Birdview — Accelerating Growth with a Phase One Camera and LIDAR

Introduction: Established in 2007, Birdview Srl. is an Italian aerial data acquisition company that specializes in power line inspection. Their main office is in the north of the country, where they operate with nine employees and service Italian and international utility providers. The missions are typically flown with helicopters and are meant to assist utility companies to control and maintain […]

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New YellowScan Surveyor: World’s lightest and most accurate LiDAR solution for Civil Engineering & Mining professionals

Denver, CO, USA – February 22, 2016 – YellowScan is pleased to announce the global launch of its new LiDAR UAS surveying solution with highest accuracy and most dense geo-referenced point cloud data: 3cm accuracy – 300 000 shots/s – 1.5 kg R&D development for the YellowScan Surveyor solution started in early 2015 with the same philosophy and technology foundation […]

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RIEGL and Aeroscout Announce Strategic Partnership!

RIEGL and Aeroscout have worked closely for many years. As a pioneer in the UAV LiDAR field, Aeroscout has integrated RIEGL scanners into many of their systems. In 2016, RIEGL and Aeroscout strengthened their long-standing business relationship by entering into a strategic partnership, which both companies expect to benefit their technological exchange and input for future development of highly advanced […]

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Global Mapper LiDAR Module 17.1 Released with New Custom Feature Extraction Tool

Hallowell, Maine – February 16, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Offered in conjunction with the recent release of Global Mapper version 17.1, Blue Marble’s renowned GIS software, the latest edition of the module includes numerous functional enhancements and performance improvements that have been […]

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Where Are We With Feature Extraction?

Feature extraction and automated feature extraction were the main topics of discussion at conferences and during presentations about five years ago. Now, focal plane LiDAR and UAV’s are all the buzz. Feature extraction is still a vital part of what we do and are trying to do better. Where are we with feature extraction and how have we progressed? Companies […]

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Teledyne Optech lidar approved for use in OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

January 12, 2016 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that NASA, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and York University have approved the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) designed by scientists and engineers from Teledyne Optech and built by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). The OLA is now being prepared for installation aboard the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft.   […]

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GEOCUE Announces Release Of LP360 2015.1

Huntsville, AL – GeoCue Group is pleased to announce the latest release of LP360. Available both as an add-in to ArcGIS® and as a standalone 64 bit application, LP360 is the world’s most powerful and popular LIDAR extension for the ESRI environment. This release (2015.1.76) includes many feature updates as well as new tools aimed at improving our users’ ability […]

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LizardTech to Exhibit at Texas GIS Forum

SEATTLE, Wash. — Oct. 23, 2015 — LizardTech®, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced today it will exhibit at the Texas GIS Forum in booth number 114 Oct. 26-29, 2015 at the Commons Learning Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, TX.   At the forum, LizardTech will […]

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Global Mapper LiDAR Module V17 Released with New Noise Filtering and Power Line Extraction Tools

Hallowell, Maine – October 20, 2015 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Offered in conjunction with the recent release of Global Mapper version 17, Blue Marble’s renowned GIS software, the latest edition of the module includes numerous functional enhancements and performance improvements that have been […]

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The Opportunity to Automate Quality Control

Author:  John M. Russo, AIA If you haven’t noticed there are a lot more people jumping into the laser scanning business lately.  Perhaps this is due to scanner prices dropping, or maybe it’s because the software is making it easier to process the data.  Maybe the growth of the market is just creating a lot of opportunity. Many of the […]

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BioVectra Success Story

Industrial Plant Renovation and Spatial Accuracy Like any process industry installation, pharmaceutical facilities are complex and difficult to renovate and pose serious challenges for design consultants. 2D as-built drawings, if even available, don’t adequately communicate the spatial information needed to design in an environment that demands high accuracy and tight tolerances. SDMM’s 3D laser scanning delivers reliable data on existing […]

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The Power of Lidar

I have written about this discovery, but this is the first time that the “story behind the story” has been reported. A film maker by the name of Steve Elkins has been looking for the Lost city of the Monkey God for the past twenty years without any success But he never gave up. In 2010 he read an article […]

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Laser Scanning Technology & The Kuwait Cultural Center: 3d Measurement in Real Time Proves Essential.

The Kuwaiti Cultural Center, currently under construction in Kuwait City, is intended to become the icon for the country and the entire region. It’s composed of 4 separate structures that are all free form in design and cladded in titanium. There is literally nothing like it in the world. The challenge the building envelope contractor, BEMO International, had was to […]

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Leica Geosystems Selects Bentley’s Acute3D Reality Modeling Software to Further Enhance Its Airborne Imaging Solutions

EXTON, Pa. U.S.A. – Oct. 7, 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Leica Geosystems will incorporate Bentley’s Acute3D reality modeling software into its advanced oblique airborne imaging solutions for both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft. Leica Geosystems, a leader in geospatial data acquisition and mapping […]

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Hexagon takes top Honors in the Wichmann Innovations Award at INTERGEO 2015

2015-10-07 17:45 GMT+02 Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, recently was awarded the first- and second-place prizes in the Wichmann Innovations Award programme held during the INTERGEO conference and trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. The Wichmann Innovations Award is presented by publisher Wichmann Verlag, well known for […]

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Trimble Introduces Next Generation Indoor Mobile Mapping System for Building Interiors and Underground Structures

TIMMS 2 – Smaller, Lighter and Easier to Maneuver System Maximizes Performance in Indoor Spaces While Delivering Accurate, High-Quality Data SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its next generation Trimble® Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of even the most difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces and translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of […]

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Surveying solutions from Teledyne Optech at Esri Electric & Gas GIS Conference

September 28, 2015 ó Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will present innovative and efficient surveying solutions for infrastructure and asset management at booth 315 in the Esri Electric & Gas GIS Conference taking place from October 5 to 8 in Providence, Rhode Island. Teledyne Optech recommends the Optech Orion C airborne lidar system for monitoring transmission and […]

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