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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Top 3D-scanning Firm Selected for Scottsdale Renovation Project

Eco3d has been selected by Structured Real Estate Partners to provide 2D and 3D deliverables as solutions for an adaptive reuse renovation of a Scottsdale church. The structure, called Meetinghouse at 3080, will be converted into commercial office and retail space, according to a press release. Eco3d is a portfolio company of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. that measures existing topographic, structural, […]

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LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control

11/29/2016 LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control Hallowell, Maine – November 29, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that LIDARUSA has selected Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module for processing high-volume point cloud data as part of a stream study project spread across several non-contiguous areas in Western Tennessee. The […]

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Laser Scanning and the Justin Ross Harris Case (aka Hot Car Death)

In a high profile case Justin Ross Harris was charged with and found guilty on eight counts including: malice murder, two counts of felony murder, first-degree cruelty to children, second-degree cruelty to children, sexual exploitation of children and two counts of disseminating harmful material to minors.  Harris was convicted of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son in his SUV for 7 hours […]

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