Orbit GT and Gexcel, Italy, sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, May 10th, 2017 Orbit GT is happy to announce that Gexcel Srl, Italy, has joined as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT Indoor products. “We’re very pleased to join with Gexcel as our new Reseller”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Gexcel is a well repected company and we welcome Gexcel stepping into the emerging Indoor Mapping market […]

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Three wavelengths open up new applications for Optech Titan

Dr. Paul E. LaRocque VP Special Projects Teledyne Optech In 2014, Teledyne Optech launched the world’s first airborne multispectral lidar sensor, the Optech Titan. Bathy lidar sensors that use 532 nm (green) and 1064 nm for the airborne determination of water depths have existed for some time now. Some researchers analyzed data from these two wavelengths with other data collections […]

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Essential Energy use innovative technology to manage vegetation

Australian energy distributor Essential Energy has contracted NM Group to map, analyse and report on vegetation risks which could pose future safety and reliability issues across its overhead electricity network. The program will use innovative remote sensing and 3D modelling technologies around nearly 85,000 km of powerline. This will enable improved prioritisation and planning of vegetation management activities around the […]

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3D Modeling Innovator Arithmetica Expands with Appointment of European Resellers for Pointfuse

Shepperton Studios, UK, 02 May 2017 – Arithmetica, the company behind Pointfuse point cloud 3D modeling software, has announced the appointment of a further two international resellers; Mena3D in Germany and Geomesure in France. These latest partnerships follow the company’s recent expansion into the US market and represent a significant milestone in the international growth of the UK based tech […]

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Summary of Paper: “Individual Tree Crown Delineation from Airborne Laser Scanning for Diseased Larch Forest Stands”

Chloe Barnes, Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Leicester’s Department of Geography, shares with Lidar News a summary of the paper “Individual Tree Crown Delineation from Airborne Laser Scanning for Diseased Larch Forest Stands”. Summary of Paper: “Individual Tree Crown Delineation from Airborne Laser Scanning for Diseased Larch Forest Stands” The published research successfully isolated individual larch trees within a forest […]

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EarthSense Scientists Conclude Trees are Most Cost Effective Way of Tackling Urban Air Pollution

EarthSense Scientists Conclude Trees are Most Cost Effective Way of Tackling Urban Air Pollution Leicestershire, UK, 13 April 2017 – Scientists at EarthSense Systems have completed a research project into the economic effectiveness of different schemes to reduce air pollution. In a study of Europe’s favourite shopping area, Oxford Street, the project team compared the comparative performance of a range […]

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Merrick Releases MARS® 2017 Software Suite

Greenwood Village, CO – April 13, 2017 – Merrick & Company, a global leader in light detection and ranging (LiDAR), digital orthophotography, hyperspectral imaging, and geographic information systems (GIS) data integration, is pleased to announce the release of Version 2017 of the Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS®) software suite. The MARS® software suite provides comprehensive support for LiDAR point cloud […]

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Mapping Flood Risk in the UK

Mapping Flood Risk in the UK Written by Faith Clark There are numerous types of floods and many ways of classifying them. According to Wikipedia floods are classified mainly by their source – areal, riverine, estuarine and coastal, urban and catastrophic and, although using different language, the UK’s Environmental Law Association’s website uses a similar, perhaps simpler, classification – coastal, […]

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Blue Marble Offers Free Access to Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator at Higher Education Schools in the U.S. and Canada

Hallowell, Maine – April 4, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that institutes of higher education in the U.S. and Canada will shortly be granted free access to the company’s renowned GIS and geodetic software, Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator. Beginning on May 1st, 2017, colleges and universities will have an opportunity to deploy both applications for […]

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Dewberry Selected to Provide QA/QC of Maine Map Data

Firm will provide independent review of lidar data spanning 8,743 square miles Fairfax, VA—March 29, 2017 Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been selected by the Maine GeoLibrary and Maine Office of GIS (MeGIS) to provide an independent review of lidar acquisition procedures, lidar data, and final deliverables for 8,743 square miles in eastern and central Maine. The […]

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Bluesky 3D Laser Maps will help protect Coastal Heritage Sites in a new €4 million EU Project

Leicestershire, 30 March 2017 – The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) has commissioned aerial mapping company Bluesky to capture highly accurate laser maps of six coastal locations in the Irish Sea. The new five-year CHERISH project, funded through the European Union’s Ireland-Wales programme, will analyse coastal and island archaeology and maritime heritage sites most […]

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Bluesky Acquires U.S. Aerial Survey Company Col-East

Bluesky Acquires U.S. Aerial Survey Company Col-East North Adams, Massachusetts, 21 March 2017 – British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc (http://www.col-east.com), a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast United States for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of […]

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Product Review by Meridian Engineering: FARO Scan Localizer

Product Review: FARO Scan Localizer Thank you to Meridian Engineering for this article. By Brian Boehmer and Tiana Moe Last month Meridian had the opportunity to test out one of FARO’s latest products, the Scan Localizer, through FARO’s Early Adopter program. The opportunity to give feedback has greatly enhanced the Localizer since it first appeared. The product tested is not […]

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Orbit GT and LiDAR USA upgrade ScanLook and Snoopy interoperability

Orbit GT and LiDAR USA upgrade ScanLook and Snoopy interoperability Lokeren, Belgium, March 10th, 2017. Orbit GT and LiDAR USA have significantly upgraded their Snoopy interoperability. “Interoperability is key to any user of Mobile Mapping data”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Improving this process increases reliability and processing speed, which results in a faster turnaround for a project […]

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New York Power Authority Award State-Wide Geospatial project to NM Group

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded a multi-year contract to NM Group to deliver a geospatial, engineering and vegetation analysis for powerlines throughout the state. The project will require the use of remote sensing techniques, such as aerial LiDAR and imagery, to acquire yearly asset management information on the 1,400 mile transmission network. When combined with NM Group’s […]

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