 is cool upgrade”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Whilst having improved import and support for many more camera systems, we’ve added some cool features that adds […]

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Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in the Global Mapper LiDAR Module at ILMF

Hallowell, Maine – February 8, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering a presentation at the upcoming International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, CO. This annual event, scheduled for February 13-15, 2017, brings together professionals in a variety of fields who share a common interest in the collection, processing, and […]

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GEOSLAM LAUNCHES DESKTOP V3

31 JANUARY 2017 GEOSLAM LAUNCHES DESKTOP V3 GeoSLAM is delighted to announce the launch of Desktop V3, the latest release of their industry leading SLAM registration software. GeoSLAM Desktop V3 builds on the success of the popular local desktop version of their SLAM processing software that was released at the start of 2016. Whilst maintaining the simplicity and ease of […]

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Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities

San Diego, U.S.A. – DistribuTECH 2017 – Jan. 31, 2017 – Building on the strategic alliance between Siemens and Bentley Systems that was made public in November 2016, Siemens’ Energy Management Division and Bentley Systems have announced an agreement to jointly develop solutions to accelerate digitalization of planning, design, and operations for power utilities and industrial power customers. Bentley Systems […]

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Blue Marble Teams Up with Pointerra to Provide Cloud-Based LiDAR Data Delivery

Hallowell, Maine – January 30, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it has established a partnership with Pointerra (www.pointerra.com) to provide cloud-based LiDAR data delivery to Global Mapper, its popular GIS software. Pointerra’s 3D technology allows users to view massive 3D point clouds at any time, on any device, anywhere in the world and this […]

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RIEGL’s Notable Week at Geospatial World Forum 2017!

This past week at Geospatial World Forum 2017 in Hyderabad, India, RIEGL displayed some of the latest products of their broad product portfolio for terrestrial, mobile, airborne and UAV-based laser scanning, in cooperation with their distribution partner for India, MeaTech Solutions (www.meatechsolutions.com). RIEGL’s survey-grade UAV LiDAR platform, the RiCOPTER, was one of the highlights at the show and attracted many […]

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Orbit GT and Shanghai Topcon-Sokkia (STS), China sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, January 25th, 2017 Orbit GT is pleased to announce that Shanghai Topcon-Sokkia Technology & Trading Co. Ltd. (“STS”) has been appointed as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT products in China. “We’re very pleased to announce Shanghai Topcon-Sokkia as our new Reseller for China”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “To address the growing market in China, STS […]

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3D Repo BIM App Helps Crossrail Digitally Manage Assets

3D Repo BIM App Helps Crossrail Digitally Manage Assets 3D Repo, a multi-award winning provider of cloud software solutions for collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM), has started development on a unique mobile platform for Crossrail designed to manage maintainable assets.  The cloud-based innovation by 3D Repo brings together previously disparate databases and information sources to provide on-site, instant access, to […]

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AGI and Bentley Systems Announce Cesium Consortium

AGI and Bentley Systems Announce Cesium Consortium Bentley Systems Joins the Creators of Cesium to Accelerate Open-Source Development for Cesium’s Virtual Globe Technology EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – Jan. 18, 2017 – Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) and Bentley Systems are pleased to announce Bentley Systems as a co-founder of the new Cesium Consortium. Cesium is an open source, browser-based virtual globe, […]

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3D Challenges in Antarctica

Merrick & Company has provided high definition scanning (HDS) for over 20 years. They recently scanned Scott’s Discovery Hut at Hut Point near McMurdo Sound on Ross Island. The data was to be used to help in the preservation of the hut which was assembled during the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1904. The hut was originally fabricated in New Zealand and […]

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Blue Marble adds the ability to write Petrel™ CTL to the Geographic Calculator along with a new GeoCalc Geodetic Registry

Blue Marble adds the ability to write Petrel™ CTL to the Geographic Calculator along with a new GeoCalc Geodetic Registry Hallowell, Maine – January 17, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Geographic Calculator 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This release includes numerous improvements to the usability of the software; updates to the […]

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New AEC Salary Report reveals surprising results

New AEC Salary Report reveals surprising results Industry-wide survey shows a significant gender gap, unsettling stagnation in pay, and vast regional salary differences – Washington D.C., January 17, 2017 In the AEC industry, technology, best practices and other topics are freely shared between colleagues, yet compensation is often considered a “taboo” subject, causing a serious lack of data on which […]

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OGC seeks public comment on candidate InfraGML encoding standards

OGC seeks public comment on candidate InfraGML encoding standards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: info@opengeospatial.org 17 January 2017: The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on its candidate InfraGML standards. The candidate OGC InfraGML Encoding standards define the implementation-dependent, GML encoding of concepts supporting land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities. InfraGML is a GML implementation of  the OGC […]

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Trimble’s New All-in-One Scanning Total Station – The SX10

They’re calling it a game-changer – the SX10 is a new scanning total station that combines super-fast 3D laser scanning, high resolution imagery and extremely accurate survey positioning into one device. Released on October 6, 2016, this new all-in-one technology scanning total station for surveyors has the potential to cut workflow times in half or better, according to Steaphan MacAulay, […]

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Mobile LiDAR and PTC

Maser Consulting, a leader in the industry using Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (Mobile LiDAR), employs the use of Mobile LiDAR, 3D hi-definition laser scanners and other methods to assist in the implementation of PTC (positive train control). A PTC system must be able to reliably determine the precise location, direction and speed of trains; warn operators of potential issues; […]

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LizardTech Receives U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness for GeoExpress and Express Server Software

Applies to 9.x Software Releases   SEATTLE, Wash. — January 10, 2017 — LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has received Certificates of Networthiness (CoN) for GeoExpress® 9.x and Express Server® 9.x from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The CoN signifies that GeoExpress and Express Server are configured to the current […]

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RIEGL to Attend the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting!

The 2017 TRB Annual Meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from January 8-12, 2017. Please join the RIEGL experts at Booth 1433 to learn about the RIEGL product portfolio for terrestrial, mobile, airborne, and unmanned based laser scanning. Come by to learn about how our hardware and software can help you and […]

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Using Lidar imagery to help research old roads

Article written by Kerry Hardy I grew up rambling through the fields and forests of mid-coast Maine and it’s been a long-standing hobby of mine to try and understand the many sections of abandoned roads that one encounters in this part of the world. Occasionally I’ll give a slide show on the topic; at one such recent event a fellow […]

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