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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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